When you’re unhappy with your smile, it’s hard to feel confident. Taking photographs, talking to others, and meeting new people can all feel like a challenge if you don’t want others to see your smile. With Digital Smile Design (DSD), you can get your confidence back while enjoying a more positive dental experience. Not all dental providers offer Digital Smile Design treatment options. It is limited to a small group of dental providers. Understanding the benefits of this treatment protocol can help you determine if it might be a good option for you.
Most people know to visit their general dentists often for cleaning or for help with complications such as cavities and gum disease. However, dentistry is a broad field, and patients who present with certain irregularities may need to follow up with an orthodontist. Orthodontic specialists can help individuals with problems related to their bite alignment and those who need teeth straightening procedures that go beyond simpler solutions such as Invisalign.
In 2007, iTero launched its first intraoral scanner. This revolutionary piece of dental equipment changed the landscape for dentists and orthodontists, allowing them to work more effectively and efficiently by taking advantage of enhanced digital scanning. Take a closer look at this innovative piece of dental equipment.
DIY braces and at-home teeth straightening kits are popping up all over the internet, promising dentist-quality results at a fraction of the price. Unfortunately, things that sound too good to be true often are. In fact, DIY solutions can be downright dangerous, causing even more damage to your teeth in the long run. We break down common types of DIY braces and explore the reasons you should leave quality dental work to the professionals.
Many people use the terms dentist and orthodontist interchangeably. That’s not quite right. The two professions certainly have similarities, but orthodontia is a specific type of dental care. These specialists treat certain types of dental problems. You may never need to see an orthodontist. If you do, however, you need to understand exactly what’s in store for you. Here’s a guide on orthodontists.
Are you considering Invisalign® as a way to straighten your teeth? You’ve probably read that this sort of aligner tray can straighten your teeth without all the aggravations that come from braces. While that’s partially true, you’ve also probably heard that side effects are possible with Invisalign®. That’s also only part of the story. Here’s everything you need to know about whether you can have an allergic reaction to Invisalign®.
Children entering their early teen years often find themselves needing braces to correct crooked teeth and other alignment issues. However, this doesn’t mean that braces are a rite of passage that everyone wants to go through.
The discomfort, cost, and self-consciousness that can come with traditional braces can be quite the deterrent. So, is there anything you can do to prevent your child from needing them? Depending on your child’s needs, there are some options and preventative measures that could help them steer clear of metal braces. Read on to find out what they are.
Thanks to modern technology, many people are now able to say goodbye to the days when straightening teeth meant filling your mouth with a set of bulky metal braces. Instead, they can have their teeth straightened with Invisalign, a set of almost invisible clear aligner trays that fit snugly over top of one’s teeth.
Being a teenager is tougher than ever. There’s a lot of pressure at school and at home; socially with friends, even dating and that’s before the extra curricular clubs, sports and fine arts activities. It’s a magical time in all of our lives, full of fun, memorable experiences and it should be the best days of our lives, to quote Bryan Adams. But almost nothing puts a damper on it like traditional wire braces. Not being able to smile like yourself makes it harder to get though the day to day, which is one reason why Invisalign is so popular with teenagers.
Continuing our special month long focus on Invisalign, we are celebrating the clear alternative to braces with $500 in savings, right now at select 123 Dentist clinics. We’ve talked about the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces and even shared some experiences real patients have had, what can you or someone you know expect from the treatment process?
In this week’s blog, imagine you are visiting a 123 Dentist clinic and meeting one of our doctors for the first time. What’s involved in that first visit? How long will you have to wear Invisalign aligners? What will your day and night be like through the treatment? Will you need to visit the dentist regularly throughout treatment and how often? This is the Invisalign Treatment Process and what to expect through the average treatment.