Orthodontically moving teeth has many oral health benefits and is a conservative non-invasive approach to a naturally healthy smile.
I recommend Invisalign© clear aligner therapy for patients electing orthodontic intervention, eliminating the need for metal wires and brackets and the challenges of maintaining good dental hygiene. Typically patients elect orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth but in fact, there are many dental health reasons beyond the obvious aesthetic rationale. Teeth are designed to function in a particular way and if they are in a misaligned position, they are in a misaligned position, they tend to wear and chip unevenly, food will get caught more readily potentially contributing to the development of cavities and gum disease. Teeth in proper alignment are easier to maintain helping to prevent tooth decay, cracked teeth, and gum disease.
For patients interested in clear aligner therapy a thorough examination is performed of the teeth and gums, x-rays taken if necessary, followed by photographs and an intraoral scan of the mouth. Soon after the patient returns for a follow-up visit to evaluate the fit of the aligners, adjustments to the teeth if required and you are on your way to a healthier and more attractive smile.
Smiles are a mode of self-expression both inside and out and there are many ways we can enhance our smiles. One way of achieving this is with whitening. Dentally speaking nothing is nicer than a healthy bright smile. Tooth staining and discoloration naturally occur over time. Whitening procedures can safely and effectively treat yellow, discolored teeth restoring and improving their youthful appearance.
Whitening is a process in which a whitening gel is applied to the teeth, penetrating the tooth structure, oxidizing the molecules responsible for discoloration without adversely affecting the teeth or existing restorations. Professional teeth whitening services can be performed in an office setting or prescribed for take-home use by the patient.