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Find out if this clear orthodontic system is the best approach for a straighter smile.
Are you an adult who is fed up with gaps between their teeth, crowding or other smile misalignments? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Our Hollywood, FL, family dentists Dr. Stephen Parker and Dr. Blake Parker are here to tell you more about a unique and discreet teeth-straightening treatment known as Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Unlike traditional braces, which are a series of metal brackets and wires that are bonded to the front of your teeth, Invisalign takes a different approach. Invisalign uses clear, flexible aligners that look similar to whitening trays but are able to shift teeth into the proper position because each aligner is custom-fitted just for you and your smile needs.
Using impressions of your mouth we will map out your treatment plan to help us determine not just the exact measurements of each aligner but also what teeth will shift during the course of your treatment and just how much specific teeth will need to move with each aligner. The aligners fit snugly to ensure that they apply the proper amount of pressure and controlled force needed.
Who is right for this orthodontic treatment?
When you come into our office to find out if you are the ideal candidate for Invisalign, the first thing we will do is examine your teeth to determine whether the issues you want to fix can be effectively corrected with Invisalign. Everything from minor to more serious misalignments can be ideal for Invisalign; however, Invisalign won’t be the best option for more complicated tooth movements or for cases in which we need to realign the jaws.
What should I expect when I get Invisalign?
Invisalign is a great option for older teens and adults who are dedicated to straightening their teeth. Since aligners are removable it may be tempting to remove them, but it’s important to wear them as much as possible (about 22 hours out of the day) to get the results you want. A good rule of thumb is to only remove them before brushing, flossing, eating or drinking (you can leave your aligners in if you are drinking water).
The average length of treatment for an adult is about one year, but this can vary depending on the type and severity of the dental issues you are treated.
Do you want to find out if Invisalign is the right option for you? If so, then it’s time you called Parker Dentistry in Hollywood, FL, to schedule a consultation with us.
While having straight pearly whites will definitely inspire you to share your smile with the world, there is a deeper layer of health benefits beneath the aesthetic benefits. Your overall health has roots in the quality of your oral health. When your teeth overlap, there is a higher chance that food, bacteria, and plaque will build up in those tough to reach places. Straightening your teeth makes keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy so much easier.
Inflammation, bacteria, and poor oral hygiene cause gum disease and if left untreated, the affects can spread beyond your mouth. Inflammation is the leading cause of most degenerative diseases, as we have discussed previously. Oral infections that are left untreated can spread and lead to severe maladies such as pneumonia and heart disease. This all stems from inadequate oral hygiene.
Think how easy it would be to brush and floss if your teeth were lined up and the tight spaces between your teeth were perfectly vertical. Another thing to consider is how much easier it is to keep your teeth and gums clean when you can remove your aligners during the straightening process instead of trying to work around a mouth full of braces. Invisalign makes oral hygiene easy during and after your treatment.
When your teeth are aligned, your mouth is better prepared to fight against potential periodontal problems.
Invisalign also makes straightening your teeth discreet, comfortable, and convenient. You can take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss, but you will barely even notice they are on once you get used to wearing them initially. Invisalign is ideal for a number of different causes and is perfect for adults and teenagers. Invisalign is usually a much faster treatment approach than braces and is far more comfortable.
Interested? There is no time like the present to fix your smile and improve your oral health! The benefit of doing it this month (October 15-November 30) is that you will receive a complimentary consultation, $500 off your records, a Sonicare Flexcare Platinum toothbrush, and a Zoom take-home whitening kit. That’s $1,000 worth of savings! Call us today to schedule your consultation.
Happy Dental Hygiene Month!
Did you know that October is dental hygiene month? This year at Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness, we have decided to celebrate dental hygiene month and all of our wonderful patients, we are having a promotion on Invisalign.
You might be thinking to yourself, what does Invisalign have to do with dental hygiene? While most people might assume that straightening your teeth is only for cosmetic reasons, this couldn’t be further from the whole truth. While straightening your teeth obviously has cosmetic value and the majority of people interested in straightening their teeth want to do so for cosmetic reasons, the health benefits should not be overlooked.
For this reason, we are offering a complimentary Invisalign consultation, $500 off your records, a Sonicare Flexcare Platinum toothbrush, and a Zoom take-home whitening kit at the end of your Invisalign treatment. This deal will help you straighten, whiten, and take care of your new smile. As we always say, a smile makes a face!
So, how is straightening your teeth beneficial for more than just cosmetic reasons?
According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can significantly improve your overall oral and general health. Straighter teeth lead to:
Reduced chances of pneumonia, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke
Our Invisalign promotion runs between October 15 and November 30, 2017. Come on in and take advantage of this incredible offer and start your easy journey to a new and improved smile.
Later this week, we will elaborate on these amazing health benefits and how Invisalign differs from traditional braces.
Should you decide that you want to straighten your teeth, it is valuable to know about your options. Straightening your teeth or closing a gap doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to get braces. A lot of people opt not to fix their smiles because, as an adult, they don’t want braces. At Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness, we offer Invisalign, which can be a great option for a variety of cases.
Invisalign is a way to straighten your teeth using clear and custom-made plastic aligners. You will receive a series of aligners (the amount depends on the severity of your case), which you will wear for a minimal of 22 hours a day and change out every two weeks. You remove your aligners when you are eating or drinking (except for with water). Once the aligners are in, they are virtually invisible! Invisalign makes is possible to straighten your teeth without feeling self-conscious.
Invisalign, unfortunately, is not for everyone. In order for your aligners to do what they are designed to do, they must be worn for at least 22 hours a day. For some, it is easier to just have something permanent in place so that you don’t have this responsibility. Also, for more extensive cases that involve cross bites, malocclusions, severely crooked or overlapping teeth, and flaws relating to jaw alignment, braces are a better and more effective option. Invisalign is best for correcting overbites, under bites, open bites, gapped teeth, and moderately crowded or crooked teeth.
Dr. Blake or Dr. Steve will be able to assess your concerns and issues and point you to the best treatment option. There is no time like the present to fix your smile. Remember, as we discussed last week, fixing your teeth is more than just cosmetic. As we always say, a face makes a smile and a smile makes a face! Let us help you put your best smile out there to the world!
As we discussed last week, your smile holds a lot power. Your smile has the ability to make others smile. Your smile is your signature and sign of confidence, happiness, and positivity. A straight toothed and sincere smile is more than just aesthetically significant though. Straightening your teeth is actually imperative to upholding optimal oral health. There is a quite a long list of consequences, in the long run, for opting not to straightening your teeth or close a sizeable gap.
For starters, having crooked teeth can actually end up causing you discomfort, especially when eating. Unnecessary and unbalanced exertion, which is caused by misaligned teeth and a misaligned bite, will end up wearing down your teeth at a far faster pace than if your teeth and bite were properly aligned. Also, this uneven pressure from misaligned chewing can end up causing a break or a fracture, which if severe enough can lead to having to get a crown. A crown procedure is not particularly cheap, and in this type of case could probably be avoided completely.
When teeth are crooked and overlapping, it is more difficult to properly clean them. Your risk of gum disease and gingivitis is much higher when your teeth are not straight. When your teeth are straight, your gums are tighter and less likely to have plaque build up in the soft tissue. Plaque is an acidic bacterium that can penetrate your gum line. The initial signs of gum disease are swollen and bleeding gum. In severe cases, when left untreated, teeth will begin to fall out.
Having a gap between your teeth also puts you at risk for losing teeth. Where there is a gap, your teeth are more likely and capable of moving. This movement occurs when a tooth or teeth loosen from the surrounding gum tissue. Loose teeth are at a high risk of falling out. No one wants to lose his or her teeth!
These issues can be easily avoided though. There are multiple straightening and gap closing options, depending on the specific case. Invisalign is often an excellent choice and a treatment that we provide (we will discuss this next week). The added benefits of straightening your teeth is that your smile will reflect your inner beauty and you will be more likely to want to share that beauty and happiness with the world. It is something to think about…