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Doctors Logo Here Compliance – What do I have to do? Straight Teeth = Healthier Teeth Hygiene – How do I keep my teeth clean? Aesthetics – How will it.

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1 Doctors Logo Here Compliance – What do I have to do? Straight Teeth = Healthier Teeth Hygiene – How do I keep my teeth clean? Aesthetics – How will it look? Comfort – Does it hurt? Time – How long does it take? Cost – How much does it cost? Doctor Bio Invisalign Teen Ceramic Braces Lingual Braces Patient Gallery Efficacy – Does it work?

2 Doctors Logo Here Does it work? Both traditional braces and Invisalign are effective at treating a broad range of cases, including: SPACED TEETHCROWDED TEETHCROSSBITE OVERBITEUNDERBITE

3 Doctors Logo Here Does it work? Braces Traditional braces consist of metal or ceramic brackets and an arch wire. Braces exert constant pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions. Invisalign A custom-made series of aligners is created for each patient. Each set of aligners is worn for approximately 2 weeks and will gradually and gently shift the teeth into place. Tooth colored attachments may be placed on your teeth so that the aligner gets a good grip for certain tooth movements.

4 Doctors Logo Here What do I have to do? No matter which treatment option you decide on your participation is essential for a good outcome. Braces Certain sticky and hard foods are off limits such as gum, raw carrots, popcorn, and nuts. Invisalign The aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day.

5 Doctors Logo Here Straight Teeth = Healthier Teeth Healthier gums Properly positioned teeth can help gums fit tighter around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.* Improved hygiene With good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, and periodontal disease can be reduced. Decreased risk of abnormal wear and trauma Properly aligned teeth can reduce the occurrence of tooth chipping, breaking, or wear; and can be less stressful on the supporting jaw bone and joints. * Periodontal disease and tooth loss. Ong G. Intl Dental Journal (6/98) Periodontal considerations in the use bonds or bands on molars in adolescents and adults. Boyd RL

6 Doctors Logo Here How do I keep my teeth clean? To maintain proper oral hygiene its important to keep the teeth, gums and orthodontic appliance clean. Excellent brushing and flossing – beautiful final result Poor brushing and flossing – white spots and swollen gums

7 Doctors Logo Here How do I keep my teeth clean? Braces To help prevent decalcification, tooth decay and gum disease its necessary to clean all areas of teeth and gums surrounding the brackets and wires. A floss threader, interproximal brush and/or water pick may be necessary to effectively clean the teeth and gums. Because its easy for food to get trapped between the braces, its important to brush after every meal. Invisalign Because aligners are removable, patients can brush and floss like normal. The aligners can be kept clean by simply brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water. Routine dental cleanings are quicker and easier because there are no brackets or wires to clean around.

8 Doctors Logo Here How will it look? Braces Choices include metal, ceramic (clear), or braces that go on the back of your teeth. Some patients enjoy customizing their look by incorporating colored rubber bands. Invisalign Aligners are virtually invisible to give the confidence of a great smile both during and after treatment.

9 Doctors Logo Here Does it hurt? Braces Due to the material and shape, wires and brackets may poke and irritate cheeks and lips. When you initially get your braces on and when you have your appointments for adjustments you may feel general soreness in your mouth and your teeth may be tender for a few days. Invisalign Because the aligners are made of smooth plastic, there are no metal wires or brackets to irritate cheeks or gums. Anticipate that you may experience some increased pressure on your teeth when switching to a new set of aligners. Over-the-counter medications can help to alleviate the pain experienced with clear or braces treatment.

10 Doctors Logo Here How long does it take? Frequency of appointments: Length of appointments: *With Invisalign there are no emergency visits for broken or loose brackets and wires. BracesInvisalign Every X Weeks XX minutes

11 Doctors Logo Here How much does it cost? It often depends on the length of treatment and the severity of your case. If your insurance policy covers orthodontic expenses, both braces and Invisalign should be covered to the same extent. Additionally these costs can qualify for a FSA (Flexible Spending Account) reimbursement.

12 Doctors Logo Here Doctor Bio Facts to consider: – List education – In practice since 19XX – # of cases treated – Discuss Invisalign Advantage status and what it means – Does the doctor lecture at relevant events? – Doe he/she keep abreast on the latest ortho advancements/techniques (CE courses) [Doctors Photo]

13 Doctors Logo Here Invisalign Teen Invisalign Teen is equipped with compliance indicators to help gauge the approximate amount of time that the aligners are worn. Up to 6 individual replacement aligners are provided at no charge in case of lost aligners. Since the device is removable, its easy to participate in sports, play an instrument, or take photos without having metal in your mouth.

14 Doctors Logo Here Ceramic braces Ceramic dental braces are just like traditional metal braces with the exception that the brackets that are bonded onto the patients teeth are clear or tooth-colored, as opposed to metal.

15 Doctors Logo Here Lingual braces The term lingual braces refers to a method of orthodontic treatment where the brackets and wires that produce the patients tooth realignment are attached to the backside (palate or tongue side) of their teeth, as opposed to the front or cheek side as is the case with traditional braces.

16 Doctors Logo Here Patient Gallery

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