Metal braces were once the only choice patients had to straighten their teeth, fix their bites and brighten their smiles. In the early1980’s clear braces were invented and at around that time braces behind the teeth were developed as well. These were the only choices a patient had until the turn of the 21st century, the year 2000. As an orthodontist,Dr. Feinberg attended the first series of seminars on Invisalign and over the course of time has become a highly skilled expert in Invisalign therapy. In the early days, just like in metal braces Invisalign therapy was limited in its applications and quite frankly was an inferior product. Now that the product has reached its current level of excellence we have confidently offered it as an option for our patients. Continue reading Is Invisalign the Right Choice for You?
Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, orthodontists can provide patients with more options when it comes to wearing braces than ever before. While Invisalign braces present a number of advantages over traditional braces, the truth is Invisalign is not for everyone, and many patients must receive metal braces to achieve the straight teeth they desire.
New Technology In Metal Braces
Modern advancements in braces technology are changing how dentists help to treat teeth problems. These materials, many of which are used in computing technology and in outer space, can help to improve smiles without the use of a lot of metal. This not only improves the patients appearance, it also helps improve their self-esteem and the function of the braces. Continue reading Advances in Metal Braces
The purpose of orthodontic treatment is not solely to create a pretty smile. Arranging teeth in optimal alignment allows the teeth, gums and bite to function in harmony.
Invisalign achieves optimal teeth alignment and bite position through a series of clear, plastic aligners that are engineered to shift teeth comfortably and efficiently. It is the perfect method for adults and teens seeking to avoid bulky orthodontic appliances. Invisalign’s technology and discreetness allow for a pleasant and accelerated treatment experience. Continue reading Healthy Gums and Invisalign
If you think you need braces, you are not alone. There are over five million people in orthodontic treatment. In the last ten years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of adults getting orthodontic care. One in five orthodontic patients are adults. Some are for the first time, and some who have chosen to have braces again after wearing them as kids. With the advances in orthodontics, treatments are less bulky, subtle and are stronger and more durable than they used to be. There are many orthodontics options to help straighten and improve your smile.
Different Types Of Braces
• Metal braces are the most popular with kids and teenagers. They love using different colors of ligature bands. Metal braces are much smaller than ever before.
• Ceramic Braces are not as visible as metal braces. Ceramic braces are a little more expensive than metal braces and they look great.
• Lingual Braces are attached behind the teeth so they are not visible when you smile. Lingual braces are also more expensive than traditional metal braces but the advantages are apparent. Continue reading Braces: The Straight Facts
You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having straight teeth extend far beyond a beautiful and confident smile. Apart from the aesthetic benefits of braces, there are also a number of health benefits that patients will experience. In many cases, patients with orthodontic issues may not be aware of the dangers associated with improper or misaligned teeth. As a result, patients can receive a wealth of benefits, ranging from personal confidence to improved dental and overall health.
Common Issues With Crowded Teeth
Crowded or crooked teeth, or ones that overlap each other, are a great opportunity for bacteria to firmly embed themselves in those hard to reach gaps and overlaps. The avid teeth cleaner may have difficulty manipulating the tooth brush or floss into those tight spaces. Bacteria cause tooth decay and periodontal disease. Left untreated, tooth decay and periodontal disease can cause bad breath, mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums and even tooth loss. Continue reading Correcting Oral Health with Invisalign