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By Dr. Ellison
May 24, 2018
Category: Cosmetic
Tags: Dentist   invisalign   straighten   braces   brackets   aligners  

If you’ve ever thought about straightening your teeth but you didn’t want to go through the lengthy process of metal braces, then Invisalign just may be the answer you are looking for. The clear plastic aligners have become a popular alternative choice among adults and teens as well. Many of my patients who had metal braces years ago wish that Invisalign had been available to them.

Patients who want their teeth straightened and are considering braces ought to consider Invisalign. Here are some reasons why:

  • The aligners are completely removable for eating, brushing and flossing.
  • They are pretty much invisible.
  • There aren’t really any dietary restrictions as with traditional metal braces and the risk of breaking a wire or bracket.
  • The thin, flexible material is comfortable and will not irritate the mouth as metal braces can.
  • The aligners can act like a mouthguard to protect the teeth from grinding.

The treatment plan for Invisalign is broken into stages. With the use of special computer software, Invisalign designs the clear plastic trays that will be worn for two weeks for a minimum of 20 hours per day. You then move on to the next set and so forth in order to gradually move the teeth into the best alignment.

Ask me about Invisalign if it is something that interests you. It has been a clear choice for many of our patients with remarkable results.

By Dr. Ellison
May 19, 2017
Category: Health
Tags: teeth   crown   chipped   cracked   bonding   Dentistry   veneers   invisalign   whitening   cosmetic  
 Nobody wants stained, yellow teeth so whitening is a great fix. From custom take home trays to Zoom power whitening, the results and costs vary, but many patients find a successful difference after one session. 
 As an alternative to traditional metal braces, we offer custom, removable aligners to straighten teeth, which produce pleasing results.
 We group these procedures together because both ceramic porcelain treatments are custom-made and placed over the tooth to alter or repair discoloration, size, shape and strength. Either can restore a broken tooth, teeth worn down from grinding, crooked teeth and gaps. Each is cemented into place, covering the visible portion of a tooth. Dr. Ellison can help you decide which is best for an individual patient.
 As an alternative to veneers, dental bonding is a quick and simple fix for minor repairs of teeth that are cracked, chipped, misaligned or discolored.
 The new standard for permanently replacing missing teeth. Modern dentistry makes dental implants designed to last indefinitely. These porcelain beauties offer a natural translucency with superior new technology. Replacing the older style bridge, these are metal-free options that can be used as an individual tooth or a group of teeth. 
 Dr. Ellison will consult with patients individually to determine which treatment is the most ideal option.