Quiz: What Are The Benefits Of Invisalign®?

Do Clear Aligners Really Work?

When it comes to straightening crooked teeth, modern orthodontic treatment offers a variety of options that are tailored to meet every patient’s unique needs. In many times, clear aligners are the best option, allowing patients to effectively straighten crooked teeth while keeping their treatment comfortable and discreet. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign® and ClearCorrect®, are designed specifically with comfort and esthetics in mind. Yet, when appropriate, they can offer comparable results to traditional orthodontic braces, making them as effective as they are convenient.

Five Benefits to Six Month Smiles

Want to fix your crooked teeth, but aren’t excited about wearing conspicuous metal braces as an adult? If you’ve worn braces before and the misalignment is due to an orthodontic relapse, or if the teeth in question only suffer from minor misalignment, then you might be in luck. With innovative Six Month Smiles, the adult alternative to traditional orthodontics, you can improve your crooked smile’s appearance in significantly less time.

The Real Concerns About Crooked Teeth

The appearance of your smile is a significant concern when your teeth are crooked. After all, your smile is a dominant feature of your overall appearance, and your confidence in it can have a strong impact on your self-confidence. Nevertheless, there are several deeper concerns about crooked teeth than just your smile’s appearance. When your teeth aren’t properly aligned, your smile is at a significantly higher risk of several types of dental health issues. Therefore, correcting crooked teeth plays a more important role than just improving your self-confidence.

Braces and Photos: Can They Mix?

Who doesn’t want to look as good as possible in a photo? If you are taking steps to correct misaligned teeth, or make your smile the best it can be, does that mean ducking out of photos? Absolutely not! There are a number of almost invisible orthdontic options to straighten teeth or correct jaw alignment. Some options have completely removable trays, that can be discreetly stored away when the cameras come out. If you keep your eye on the big picture: straighter teeth for the rest of your life, mixing braces and photos is no problem at all.

Holiday Blunders That Can Destroy Orthodontic Treatments

Yep, it’s absolutely true: There are some blunders that are very, very easy to avoid. However, if you choose not to pay attention to them, you can end up causing some very serious damage to the orthodontic treatment that you’re currently receiving. This might be brackets and wires. It might include clear aligner trays. Whatever the case, we advise you to take a quick listen to the things we have in mind and then steer clear of them to the best of your ability. Remember, your orthodontic experience won’t last forever. Avoiding certain risks is well worth making it through without creating complications in the process.

Good Times To Begin Orthodontic Care

When is a good time to begin your orthodontic care, you might wonder to yourself? Well, the truth is that just about any time is a good time. However, since you are probably someone with a schedule that doesn’t exactly allow for the spur of the moment oral health decisions and because making this choice is a fairly big decision, we know you might need a little help with making that first step. Not to worry! We actually have some very beneficial suggestions.

Orthodontics And Holiday Time: Keep Your Smile Approachable!

Ah, yes! The joy of attending holiday functions, while you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. On one hand, you’ll feel wonderful knowing that by this time next year, you’ll probably be done with your course of treatment and your smile will look fantastic. However, right now, what you’re most worried about is getting through parties and meals without food stuck between your brackets and without anyone seeing you pull your clear aligner trays out of your mouth. Don’t worry. We are full of helpful and easy hints.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!