We Can Make You Smile
When your smile is less than perfect, the last thing you want is to draw attention to it with metal braces. Is there a way to straighten yourteeth without the use of metal braces? Yes, there is a practically invisible way to a healthy, well-aligned set of teeth. It's called Invisalign, and your dentists in Cordova, TN, Dr. William Smith, Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Steven Hennessy, can determine if you can receive smile correction with these innovative clear appliances.
How Invisalign Works
People from all over the world have used these invisible aligners made from Invisalign's own proprietary plastic. Customized in smooth, well-fitting pairs, Invisalign aligners gradually move teeth into positions that are healthy, better functioning and more attractive.
Numbering 18 to 30 pairs in all, the aligners are worn 20 to 22 hours daily and changed out every two weeks or so. They may be removed to eat, brush and floss and for important events such as weddings, public speaking or family portraits.
The Invisalign system corrects many mild to moderate orthodontic conditions such as:
- Under bite
- Cross bite
- Open bite
- Tooth rotation and tooth tipping
- Need for orthodontic retreatment (teeth may drift after braces are removed)
While complicated alignment issues are best treated with traditional braces, the Invisalign system is still versatile and effective.
The Invisalign evaluation
At Dental Cares, your Cordova dentist will examine your teeth and gums and take digital X-rays and photos. With other detailed instructions, Dr. Smith, Dr. Ross or Dr. Hennessy sends the customized care plan to the Invisalign lab. Shortly thereafter, you will begin treatment with your special aligners.
The advantages of Invisalign
Frankly, treatment with Invisalign clear aligners is very predictable. In fact, your dentist in Cordova can show you how your teeth will appear at each stage of your treatment.
Also, patients enjoy quicker treatment times--typically a year or so. This is much shorter than conventional braces which usually take two to two and a half years or more. Plus, new smiles stay in place when patients wear customized retainers.
The ease and comfort of Invisalign aligners may be just what you need to achieve a great smile without a lot of hassle. Why not contact Dental Cares in Cordova, TN, today to arrange a consultation with our professional team? Call (901) 881-8725.
Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist have the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.
Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.
Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. Your dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.
What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.
How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.
Contact Your Dentist
You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call for an appointment today.
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We look forward to seeing everyone we can on Friday, December 2nd 2016
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