Are Mail-Order Braces Safe?
With the broad range of orthodontic systems available on the market, patients now have more options than ever when it comes to straightening crooked or crowded teeth. In recent years, mail-order braces have gained popularity as a potential alternative to treatment with conventional braces overseen by an orthodontist. These “DIY braces” are directly shipped to individuals in the mail, canceling the need for dental appointments as well as management of […]
Tips For Invisalign®
If you wish you could gain a straighter smile without the inconveniences of braces, Invisalign® may be the perfect orthodontic system to achieve the results you desire. The time it takes for metal braces and Invisalign® to straighten teeth is very similar, but your Invisalign® plan can often be completed faster than traditional braces as long as treatment is optimal. With that in mind, our board-certified orthodontist, John Jerome, DDS, […]
How Often Should I Clean Invisalign® Aligners?
Invisalign® is widely regarded as a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth without the conspicuousness of traditional braces. Among their many benefits, the thermoplastic aligners worn during the Invisalign® process require almost no additional maintenance besides regular oral hygiene to remain in good condition, often making them a significantly more convenient orthodontic system when compared to metal braces. These aligners should be cleaned twice daily, typically at the same time […]
Health Benefits of Invisalign®
Straightening your teeth with Invisalign® is about much more than simply cosmetic enhancement. This innovative orthodontic technique can also impart several oral health advantages. Some of the health benefits of Invisalign® include: Healthier teeth and gums Easier cleaning Improved overall health Less wear and tear and damage from crowded or misaligned teeth Less jaw pain caused by malocclusion (misaligned bite) Crowded teeth can often make brushing and flossing more difficult, […]
Will Invisalign® Work for Me?
Straightening teeth has never been easier than with Invisalign®. Using a series of clear aligner trays, Invisalign® can help patients bring teeth into proper alignment without the 24-hour commitment and conspicuous appearance of traditional metal braces. Invisalign® can address a wide range of issues, but this treatment may not be ideal for every case. During your initial consultation, our board certified orthodontists can determine if this method is right for […]
Why Braces for Children is a Great Treatment Option
Having teeth that are straight and properly aligned is an important step in ensuring dental health for the long run. Many times these issues are easier to correct and address when a patient is young, sometimes even before all of his or her permanent teeth have grown in. When you meet with a skilled San Diego cosmetic dentist, you’ll be able to learn more about all of your child’s options […]