Benefits of Invisalign

Orthodontic problems can undermine your confidence and cause you to feel badly about your appearance. Aesthetics aside, having severely overcrowded or crooked teeth can affect your ability to properly brush and floss your teeth. This can, in turn, cause problems with gingivitis and even gum disease. Orthodontic treatment is necessary to help straighten and realign your smile. It’s suitable for patients of all ages, from children up to adults. There are key differences between Invisalign treatment and traditional braces, and understanding these differences can help you decide which option is right for you.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses a system of clear trays, called aligners. These aligners are relatively flexible, but they work to gently apply pressure to the teeth to shift them into alignment. Invisalign is removable, so you’ll take them out when you brush your teeth, floss and any time you eat. Otherwise, the aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours every day. The treatment process involves regular orthodontic appointments that require more impressions to be made. These impressions, or molds, are used to create the aligners that you’ll wear throughout the course of treatment. You’ll go through many aligners by the time you’re done with Invisalign.

“Friendly staff. Dr Cami is professional, explains the procedure, risks vs benefits,
explains short vs long term care goals. She also provided alternatives, customized to my situation and personality.”

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What are Traditional Braces?

Traditional braces have been around for years and they involve a system of brackets and wires. The brackets are attached to each individual tooth and the wire is attached to these brackets. The wires are responsible for pulling or pushing teeth into alignment over the course of about one to three years. Traditional braces can sometimes be uncomfortable because they are metal and use aggressive pressure to realign a patient’s smile. It’s not uncommon for patients to need orthodontic wax to protect soft tissue in the mouth from cuts, sores and bruising.

What’s the Difference and What’s Right For You?

Invisalign is completely clear, so no one will really know you’re wearing them but you and the dental team. Likewise, they are removable so that you get a more thorough and effective clean. Traditional braces are not removable, so you’ll need to adjust your hygiene tools and habits around the wiring and brackets. Invisalign tends to take less time to straighten teeth than traditional braces. Invisalign is more suited for teens and adults who can commit to actually wearing the aligners each day. Traditional braces may be more suitable for younger children who have severe orthodontic problems. Both treatment options are effective at helping to realign and correct smile issues, but Invisalign is far superior in that it’s more comfortable and easier to wear.

If you are interested in Invisalign and other orthodontic options, call our office today and we can help to schedule a consultation appointment for you.

Holistic VS Traditional Denstistry

What is the Difference Between Holistic & Traditional Dentistry?

Dental technology is continually changing, and more scientific research is being developed that is allowing us to realize the connection between your overall health and the health of your mouth. In fact, dental problems have been linked to heart issues and even brain functioning. By taking a whole-body approach to your dental care, we can improve the health of your entire body. Likewise, biological dentistry treats patients as individuals and those deserving of quality care. You’re more than just a patient on a schedule sheet in our office, and we’re always here to answer your questions and hear your concerns.

What is Holistic/Biological Dentistry?

Holistic dentistry is a unique approach that allows us to treat you as an individual. We take your overall health into consideration when providing the care and treatment that your smile needs. By treating you as a unique individual, you can finally receive the care that you’d like to feel and look your best. Biological dentistry understands the significant link between your overall health and your dental health. This understanding enables us to provide more advanced care in a clinical setting.

As a patient of fourteen years, my family stays with KEA Smile Studio because they make you feel welcome, comfortable and take great care of you. They are very professional and have the most current equipment and techniques for maintaining a healthy dental state.

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What is Traditional/General Dentistry?

Traditional, old-fashioned dentistry looks at just the patient’s teeth and the problems that come with everyday dental issues. The old saying “drill and fill” is common among those practicing traditional dentistry, as they may not see a connection between other intra-oral and whole-body disorders and problems with the patient’s oral health. Traditional dentistry is dated and is impersonal on an incredibly unsatisfactory level. It isn’t family-friendly and is detrimental to the person’s overall care.

Which is the Preferred Choice?

Holistic dentistry is preferred because it is helpful in providing patients with the care they both need and deserve. When you are provided with holistic dentistry, your whole body’s health and current state of being are considered and we can provide aid in improving dental care. We put an emphasis on preventative care so that corrective care simply is not needed or is minimal at most. Our goal is to provide you with a full, healthy smile that you can feel confident in showing off. Holistic dentistry is ideal for every member of your family regardless of age.

If you are interested in holistic dentistry and want to learn more about this unique approach, call us today and we can help to answer your questions.