Invisalign Strategy #2 Look for excessive retention or undercuts in adult patients. Even though I mentioned that Invisalign treatment predictability will increase with more surface area, adult patients may present with excessive retentive areas or undercuts. Use this simple instruction to your Invisalgn technician to improve comfort and improve path on insertion. Dear Tech, Please […]
Invisalign Strategy #1 Set interproximal collision to zero! Invisalign Clear Aligner work best when there is more surface area for the aligner to “embrace” teeth and when there is no collision or tight contact between adjacent teeth. Therefore, opening up small spaces between crowded teeth improves treatment predictability. The latter can be easily accomplished by […]
WHEN you brush or floss, do you notice any bleeding, tenderness, redness, or inflammation in your gums? Inflamed gums could signal an underlying condition that your dentist should check, and the following are just a few possible causes. Paying as much attention to your gums as you do to your teeth is a vital part […]
Taking proper care of your retainers after orthodontic treatment is essential to maintaining your new smile. Remember that without your retainers your teeth will move. Do not wait if you lose or damage your retainer to replace it, call our office to make an appointment. It is easy to maintain your clear retainer and your […]
Retainers will help to protect all the time and money you’ve invested in your newly aligned teeth by keeping them in place and beautiful for many years to come. We offer two types of retainers: removable and fixed. Both are effective at keeping newly straightened teeth in place, and both have advantages and disadvantages that […]
Some of my residents at the Univ. of Alabama have asked about an effective way to remove bonded composite bite turbos… so here it is. 1- use a carbide bur with a round tip; FG 7802 2- cut through the turbo all the way down to the enamel. 3- Grab the two sides with a […]
Here are some of the Advantages of Invisalign for Teenagers. No metal… think “Selfies” … Safer for sports No need to avoid foods that typically brake braces Easy to brush and keep teeth clean; minimizing white spot commonly seen after braces Less intrusion in the family’s busy schedule. No broken braces, no extra appointments Generally […]
Today 20% of all orthodontic patients are adults. Let us show you the many varieties of braces available for you to choose from. You may be a candidate for Invisalign® clear aligners, which because they are made from clear, flexible materials, are barely noticeable at all. It is important for you to remain confident and […]
Technology and advances in research of tooth movement are cutting treatment time by 30 % to 50 %.When pairing Invisalign with Acceledent, Dr. Ferreira is able to treat most patients in about a year! This is a significant reduction compared with the typical 2 years that most patients would have to go through to improve […]
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