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Why Choose Invisalign Over Conventional Braces?

June 13th, 2014

invisalign-vs-bracesThere are many advantages of using Invisalign which make it more attractive than regular braces. Not only does it irritate your gums and the inside of the mouth less, but it also allows people to enjoy eating, drinking and other activities without any major difficulty.

Here are some advantages of using Invisalign:

Removable
While braces cannot be removed, Invisalign is easily removable. Conventional braces are made of brackets and metal wire which are bonded to teeth. This makes them practically impossible to remove. This gives Invisalign an edge over traditional braces. It can be removed due to its functional design and you can easily eat, brush and floss as well. This ensures that you are able to maintain good oral hygiene as you can clean your teeth more efficiently which is not the case when you are using braces.

Comfort
The comfort level which Invisalign promises is fantastic. Not only braces are very irritating they can even be responsible for causing soreness. There are many restrictions for teens, adults and kids who use metal braces. One of them is that they cannot eat foods like popcorn or chips which is not the case when using Invisalign aligners. Once you start using Invisalign you will not have to put your favourite food down because you cannot chew it! The aligner trays are even and extremely comfortable to wear.

Virtually Invisible
Many people shy away from braces as they feel they have a negative impact on their overall appearance. Braces can cause teenagers to be less interested in their social lives which can also turn them into brooding introverts. The good news about Invisalign is that it is practically invisible and most people don’t even notice it on your special occasions. Also, if you want you can remove them on any of your big days such as a party or special events for instance your graduation! All of this constitutes absolute freedom that braces rarely provide.
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There are many benefits of using Invisaligner which make it more convenient and wearable than braces. A set of shining straight teeth is every person’s dream. A sparkling smile can be one of your most valuable assets. Moreover, braces can cause irritation, soreness, emotional and physical pain. These are just some of the benefits we have mentioned. Discovering more about the usefulness of Invisalign will make you a complete fan of this method of straightening teeth.

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation with our orthodontist Dr. Emad.

 

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Author Bio
Dr. Ali Miamee is an Invisalign Dentist at Reston Town Center Dental, providing an advanced dental care in Northern Virginia.

CEREC: restoration in one visit!

April 16th, 2013

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With CEREC treatment, patients only need to make one trip to the dentist with a procedure that can be carried out within the hour. There is no need for impressions, cementations, and even time spent waiting for the crown to come back from the lab. Because a short period of time is needed, patients only need to go through one round of Novocain. CEREC also takes faster photographic images of the tooth needing the procedure, this greatly reduces the patient’s time exposed to harmful x-rays.

While it has been the standard to implement porcelain fused to metal crowns for posterior restoration that requires full-coverage, these crowns require an extensive loss of tooth structure, is proven to be an allergen for some, and also lacks in aesthetics. CEREC provides patients with beautiful porcelain moldings that bear an identical shade to that of the patient’s tooth enamel. Once these crowns are in the mouth, they are barely distinguishable from the rest of the teeth, giving a picture perfect smile. On top of that, porcelain has been shown to be completely safe and healthy in patients, and is also known to be more durable and comfortable.

If you believe a CEREC crown procedure is right for you, Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group will be happy to answer your questions about tooth restorations. Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

 

Sources:

CEREC Online

Ten Easy Steps

July 21st, 2010

Would you like to know ten very easy ways to maintain or improve your oral health?  There are more than ten, for sure, but here's a good start.

1.) Replace your toothbrush at least once every 3 months or when the brush shows signs of wear. It’s also important to switch to a new toothbrush if you’ve recently recovered from a sickness like a cold or the flu.

2.)  Use a rechargeable electric toothbrush with oscillating-rotating action or sonic technology if you are able to.  The head should still be replaced every 3 months or if it becomes worn out before three months.  The toothbrush will do most of the work for you and is a great tool for removing plaque.  It can take a while to get used to using an electric toothbrush, but I highly encourage it. 

3.)  Brush at least twice per day, after eating breakfast as well as before bed.  Try to limit the amount of snacking between meals.

4.)  Two minutes or longer is the appropriate amount of time to spend each time you brush.  You may divide that time up among the four “quadrants” – upper left, upper right, lower left, and lower right.

5.) When you’re done brushing your teeth, use your toothbrush to gently scrape your tongue. Germs can collect on your tongue, often causing bad breath, and this will help remove them.

6.)  Floss at least once daily.  Check with your dentist to see if you are doing it correctly.  Many people are never shown proper flossing techniques and it can really make a difference.  Disposable “flossers” and toothpicks are alright for removing trapped food, but should not replace dental floss.  Floss is the only thing that can safely get into the gum line to remove plaque.  Talk with your dentist about alternatives if you have difficulty holding the floss. 

7.)  See a dentist at least once every 6 months or as recommended.  Adults become more susceptible to dental cavities as they age, and regular cleanings can help keep this risk in check.  Even if you have dentures, you should still be seen by a dentist for an annual exam.  The dentist can monitor your gum health, cheeks, tongue, and will check you for any abnormalities.

8)  Do you wear dentures? If so, they may need to be realigned, so check with your dentist. Properly fitting dentures are very important for chewing and talking and can make daily living more comfortable.  If they don’t fit comfortably, you may be using too much denture cream to keep them in place.

9)  Let your dentist know if you’re experiencing dry mouth. Dry mouth, also known as “xerostomia”, is a side effect of many common medications, but it’s detrimental to your oral health.  It reduces the amount of saliva in the mouth, allowing for more plaque to build up on the teeth and along the gum line. 

10.)  Ask as many questions of your dentist as necessary.  If you have any questions or concerns whatsoever, I am here as a dental resource for you, and I’d be happy to speak with you.  Please do not hesitate to call me, Dr. Femina Ali, at 781-237-9071.   

 If you’d like a free dental care kit with a new toothbrush and paste, please stop into Wellesley Dental Group at 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley (behind Fraser Medical Building) between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Thursday.

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