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    What is Invisalign treatment?

    Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth.

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    What are Invisalign clear aligners made of and what do they look like?

    Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic – specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign treatment.

    Invisalign clear aligners are FDA-approved and contain no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. They are thin, clear, and fit snugly over your teeth, making them virtually invisible.

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    How will Invisalign treatment straighten my teeth?

    Your doctor will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Your doctor will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure the aligners fit correctly.

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    What are the primary benefits of Invisalign treatment?

    Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break, sending you to your doctor for an emergency visit.

    Unlike other brands, Invisalign clear aligners are made from patented SmartTrack material, which is more comfortable and provides a better fit. Invisalign aligners are also trimmed based on your gum line for comfort and appearance.

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    Is Invisalign treatment right for me?

    Yes! Invisalign treatment can be a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile. Our innovations and technological advancements make it possible to fix nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex — all without interrupting your busy life.

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    What is the treatment process?

    Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation with an Invisalign-trained doctor. Your doctor will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customized digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile.

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    What should I expect during my consultation?

    During your consultation, your doctor will discuss your teeth-straightening goals with you and examine your smile in order to determine your specific needs. Your doctor may also talk to you about how quickly you can reach your new smile, as well as treatment cost.

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    How long will treatment take?

    The length of treatment depends on multiple factors, like how complex your case is and how often you wear your aligners. Your doctor will determine exactly how long your treatment will take based on your specific needs. On average, Invisalign treatment time is 12 to 18 months, though you can start seeing results in a matter of weeks.

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    Can I get Invisalign treatment on just my top or bottom teeth instead of both?

    Invisalign treatment options are available for just top or bottom teeth, but consult your doctor for your individual needs.

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    Since having my braces removed, my teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign treatment fix this?

    Yes, Invisalign clear aligners can treat nearly all common teeth-straightening issues, from simple to complex. Many people who formerly had braces choose Invisalign treatment as the discrete solution to improve their smile when they find that their teeth have shifted back.

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    When should I schedule my child’s first dental visit?

    You should schedule your child’s first dental appointment as soon as their first tooth appears and no later than his/her first birthday.

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    How often should I be going to the dentist?

    We recommend that you should visit the dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning to prevent common issues like cavities and gum disease.

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    How old is the right age for braces?

    We suggest that every child should be seen by an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.

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    How often should I brush my teeth while in braces?

    Patients should brush their teeth at least four times each day – after each meal and before going to bed.

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    Why should I choose an orthodontic specialist?

    Teeth, and sometimes entire facial structures, are permanently changed by orthodontic treatment. It is important that the treatment be appropriate and properly completed. Orthodontic specialists have extensive and specialized training that enables them to provide their patients with professional, personalized treatments.

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    What is an Orthodontist?

    An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received two to three years of additional training and experience. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve the function of your smile.

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    If I get braces, how long do I have to wear them?

    The amount of time spent in braces will vary depending on the individual patient, because every smile responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between six and 30 months, but most standard treatments take about 22 months.

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    Do braces hurt?

    Braces do not often hurt though you may feel a small amount of discomfort for a couple days as your teeth, gums, cheeks, and mouth get used to your new braces.

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    What is the proper way to brush my toddler’s teeth?
    • Use a pea-sized amount of an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste and make sure that your child doesn’t swallow the toothpaste.
    • Use a soft bristled toothbrush and angle it at the gum line. Brush gently back and forth.
    • Clean the inside, outside and chewing surface of your child’s teeth.
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    What is the difference between Clear Braces and Traditional Metal Braces?

    As opposed to traditional braces, which have a metal bracket, clear braces use ceramic brackets that are made to match the color of your teeth. Clear braces coupled with color bands stand out like no other option on the market today.


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    What is Endodontics?

    Endodontics is a branch of dentistry involving treatment of the pulp (root canal) and surrounding tissues of the tooth. The portion hidden beneath the gum line is called the root. Though the outer portion of the root is a hard tissue called dentin, the inside channel or “root canal” contains a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves. Bacteria that are introduced into the pulp as a result of tooth decay, periodontal disease, tooth fracture or other problems, can severely damage the pulp. When that happens, an endodontic specialist removes the diseased pulp to save the tooth and prevent further infection and inflammation. After successful endodontic treatment, the tooth continues to perform normally.

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    Should I be worried about x rays?

    No, not all. While x-rays will be necessary during your endodontics treatment, we use an advanced non-film computerized system, called digital radiography that produces radiation levels up to 90 percent lower than those of already low dose conventional dental x-ray machinery.

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    Is a root canal painful?

    RCT’s are performed to relieve the pain of tooth caused by inflammation or infection. With use of modern rotary techniques and apex locators, most patients today report improved comfort levels during and after the procedure.

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    Will my root canal treated teeth need special care or any additional treatment after RCT?

    We advise you not to chew anything hard on the treated site as unrestored tooth is susceptible for fracture. Secondly, a full restoration of tooth usually in form of crown or bridge may be required to reinforce the tooth structure and enhance function, integrity.

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    How long will my root canal last?

    There are of course no guarantees for any treatment owing to dynamic nature of human body and disease processes. However, with the use of latest equipment at our clinics we can ensure a high degree of success rate. Further, follow up appointments should not be missed to evaluate your root canal treated teeth periodically once in 6 months – a year.

    In cases of compromised tooth structure or extensive damage to supporting tissues like gums or bone we may recommend surgical procedures like apicoectomy and would also apprise you of the clinical success rate.

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    How long will the treatment take?

    Most cases can be done in one visit, though complex cases may require additional appointments. You should plan on one to two hours for each visit. Because of the long appointments, we request that parents make arrangements for children to stay at home.

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    What may occur if i elect not to have root canal therapy and my tooth goes untreated?

    If a diseased or damaged pulp is not removed, the tooth and surrounding tissues may become inflamed and/or infected, eventually resulting in an abscess. Left untreated, ultimately the tooth will have to be removed.

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    Why should i have root canal therapy rather than have the tooth extracted?

    Our own natural teeth are always best. Authorities agree that artificial substitutes do not function or appear quite as well as natural teeth. In addition, extraction and replacement is usually much more costly.

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    What is CBCT or cone beam computed tomography?

    We use a CBCT x-ray machine in our clinic. CBCT stand for cone beam computed.  The CBCT machine is a safer, faster and more compact version of the regular CT-scan machines found in hospitals and imaging centers.  As a result, the CBCT delivers a much lower amount of radiation as compared to regular CT machines, but more than traditional x-ray.  The information gained from our 3D technology gives us many advantages and aids in the successful treatment of your tooth. We are the only clinic in tricity to use CBCT.


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    What is periodontics?

    Periodontics is the treatment of the tissue surrounding the teeth. A periodontist is someone trained in this field and can diagnose, heal, and prevent periodontal disease.

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    What’s the difference between a general dentist and a periodontist?

    There are a lot of services that both a general dentist and a periodontist can perform. They both go to four years of dental school, and are trained to perform many different procedures. After Dental school, a Periodontist has further training to specialize in the treatment of the gums. This additional training prepares them to diagnose and treat many kinds of gum issues using both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, and makes them uniquely qualified to treat complex cases.

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    How frequently do I need to visit my Periodontist?

    Depending on your dental health and treatment plan, it is recommended that you see your periodontist between one and four times a year.

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    What is periodontal disease?

    Periodontal disease is known as gum disease and it often starts out with the buildup of plaque at the gum line. If this plaque isn’t removed by flossing and brushing, it will gradually harden into “tartar” and continue building up even further, becoming harder and harder to get rid of. When this plaque buildup gets infected, the gums become irritated and swollen. This is called gingivitis and it’s the first step to periodontal disease, which must be prevented early because it can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and tooth loss.

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    What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?

    Some symptoms of periodontal disease are hard to see because the infection grows underneath the gum. Be on the lookout for even small signs such as inflamed gums, Sore gums, Blood when flossing or brushing your teeth, Loose and shifting teeth, etc.

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    Will I need surgery?

    Not everyone needs periodontal surgery. If treated early, gum disease can be controlled without surgery. We will make recommendations based on your individual situation. Our philosophy of practice is to treat as conservatively as possible to attain treatment goals.

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    Can my teeth be saved?

    Recent advances in periodontal treatment allow us to successfully treat most teeth. We will be happy to discuss what can be done in your individual situation during your appointment.

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    What if i choose not to treat my periodontal disease?

    Periodontal disease is a progressive, painless infection. Delaying treatment can cause additional bone loss, tooth loss, and more expense. Untreated disease may also result in reduction in function or aesthetics, and may have detrimental effects on your overall health.