Porcelain Veneers Dentist
Let’s face it, not everyone wants it to be obvious that they are wearing braces and this is why Invisalign ‘invisible braces’ have become such a Global phenomenon. The Invisalign treatment system consists of a series of progressively changing transparent aligners that are each worn for two weeks. These individually manufactured aligners are precisely made with exact calculations to shift your teeth into their ideal position, giving you a straighter, more beautiful smile.
Invisalign ® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you.
There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are performed in office by our Registered Dental Hygienist. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
Removal of tartar (calculus): Tooth tartar is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for an extended time and is now attached to the tooth surface. Tartar forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on your teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produces toxins that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease.
Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during brushing and scaling.
During your preventative dentistry consultation, Dr. Milito and her assistant will carefully examine the tooth or teeth to be treated and may order x-rays or other scans if a deeper look is necessary. Throughout this time, we’ll will explain their findings as well as help to formulate a treatment plan so that you can have the smile you’ve always wanted.
There is a direct correlation between inflammation of the gums and devastating, life threatening diseases. Gum tissue surrounding the teeth becomes compromised due to inflammation which then becomes a gateway of entry for the bacteria that is present within the periodontal pockets surrounding the teeth.The U. S. Surgeon General, numerous reports and studies suggest that the bacteria associated with periodontal disease and chronic gum inflammation can contribute to Alzheimer’s, Heart Attacks and Strokes. In addition, Diabetes, Kidney Failure and doubling of Heart Attacks can be affected by poor gum health. Women who are pregnant are more likely to have Pre-Term or Low Birth Weight babies when dealing with the addition of gum disease.The use of dental soft tissue lasers give us the ability to attack periodontal inflammation at the microscopic level. The laser focuses a light of power, targeting bacterial colonies, unreachable with older technologies and at the same time promotes an environment of healing.