How Can I Straighten Crowded Teeth?
Many people with crowded teeth are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles. Crowded teeth can include teeth that are out of alignment, rotated, or overlapped with their neighbors. Contrary to popular belief, straightening your teeth is not simply a cosmetic issue. We will describe all of the how’s and why’s of straightening crooked teeth in this week’s blog. Why[…]
Why is Invisalign Superior to Other Clear Aligner Systems?
When it comes to orthodontically straightening your teeth with clear aligners, the brand name that you probably think of first is Invisalign. With many competitors on the clear aligner market, you may wonder why we, at Designer Smiles, continue to choose Invisalign as the right therapy for our patients. This week’s blog will explain the many reasons we believe Invisalign[…]
Can I Eat Whatever I Want During Invisalign Treatment?
The answer, unsurprisingly, is yes and no. We bet you were expecting that if you have read many of our blogs. We usually do not give a straight answer because there is not one single answer to questions about dental health. This is due to the unique nature of every human being, and our commitment to treating every human being[…]
Invisalign First: A Clear Choice for Children
Most of our patients at Designer Smiles are well aware that Dr. Ann is an Invisalign Expert. She has created hundreds of beautiful smiles with removable clear aligner therapy. What you may not know is that Invisalign is not just for adults. We have treated teens with Invisalign for years, and now we have a new option for children. What[…]
What Causes Crooked Teeth?
Many people wonder why they have crooked or crowded teeth. These orthodontic problems can have one or more contributing factors. In this article, we will cover some of the reasons people have crooked teeth. Small Jaws When we say “small jaws”, we specifically refer to the length and width of the dental arch. A dental arch is the U-shaped[…]
Can I Get Invisalign When I Have Porcelain Veneers?
This is a very interesting question that, instead of inviting a response, invites more questions. Can you? Of course, you can. But why do you want to? As your dentist who cares about you and wants you to receive the best treatment possible, while also meeting your smile goals, we will have to ask some important questions first. The purpose[…]
Is It Finally Time for Invisalign?
We are all waiting for a lot of things right now. Waiting for our favorite restaurants to open, waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine, waiting to find out what will happen with schools in the fall . . . One thing you don’t have to wait for is Invisalign. Now is the perfect time to start straightening your teeth with clear[…]
During a time when so many things are being forced to stop, one thing does not have to: your Invisalign treatment! You can keep moving forward through the teeth straightening process with your aligners while you are social distancing and staying-at-home under orders. In fact, you might be able to do it more effectively! If you are currently undergoing Invisalign[…]
Looking to Set Things Straight in the New Year?
The start of a new year is a time for resolutions and goals. Many people commit to making healthier choices in the year ahead. Others resolve to finally do something about _______ (fill in the blank with something you have always wanted to do but have put off for quite some time). One of the most common things we see[…]
Will Invisalign Work for Me?
Are you interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign? If so, here are some great questions to ask yourself. How Diligent Will I Be in Wearing The Aligners? Invisalign differs from traditional braces in that it puts some of the responsibility for success in the patient’s hands. Since the aligners are removable, the patient has control over how much movement[…]