Invisalign

Can Invisalign Improve My Smile?

August 26th, 2019

Are you interested in trying Invisalign? First of all, you should talk with your orthodontist at Grinz to make sure that Invisalign is the right solution for your particular needs.

Secondly, be aware that Invisalign is a commitment. It takes time to properly straighten teeth, so be prepared to make it a part of your daily routine. Invisalign is non-invasive, clear aligners that are used to straighten teeth, improve smiles and enhance your overall dental health.

Most people do not require traditional metal braces and Invisalign works well for the majority of patients. The treatment is clear and comfortable. We take 3D imaging of your teeth to create the mold so that its a perfect fit. The appearance of Invisalign is much better than braces, so you will look your best when wearing them. Most people won't even notice! They're more comfortable and much safer than traditional braces because you don't have all of that metal in your mouth.

It is also a much faster process than traditional braces, which can take years in some cases to properly straighten a patient's teeth. Also, with Invisalign you can maintain excellent oral hygiene, whereas with braces it is more difficult to clean around the brackets and wires.

Remember, if you don't wear them...they won't work!

Contact us to learn more about how we can improve your smile with Invisalign.

How Often Should Children Visit the Dentist?

August 7th, 2019

An important part of healthy living is maintaining good dental hygiene. The brushing and flossing habits we develop as children set the foundation for our lifestyle and dental health moving forward. However, they should be accompanied by regular trips to the dentist each year.
Only a dentist has the knowledge and experience to detect special problems or ailments that may have developed, which would normally go unnoticed without detailed oral examination. A regular dental exam will help your kids get the information, products and advice they need to keep up their dental health. All while looking great and feeling confident around other children!
There is of course, quite a lot of debate about how often kids should go to the dentist. Dental experts recommend that children go to the dentist for a check-up and professional cleaning at least twice a year. This is a reasonable estimate of what is required to maintain good dental health.
The standard varies, however; according to individual health and life habits. Older children whose routine habits have put them at minor risk of developing cavities and gum disease can get away with going to the dentist only once a year. However, those in a higher risk category should see the dentist more than twice a year.
The latter category includes diabetics, children who already have gum disease or are prone to bacterial infection, and those who are especially susceptible to getting cavities or tend to build up plaque at a higher rate than other people. This also includes children that tend to grind their teeth or have braces, Invisalign, etc.
Such persons need to take extra measures to properly maintain their dental health. An extra trip to the dentist here and there will help them keep things under control so that they can minimize issues and expenses later in life.
Proper dental hygiene is an important part of maintaining overall health in your children. Stay informed with regular consultation and exams.

Why Choose Invisalign over Braces?

July 10th, 2019

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Dental braces are mostly perceived as a procedure for younger people, however its never too late for an adult to consider straightening their teeth.

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Most people worry about how they will look with braces. However, Invisalign uses virtually invisible, removable and comfortable aligners that are made with 3D computer imaging software and are proven effective at straightening teeth in relatively short periods of time.

Why should I use Invisalign, you may ask? Well, its a clear and transparent aligner; which means that you can go about your day to day without most people ever knowing that you have aligners in. So its a lot more comfortable for people who may be self-conscious about wearing braces. Don't worry about it! Invisalign aligners are designed so that you don't have to feel awkward wearing them.

They are also removable, which makes it much easier to eat and drink the things you enjoy without worrying about things getting stuck in the braces. This makes them a lot more comfortable than traditional braces, which improves your overall experience throughout the straightening process. Being able to remove the aligners is a huge benefit that traditional methods do not provide.

Our virtual treatment plan enables you to see what your teeth will look like after the alignment is completed. So you'll have a positive goal to work towards! The average timeline is 9-15 months, depending on the severity of your tooth alignment.

If you have questions about this process, please call us to schedule a visit with our Invisalign specialists. We'll review everything in detail and develop a customized treatment plan to fit your lifestyle.

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