Combine Traditional Braces & Invisalign for Best Results

As patients turn out to be more educated about the sorts of orthodontic treatments accessible to them, numerous get some information about choices that aren’t as observable as traditional braces.

In any case, despite the fact that treatment, for example Invisalign braces can adjust a wide variety of orthodontic issues and innovative changes keep on expanding the range of cases that are treatable with Invisalign, there stay a few cases that are excessively complicated for Invisalign alone.

There are many traditional techniques, such as the use of rubber bands and different appliances that can be used in combination with Invisalign in achieving optimum results for patients.

Combining Old and New

There are numerous traditional strategies, for example, the utilization of rubber bands and distinctive appliances that can be utilized as a part with Invisalign for accomplishing ideal results for patients.

Orthodontist’s additionally can utilize partial braces on some teeth that would be harder to move with Invisalign.

Indeed, even in those cases, in any case, patients don’t need to stress over having very observable braces on their teeth.

Frequently the supports must be put just on the back teeth or the base teeth, neither of which is exceedingly noticeable. They likewise utilize clear or earthenware sections that all the nearly matches shade of the normal teeth, making them less noticeable.

Invisalign cases that might require the utilization of a few braces include severe rotation, tipping of the teeth or the long distance root movement of the teeth.

Rotation is the point at which a tooth has turned to the point that it confronts sideways as opposed to adjusting appropriately close by the encompassing teeth.

The bases of the teeth should be straight, pretty much as the crowns of the teeth should be straight.

Invisalign and Orthographic Surgery

The orthodontists additionally utilize Invisalign with patients who require orthognathic surgery. Orthognathic surgery includes surgically moving facial skeletal components to accomplish a suitable practical and anatomic appearance in patients with facial structure and development variations from the norm that can’t be dealt adequately with supports as it were.

First, Dr. Safarian will use photos, X-rays, and impressions to create a complete 3D image of your teeth. Then, he will use this image to craft you a custom set of smooth and clear BPA-free thermoplastic aligners.

Every two weeks you progress to the next aligner, slowly moving your teeth in the exact direction that Dr. Safarian has plotted out to build your perfect smile.

That’s all you really need to do: put in a new aligner every two weeks. Also, be sure to wear the aligners for about 20 hours a day (don’t forget to take them out during meals) and come in for a check-up about once every six weeks to make sure you’re progressing at the proper rate.

Not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. The treatment is only recommended for mild to moderate cases of misaligned teeth. Unfortunately, those with severe cases will likely only have the option of metal braces for their straightening solution.

For more details and advise get in touch with Dr. Shahin now.

But Nothing Hurts Doc!

This is probably the most common response I get after I use the Intra-Oral camera and show the patients the state of their oral cavity on 36″ Plasma TV.

First of all I can tell you that over 90% of the patients have never seen there teeth at any level.

That is a very alarming stat considering that I believe that show-and-tell is very important in building relationships your doctor.

Look if you don’t know the name of your dentist it’s time to re-evaluate. I will touch on this topic more in future blogs.

Let’s go back to the question “why does your teeth not hurt”.

After I show patients their teeth the common statement is always “wow doc I didn’t know it was that bad in there”, “I am shocked”, ” are those dark marks on my teeth cavities” and so on.

This is a huge topic and in the next blog I will start to explain why this is happening.

From failures of our profession to educate to lack of proper understanding of how to take proper care of ones oral cavity.

I Had To Wait

On Tuesday I had a patient who told me, “I am not going back to my other dentist because I had to wait 2-3 hours as the dentist was seeing 4 patients in 4 different chairs at the same time”.

We have a rule in our office we make you wait more than 30 minutes we credit your account $50 no questions asked.

We can all understand things happen in an office but wait 2 hours?

I don’t blame the patient for wanting to go to another office do you?

Do you think this patient knows the name of his or her dentist?

Do you think this office will take the time to use an intra-oral camera to build a relationship with the patient?

We as dentists work for you and you deserve better. Over 90-95% of the time I work out of ONE chair seeing ONE patient at a time.

You have a choice on what type of office you want for yourself, family and friends.