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By Williamsburg Family Dentistry
March 09, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

How Invisalign from your dentists in Williamsburg, VA, can help you and your smile

If you want a straighter smile, Invisalign could be the perfect treatment option for you. Available from Dr. Ricky Rubin, Dr. Brett Dunnill, and Dr. Omar Hasham here at Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, VA, read on to learn how Invisalign can help you and your smile.

What Invisalign Can Do for You

Invisalign is a different type of orthodontic treatment, for it uses a system of clear plastic appliances called aligners in lieu of traditional metal braces. When you choose Invisalign, you will enjoy unique benefits, such as:

  • Discreet treatment, because the aligners are clear plastic; when you wear them, they are virtually invisible to people around you.
  • Amazing comfort, because the smooth plastic aligners are kind to your soft tissue; they are easy to wear.
  • Great convenience, because you can remove the aligners to enjoy the foods you love; you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth, so it’s easy to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
  • Quick results, because the entire Invisalign process is completed in an average of nine to fifteen months.

Invisalign aligners look delicate and beautiful, but they are strong enough to correct many of the same issues as conventional braces. Invisalign is a great choice to correct:

  • Underbite or overbite
  • Open bite or crossbite
  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Teeth that overlap

You begin your Invisalign treatment with your first set of aligners, which you will wear for two weeks. You receive your next set of aligners, which you wear for another two weeks. Next, you move on to a new set of aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually and comfortably move into position. You will visit your dentist every few weeks to monitor the progress.

 

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you want a straight smile, you owe it to yourself to discover the unique benefits of Invisalign. To learn more about this revolutionary orthodontic treatment, call the dentists of Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, VA, at (757) 345-5500 today.

By Williamsburg Family Dentistry
November 18, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Drs. Ricky Rubin, Brett Dunnill, and Omar Hasham provide their patients with braces to help repair serious issues like poorly aligned jaws, improper bites, and teeth that are crooked, crowded, or misaligned. Read on to learn how fixing these issues can benefit your oral and overall health!

Health Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

1. Improve your oral health

Straighter teeth are easy to clean, brush, and floss. When teeth are easy to clean, it decreases the risk of developing cavities and gum disease. Accordingly, those who undergo orthodontic treatment have lesser chances of developing serious oral health issues.

2. Aid in digestion

Properly chewing food is sometimes difficult when teeth are misaligned. When you don't bite and chew food into small enough pieces to be easily digested, your stomach takes longer to digest food. Braces improve alignment, thus improving your overall digestion.
 
3. Prevent jawbone erosion

Misaligned teeth may result in jawbone erosion and/or bone loss because bacteria eat away at bones. Braces prevent jawbone erosion when they become properly aligned.
 
4. Boost your confidence

Braces not only improve your overall health, but they also improve your confidence level, as well. Being able to smile and not worry about crooked teeth often boosts patients' self-confidence and lessens social anxiety.

Your Braces Options

There are three types of orthodontic treatments that are used by your Williamsburg dentist. Each one applies slight pressure on teeth to force them into the right position:

  • Conventional braces that use metal strips, or bands.
  • Ceramic brackets that are tooth-colored equivalents to conventional brackets.
  • Lingual braces that attach to the back of teeth.

Interested? Give us a Call

For more information about braces from your Williamsburg, VA, dentists, don't hesitate to call Williamsburg Family Dentistry at (757) 345-5500 today!