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By Williamsburg Family Dentistry
July 13, 2018
Category: Oral Appliances
Tags: braces  

Let us help you determine whether your smile could benefit from orthodontic treatment.Braces

While it might seem obvious to some people that they need to get braces, it isn’t always obvious to others. Sure, a crooked smile can certainly be improved by orthodontic treatment; however, did you also know that a straighter smile can improve your oral health, too? Our Williamsburg, VA, dentists Dr. Ricky Rubin, Dr. Brett Dunnill and Dr. Omar Hasham are here to explain.

Teeth that are crowded, twisted or misaligned in some way are more difficult to brush and remove plaque, which puts them at an increased risk for developing cavities. By getting orthodontic treatment, our Williamsburg, VA, general dentist can get you a straighter smile that’s also less likely to develop decay.

How do you know whether or not braces are right for you?

Orthodontic treatment can be great for patients of all ages, from children to adults. In fact, you are never too old to get braces. Your smile could benefit from braces if you are dealing with:

  • Crooked or twisted teeth
  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Cross bites
  • Open bites

There are also a variety of orthodontic treatments that we offer to provide you with fast, effective results no matter whether you are dealing with small issues or more serious problems. Of course, traditional metal braces are the most effective option for fixing more serious and complicated issues, including complex tooth movements or cases in which we need to realign the jaws.

Of course, if traditional braces are the most effective approach for handling your dental problems but you want a subtler option then ask us about tooth-colored traditional braces, which work the same way as metal braces but are less obvious when you smile.

Teens and adults who might be concerned about wearing braces can also turn to nearly invisible systems such as Invisalign, which use a custom-made set of clear, plastic aligners that fit over teeth to gradually shift teeth into the ideal position. These aligners are completely removable so that you can take them off prior to eating or brushing your teeth.

Are you living in Williamsburg, VA, and thinking about getting braces for yourself or your child? If so, then look no further than Williamsburg Family Dentistry. Our family dentistry practice provides you with quality, trustworthy orthodontic treatment no matter your age.

By Williamsburg Family Dentistry
May 30, 2017
Category: Oral Appliances
Tags: Invisalign  

Are you ready to find out more about getting Invisalign in Williamsburg?

Not everyone revels in the idea of having to wear metal brackets and wires all over their teeth just to fix gaps or crowding. Of course, if you want a straight smile you will have to undergo orthodontic treatment in order to get your dream smile. Fortunately, our Williamsburg, VA, family dentists, Dr. Ricky Rubin and Dr. Brett Dunnill, make it possible to get the smile you want with an almost invisible treatment option called Invisalign.

How Invisalign Works

Each aligner that is created for you is designed to fit your smile and your smile alone. Made from a nearly invisible thermoplastic, these Invisalign aligners will help to slowly shift your teeth into the ideal position to fix everything from spacing and crowding issues to overbites and underbites. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks at a time and then replaced with the next set of aligners in your treatment plan.

In order for these aligners to do their job, this means that you will need to wear them as often as possible. While you can remove them prior to eating or drinking, as well as before your oral care routine, you will want to wear them the rest of the time to ensure that you get the results you want within a reasonable length of time. When you come in for a consultation, our Williamsburg dentist will be able to provide you with information about how long it will possibly take to get your straighter smile.

Good Candidates for Invisalign

If you are an older teen or adult who is looking to straighten your smile without having to wear metal braces, then chances are pretty good that Invisalign could be the right treatment for you. It’s time to schedule a consultation with us if you are looking to fix any of these issues:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowding or minor overlapping
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

Keep in mind, children and early teens aren’t ideal candidates for this orthodontic treatment because their teeth are still growing, which can affect how the aligners will fit over their teeth. We will want to ensure that your teen’s smile has finished growing before we can recommend getting Invisalign.

Does Invisalign sound like the right treatment option for you? Want to find out if you are the perfect candidate? Then it’s time you called Williamsburg Family Dentistry in Williamsburg, VA, to book your initial consultation with us. Let’s talk about Invisalign!