When you visit a cosmetic dentist because of crooked teeth, you’ll learn exactly which type of malocclusion you have. There are many different types, including overbites, underbites, and open bites. An uneven bite, however, simply means that the upper and lower teeth don’t fit together the way they should. Signs of an uneven bite The most telltale sign of an uneven bite is that your smile looks crooked or uneven when your upper and lower jaws meet. Some of your teeth may be too close to each other. Others may… Read More
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder, and gout is an inflammatory form of arthritis. At first blush, it would appear that these two medical conditions have little to nothing in common. But emerging scientific evidence suggests that sleep apnea and gout are indeed linked. In a recent study published in the medical journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, researchers revealed that an analysis of tens of thousands of patients indicated those with sleep apnea are about 50% more likely to develop gout. A look at the sleep apnea study The researchers analyzed… Read More
An overbite is a common type of malocclusion in which the upper teeth stick out too far ahead of the lower teeth. It’s possible for some cases to be hereditary. However, most overbites are caused by jaw development problems. A young child’s habits, like thumb-sucking and tongue-thrusting, can cause the jaw to develop atypically. The lower jaw may be under-developed or the upper jaw may be over-developed. Overbites can even be acquired later in life from years of engaging in harmful habits like chewing on the fingernails. Regardless of how… Read More
Your smile is your most important accessory. It can show the world you’re a friendly, warm person who is full of self-confidence. But if you’re less than satisfied with the appearance of your smile, you probably aren’t showing it off as often as you’d like. It’s time to give yourself the smile you deserve with a comprehensive cosmetic dentistry makeover. Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry offers a complete selection of smile makeover options, including teeth whitening, clear aligners by Invisalign, dental implants, and much more! Teeth whitening In-office teeth… Read More
Most kids aren’t fully aware of their own vulnerabilities. They climb trees and do dangerous skateboarding tricks, and play contact sports without being mindful of the proper precautions. And sometimes, the result is a knocked-out tooth or dental trauma that’s so severe the natural tooth can’t be salvaged. If your teen has an avulsed or knocked-out tooth, a dentist may be able to replant it if your teen gets to the office within an hour. In the meantime, preserve the tooth in the natural socket, in a tooth preservation kit… Read More
You’ve undoubtedly heard that Invisalign can help you get a straighter, more beautiful smile. But did you know that it can also improve your dental health? By fixing malocclusion (an abnormal bite pattern), Invisalign may help you reduce your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and even gum recession! Talk to a cosmetic dentist today to find out which type of malocclusion you have. Crossbite A crossbite is one of the many types of malocclusion that Invisalign can treat. It occurs when the upper and lower jaws don’t meet properly.… Read More
Whether you’re headed back for your first year of high school or your last year of college, it’s always important to make sure you’re well-prepared to succeed. There’s still time to head to the dentist before class starts, so you can put your best smile forward! Go to your appointment with a list of your concerns, and your cosmetic dentist can develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. You might be interested in teeth whitening, for example, or perhaps you’re considering porcelain veneers. Your dentist can even help you… Read More
High blood pressure, obesity, stroke, and heart attack—these are all possible health effects of poorly controlled sleep apnea. This serious sleep disorder occurs when breathing stops and restarts in a cyclical fashion throughout the night. Often, patients don’t realize they have sleep apnea until their snoring prompts their sleep partner to make a doctor’s appointment. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you should be aware that the following factors can make your condition worse. Smoking cigarettes Smoking cigarettes is one of the worst things you can do to your… Read More
The active treatment phase for Invisalign is typically about 12 months, which is shorter than the average treatment time for metal braces. Invisalign works by gently nudging your teeth into the positions they should be in. However, as soon as you remove your last set of clear aligners, it’s possible for your teeth to start moving out of position again. This is why your cosmetic dentist wants you to wear a retainer. By wearing your retainer on the schedule recommended by your dentist, you can greatly reduce your risk of… Read More
Treatment time is an important consideration for patients who are choosing between Invisalign and traditional metal braces. Of course, every case is unique. The more complex a person’s malocclusion is, the longer it will take to straighten the teeth. This applies to both Invisalign and conventional orthodontic treatment. The best way to find out how long it will take you to achieve beautifully straight teeth is to talk to an Invisalign provider. You’ll receive a customized treatment plan. Average treatment time for Invisalign Most Invisalign patients achieve a straight smile… Read More
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