Align Technology, Inc., the company that produces Invisalign clear aligners, reported a significant 69% increase in the number of adults who began Invisalign treatment during the pandemic. This was surprising because many companies saw their revenue fall during the year of the pandemic. The companies that flourished tended to produce products or services that facilitate remote work, social distancing, or pandemic-related hygiene. Yet, adults rushed to get Invisalign. What were the reasons behind this trend? A makeover underneath the mask The transition to work-from-home arrangements and the daily grind of… Read More
In most cases, Invisalign can be used by people who have dental crowns. Since Invisalign aligners do not bond to your teeth, they are not likely to damage them. However, every individual's circumstances will be different, so you will want to schedule a consultation with your dentist. They can best determine whether Invisalign is the best option to resolve cosmetic issues with your teeth. Will Invisalign Attachments Work If You have Crowns? Some individuals who undergo Invisalign treatment will require additional help to straighten their teeth. If that is the… Read More
A dentist can help with sensitive teeth with treatments such as fluoride, root canals, gum grafts, and dental bonding. In addition, several at-home treatments have proven effective at treating milder tooth sensitivity. Symptoms of Sensitive Teeth People with sensitive teeth often feel discomfort or pain at the root, top, or side of the affected teeth when they come into contact with triggers. While these can vary from person to person, the most common include: Hot or cold food or drinks Sweet food and drinks Acidic food and drinks Cold air… Read More
Sedation is commonly used during dental implant procedures, and there are multiple levels of sedation dentistry available. Although dental implant placement is a routine procedure that dentists perform often, it's still surgery. Your dentist will ensure that you receive enough local anesthetic to keep the site completely numb throughout the procedure. When the anesthetic is paired with a sedative, patients can stay completely relaxed and comfortable during the appointment. What are the different types of sedation dentistry? As noted, there are multiple types of sedatives used in dentistry. They provide… Read More
You should replace missing teeth to not only maintain your smile but also to keep your mouth healthy. Missing teeth can leave you uncomfortable, embarrassed, or lacking in self-confidence. Moreover, it can also be detrimental to your dental health, causing a range of issues from tooth decay to bone deterioration. Luckily, there are many possible solutions to missing teeth that make it easy for patients to have healthy, full smiles. The Dangers of Missing Teeth More than 30 million Americans are missing teeth. They are at risk from serious side… Read More
Once you have decided to undergo professional teeth whitening treatment, you can expect to see the results fairly quickly. The precise length of time it takes it to work depends largely on how discolored your teeth are. In most cases, patients will begin to see their teeth turning white within one to two weeks. However, it may require three to four weeks. Thus, it is important to talk with your dentist to have an accurate idea of what to expect. Is In-Office Teeth Whitening Faster Than Take-Home Whitening Kits? There are… Read More
As a general rule, a person of any age can benefit from Invisalign. However, children are not typically candidates for the treatment before the age of 6. Sometimes, a dentist will recommend that a child between the ages of 6 to 10 receive Invisalign to deal with oral issues that are already present. In many cases, early intervention can be beneficial for young patients. Treatment at this stage is known as Phase 1 treatment, and it can help prevent further orthodontic complications later in life. When Does the Invisalign Process… Read More
When a child is diagnosed with congenitally missing teeth, it means that some teeth fail to erupt-- along with the rest-- because they are missing. This is a condition present at birth. Although it might seem like this condition would be fairly rare, it's not that uncommon. However, congenitally missing teeth can be problematic as your child grows, so it's best to consult a dentist about restorative options. Taking a closer look at congenitally missing teeth Usually, people are born with 20 baby teeth, also called primary teeth. These remain… Read More
The answer is yes-- you can treat just your top row of teeth-- or your bottom row using Invisalign. This approach is known as a single arch treatment. Before making any decisions about what type of cosmetic treatment you would like to pursue-- it's always best to consult with your dentist. If you are interested in Invisalign as a solution to your cosmetic issues, the team at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry will be glad to speak with you. What Are the Benefits of Only Getting Invisalign on Your Top… Read More
A person who has gum disease may still be eligible for dental implants. However, in most cases, your dentist will advise you to have the gum disease treated first. The reason for this is that dental implants require a stable jawbone and strong, healthy gums. Since gum disease attacks bone and gum tissue, it can significantly undermine the very structures that implants rely on. To ensure that your implants are sturdy and lasting, your dentist will develop a custom treatment plan that will meet all of your oral health requirements, including treatment for… Read More
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