Invisalign / Clear Aligners
Dr. Moore and Dr. Cavallaro are Certified Invisalign Providers! Invisalign uses a custom-made series of clear, removable, and comfortable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth according to the prescription from the doctors. They are removed for eating, therefore requiring less diet restrictions, and for brushing and flossing, making hygiene easier. Not everyone is a candidate for this type of treatment, but we will be happy to evaluate your orthodontic needs and let you know if Invisalign is an option for you!
Ceramic / Clear Braces
Ceramic braces are very similar in design to traditional braces, however they are made from a ceramic material that makes them translucent. This allows them to blend in with your natural tooth color, making them less obvious and more esthetic. Ceramic braces will not discolor or stain during the course of treatment. While ceramic braces are less esthetically obvious, they do require more attention to oral hygiene and diet as they are larger and more brittle than metal braces. For this reason, we use ceramic braces on the top front teeth more than on the bottom teeth.
Metal braces are the most common type of braces. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and are attached to the front surface of the teeth using special adhesive. Traditional braces require elastics to hold the wire onto the brackets. These elastics come in a variety of colors that allow you to show your personality or support your favorite sports team or school. Silver, gray, and white colored elastics are also available for patients who want a more neutral look.
Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they think of orthodontics, there are good reasons your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.
Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Orthodontic (Jaw) Surgery
Orthognathic (jaw) surgery is sometimes needed in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to correct significant jaw discrepancies when they cause functional issues or lead to esthetic concerns. If Dr. Moore recommends that orthognathic surgery is needed, she will work an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to ensure you receive the best care possible with optimum results.
You may have noticed that Dr. Moore specializes in “Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.” While orthodontics entails the management of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood. Appliances are frequently used — the more familiar braces for orthodontics, and other specialized appliances like growth guiding appliances and expanders depending on what facial abnormalities are present. Sometimes orthopedic treatment may precede conventional braces, but often the two are used at the same time. So if your child gets braces and a growth modifying appliance, he or she is actually undergoing orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Retainers are a crucial part in ensuring that your beautiful new smile stays that way! Teeth naturally move and sometimes want to shift into their old spots after treatment. Therefore, retainers are needed to help “retain” your teeth in the position that Dr. Moore and Dr. Cavallaro placed them with your braces.
Sometimes a retainer is simply a fixed wire behind your teeth, which cannot be seen. Other times it’s a removable appliance that fits the exact shape and placement of your teeth. Generally, full-time wear is expected for a few months after the braces are removed while the teeth and bones are stabilizing. Eventually your retainer wear will be decreased to every night or every few days, depending on your case; however, on a limited basis, retention is indefinite.
Sometimes, a retainer is even used for mild tooth movement but it does not have the same precision as braces.
Teeth whitening is an easy, quick way to brighten up your smile. There are many products and techniques available to whiten your teeth at home, however Dr. Moore will be able to help you determine which option is best for you while also verifying whether bleaching could achieve the most effective results, or whether alternative cosmetic treatment is needed by your general dentist.
At home professional tray whitening is the longest-lasting type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through a dental professional. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth and are worn overnight. Whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.
Dr. Moore recommends waiting until at least age 14 before whitening, and this often coincides with having braces off.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.
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