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ANOTHER REASON INVISALIGN IS BEST!!!!

THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WAS POSTED ON LINE CONCERNING TRADITIONAL “METAL BRACES” ORTHODONTICS. I just got my braces off and my top teeth do not align with my bottom teeth. How can my bite be corrected at this stage? One of the problems with traditional “braces” is that the dentist or orthodontist has to guess or […]

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HOW LONG SHOULD A TEMPORARY CROWN LAST?

A temporary crown is designed to protect the tooth, allow you to function and eat normally, be able to continue good oral hygiene, and provide adequate esthetics. Normally the permanent crown is placed in approximately 2 to 3 weeks, but this time period may vary greatly depending on many other factors.   These factors may include […]

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How is Invisalign at correcting a crowded smile or a crooked smile?

After almost 13 years of being an Invisalign provider and previously delivering only traditional orthodontics  I can say without reservation that Invisalign orthodontics is far superior to traditional orthodontics for a number of reasons.  1. The forces used are physiologic which means that forces used are gentle and never exceed the limits of what the […]

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HOW LONG SHOULD A TEMPORARY CROWN LAST?

Answer: As long as necessary and it should NOT fall off.  A temporary crown is designed to protect the tooth, allow you to function and eat normally, be able to continue good oral hygiene, and provide adequate esthetics. Normally the permanent crown is placed in approximately 2 to 3 weeks, but this time period may […]

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I have an open bite, how should it be corrected?

An open bite is defined as a dental condition in which the upper and lower posterior molar teeth touch/ contact but some or none of the anterior teeth or bicuspid teeth touch/ contact when the person closes there mouth and brings their teeth together. It is very common that people with open bites desire to […]

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WHY I DO WHAT I DO AS A DENTIST.

When I was growing up I remember my grandparents, whom I loved dearly, having constant dental problems and emergencies which caused them significant discomfort and inconvenience. When I was in college I remember my grandparents being retired and having very little extra money. I recall that they took a significant portion of their life savings […]

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Should I go to a General Dentist or an Orthodontist for my Invisalign Orthodontic treatment?

ANSWER: If you really look at what you want as a final result then I believe that by far the best Invisalign Orthodontic treatment is being provided by General Dentists who have a combination of training and experience in Cosmetic Dentistry, Occlusion, Periodontics, and Invisalign Orthodontics. I have been an Invisalign provider for 13 years […]

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Invisalign® Orthodontics

Bethel Dental InvisalignA few years ago, most people who wanted to dramatically straighten their teeth were forced to wear uncomfortable, unattractive metal braces for years at a time.

Metal braces were adhered directly to the teeth and could cause a lot of pain to the wearer, not to mention the fact that the braces could not be removed until the entire straightening process was complete… but, no more! Invisalign® is a comfortable and less conspicuous method of straightening teeth.

How Invisalign® Works

The Invisalign® system implements a clear, removable plastic cover that slowly moves teeth into their desired positions without any metal parts or semi-permanent fixtures. The appliance, called an aligner, is created using a mold taken from your own mouth, so it slips easily over your teeth. Every two weeks, a new aligner is sent to you in the mail, so that your teeth will slowly be shifted into position without the need for frequent office appointments. The Invisalign® process usually takes around a year to complete.

What Makes Invisalign® Unique?

Patients love Invisalign® for its aesthetic value and convenience. This orthodontic appliance is virtually invisible, so you can smile with confidence while wearing it. Even better, it’s removable! Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign® aligners can be removed while eating, brushing, or flossing, and occasionally even for a special event. No other straightening solution offers the same level of convenience, comfort, and cosmetic appeal.

Dr. Van Strait of Bethel Dental Associates is your CT provider for quality dental care. Call 203-730-9011 to find out more.

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