Posts for tag: braces

By North Main Dental Inc
October 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   Invisalign   orthodontics  

In the past, straightening your smile with orthodontic treatment used to require traditional metal braces. However, you now have several invisalignoptions to straighten your teeth in a more discreet and unnoticeable manner. One of those options is Invisalign, an orthodontic system which uses clear, plastic aligner trays instead of metal brackets and wires, allowing you to straighten your teeth in style, without compromising your look. Find out more about Invisalign with Dr. James Shepler and Dr. James Shepler, III at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH.

How does Invisalign work? 
Invisalign uses trays custom-made for your teeth to slowly move the teeth into their final places to give you a beautiful smile. The trays come in a series, the number of which depending on your specific situation and your dentist’s treatment plan. You will wear the trays each for about two weeks, one after another until you reach the end of treatment.

What can Invisalign do for me? 
Invisalign treats common orthodontic issues, such as:

  • misaligned teeth
  • overcrowding
  • under crowding
  • overbite
  • underbite
  • cross bite
  • open bite

Am I a candidate for Invisalign? 
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment. Dentists recommend orthodontic treatment for teens over the age of 12 and adults. In some cases, treatment may begin earlier, but you should consult with your dentist if you think your child under 12 requires orthodontic care. Good candidates should have a strong at-home oral care routine consisting of brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once. This is crucial in keeping the teeth free of teeth decay and gum disease, which could hinder treatment.

Invisalign Treatment in Dayton, OH
If you feel as though Invisalign could be for you, your dentist can help you ensure that this is the appropriate treatment for your situation. A consultation will allow your dentist to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. James Shepler and Dr. James Shepler, III at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH. Call (937) 275-0076 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

By North Main Dental Inc
October 06, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   Invisalign   orthodontics  

Your Invisalign trays aren’t indestructible. Find out what to do if you damage your trays.

Invisalign is an amazing way for teens and adults to straighten teeth without needing to sport a mouth full of metal. Instead, clear custom-invisalignmade trays are placed over your teeth to help move them into place. Of course, they are less likely to incur damage than metal brackets and wires, but they aren’t impervious to damage. Find out what our Dayton, OH dentists Dr. James Shepler and Dr. James Shepler III recommend doing if you break one of your Invisalign trays.

If your Invisalign cracked chances are you are in a panic. Just stay calm. You have options. Make sure to inspect the crack: how bad is it? Has the tray completely split or is there just a small crack? The severity of the crack will dictate whether your Invisalign is still wearable.

In an ideal world each set of Invisalign aligners are worn for about 2 weeks (14 days). If there is a small crack in your aligners but you can still wear them then our Dayton general dentist may recommend just wearing them until it’s time to replace them for the next set in your treatment.

If the break is so bad that the Invisalign trays are unwearable, you certainly need to give us a call. Depending on how many days you were wearing this aligner before it broke we may just recommend putting on the next set of aligners in your treatment plan and wearing them a bit longer. If you just started wearing this new tray and it broke then you may need to put on the previous aligners until a new tray can be made.

If you have questions about your Invisalign treatment or have any concerns know that you can always turn to North Main Dental Inc. in Dayton, OH for all of your dental issues. We are here to help you achieve the perfect smile!