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Invisalign Fact and Fiction

May 28th, 2015

a smile with one half braces and the other half InvisalignIf traditional braces are not your desired route to achieve a straighter smile, here’s why Invisalign may be your best option.

Benefits:

When you compare Invisalign to other teeth straightening methods, the advantages become apparent. Knowing the pro’s and con’s to choosing which teeth-straightening method is right for you will help you make a more confident decision.

 

Fact or fiction:

Fiction: Invisalign doesn’t hurt.

Fact: Anytime pressure is applied to teeth, they will feel sore.

 

Fiction: Invisalign will straighten my teeth faster than traditional braces.

Fact: Healthy teeth movement occurs at the same speed and it doesn’t matter if movement is caused by braces or aligners.

Fiction: Invisalign is Invisalign no matter who provides it.

Fact: Invisalign is just a tool orthodontists use to straighten teeth. Align Technology is the manufacturer and they have no part in the diagnosis or treatment plan. The success or the failure of each patient's case is dependent on the orthodontist's training.

 

Fiction: You can’t eat with Invisalign

Fact: Invisalign is removable, which means you have the freedom to enjoy the foods you love.

 

Cost: The cost of Invisalign treatment varies from patient to patient. If you’re interested in choosing Invisalign for your smile journey, contact us today for a free consultation.

 

Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign

April 8th, 2015

Smiling woman putting in Invisalign alignerHave you been looking for alternative methods to straightening your teeth other than traditional braces? You may have heard about Invisalign, if you're curious about what it is, who it’s for and how it works, this blog is for you.

Invisalign is a modern approach to straightening teeth through the use of a series of custom-made aligner trays. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that you wear over your teeth.

Choosing to improve your smile is a big decision that can affect your appearance and lifestyle. Whatever your reason for choosing to straighten your teeth, Invisalign can provide a simple solution to achieving your desired smile whether you’re an adult or teen. With Invisalign, you don’t have to put your life on hold to get straight teeth.

Unlike traditional braces, there are no brackets or metal wires, you simply change out aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment process is complete. Wearing the aligners will gradually shift your teeth into place according to your orthodontists treatment plan.

If Invisalign is an option you would like to consider, make an appointment to talk with Dr. Bennett today.

We look forward to helping you with your smile journey here at Bennett Orthodontics!

 

The Importance of Wearing A Mouthguard

March 24th, 2015

Smiling girl wearing braces and playing soccerThere is a common misconception that you can’t play sports when you have braces. This could not be further from the truth. Braces do not affect your ability to play sports, but while you have braces you need to be more careful. One hard hit in a football game or rugby match could result in a broken bracket, damage to your teeth or to the inside of your mouth. This is why selecting a mouth guard is essential; it protects the players' teeth, mouth, and jaw. Here are few reasons why you should wear a mouth guard:

Protect your lips:

Braces are pretty sharp. If you’re not wearing a mouth guard, a direct hit to the mouth could cause serious lacerations to your lips. If you have braces, buying a mouth guard is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment you will buy.

Jaw dropping protection:

 

Mouth guards can help prevent jaw fractures and dislocations because it absorbs the impact of blows. Every year, mouthguards prevent an estimated 200,000 dental injuries; before you take to the field make sure you’re wearing yours.

Keep your smile:

The most important job a mouth guard does is protecting your teeth. Contact sports can cause damage to your teeth if you do not wear a mouth guard. A mouthguard is your first line of defense against painful and sometimes permanent dental injuries.

Selecting the right mouthguard:

 

Shock Doctor is one type of mouthguard that uses 100 percent medical-grade silicone to allow for necessary movement. The brand even makes braces-specific type mouthguards.

However, many athletes with braces have opted for custom-fitting mouth guards, which are pieces made specifically for the player. If you’re interested in a custom-fit mouth guard, consult Dr. Bennett to discuss your options. No matter the player, the advantages of wearing mouth guards are endless.

Meet The Smiles Behind the Smiles

February 25th, 2015

At Bennett Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best care available. Our experienced team is devoted to insuring every patient has a stress-free and rewarding orthodontic experience at every visit. On behalf of all of us at Todd Bennett, we want to welcome you and your family to our practice, we look forward to making you smile!

Now let's meet the team!

Say hello to Jessica! She is a talented clinical assistant and has been a member of the Bennett Ortho team for more than 4 years. When asked what was the best part of her job,  Jessica gave this enthusiastic reply,  “My fabulous work family!” We are very proud to have Jessica on the Bennett Ortho team and enjoy all the smiles she brings.

 

Meet Sheila!  She is our treatment coordinator and has been with Bennett Ortho for over 5 years. Sheila does a magnificent job helping patients with their smile journey. We asked Sheila a few questions and decided to add all her answers together. It turns out she would be a green giraffe that loves nothing more than seeing her patients smile and working with the amazing Bennett team. Thank you Sheila for all of your hard work and dedication to making people smile.

 

If you haven’t met our dedicated patient coordinator Kate, you are in for a treat. Her cheerful personality is nothing short of contagious, as she warmly greets all patients with a smile. Kate has been an important part of the Bennett Ortho team for 4 years. We also asked Kate what was the best part of her job, she replied, seeing how happy patients are at the end of their smile journey.

 

 

Say hello to Cierra, Bennett Ortho's talented clinical assistant that has been with the Bennett team for 2 years. If she could do all her favorite things at the same time it would be something like, wearing her blue scrubs, while eating a bowl of fruity pebbles with her family, and dancing to classic rock. We are excited to have her on our team and know she would enjoy nothing more than, helping you achieve a beautiful smile you are proud to share.

We look forward to helping you with your smile journey here at Bennett Orthodontics!

 

 
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