Embrace the season of giving and give the gift of Invisalign. It is the clear alternative to braces. In the post below, you will find a video explaining the mechanics of Invisalign. Go wireless. Be wireless, with Invisalign for teens and adults.
The process is different from braces. After making your appointment with iSmile Orthodontics, the doctor will take a special impression of your teeth. Once a perfect on is taken, THAT’S IT! Now we wait. The models of your teeth are sent to a lab to make a tray that fits your teeth to perfection. You will be giving a specific amount of trays and receive newer ones biweekly.
Question: How are the teeth moving if they are in what looks like a retainer?
Answer: The teeth have what we call attachments or buttons on them. Therefore when placed on the teeth, the tray (very flexible) allows space for the mobility of each the tooth.
Call your local orthodontist at iSmile Orthodontics in White Plains and/or Yonkers to find out more. Book your complementary consultation and ask as many questions as desired.
GIVE THE PERFECT GIFT!!
“OH NO!! HALLOWEEN IS OVER!! And now I think I have a few BROKEN brackets!! What now?!”
Worry no more! Your orthodontist at iSmile Orthodontics in White Plains can fix it. But first let’s explains what a broken bracket (the metal or clear square glued to your teeth) really is. If the wire is poking you, a color is gone from around the bracket, or the chain is broken, it is NOT a broken bracket. If the bracket is moving around on the wire, sliding forward and back, then it is broken!
Candy can been your best friend and worst enemy simultaneously! As we discussed in our last post it is important to continue to brush carefully!
We book special kinds of appointments for broken brackets and that you must call as soon as you notice it’s broken. Here are the steps:
- See a broken bracket.
- Tell mom or dad.
- You, mom or dad calls iSmile Orthodontics and books a REPAIR appointment.
There! Easy as 1, 2, 3…
These appointments are done at your orthodontics office in Yonkers or in White Plains. These appointments are not done after 3:30pm.
So let’s all work together as a team and plan accordingly!
Of Course You Can!!
But beware of the sugar! Brushing properly is very important. Brackets and wires will stick to sweets and make it much more difficult to brush all the surfaces of the tooth. Hard candies may even break the brackets and bring your orthodontic treatment to an immediate halt. At this point it is important to contact your orthodontist in Yonkers or White Plains, NY or Bridgeport, CT at iSmile Orthodontics.
Come to iSmile Orthodontics in Bridgeport, White Plains or Yonkers and check out our booklet of goodies that are safe for braces.
Feel free to have a copy of each recipe for a number of our spooky snacks approved by the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO): https://www.aaoinfo.org/practice/marketing/orthodontic-health-month/handouts-and-recipes
- Spider Bites
- Frightful Finger Cookies
- Graveyard Shakes
- Witch’s Crystal Ball
- Mounds of Brain Cookies
- Halloween Parfaits
- Goblin Gooey Apples