Invisalign clear aligners corrects both simple and complex teeth straightening cases. The journey begins with a photo series and an impression. Dr. Curtis works closely with Invisalign treatment specialists to develop a complete digital treatment plan, carefully plotting your best smile from start to finish. Aligners will be worn for 22 hours a day, but can easily be removed for eating, drinking and cleaning. As you progress through treatment, you'll see your smile and life transform through a series of small, expertly designed shifts.
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This could save your teeth from irreversible damage caused by bruxism. The NTI is the new breakthrough for Nightguards. It is more comfortable since it fits only over the front teeth. The back teeth do NOT touch, and you therefore CANNOT CLENCH or GRIND at night. The result of wearing this appliance is prevention of any more damage to your teeth and usually waking up with NO jaw pain, NO neck pain, and No headaches.
A new way to cosmetically remove white spots caused by early cavities or orthodontic treatment. The entire Icon treatment process takes only about 15 minutes- with no shots and no drilling! A cavity is caused by bacteria that live in your mouth thriving on sugars, and starches, producing acids as a result. These acids eat away at the enamel on your teeth, creating tiny holes or pores.
This eventually weakens the structure of the tooth, often appearing as a chalky white spot on the surface of the tooth. As the process progresses, a cavity is formed that a dentist will traditionally treat by drilling and filling the tooth. Icon can stop the progression of an early cavity by filling and sealing the tiny holes and stabilizes the tooth, offering many advantages.
Periodontal or gum disease is a pathological inflammatory condition of the gum and bone supports ( periodontal tissues) surrounding the teeth.
The two most common periodontal diseases are:
A dental bridge or implant crown are two options Dr. Curtis may suggest to you to replace a missing tooth, and each option has its advantages. A fixed bridge is made of a false tooth suspended between two crowns that the dentist cements onto prepared natural teeth on either side. An implant is a false tooth that's attached to a titanium post the periodontist or oral surgeon has inserted in the jaw bone. When choosing between a bridge or implant, time and cost may be important to you. A bridge can be provided over two visits within a few weeks, but if you opt for an implant the waiting time is longer- it takes three to six months for the jaw bone to grow around the titanium post of the implant. On the other hand, a dental bridge may be better for your budget. Both bridges and implants should be cared for similarly, so they're comparable in maintenance. Needs vary from patient to patient when it comes to replacing a missing tooth. Dr. Curtis can help you decide the best option for you.
We offer a tray-based tooth bleaching system for at home care. With this system a mouth guard-like tray is filled with a peroxide-based bleaching gel and placed over the teeth for 30-60 minutes a day for up to four weeks. Keeping teeth white can be maintained by brushing, flossing, and rinsing daily. Also, avoid acidic and tannin-rich foods and beverages such as: