Best Orthodontic Blogs of 2015
2015 was a fantastic year. Read some of most popular blogs from last year, and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for some great blogs post and videos in 2016.
How Much Does Invisalign Express Cost for Only Upper Teeth?
Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth alignment system that started sweeping the dental market in approximately 2005. A large number of people started choosing the new system to repair their teeth instead of traditional metal brackets. The reasons that people started converting to the new system are convenience and discretion. The plastic aligner system is clear and removable. Users can take their aligners out to brush their teeth and eat meals. The system is also much more comfortable and lighter than traditional braces are. Furthermore, the Invisalign cost is reasonable as compared to traditional braces. Read more…
What Happens After Invisalign Treatment is Completed?
When your orthodontist decides your Invisalign treatment is completed, you aren’t done. He or she will make a new 3D impression of your teeth. From here, the doctor will have retainers made for your upper and lower teeth.If you’re thinking that retention isn’t necessary, it is. If you are a teen, your bones are still “soft.” This includes the bones in your upper and lower jaws. Without retainers, the teeth in your upper and lower jaws will begin migrating back to their old positions. You’ll see this happening within weeks of finishing the alignment of your teeth. Read more…
Shaving Teeth to Correct Crowding with Invisalign?
Many people seek out Invisalign treatment as an alternative to traditional braces. It’s a popular option because it offers a way to correct misaligned teeth with minimal discomfort. People also don’t have to bear the stigma of traditional braces when using Invisalign. However, there is some concern over the necessity of shaving teeth for the treatment. This process is called “interproximal reduction,” and may be necessary if your teeth are too crowded. The reason behind this is simple: the alignment process can be hindered due to overcrowding. Read more…
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Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.
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