Invisalign Instead of Braces?

When my brother turned 16, my parents decided it was time to start thinking about braces. I had just finished a long and arduous 4-year relationship with braces myself.  Of course my brother, as susceptible to advertisement as he is, mentioned that he was interested in getting Invisalign, instead of the imposing metal brackets he…

Teeth whitening and bleaching

Everyone loves a bright smile and most people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from regular cleanings at the dentist and daily oral hygiene. However for those who want to have a smile that looks brighter, there are a variety of products and procedures available to help improve the appearance of their teeth. Some…

‘Tis the Season….

I am always amused by patients surprise when they are told during a dental exam that they have a carious cavity. What do you mean I have a cavity? Or, how come I have a cavity?  As if I am making it up or worst I created the cavity in their mouth. A short inquiry…

Invisalign

Doc, How long does Invisalign actually take for most patients? I have mildly crooked front teeth I’d like to correct…and I’m considering Invisalign to accomplish. Thanks, Laura   Laura, I depends on the amount of orthodontic correction needed. In most cases 10 to 12 months is the average lenght of treatment, but minor cases can…

Brushing, back to the basic

If you are like my patients and you follow carefully your dentist’ advice, you floss daily and use your toothbrush twice daily. But do you really know what you are doing? Proper brushing should last two minutes. Unfortunately, most adults do not brush anywhere that long. To fully have an understanding for the time involved,…

Onlay

Recently I was talking to a friend about some of the dental services Midtown Dentistry offered and I mentioned onlay.  She was very quick to note that not everyone knew what an onlay was and suggested I make ‘onlay’ the subject of the blog for this month. Prior to writing this blog post, I decided…