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5 Common Myths About Root Canals

The thought of going to the dentist can be an uncomfortable experience for some. At Care One Dental we believe going to the dentist should be an enjoyable experience, free from worry and stress. That’s why we want to dispel the dangerous myths which scare people off from the dentist. Here are some of the most common myths about root canals.

Root Canals Cause Cancer

One of the longest lasting root canal myths is that root canals may cause cancer. This myth dates all the way back to the 1920s when dentist Weston Rice conducted a series of deeply-flawed tests. Rice believed that even after root canal therapy, the tooth was full of dangerous and harmful toxins, which acted as a breeding ground for cancerous cells.

Time has shown that not only were Price’s scientific tests flawed and conducted in nonsterile environments, but they were completely wrong in their conclusions. The simple fact is that root canals do not leave harmful toxins behind, nor do they provide a breeding ground for cancers. None of this is true in the slightest. Unfortunately, this is one myth that still is popular, due to the popularity of anti-medical theories making the rounds on the internet.

Root Canals Are Painful

One of the most prevalent myths about root canals is that they are extremely painful. We’ve all seen countless television shows, movies, and cartoons which have made it crystal clear: root canals are as painful as it gets! Unfortunately, this just isn’t true. While getting a root canal may have been painful in the past, in modern dentistry patients receiving a root canal treatment experience as much pain as having a cavity filled. Endodontists are experts in pain management, so if you need to schedule a root canal, don’t fret!

Pulling a Tooth is Better Than a Root Canal

While it is true that it is always preferable to preserve the natural tooth, one of the most prevalent root canal myths argues that it’s better to pull a tooth rather than have a root canal procedure. This, frankly, makes no sense. Endodontists are highly trained, and root canals have a high success rate. Besides, many root canal treatments can last your entire lifetime, meaning instead of having a gap, where a tooth was, you can have a repaired and healthy natural tooth.

Call Care One Dental Today

Toothaches may be painful, but visiting a dentist shouldn’t be. At Care One Dental, we strive to make getting dental work done a pleasant experience, no matter what the problem. We specialize in providing our clients with the highest quality, comprehensive dental care at affordable prices. If you are experiencing tooth pain and believe you may need a root canal, give us a call today at 561-894-4299. We promise it won’t hurt.

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The Pros and Cons of Veneers: Are They Right for You?

Dental Veneers are a great way to solve cosmetic dental issues you may be facing and boost your self-esteem. While veneers offer plenty of benefits, there are drawbacks which you should be aware of before determining if this is a procedure you should undertake. Here are some of the pros and cons of veneers: are they right for you?

The Pros of Dental Veneers

An Easy Way to Whiten Teeth

One of the best things about dental veneers is that they are an easy and effective way to whiten your teeth quickly. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, and veneers are one way to accomplish this without bleaching. It’s also an effective long-term whitening solution. As the National Institute of Health (NIH) notes, dental veneers are mostly stain-resistant, meaning you don’t have to worry about the staining effects of drinking coffee, smoking, or other activities.

A Simple Fix for Cosmetic Issues

According to Dentistry Today, many simple cosmetic issues are quickly and safely fixed with dental veneers. Unsightly problems such as slightly crooked or gapped death can be rectified using veneers, instead of lengthy procedures and orthodontic treatments, such as braces. This is because of the application of the veneers. They are attached to the front of the natural teeth, meaning while they may not completely fix cosmetic issues, such as spacing, they are excellent at reducing or masking the appearance of these issues.

Replace Damaged Enamel

While tooth enamel is strong, it is not invincible. Acidic foods and brushing may erode the tooth’s natural enamel over time, which can lead to dental problems. Fortunately, dental veneers can replace eroded enamel, helping to strengthen your natural teeth.

The Cons of Dental Veneers

While veneers offer some amazing benefits for dental patients, there are also drawbacks associated with this dental procedure.

Increased Sensitivity

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, many patients who receive veneers report increased sensitivity after their application. This sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverage items tends to last for the first few days – up to a week – after the initial application. Fortunately, this pain can be mitigated with sensitivity gels or toothpaste and will go away over time.

Irreversible

Perhaps the biggest drawback for dental veneers is that the procedure is irreversible. While there have been tremendous advances in the world of dental veneers, in many instances, your dentist will have to remove some of your teeth’s natural enamel in order to attach the new veneers. Once this outer layer of dental enamel is removed, it cannot be replaced.

Call Care One Dental Today

At Care One Dental, we strive to make getting dental work done a pleasant experience, no matter what the problem. We specialize in providing our clients with the highest quality, comprehensive dental care at affordable prices. If you have cosmetic dental concerns which you think may be solved by dental veneers, give us a call today at 561-894-4299. to discuss your dental options.

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Do You Really Need to Replace A Missing Tooth?

You’ve lost a tooth. No big deal, right? What’s the worst that can happen? I mean, do you really need to replace a missing tooth? The short answer is yes!

Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

Sure, it may seem easy enough to leave the space left by a few missing teeth alone, but you really shouldn’t. When a tooth goes missing, a socket and your jaw bone are all that’s left in its place. While the socket and gums will heal over time, your jaw will suffer. Why? Well, simply put, bones are a lot like muscles. If you don’t stimulate the bone, it will eventually shrink. This effect is similar to how your arm may shrink when it is in a cast.

When you lose several teeth, that area of the jaw loses the stimulation it needs to maintain proper bone density and growth. Even if you lose only one tooth, the bone under where that missing tooth was will atrophy. If several teeth, or even the whole upper or lower jawline are missing teeth, the appearance of atrophy can be striking. For those who lose all of their teeth, a sunken appearance in the jaw-line is extremely evident – the classic caricature of the old person without their dentures.

Missing Teeth Harm Quality of Life

Having missing teeth can do much more than alter your appearance and bone health – it can have a dramatic effect on your personal life and well-being. Those who are missing teeth may find it more difficult to enjoy certain foods, as it may be more difficult to tear or chew foods such as nuts, meats or vegetables.

Those missing several teeth may suffer from a loss of self-confidence as well. Losing your confidence can seriously hamper your social life and may result in isolation, loneliness or depression.

Options for Replacing Teeth

Fortunately, there are a number of solutions for replacing missing teeth.

Dental Implants are one of the most common ways to replace missing teeth. Implants involve the implanting of a titanium screw into the jaw, to which a false tooth is attached, giving the appearance of the natural tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace as many teeth as necessary and offer a long-lasting, durable and natural smile.

Dentures are another popular option for the replacement of teeth – especially if an entire row of teeth or all the teeth need replacement. Dentures also offer the benefit of being able to remove the teeth for cleaning.

Bridges are also used to replace missing teeth, where a replacement tooth is connected to other natural teeth around it using a metal “bridge” for support.

If You Are Missing Teeth, Call Care One Today

Since there are many options when it comes to replacing missing teeth, you should talk to a dentist about which is the best choice for you. At Care One Dental, we strive to make getting dental work done a pleasant experience. We specialize in providing our clients comprehensive dental care at affordable prices. If you are looking to say goodbye to missing teeth and give us a call today at (561) 894-4299.

How to Handle a Child Dental Emergency

How to Handle a Child Dental Emergency

Seeing your child in pain is not something any parent wants. Unfortunately, however, children and dental injuries seem to go hand and hand. If your child experiences a dental emergency, what should you do? At Care One Dental we want all of our patients to be fully informed, so here are some tips on how to handle a child dental emergency.

Common Child Dental Emergencies

Toothaches

Many children suffer from sudden toothaches, and they rarely occur for no reason. Tooth pain may be caused by infection, loose or broken teeth, or any number of other issues, so it’s imperative your child sees a dentist right away. In the meantime, here are a few helpful tips for relieving tooth pain at home:

  • Check for impacted, or stuck, food or debris around the affected area. If there is material there, gently try to remove it with floss or a clean finger.
  • Clean and rinse the affected area with warm salt water. This should also help with any pain.
  • Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling in the affected area.

Dental Avulsion (Knocked Out Tooth)

Since children can’t resist horseplay, knocked out teeth are a common dental emergency. If a tooth is knocked out, it often also damages the gums, blood vessels and nerves surrounding it. Fortunately, a knocked out tooth may be replaceable if it treated promptly. If your child loses a tooth, first try to pick it up and clean it in warm water. Make sure, however, not to touch the root. If you can, try re-inserting it into the socket, but if you cannot, store it in a glass of milk to preserve it before you get to the dentist.

Broken or Cracked Teeth

Teeth are generally strong, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t prone to cracking or breaking. This is especially true in children. Cracked or broken teeth can particularly painful for kids, so if your child experiences trauma to their tooth which results in this type of injury, here’s what you can do after you’ve called to set up an emergency dental appointment:

  • Rinse the broken fragment of the tooth in tepid, or lukewarm, water.
  • Rinse your child’s mouth with lukewarm water as well.
  • Apply gauze to the area if bleeding is present in your child.
  • Use a damp, cold washcloth on the cheek if there is swelling
  • If you can, use an over-the-counter emergency dental cement to
    prevent infection if you cannot get an immediate appointment.
  • Use pain relievers to help mitigate any pain or discomfort your
    child may feel.

How to Avoid Child Dental Emergencies

While dental emergencies are an unfortunate part of growing up – after all, kids will be kids – there are specific steps parents can take to help minimize the risks of their children facing such an event. Here are a few simple things you can do:

  • Supervise your children when they are playing, and make sure that they do not run with anything in their mouths.
  • Ensure your child wears a mouthpiece when they are active in sports.
  • Make sure children use scissors to open or cut things and never use their teeth to open or tear items.
  • Minimize obstructions or potential hazards in your home and on your property.
  • Continue with regular dental examinations at least twice a year.

Contact Care One Dental Today

It is essential that your child visits the dentist as soon as tooth pain begins. Only an experienced dentist can properly diagnose and treat an infected or broken tooth, take care of a cavity, or other dental problem which is bothering your child.

Toothaches are painful. Visiting a dentist shouldn’t be. At Care One Dental, we strive to make getting dental work done a pleasant experience- especially for children. We specialize in providing our clients comprehensive dental care at affordable prices. If you are looking to help your child say goodbye to tooth pain, give us a call today at 561-894-4299.

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Everything You Need to Know About All-On-4 Dental Implants

Dental implants may seem intimidating, especially if you think you need to have a surgical operation for each implant. But, what if you could have multiple teeth replaced, with just one procedure? Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not – it’s all-on-four implants! Here’s everything you need to know about all-on-four dental implants.

What are All-On-Four Dental Implants?

What exactly is an all-on-four dental implant? Put simply it is just another form of any dental implant you may commonly receive. With a dental implant, your dentist places a screw into the jaw in place of a missing tooth. Once the screw is inserted into the jaw, a fake tooth is attached to the screw, giving the appearance – and functionality – of a natural tooth. So, what’s an all-on-four dental implant then? Well, times a dental implant by four and that’s what you get! In actuality, it’s a little bit more than that – instead of one screw for each tooth, a dentist can attach an entire set of dentures with four simple screws.

The Process

The process of having all-on-four dental implants can be very intimidating. However, your dentist will take every precaution necessary to make sure you are comfortable. Putting you at ease will most likely include the administration of an anesthetic. They will then remove all the teeth which are failing, or in danger of failing, before surgically implanting the screw into the jaw. Usually, this will be two in the front and two towards the back of the mouth.  After, they will stitch and suture and wounds.

Recovery Time

All-on-four dentures, unlike standard dentures, have a quick turnaround when it comes to recovery time. This is because the implants fuse with the bone, creating a lasting and secure fit from day one.

That’s not to say that you won’t feel some discomfort in the days following the procedure. As such, it is best that you not only rest but ensure that you keep your mouth as clean as possible, so the wounds heal fully and infection does not set in.

Cost of All-On-Four Dental Implants

Like most dental procedures, the cost of an all-on-four dental implant can vary greatly. This is because of the number of teeth needed, the number of visits and dentists required for the treatment, and the materials used can all vary.

Acrylic

The most commonly used material for all-on-four dentures is acrylic compound. Typically your dentist builds them around a framework of titanium screws. As these are the most common materials used for the procedure, the costs are naturally lower than with other materials.

Porcelain

Porcelain dentures are more expensive than acrylic, but they offer a much more realistic appearance and are much longer lasting than their acrylic counterparts. While they may be more expensive,  their appearance and durability may offset the initial costs.

If You Need Dental Implants, Care One Is Here to Help

Damaged teeth can be painful. However, visiting a dentist shouldn’t be. At Care One Dental, we strive to make getting dental work done a pleasant experience. We specialize in providing our clients comprehensive dental care at affordable prices. If you are looking to say goodbye to dental problems, then give us a call today at (561) 894-4299.

For a limited time, Care One Dental is offering a dental implant special! For just $1,999, patients can receive a dental implant, on top of an abutment and crown – all at an unbeatable price!

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Can Children’s Oral Health Affect School Performance?

If your child is struggling or falling behind in school, you may investigate why. Perhaps they aren’t studying long enough? Or maybe they are having attention issues or other behavioral problems. What if, however, their poor academic performances weren’t due to bad behavior, but rather bad health? And what if their poor health was dental related? Confused? Ask yourself this – can children’s oral health affect school performance?

Why Oral Health Affects Grades

Dental care and school performance may not seem like they go hand and hand, but the reality is that proper oral health and care are essential to a child’s educational success.

In fact, according to studies published in the American Journal of Public Health, students with tooth pain were four times more likely to have a low-grade point average than those students with proper oral hygiene and care. In addition, 11 percent of students who lacked access to proper dental care missed school, in comparison to just 4 percent of students who had access to dental care. The studies concluded that “Children with poorer oral health status were more likely to experience dental pain, miss school, and perform poorly in school. These findings suggest that improving children’s oral health status may be a vehicle for enhancing their educational experience.

The reality is that many children, regardless of their access to dental care, are not great at communicating with parents about their dental discomfort or pain. This is especially true if they believe that they may face discipline for their behaviors – such as not brushing their teeth or eating too much candy. In addition, children may not fully understand why they do not feel well, and may not associate it with dental problems. If a child avoids discussing their pain, they may go to school in agony – meaning their performance may suffer a noticeable decline.

What You Can Do

One of the best ways to help your child avoid the worries of declining school performances due to tooth pain is to help them practice proper oral hygiene techniques. Regular brushing and flossing is the best preventative measure your child can take to avoid cavities or other dental ailments. It’s also crucial that you provide your child with a healthy, well-balanced diet, rich in fruits and vegetables and low in processed sugars. Scheduling frequent, regular dental check-ups and cleanings is another excellent way to ensure your child doesn’t suffer as a result of poor dental care.

Contact Care One Dental Today

It is essential that your child visits the dentist as soon as tooth pain begins. Only an experienced dentist can properly diagnose and treat an infected or broken tooth, take care of a cavity, or other dental problem which is bothering your child.

Toothaches are painful. Visiting a dentist shouldn’t be. At Care One Dental, we strive to make getting dental work done a pleasant experience. We specialize in providing our clients comprehensive dental care at affordable prices. If you are looking to help your child say goodbye to tooth pain – and hello to better grades – give us a call today at 561-894-4299.

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Composite Fillings Vs. Amalgam: Which is Better?

Getting a dental filling is no fun. Neither is deciding which type of filling to get: amalgam or composite. There are, however, differences between the two which make choosing the right one an important decision you shouldn’t neglect. So, composite fillings vs. amalgam: Which is better?

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are silver in appearance and are the time-tested fillings that are familiar to most people. Amalgam refers to a mixture of metals, which in the case of fillings are copper, silver, tin, and mercury. In fact, mercury amounts for half of the make-up of amalgam fillings, as it acts as a bonding agent for the other metals, creating a strong, durable filling material. There are several pros and cons associated with traditional amalgam fillings:

Pros

  • Amalgam fillings have been used for over one hundred years, meaning they have been proven effective with time.
  • Amalgam fillings last on average 10 to 15 years, meaning you do not have to replace them as often as composite fillings.Amalgam fillings are much less expensive than composite fillings.

Cons

  • Amalgam fillings are much more noticeable than composite fillings, as they are metallic in color.
  • Because of the combinations of metals found in amalgam fillings, some individuals may be allergic or sensitive to them.

Composite Fillings

Composite, or resin, fillings are a compound of plastic and ceramic. Composite fillings, also known as white fillings, blend in with the natural tooth, providing an invisible appearance. Like amalgam fillings, composite ones have many benefits and drawbacks:

Pros

  • Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are the same color as your natural teeth, meaning they are practically invisible.
  • Composite resin is much more flexible than the metals in amalgam fillings, meaning that less drilling is required and more of the original tooth is retained.
  • Resin easily bonds to teeth.

Cons

  • Composite fillings require replacement more often than amalgam fillings. Composite fillings usually last between five and seven years.
  • The process of installing a composite filling is much more time consuming than an amalgam filling.

So, Composite Fillings Vs. Amalgam: Which Is Better?

Still not sure what the best option is – amalgam or composite? The answer depends on a variety of factors. One element to consider is the location of the filling. If it is on a back tooth, amalgam fillings may be advantageous, as they last longer, are less visible to others, and are cheaper to get. For more visible teeth, composite fillings may work better, as they blend into your natural teeth. Another factor is insurance. Some insurance plans may not cover composite fillings – though this is much less common nowadays – as they are a deemed a cosmetic fix. The best way to decide for yourself if you should choose an amalgam or composite filling is to talk to your dentist.

If You Need Dental Work, Care One Is Here to Help

Cavities and damaged teeth can be painful. However, visiting a dentist shouldn’t be. At Care One Dental, we strive to make getting dental work done a pleasant experience. We specialize in providing our clients comprehensive dental care at affordable prices. If you are looking to say goodbye to dental problems, then give us a call today at (561) 894-4299.

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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Financing

For many, a trip to the dentist is a worrying thought – and not just because dentists have gotten a bad wrap as purveyors of pain. Dental treatments often scare patients because of the costs associated with them. Also, since many insurance policies offer limited coverage, individuals can find themselves paying out-of-pocket with huge bills to worry about. At Care One Dental, we aim to make a trip to the dentist as painless and pleasurable as possible – and that includes our pricing! Unfortunately, however, some procedures are more costly than others. We strive to provide our patients with as much information as possible so they can make the best decisions for their health. Here’s everything you need to know about dental financing.

Insurance

When it comes to dental financing, your best bet to reduce your dental costs is to enroll in a dental insurance program. Usually offered by employers, dental insurance is a great way to cover the typical costs of preventative dental procedures and visits. This usually means that for things like checkups or cleanings, all you need to do is cover your copay or premiums.

Insurance programs usually grade dental procedures on a scale of cost and necessity, meaning more expensive procedures may only be partially covered. Usually, complicated procedures are limited to a maximum dollar amount of around $1,500 per year, although this can change depending on the provider.

CareCredit

The associated costs with necessary or cosmetic dentist procedures often put many people off from getting the work done they badly need. Fortunately, CareCredit is there to cover what insurance may not. Available at many dentists, including Care One Dental, CareCredit overs qualified patients a line of coverage on deductibles, copays, or any costs that dental insurance may not cover.

What makes CareCredit a great choice is that it offers no interest on purchases from $200 to $999 depending on the procedure – if the balance is repaid in full within six to 24 months. To find out if they qualify, patients simply apply at the dentist’s office. If approved, they don’t need to re-apply again, giving them the peace of mind that their future dental needs are covered just in case.

Paying Out-of-Pocket

Paying out-of-pocket for dental procedures is another way to cover the costs of dental care. While obviously not ideal for the patient, in many instances’ dentists are willing to work with individuals so that they are able to receive the care they want – and need. If you need to pay for a dental procedure out-of-pocket, always discuss your options with your dentist. Depending on your history with the dental practice or your personal situation, they may be able to help set up a payment plan, offer a discount, or something else to make sure you aren’t denied care.

If You Need Dental Financing, Care One Is Here to Help

Damaged teeth can be painful. However, visiting a dentist shouldn’t be. At Care One Dental, we strive to make getting dental work done a pleasant experience. We specialize in providing our clients comprehensive dental care at affordable prices. If you are looking to say goodbye to dental problems, then give us a call today at (561) 894-4299.

 

For a limited time, Care One Dental is offering a dental implant special! For just $1,999, patients can receive a dental implant, on top of an abutment and crown – all at an unbeatable price!

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Does Teeth Whitening Damage Your Enamel?

When someone realizes they have discolored teeth, they can feel embarrassed, have a loss of self-esteem, or any number of other negative reactions. Fortunately, teeth whitening can return both their brilliant smile and their confidence. But are there any side-effects? And does teeth whitening damage your enamel?

A Common Teeth Whitening Myth

One of the most common concerns when it comes to tooth whitening is if these products can cause damage to the tooth’s enamel. The answer to this question is really quite simple: no. It absolutely will not.

Right now, I can almost hear you screaming at your screen, “this can’t be right! Whitening hurts my teeth, so surely there’s damage being done!”  But there is plenty of reasons why professional teeth whitening is perfectly safe, which we’ll discuss now.

Tooth Enamel

First and foremost, tooth enamel is incredibly durable. Tooth enamel is the outer covering of the tooth – almost like its protective shell. Enamel, which covers the visible tooth, is considered to be the hardest tissue in the human body and is exceptionally rugged. This enamel, however, isn’t what causes discoloration of teeth. Enamel is translucent and composed of tiny tubules, which allow stains to permeate the dentin, which lies beneath it.

Dentin

Dentin is the main portion of a tooth – and is responsible for the color of it. This layer of tissue is what absorbs much of the tooth’s stains – from things such as sodas, tea or coffee, wine, tobacco, or other products. In order to successfully whiten your teeth, products must bypass the enamel, through the previously mentioned tubules and remove stains from the dentin. This is why tooth whitening is virtually harmless to your enamel. In fact, according to WebMD, products which utilize 10-percent carbamide peroxide showed no effect on the mineral content or hardness of a tooth’s enamel surface.

Tooth Sensitivity

One reason why people believe that tooth whitening must damage the tooth’s enamel is that of pain and sensitivity. According to Reader’s Digest, 78-percent of those having their teeth whitened experience sensitivity. While this discomfort would seem to imply that damage is taking place, this is not the case. As the whitening products begin to take effect, the tubules of the enamel are left open and exposed to bleaching agents, like peroxide-based whiteners – which causes sensitivity to the dentin.

Fortunately, this discomfort is temporary, and will not cause any lasting damage to either your enamel or dentin. However, when the tubules are opened, and the dentin exposed, the dentin often becomes dehydrated, and as such, susceptible to further staining. For this reason, it is best to avoid any food or beverages which might discolor the teeth further during the whitening process.

Care One Dental Can Give You Back Your Smile!

Discolored teeth can be embarrassing and cause great mental anguish. Fortunately, getting your teeth whitened back to their pearly brilliance is an easy process! Visiting a dentist, however, shouldn’t be painful or stressful. At Care One Dental, we strive to make getting dental work done a pleasant experience. We specialize in providing our clients comprehensive dental care at affordable prices. If you re looking to say goodbye to unsightly teeth and give us a call today at (561) 894-4299.

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Invisalign 101

Invisalign is quickly gaining popularity as an effective way to realign teeth. More discreet than traditional braces, whose metal hardware can irritate gums and embarrass wearers, Invisalign’s nearly invisible aligners give patients effective results – without the eyesore. Here’s Care One Dental’s guide to this amazing system: Invisalign 101.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a popular, modern dental solution to straightening teeth without conventional metal braces. Smooth, durable – and nearly invisible – plastic is custom molded into a set of aligners that snap into place over the user’s teeth. Every two weeks, the user exchanges the old aligners for a new set that slowly straighten the patient’s teeth to their correct positions.

Invisalign, which has grown greatly in popularity in recent years, is not for everyone. For those with severe straightening or re-spacing issues, traditional metal braces may be more effective. Your dentist will be able to scan your mouth with Invisalign’s 3D Imaging Technology to see if Invisalign is the right option for you.

How Long Does It Take?

As with traditional metal braces, the length of time a patient will have to use Invisalign to get the results they desire can vary greatly. Generally speaking, the average length of an Invisalign treatment in about 12 months. The overall time frame, however, is dependent on the severity of the alignment issues with the teeth, to begin with. For a more accurate estimation of the length of treatment, it is best to consult your dentist.

What Are the Benefits?

Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional metal braces. These include:

  • Comfort – Invisalign, while uncomfortable with initial usage, is usually considered much more comfortable than traditional braces, which can cause irritation to the gums.
  • Removable – Invisalign aligners are removable, which allows users the chance to remove Invisalign for meals or any other reason.
  • Invisible – Like the name implies, Invisalign is nearly invisible, meaning patients can have all the benefits of traditional braces, without the unsightly metal and rubber bands.

Are There Any Drawbacks?

While Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional braces, that does not mean that they do not have any drawbacks to their metal counterparts. These drawbacks include:

  • More Expensive – Invisalign offers users the chance to straighten their teeth without the unsightly appearance of traditional braces. Unfortunately, however, this benefit comes with an added cost. Traditional metal braces generally cost around $3,000-5,000; whereas Invisalign can cost between $3,000-8,000. While the disparity isn’t too great, many dental insurance policies will greatly reduce the out-of-pocket expense for patients using metal braces. While more and more providers are beginning to consider Invisalign a comparable treatment to braces, not all offer the same coverage – so it’s best to consult with your dentist.
  • Not Suitable for Everyone – As mentioned earlier, for patients with severe alignment issues, traditional braces may be more effective than Invisalign.

Is There Any Discomfort?

When beginning Invisalign treatment, patients may experience discomfort. As the aligners fit over the top of the teeth, they can take some getting used to – users may find themselves subconsciously try to remove them in their sleep. In addition, as the teeth begin to shift, users may experience pain and discomfort – this is normal and is similar to metal braces. The pain will subside over time.

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At Care One Dental, we strive to make getting dental work done a pleasant experience. We specialize in providing our clients comprehensive dental care at affordable prices. If you are looking to say goodbye to crooked teeth, give us a call today at 1-561-894-4299.

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