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What Can Invisalign Do for Me?

May 31, 2012

The short answer to the question, “What can Invisalign do for me?” is “A lot.” If you’ve ever worried that straightening your smile would mean giving up your professional image, Invisalign can put your fears to rest. With Invisalign, you can finally have the improved smile, the improved confidence, and the improved lifestyle you’ve dreamed of.

Straightening Smiles with Invisalign

Invisalign uses a series of custom-made acrylic aligners to gradually move teeth into their ideal alignment. You’ll wear each pair for about two weeks until you’ve completed your treatment.

Because Invisalign uses clear trays to straighten teeth instead of brackets and wires, you can look forward to straightening your smile without drawing attention to your braces. Most people won’t even know you’re wearing them.

But what sets Invisalign apart even more from other orthodontic solutions is that Invisalign’s aligners are removable. That means you can remove them for special events – like an important meeting or night out with friends – or for regular brushing and flossing. By removing them to brush and floss, you can ensure that your teeth get the thorough cleansing they deserve. With bracket-and-wire braces, on the other hand, it can be difficult to really give teeth the care they need to stay healthy, resulting in unintended cavities.

Are You Ready To Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more about how Dr. Salivonchik can help you transform your smile with Invisalign, call our office today to schedule a consultation appointment. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, in addition to explaining treatment more thoroughly. Call us today if you live in and around the Lehigh Valley area.

Do I Need a Porcelain Crown?

May 21, 2012

If you have a tooth that’s badly decayed, worn, cracked, or broken, you may need to have it restored with a porcelain crown. Using a crown, it’s possible for Dr. Salivonchik to return strength, structure, and function to a tooth that might otherwise have to be removed.

For your convenience, our Whitehall dental office uses CEREC technology to mill custom-made porcelain crowns in just a single visit. That’s something that sets us apart from other practices.

Traditionally, it’s taken at least two visits to complete a crown procedure. During the first procedure, an impression is taken of the patient’s tooth and a temporary crown is put in place. During the second, the procedure is completed with a permanent crown. In between that, though, it’s always possible another appointment could be needed if your temporary crown falls out or cracks.

With CEREC, the entire procedure can be reduced to just a single visit.

When you come in, Dr. Salivonchik will take a 3D image of the tooth we’ll be replacing. That information will be fed to our CEREC machine, which will start working on your tooth. Once it’s done, all that’s left is for us to put your crown in place and check the fit. That’s all there is to it!

If you’d like to know more about CEREC crowns from Dr. Salivonchik’s Whitehall dental office, visit our CEREC page or give us a call. We serve patients Whitehall, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and beyond.