What Happens After an Invisalign Treatment is Completed?

 

 

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LAST UPDATED: MARCH 28, 2017

Once an Invisalign treatment is complete, patients come out with a beautiful new smile that has taken over a year to receive. But it is not over yet. In order to keep that beautiful smile, patients have to continue with an orthodontic aftercare process.

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The Greatest Self Has a Peaceful Smile

In one study, researchers found that 25 percent of participants hesitate to smile in pictures due to the appearance of their teeth. 28 percent of people in the study don’t smile when they’re featured in social media due to their smile. Lastly, over 80 percent of study participants believe that their teeth are ugly. That’s a lot of people who are unsatisfied with their smile!

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An Awesome Smile Checklist 2017

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All things considered, in professional settings, public or social situations you want your smile to be fabulous. It is hard to feel confident with misaligned teeth, over or under bites, or crowded teeth. Consequently, correcting the problem with braces will result in a more confident smile.

Types of Orthodontic Treatment

Generally speaking, there are so many options today that can be used to fix your smile. Invisalign, esthetic and Lingual braces can be used for individuals who want to straighten their teeth without people knowing they are wearing orthodontics. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move the teeth into the correct position over time.

These aligners can be removed while you eat or brush your teeth. The aligners are replaced as your teeth straighten. Lingual braces are placed on behind the teeth. These allow straightening over time, too. People will not be able to tell that you have them on. Thus, you can wear orthodontics without anyone knowing you have them on if you want to.

What to Expect

The first step to your perfect smile begins with a trip to your orthodontist for an initial consultation. This will take about an hour. The process will be thoroughly explained. How to care for your orthodontics, foods to avoid, a timeline, pain relief methods and more will be covered during this visit. All of your questions will be answered.

Your Perfect Smile

In conclusion. After you have completed treatment you can expect a great smile. The orthodontist will remove all of the metal, wires and brackets to reveal straight even teeth. You may have to wear a retainer for a while to keep the teeth in their proper positions, thus, ultimately, you can start practicing on your smile immediately.

Finally, contact Dr. Panucci today. A little time, a little patience and the completed treatment will result in a confident, happy smile for you.

Beach Braces Orthodontics
220 N. Aviation Blvd
Suite A
Manhattan Beach
CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006
Skype: Beachbraces
http://www.beachbraces.org/
 An Awesome Smile Checklist 2017 

How Invisalign is Made?

LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Invisalign Explained

Many people who are considering Invisalign dental aligners may be curious to know the process of how they are made. Because Invisalign is a very different system than traditional braces the process for making Invisalign appliances also varies greatly from the process of making braces. Here are the steps that are required to make an individual patient’s Invisalign appliances.

FAQ

Do they take X-rays and photographs?

Detailed x-rays and photographs are taken of the patient’s teeth which are then sent away to Align Technology. Align technology is a company that works to build three-dimensional models from x-rays, photographs and impressions. This is why initial scans and photographs are needed.

Do they use computer modeling?

One Align technology receives an order for Invisalign and the required x-rays and photographs, their technicians can work to generate a 3-D model of a patient’s mouth. After the 3-D model has been rendered simulations can take place.

Do they use Simulation?

Technicians will then straighten their teeth in the 3-D model by moving them into their final position. This is done in partnership with the patient’s orthodontist. After the orthodontist and the technician have determined the necessary steps to straighten teeth into their final position, the orthodontist can speak with the patient again to determine exactly how they would like their teeth to look after treatment has finished. Between the patient and the orthodontist treatment options are laid out and the manufacturing can begin.

Where are they manufactured?

Using the computer simulations Align technology can then produce the individual aligners that will be required to complete the patient’s treatment. There will be a number of aligners used over the course of the treatment as the average length of time the patient must wear an individual aligner is around two weeks. Patients will need to change  these aligners throughout the course of their treatment to gradually move teeth into the position that the computer simulation identified. The manufacturer will create the aligners using a detailed manufacturing process.

How is treatment monitored?

Treatment is monitored and if adjustments need to be made the manufacture can be contacted to make adjustments to new aligners as they are ordered. With today’s computer modeling and detailed orthodontic dental scanners treatment is usually very accurate to the computer model simulations. Through simulations manufacturers and orthodontists have developed very accurate treatment that cuts down on costs, adjustments and appointment visits. As long as the patient continues to wear Invisalign for the prescribed amount of time each day, they can usually complete their treatment within just one year and with minimal orthodontic visits as compared to treatment with traditional braces.

As you can see the process of making and ordering Invisalign is slightly different than that of traditional braces. With the computer technology available , revolutionary clear materials and faster treatment time many patients are choosing Invisalign for their orthodontic treatment.

Call Us Today to Start Orthodontic Treatment

If you live in Manhattan Beach, Calif., then contact our orthodontist at Beach Braces. Dr. Patricia J. Panucci enjoys providing treatments for adults, teenagers and children with these orthodontic devices:

• Braces – self-ligating or lingual
• Aligners – clear plastic devices designed by Invisalign

At our orthodontic facility, we offer fast and thorough examinations with the top-of-the-line diagnostic computer imaging devices. make an appointment on-line with us today or call us at 310-379-0006 for your first orthodontic examination with Dr. Panucci.

 

Beach Braces Orthodontics
220 N. Aviation Blvd
Suite A
Manhattan Beach
CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006
Skype: Beachbraces
http://www.beachbraces.org/


Improve Your Smile and Change Your Life

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Behold The New

Did you know that trying new things is good for you? As it turns out, stepping outside of our everyday routines for new, novel experiences can promote our health, happiness, and well-being.

A study conducted by psychologist Rich Walker of Winston-Salem State University found that people that engaged in a variety of experiences held on to more positive emotions and fewer negative ones than people with less diverse experiences. A majority of positive emotions is important because, according to Walker, when positive and negative emotions are at a one-to-one ratio, there is potential for a host of disorders, including depression and anxiety.

Shake up your routine do something new. Here are seven ideas to try this week:

  • 1. Volunteer at your local homeless shelter.
  • 2. Go out for a new type of cuisine.
  • 3. Research nearby parks and take a walk in one of which you’ve never visited.
  • 4. Go on Meetup.com and find a group that interests you.
  • 5. Try a new recipe for dinner.
  • 6. Introduce yourself to a neighbor to whom you’ve never spoken.
  • 7. Plant a small garden.

 

Seize The Day

Adopting a seize the day attitude can have a positive impact on your life. Have you been putting off discussing Invisalign braces with your orthodontist? If you’re given a chance to make an improvement in your life, take it. Taking action improves self-confidence and can spread into other areas of our lives. Before you know it, you may be asking for that well-deserved promotion, planning a trip that you’ve always wanted to take, or finally asking that special someone out for dinner. And all because you took the first step toward taking control of your oral health.

Furthermore, self-consciousness about your smile shouldn’t be the thing that holds you back from trying new things. Call Beach Braces today and make an appointment with an orthodontist to see if Invisalign Braces are right for you. Your life is waiting.

Beach Braces Orthodontics
220 N. Aviation Blvd
Suite A
Manhattan Beach
CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006
Skype: Beachbraces
http://www.beachbraces.org/

Improve Your Smile and Change Your Life


How to Start Orthodontic Treatment 2017

Straightening Your Teeth Makes It Easier to Perform Oral Hygiene

Robert H. Schuller was a motivational speaker who believed that in order to succeed at anything, you have to start at the beginning. When you have crooked teeth that are difficult to brush and floss, you must begin to solve this problem by visiting an orthodontist. At an orthodontic facility, you can undergo an examination to determine if you have mild, moderate or severe malocclusions.

After an evaluation, you will know if you require long-term treatment with braces or if treatment with aligners is suitable. Having your misaligned teeth straightened makes it easier to perform oral hygiene to prevent cavities, gingivitis and halitosis.

Begin to Wear Plastic Aligners Within a Few Days

When you need orthodontic treatment, it is better to start wearing the appropriate devices right away to begin enjoying an attractive smile and better bite sooner. Today, you don’t need to wait for several weeks for your customized aligners because the items are ready within a few days.

You will receive approximately 25 sets of aligners that are made in slightly different configurations to shift your teeth into the best positions, and you should wear each set of aligners for two weeks before switching to a new set. Occasionally, you will visit your orthodontist to have a new examination to make sure that the aligners are working optimally.

Call Us Today to Start Orthodontic Treatment

If you live in Manhattan Beach, Calif., then contact our orthodontist at Beach Braces. Dr. Patricia J. Panucci enjoys providing treatments for adults, teenagers and children with these orthodontic devices:

• Braces – self-ligating or lingual
• Aligners – clear plastic devices designed by Invisalign

At our orthodontic facility, we offer fast and thorough examinations with the top-of-the-line diagnostic computer imaging devices. make an appointment on-line with us today or call us at 310-379-0006 for your first orthodontic examination with Dr. Panucci.

 

Beach Braces Orthodontics
220 N. Aviation Blvd
Suite A
Manhattan Beach
CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006
Skype: Beachbraces
http://www.beachbraces.org/

How to Start Orthodontic Treatment 2017


Can Orthodontic Treatment Improve Your Future?

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A healthy mouth and teeth are incredibly important to both our physical health and mental well-being. Basic dental care and appointments are essential, but sometimes not enough. Furthermore, orthodontics is the practice of treating irregularities of the teeth which impact the mouth or jaw.

Problems Requiring Orthodontic Care

firstly, a trip to the orthodontist can be life changing. If you have any of the conditions below schedule an appointment as soon as possible:

  • Incorrect bite – An improper bite could be an under bite, over bite, or cross bite
  • Excessive spacing – If you have irregular spacing between any of your teeth this could be impacting your bite
  • Crowding – Crowding refers to teeth which are crooked or overlapping

Why Orthodontic Care is Necessary

Health – In fact misaligned teeth can be a hazard to your physical health. An orthodontic visit can help alleviate the following problems:

  • Oral health
  • Bone loss
  • Restore missing teeth
  • Malfunctioning teeth
  • Lack of Self-confidence (An attractive smile and healthy mouth are also an important part of self-esteem.)

Orthodontic Services

By and large, there are a couple of viable orthodontic treatments that will positively impact your life.

Braces – Gone are the days when having braces means you smile everyone sees a mouthful of metal. Lingual braces are mostly invisible and installed behind your teeth. They are ultimately worn for 12 -24 weeks.

Invisalign – Invisalign is a state of the art procedure which utilizes 3D computer graphics. As a matter of fact it involves custom made comfortable aligners which are placed strategically to adjust your teeth and mouth. Depending on the individual needs you may have anywhere from 12-48 aligners which you wear for up to two weeks each. Finally, you should remove the aligners for eating, brushing, and flossing.

Lingual braces and Invisalign services are available for teenagers and adults. Don’t spend another day with a malfunctioning and uncomfortable mouth so check out our website here and contact us for a consultation with an orthodontist today.

Beach Braces Orthodontics
220 N. Aviation Blvd
Suite A
Manhattan Beach
CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006
Skype: Beachbraces
http://www.beachbraces.org/

Can Orthodontic Treatment Improve Your Future?


Wear a Perfect Smile 2017

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Your Smile

Smile. There are many reasons to smile. Some people smile for their significant others and children usually smile for their parents. The one thing that all these smiles should have in common is a healthy set of teeth. One thing that your orthodontist knows is that there is nothing more satisfying than smiling without feeling self-conscious due to dental issues.

What You Can Remedy

You will see what it feels like to talk to a skilled orthodontist when you give us an opportunity to help. There are a number of things that we can help with like the following:
  • Worn teeth that could lead to tooth sensitivity
  • Misaligned teeth that could lead to cavities or plaque
  • Bad bites that could make it hard to chew properly or speak
  • Overbites and underbites can be dealt with
  • Structural issues with the jaw

 

Of course, these are just some of the issues that our orthodontic specialists can help you with, but there are others. You should know that we have a number of different ways to help you with some of these issues, too.

 

Other Options

For example, many of our clients love Invisalign, which is akin to traditional braces except they are totally invisible. Invisalign could take as long as traditional braces to fix certain issues and are also removable.

The treatment does require you to come into the office every two weeks to get an adjusted set of aligners to put enough pressure on the teeth. The pressure helps correct issues with your teeth. We know that living in Manhattan Beach, Calif., can get hectic due to the traffic, but our team will do what is possible to accommodate any visit around your schedule. Visit us at Beach Braces, or give us a call at 310-379-0006 to see if we can give you another reason to smile.

 

Beach Braces Orthodontics
220 N. Aviation Blvd
Suite A
Manhattan Beach
CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006
Skype: Beachbraces
http://www.beachbraces.org/

Wear a Perfect Smile 2017


5 Ways Orthodontics Can Help You

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You’re never fully dressed without a smile ~Martin Charnin

Orthodontics is ready to help you. A day in Manhattan Beach, Calif., is not complete without a great outfit and smile, yet some people do not let their smiles shine because of an orthodontic issue. There is no need to live without smiling because you have the orthodontic specialists at the Beach Braces office to help you deal with any dental issues.

A good orthodontist knows how important a smile is. Smiling helps a person feel happier than they would otherwise, and correcting dental issues can help improve self-esteem. You know that self-esteem can propel you forward in more ways than one. Your happiness matters to a good orthodontist.

Orthodontics Can Help

The following are just some of the things you can expect your orthodontic specialist to help you with:

  • Excessive wear on the teeth due to grinding or other oral issues
  • Misaligned teeth or crooked teeth
  • Bad bites, underbites, or overbites
  • Structural issues with the jaw, which could disfigure your face in time
  • Gaps between the teeth

These issues can make someone self-conscious, and your orthodontic specialist can help you reverse these problems. Some of these problems are a lot more serious than you might imagine. For example, excessive wear can actually lead to sensitive teeth because the enamel is compromised.

Misaligned teeth or crooked teeth give bacteria and food particles an opportunity to hide from your toothbrush or floss. This means the likelihood of cavities or other ailments is heightened due to these orthodontic-related ailments.

Rest Assured

You can be sure that everyone in our office will do everything in their power to make sure that your smile is as healthy and beautiful as it is meant to be. We can deal with some of these issues using options like Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are like traditional braces, except they are removable and invisible. You can visit us in our Beach Braces website, or call us at 310-379-0006 to schedule an appointment.

Beach Braces Orthodontics
220 N. Aviation Blvd
Suite A
Manhattan Beach
CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006
Skype: Beachbraces
http://www.beachbraces.org/

 5 Ways Orthodontics Can Help You


4 Best Ways to Wear a Great Smile 2016

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Wear an Attractive Smile

When you get dressed in the morning, make sure to smile and look at your teeth because nothing you wear is more important than your smile. If you are spending hundreds of dollars on expensive blouses and slacks, then you can also invest in repairing your teeth by visiting an orthodontist. The first thing that someone notices about you is your smile instead of your outfit, so when you decide to learn more about modern orthodontic treatment, you are making a great choice. At an orthodontic facility, you will undergo a complete examination to determine if you have mild, moderate or severe malocclusions of your teeth.

Straighten Your Teeth

If you have a few teeth that are misaligned, then you are likely a candidate for Invisalign aligners. These plastic aligners are clear, and you can smile throughout the day without anyone noticing the devices. You must wear your aligners as much as possible, but it is possible to remove the devices when you are eating food or brushing your teeth. After two weeks, you will throw away the old aligners to change to a new set. Alternatively, if you have severely misaligned teeth, then you need to wear braces for two to four years. Fortunately, there are lingual devices that you can wear on the backs of your teeth to ensure that your smile is still gorgeous.

Call Our Orthodontist

To schedule your first appointment in California, call Beach Braces in Manhattan Beach. Dr. Patricia J. Panucci offers expert orthodontic care to adults, children, and teenagers with these types of orthodontic devices:

• Braces – lingual or self-ligating
• Invisalign – for adults and teenagers
• AcceleDent Aura – reduces orthodontic treatment time
• Colorful brackets – requested by teenagers and children

Call our orthodontist today at 310-379-0006 for a free consultation to learn how to wear a gorgeous smile for the rest of your life.

Beach Braces Orthodontics
220 N. Aviation Blvd
Suite A
Manhattan Beach
CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006
Skype: Beachbraces
http://www.beachbraces.org/

4 Ways to Wear a Great Smile