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Why Teenagers Go for Invisalign?

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In the past, a trip to the orthodontist for a teenager almost guaranteed a mouth full of metal. While parents reassured these teens that it was “for their own good,” the thought of spending a majority of their high school years with hardware on their teeth was devastating. Many people have even opted to live with misaligned teeth as a way to avoid wearing these metal brackets.

Now, however, teens do not have to panic at the thought of having their teeth straightened. In many cases, the use of Invisalign can straighten their teeth without any noticeable hardware on their teeth.

Why Teens Love Invisalign

Being a teenager is hard enough. There is already so much going on in their lives as they grow into adulthood that adding metal braces to the mix can be devastating. As everyone remembers from when they were a teen, being self-conscious is part of the teen years is something that is not often avoided. Adding large metal braces to this factor does not help with self-esteem issues.

Teens have found that using the clear plastic teeth straightening product, however, usually goes unnoticed by their peers. They can slip the device on their teeth and go about their daily routine without much notice to their teeth. If anything, as their teeth, begins to straighten, their confidence grows.

Eat What They Love

Another drawback to metal brackets is that you are restricted from many foods that teens enjoy. Simple pleasures like chewing gum and popcorn are forbidden when you have brackets, and eating an apple is only accomplished by cutting it into bite size pieces. While every orthodontist is going to recommend that their clients avoid candy, teens are bound to indulge and many candies can ruin metal brackets. When you are using this type of teeth straightening product, an indulgence once in a while on candy will not ruin the product.

Easier Oral Care

One of the most difficult tasks for teens wearing metal devices is proper oral care. These teens must take special care for flossing and brushing that go above and beyond a normal tooth care routine. When you are using the Invisalign product, tooth care remains easy, just brushing and flossing; this ensures that the teen will keep up their good oral hygiene routine.

In addition to easy oral care for the teeth and gums, cleaning and maintaining the aligner product is also quite simple. Patients who use this plastic aligner can clean them with specially formulated cleaning crystals each day. These cleaning crystals keep the product sparkling clean, free from plaque or other debris, and eliminate any type of odours that may occur from daily life. The ability to keep this product clean in such an easy manner is very beneficial to teens.

Sports And Other Activities

Being active in sports and other activities can be hampered when your teeth are covered in metal. Since many of these activities are very physical in nature, the chances of having an impact in the mouth area are high and can lead to injuries of the mouth if metal brackets are installed on the teeth.

How This Product Works

The largest reason that teens love this product is because of how easy it is to use and achieve results. There are never any wires to tighten; there are never any brackets to change. You are not required to wear rubber bands in your mouth, and you will never have to wear head gear.

When you decide to use this type of teeth straightening product, the orthodontist takes a mould of your mouth to determine the placement of your teeth and uses this to cast a mould of the teeth straightener. Using a specific calculation method, the aligner is created to gently begin to move your teeth into a different position. Once the aligner is completed, the teen simply slips on the clear plastic device and goes about their day.

About every two weeks a new aligner will be created to continue the straightening process. This process continues until the straightening is achieved. It is really that simple. invisalign teen smile

Confidence Levels Are Boosted

Confidence can help you achieve your goals and leads to many pleasurable things in life. Helping teens build confidence is one of the reasons parents choose to have teeth straightening performed for their teens. A person who is happy with their smile always feels more confident.

When you use an invisible straightening product, you are giving your teen a double-dose of confidence. Not only do they understand that their teeth will be straightened when the process is complete, they are comfortable knowing that they will not have large metal brackets installed on their teeth making them feel self-conscious.

This added confidence can make all the difference in the high school experience. Teens that would normally feel left out and excluded can feel confident in their appearance and achieve their desires and goals. Why confidence plays such a large part in the formative teen years is unknown, but it is something that will carry over for them into their adulthood.

Helping your teen achieve a smile that they desire is not as difficult as it used to be. It does not have to involve uncomfortable trips to the doctor for wire adjustments and bracket installations. It does not have to involve avoiding favorite foods or chewing gum. It does not have to involve avoiding sports or physical activities.

Teeth straightening in many cases can simply involve a clear plastic aligner that is easy to use, easy to clean and helps build self-confidence. Parents have grown to love these aligners and many wish that this product had been available when they were teens.

To find out if your teen is a good candidate for this type of teeth straightening program, you are encouraged to make an appointment with Beach Braces Orthodontics by calling 310 379 0006 or visiting our website at www.beachbraces.org. You can schedule an appointment online or over the phone for a consultation on this incredible teeth straightening product.

Beach Braces Orthodontics
220 N. Aviation Blvd
Suite A
Manhattan Beach
CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006
Fax: (310) 379-7051
Skype: Beachbraces
http://www.beachbraces.org/

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If You See a Friend Without a Smile

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Can Smiles Spread?

Yes, smiles really are contagious! Your smile truly does affect those around you. The area of your brain that controls your smiling mechanism and the times that you mimic someone else’s smile is in the cingulate cortex, which is a response area that is automatic. Swedish researchers showed subjects pictures of different emotions, including anger, fear, joy and surprise. When a subject was shown a picture of a smiling person, the researchers told them to frown. What the researchers found was that the subjects naturally did the opposite. It actually took a lot of effort for the subjects to put a frown on their face. When you smile at someone, the odds are good that they can’t help but return that smile to you. If they don’t, it’s only because they are trying really hard to be a Grumpy Gus!

Who Is Missing Your Smile?

We all want to make the people around us happy. That’s just a natural part of being a social, well-adjusted individual. We would all rather be around someone who’s flashing smiles as opposed to frowns. But passing along the smiles may be harder if you’re not happy with your own smile. While a smile is a smile is a smile, you may be less apt to flash your less-than-perfect whites to a friend or stranger who sorely needs it.

How Can The World Benefit From Your Smile?

Invisalign aligners can straighten your teeth without the use of braces. You can remove these invisible aligners, which means that no one has to know that you’re straightening your teeth. A benefit of Invisalign is that you can eat and drink as you normally do. You can also brush and floss as you would in your normal routine. Because these aligners are not braces, there are no metals, wires or brackets that can cause abrasions.

If you’re interesting in having the world benefit from your smile, contact Beach Braces to see if Invisalign is the right solution for your smile. You and your orthodontist can create a treatment plan that will give you your perfect smile.

Beach Braces Orthodontics
220 N. Aviation Blvd
Suite A, Manhattan Beach
CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006
Fax: (310) 379-7051
Skype: Beachbraces

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Smile; Don’t Take Life to Seriously!

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In today’s world, it seems like we are bombarded with stress and pressure. Sometimes, it can be hard for moms to get a break from the constant drive to be what society deems “perfect”. While it’s fantastic to strive to do your best, Dawn Gluskin reminds us all of some important truths when she states “Don’t take life too seriously! Nobody gets out alive anyway. Smile. Be goofy. Take chances. Have fun. Inspire.” Today we’re going to focus on how to do just that!

Be Goofy

Yes, there are times when you have to act like a mature adult, but there are also times when you can “let down your hair” and just enjoy the moment. Take the opportunity to goof off with your kids or enjoy time with some friends.

Take Chances

It’s easy for moms to get stuck in a comfort zone and feel nervous doing anything out of the norm. Today, break free from the bondage and feel free to step out there. Take chances and release your wild side.

Have Fun

Go out for pizza in the middle of the week, ride the scariest roller coaster at the amusement park, and listen to your favorite music on the way to work.

Inspire Others

Every day, you have the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of those around you. Whether you’re in college, working full-time, or a stay-at-home mom who only sees her kids, husband, and the workers at the grocery store, you have the chance to make a difference. Look to inspire those around you with acts of kindness and words of understanding.

Smile

How can you tell a happy girl? By the big smile on her face! Make a conscious effort to always wear that frown upside down, and let your smile bring joy wherever you go. It’s amazing what a smile can do for not only those around you but even for your own attitude. If you feel uncomfortable about your smile, consider looking into braces or Invisalign treatment.

Here at Beach Braces Orthodontics, we specialize in helping both adults and children unlock their hidden self-confidence by developing a beautiful smile. We will work with you to help you get the smile you want by using braces or Invisalign treatments. Contact us today and find out how our orthodontist can help you improve your quality of life!

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

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It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. ― Steve Maraboli

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The motivational speaker Steve Maraboli believes that giving someone a smile provides a lifetime of memories. When you smile at anyone, the expression may last less than a second, but it helps the other person feel better all day and influences someone’s behavior. If you avoid smiling because your teeth are crooked, then it is time to visit an orthodontist for a thorough examination. In many cases, a tiny change in your teeth’s alignment can make a huge difference in the appearance of a smile, and this is why many individuals choose to wear Invisalign to straighten their teeth.

Wear Clear Aligners

Invisalign aligners are one of the newest treatments recommended by an orthodontist for mild malocclusions. When you wear removable plastic aligners, the treatment plan typically lasts less than one year but can make a big difference in the positions of your teeth. These aligners are created in an assortment of sets, but each has a slightly different configuration. You are responsible for wearing the aligners in the correct order to move your teeth slowly into correct positions in the mouth. While you wear clear aligners, others can barely see the devices, so you can continue to give a great smile to anyone.

Schedule an Appointment

If you live in Manhattan Beach, Calif., then schedule an appointment with Dr. Patricia J. Panucci at Beach Braces. She is a knowledgeable orthodontist who provides personalized care to adults, teenagers, and children. While Dr. Panucci recommends Invisalign for many of her patients, she also offers these types of braces:

• Lingual – brackets are placed on the backs of teeth
• Self-ligating – designed without metal ties
• Wild smile – colorful brackets
• Clear – nearly invisible wires and brackets

When you have moderate to severe malocclusions, Dr. Panucci suggests that traditional braces rather than aligners are a better choice for repairing your misalignments.

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

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What Are the Signs that Braces May Be Needed?

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Few children grow up to have perfect teeth. Despite the best efforts of parents to train their kids in effective dental hygiene and twice-a-year checkups with a dentist, permanent teeth may display problems. Common dental concerns include teeth that do not come in when they should or in their designated place. Uneven alignment between upper and lower teeth is another issue. In fact, there are several scenarios that suggest someone may need or benefit from orthodontic treatment.

What is orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontia is the dental specialization that deals with teeth position and arrangement. It often involves moving teeth into correct or more effective positions. One or more teeth may create problems that interfere with biting, chewing, or even speaking. Addressing the problem at an optimum age helps to ensure the best possible outcome.

Typically, children should be evaluated for potential orthodontic work during their elementary school years. In fact, the age of seven is recommended by many orthodontic specialists. The specialist evaluates problems like an overbite or an underbite, crowding teeth, gaps and spaces, and jaw disorders. Failing to address these issues can eventually lead to tooth cavities, gum disease, earaches, headaches, and eating or speaking difficulties.

How are teeth straightened?

Teeth that are crooked, tilted, or tipped can often be corrected during orthodontic treatment. Depending on the examination findings, an orthodontist may suggest the placement of dental wires threaded through brackets that are bonded to the teeth to move teeth into their correct positions. The most suitable age for brackets and wires is when a child is a preteen (ten) or young teenager (fourteen). Since the affected parts are still growing, the teeth are easier to adjust with orthodontic treatment.

If teeth need to be moved, there are treatment options, with three types of braces. Metal brackets are traditional and are still widely used. Ceramic and plastic brackets may be clear or tinted to match the tooth color. They are not as noticeable as metal brackets and are well tolerated by most wearers. The lingual type adheres to the back side of teeth and can’t be seen by others. Wires connect the brackets and work to move the move into the desired positions.

A more recent style is a clear, removable appliance called aligners. A special version is called Invisalign. They can’t be seen, which boosts the confidence of young patients. For hygiene purposes, they can be removed to let the teeth be thoroughly brushed and flossed, which helps to deter decay. Aligners are switched after two weeks and are often used by patients with minimal spacing issues. Young patients who do not yet have permanent teeth do not wear aligners.

What if teeth are crowded?

The first phase of a treatment plan consists of wearing a palatal expander by those whose mouths are overly crowded by the teeth. In addition, if there are numerous permanent teeth that are crowding the mouth and making it difficult to straighten those that need work, some teeth may be extracted. Others may be shaved down on the external surface to help them fit more comfortably and neatly within the mouth.

The second phase takes place during adolescence and involves the placement of wires to move teeth to where they need to be. Most people undergo orthodontic treatment for between one and two years, although the amount of time may vary depending on the patient’s circumstances. When the wires are removed and the teeth are in their new, correct position, patients wear a retainer for a designated amount of time to maintain the teeth in their correct places until surrounding mouth tissues are aligned with the newly-even teeth.

Is treatment difficult?

Bonding the brackets to the teeth takes time and may be somewhat uncomfortable at first. In subsequent visits, the orthodontist will usually tighten the wires to continue moving the teeth to their target locations. After these visits, the teeth may feel slightly sore for a short time. But since they continue to move consistently due to the tightened wires, they will soon feel comfortable again.

Does dental hygiene change during orthodontic treatment?

While wearing corrective wires on teeth, hygiene is more important than ever. In addition to brushing after every meal with a soft-bristle toothbrush, patients should be sure to floss, taking care to use a flossing threader to get between the brackets and below the wires. Dental checkups are recommended every six months, along with professional dental cleanings to ensure the teeth remain healthy. Failure to maintain adequate cleaning can lead to dark stains around brackets and bands on the teeth.

Of course, if the patient experiences dental pain that feels like a cavity between six-month checkups, a dentist appointment should be made to get it checked.

What are other problems that may require brackets?

Before placing metal, ceramic, or Invisalign brackets on teeth, the specialist will look at related issues like gum health, teeth root decay, and jaw joint condition. If any of these areas need treatment, that will be factored into the equation for developing an overall treatment plan.

Crooked teeth do not have to be a persistent embarrassment. Professional orthodontia experts can provide a comprehensive examination and diagnosis, along with treatment recommendations, to correct malocclusions and related dental issues. Every child should be evaluated for the possible need of orthodontic treatment, although an increasing number of adults are seeking this type of treatment as well. If you think you or a family member might need orthodontic treatment, please contact Beach Braces for more information.

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

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Top 5 Reasons to live in Manhattan Beach

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There are many cities in the United States that make great homes. Manhattan Beach, California, however, is particularly nice. There are many reasons why one might want to live in this city. If you are considering moving to the city, you should know about the top 5 reasons to live in Manhattan Beach.

1. The area is beautiful. It is very clean, and it is full of beautiful homes.

2. The area is very safe, and is great for people who enjoy walking everywhere. This is not a city where people have to be afraid of walking on the street by themselves.

3. The weather is nice all the time. In this city, as well as other parts of Los Angeles, you will not have to deal with cold weather or snow that blocks the roads.

4. The area is quiet and peaceful, so you can enjoy your solitude and not have to deal with all sorts of obnoxious noises.

5. The ocean is absolutely stunning, and it is just a walk away from anywhere in the area.

Although there are clearly great things about living in the Manhattan Beach area, it is relevant to keep in mind that in this part of California, there is quite a bit of emphasis on appearance, and there are a lot of beautiful people walking around. As such, if you are self conscious about your teeth, it may be hard to live in this place. Fortunately, there is a solution for this. You can find an orthodontist.

Call Today

When you are faced with orthodontic treatment and want the brightest smile possible, make an appointment to visit Beach Braces Orthodontics. With a caring and professional staff, this Manhattan Beach orthodontics practice will ensure you walk away happy and confident in your new smile!

Dr. Panucci

Beach Braces, 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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Top 5 things to do in Manhattan Beach

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If you live in Manhattan Beach, you know that there is never a shortage of things you can do. The weather is always nice, so you can enjoy both outdoor and indoor activities. The following is a list of the top 5 things to do in Manhattan Beach.

1. Relax at the beach. There are many beaches to choose from, and you can just sit by the water and enjoy the view.

2. Take a walk. Whether you are at the beach, on a pier, or walking through town, the scenery is always lively and beautiful. You can get exercise while also taking in the surroundings.

3. Go for a bike ride. There are so many bike trails to choose from, and many of these are parts of beaches, so you can enjoy the ocean as you ride along in the breeze.

4. Play volleyball at the beach. This area is known for casual volleyball games and tournaments that are going on all the time. The weather is always nice, so this is always a fun way to spend leisure time.

5. Go to a restaurant. There are many great restaurants in this area, and most of them have outdoor seating, so that you can enjoy the weather while you are enjoying great food.

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When you are faced with orthodontic treatment and want the brightest smile possible, make an appointment to visit Beach Braces Orthodontics. With a caring and professional staff, this Manhattan Beach orthodontics practice will ensure you walk away happy and confident in your new smile!

Dr. Panucci

Beach Braces, 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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Top 5 Family Restaurants in Manhattan Beach

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If you live in Manhattan Beach, California, you know that there is a lot to do. There are lots of options in terms of restaurants, for example. The following is a list of the top 5 family restaurants in Manhattan Beach.

1. The Kettle is known for its great service, as well as its great food. It is welcoming to everyone in the family, including children.

2. The Manhattan Beach Creamery is not a restaurant per se, but they have delicious ice cream and ice cream based treats that the entire family will love.

3. Mama D’s Italian Kitchen has amazing pizza and other Italian dishes that are cooked just as they would be in an authentic Italian kitchen.

4. Pancho’s Kitchen is a family-friendly Mexican restaurant with a large selection of dishes everyone will love.

5. Four Daughters Kitchen known for its great food in terms of classic favorites, and they have spacious outdoor seating and free wifi as well.

Call Today

When you are faced with orthodontic treatment and want the brightest smile possible, make an appointment to visit Beach Braces Orthodontics. With a caring and professional staff, this Manhattan Beach orthodontics practice will ensure you walk away happy and confident in your new smile!

Dr. Panucci

Beach Braces, 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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Top 5 pet friendly places in Manhattan Beach

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If you have a dog and you live in Manhattan Beach, there are a lot of great places that you can go with your dog. The weather is always beautiful, so there are lots of outdoor environments that both you and your dog will love. The following is a list of the top 5 pet friendly places in Manhattan Beach.

1. The Strand is one of the most popular places here. It is absolutely beautiful and a great place to walk, and you and your dog will love it. There are many choices in terms of paths that you can walk on.

2. Bruce’s Beach is a great park and a great place to relax. You can take a nice, quiet walk with your dog here.

3. El Porto Beach is not only a great place to surf and enjoy the ocean, but it is dog friendly as well.

4. Hermosa Beach has a great pier full of shops and restaurants, and it is a great beach to relax with your dog and take a nice walk by the ocean.

5. Le Pain Quotidien is a nice French cafe and bakery, and they have outdoor seating where dogs will always be welcome.

Call Today

When you are faced with orthodontic treatment and want the brightest smile possible, make an appointment to visit Beach Braces Orthodontics. With a caring and professional staff, this Manhattan Beach orthodontics practice will ensure you walk away happy and confident in your new smile!

Dr. Panucci

Beach Braces, 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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Four words that are hella cool only in Manhattan beach

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From the second you step foot on Manhattan Beach, it is quite clear that the residents of this area use their own words. These slang terms help make this beach town so special, as they add both personality and color to the English language. Check out four words that are hella cool only here:

1. Bum

In Manhattan Beach, the residents tend to use the word bum. Here, bum means to either have or borrow. For instance, if you were ordering food for dinner and didn’t have enough money to cover the cost, you could ask a friend to bum you the rest.

2. Claimin’ It

Claimin’ it is a slang term that means someone is bragging. For example, if an individual is going on and on about how cool they are because they can do a trick on their skateboard, you can respond claimin’ it.

3. Clutch

Many of the residents here use the slang term clutch, which means that someone came out of nowhere very unexpectedly to help an issue or situation. For instance, if your pants rip in the middle of a trip, but your friend has an extra pair in his backpack, that’s clutch.

4. Post Up

Post Up is a slang term used to describe someone who is standing around doing very little if anything. Most of the time this person is leaning right up against a wall. It’s often used when you are telling someone to wait for you, as you would say, “Post up here, I’ll be back in a couple minutes.”

Call Today

When you are faced with orthodontic treatment and want the brightest smile possible, make an appointment to visit Beach Braces Orthodontics. With a caring and professional staff, this Manhattan Beach orthodontics practice will ensure you walk away happy and confident in your new smile!

Dr. Panucci

Beach Braces, 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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