Invisalign™ is a proprietary appliance that allows patients to have their teeth straightened and bad bites corrected using a series of removable, clear aligners. These clear (plastic) aligners are changed about every 2 weeks and gradually move teeth into a position that has been treatment planned by an Orthodontist trained in using Invisalign.
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This is a question we get asked often, so we thought it would be good to educate everyone on why retainers are so important.
Whether you had metal braces, clear braces or removable Invisalign aligners, you will need to wear retainers. At first you may be required to wear them 12-22 hours per day. This recommendation is based on many factors including the severity of your initial problem, your age, and whether (more…)
After 14 years in Penn Valley, we decided it was time to move to a newer facility and be more available to our patients in Grass Valley, Nevada City, Colfax, Chicago Park and Auburn.
Our new orthodontics office is located at 1364 Whispering Pines Lane, Suite 1 in Grass Valley. We are right across the street from the Miners Clinic. Our new phone number is 530-274-4411.
Our new office is completely digital both with our x-rays and our charting. This makes it easy for us to see patients in both our Grass Valley and Rocklin locations without having to worry about a paper chart. Plus, (more…)
In our quest to always be at the forefront of Modern Orthodontics, we now have a new technology in our Rocklin office that will allow us to take a series of photos of your teeth using a specialized intraoral camera. The system is called the “iTero” and has been used in General Dentistry for quite some time to produce crowns for fractured or decayed teeth.
Most teenagers realize that their smile can be improved greatly through Orthodontics and up until the past 4-5 years have had only one choice….fixed braces and wires.
Orthodontic treatment has been mostly associated with children and teenagers, but thanks to new technologies and innovations, a healthily, beautiful smile is attainable at any age.
In our practices, we currently have patients in Orthodontic treatment as young as 6 years of age and the oldest patient is 81. I know if you are reading this, you are thinking why would we treat a patient as young as 6 since they do not have all their adult teeth and on the other hand, why would someone 81 years old want braces? (more…)
As a board certified Orthodontist in practice for 25 years, I have seen tremendous changes in the design, shape, size and color of traditional braces. The braces of today are very different from the mid 1980’s when I was in my Orthodontic Residency Program. Fortunately for patients today, braces are smaller, more esthetic (especially in the case of clear ceramic braces) and often work more efficiently to help the Orthodontist achieve a beautiful, healthy smile in less time.
Teen Idol, Justin Bieber is improving his smile and most of his fans have no idea! That is because Justin is using clear removable aligners called “Invisalign” to move his teeth.
In our celebrity obsessed world, you need not look to long and hard to see the smiles that grace the covers of most fashion magazines. In a recent article in InStyle Magazine, Carrie Underwood is interviewed and asked by the reporter what is her favorite “body” part. Interesting question, but an even more interesting answer…Carrie Underwood who is no doubt beautiful and talented, tells the reporter her SMILE is her most favorite part of her body! In fact she mentions that her Orthodontist probably has no idea how much he has had an impact on her success and life!