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Revolution for Teenagers

Invisalign for Teens

So your teen has been to the orthodontist and they have been told that they need to get braces. Are they totally upset and disappointed because they don’t want to put their lives on hold due to metal braces?

Now they don’t have to be. King Orthodontics, offers Invisalign for teenagers. Invisalign Teen is the clear alternative that allows your teenager to get the perfect smile without the use of traditional metal braces. Using a series of clear, plastic aligners, the teeth are gradually moved. Invisalign for teenagers uses the same dynamic technology that is found in the traditional adult aligners.

What does an aligner look like?

The aligners are virtually invisible and resemble that of a tooth whitening tray. They are custom-made for the purpose of moving and straightening teeth. They are not easily detected when they are worn. They are similar to a contact lens on an eye. It’s like your teen is the only one that needs to know they are wearing them.

Teens lead busy lives. Let them keep it that way.

Teens (and their mouths) are always on the go it seems. Normal life doesn’t have to change because of braces. Invisalign Teen aligners are comfortable to wear and are very durable. They fit in with the busy lifestyle of a teen. They don’t need to worry about traditional braces getting in the way of extracurricular activities such as sports or band. The aligners offer very little discomfort.

They can still eat their favourite foods!

Unlike the traditional metal braces, where the patient is restricted as to what they can and cannot eat, Invisalign for teenagers virtually eliminates that rule. Because the aligners are easily removed, teens can still eat and drink whatever they would like to.

Easy oral care.

Maintaining a healthy smile is easy with Invisalign. Since the aligners are removed, dental care is simple. Brushing and flossing are easy since there are no brackets and wires to get in the way.

Benefits and advantages of wearing aligners versus metal braces.

  • Comfortable and easy to wear.
  • Clear, undetectable.
  • Oral care is easily maintained.
  • Easily snaps onto teeth.
  • Worn for two weeks, then a new set of aligners are worn.
  • Indicator so your teen knows the duration of time to wear their aligners. Typically, they wear them usually about twenty to twenty-one hours in a day for two weeks.
  • Allows for erupting or growing teeth

Would you like to know if your teenager is a candidate for Invisalign Teen? Give us a shout out at King Orthodontics. We are a leading practice that specializes in the utilization of Invisalign. Give us a call to schedule your teen’s complimentary consultation and to see if Invisalign will work to give them the healthy, perfect smile.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Revolution for Teenagers

The world of colors

Contrasting Colors: Working like Magic

The world of colorsWords of Wisdom No.10 – “Conceal with Color“

Have you ever wondered if there’s a way to make your teeth look whiter instantly? For ladies, there’s actually a good way to do so. Did you know that wearing medium coral or light red lipstick can make your teeth look whiter rather than yellowish? If not, you should try wearing dark colored lipsticks as they can conceal the real color of your teeth. Lighter lipsticks on the other hand tend to bring out the yellowish or dark color of your teeth so you should try to avoid these colors if you want your teeth to look whiter – instantly.

Aside from concealing the real color of your teeth, there are actually other ways in order to make them whiter permanently. One way is to gargle with apple cider vinegar as the vinegar can remove the stains on your teeth therefore making them whiter overtime. The other way is to use baking soda just as you use toothpaste once every week. It has the same effect with apple cider vinegar. Aside from these two mentioned above, you could also buy over-the-counter bleaching agents or ask your dentist for a prescribed one (to acquire the best suited agent for your case).

Furthermore, since prevention is always better than cure, try avoiding colored drinks and foods. These actually stain your mouth hence you should put in mind that anything colored you put in your mouth could probably stain your teeth. Examples of colored drinks are sodas, coffee, and dark juices which most people drink throughout their day.

The staff at King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments on patients. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact us at either Centerville or Fairborn offices.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Contrasting Colors: Working like Magic

Brushing teeth twice a day

Brushing Twice a Day is the New Mantra

Brushing teeth twice a dayWords of Wisdom No.9 – “Brush Your Teeth When You First Get Out of Bed and Before You Get Back In at Night”

Brushing your teeth properly at the prescribed number of times is a good way to keep them healthy. However, it is also important to know when to brush your teeth in different times of the day. You need to brush your teeth when you first get out of bed and before you get back in at night. This is to ensure that all the bacteria that have accumulated over the night will be removed before you face the day. If not, this can cause bad breath and the people you meet over the day will surely suffer set aside the fact that you can bring a bad image about yourself.

Brushing your teeth before you go to sleep on the other hand will help you make sure that there’s no food residue left in your mouth. These residues harbor bacteria buildup which can cause your teeth to decay while you sleep. If you don’t brush your teeth every night, then this cycle will continue as you sleep and sooner or later, you’ll be on your way for tooth extraction. As much as possible, you wanted to avoid extraction not only because it is painful but also because it could affect your overall mouth functions such as chewing, speaking, and etc.

Ignoring your teeth for too long might cause them to rot away, leading to inevitable extraction. This can also affect how you look and in fact, it may lower your self-confidence. Lowered self-esteem can also lower your chances of having a good and satisfying life.

The team at King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments on patients in Fairborn and Centerville. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact us.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Brushing Twice a Day is the New Mantra

flossing

Floss with Perfection

flossing Words of Wisdom No.8 – Practice Flossing with Your Eyes Shut

Flossing is a vital part of your overall oral health. Flossing right after eating (especially sticky foods) can help remove the food stuck in between your teeth which may lead to tooth decay later on. Aside from brushing, flossing might be the only way to clean in between teeth. In view of this, it is important to know how to floss correctly. Using about 18 inches of floss, you need to wind it in between your two middle fingers leaving an inch or two of floss to work with. Then you need to slide it gently in an up and down motion in between your teeth.

Do not snap or force the floss as this might cause your gums to bleed and get infected. Use clean areas of the floss as you move from tooth to tooth. Following these simple steps can help you remove all the food stuck in your teeth easily. However, there’s also a very effective technique in order to floss successfully whenever and wherever you want.

Practice flossing with your eyes shut. This way, you can do a good job even if you’re at the car, at restrooms without mirrors, and anywhere if you need to floss. You can also floss while in bed, in your desk, or before an in important meeting. Buying several packs of floss and scattering them in the places where you most likely stay will compliment this skill. Being able to floss anytime and anywhere can help improve your overall oral health.

We, at King Orthodontics are certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments to patients. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact King Orthodontics at our Centerville or Fairborn office.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Floss with Perfection

Word of Wisdom, Orthodontics, Invisalign, braces

Don’t Forget your Tongue while Brushing

Word of Wisdom, Orthodontics, Invisalign, braces

Words of Wisdom No.3 – Clean Your Tongue

Brushing your teeth is one way of cleaning your mouth but this is not enough in order to keep the bacteria out. Even if you’re already applying the right way of brushing your teeth, your mouth can still be prone to plaque buildup. Why? It is because of your tongue. Cleaning your tongue is necessary in order to make sure that you covered up all grounds. Brushing your tongue is a good way to clean it but there’s actually a better way to do it.

Using a tongue scraper every morning in order to remove plaque buildup can save your mouth from the stinky smell caused by the bacteria. The reason why you still have a bad breath even after brushing is that you are not thoroughly cleaning your mouth from teeth to tongue. Always bear in mind that bacteria from tongue can still affect your teeth and hence cause decay overtime if neglected. According to Dr. Katz, using a tongue scraper is actually more effective than just brushing your tongue. So, keep your mouth healthy by cleaning both your teeth and tongue with a toothbrush and a tongue scraper.

If you are suffering from bad bites and other malocclusion problems, then it’s time to visit the experts. Undergoing an orthodontic treatment is the best way to correct these problems and prevent future problems from occurring. The earlier you treat your problems, the bigger possibility for you to get the desired results. Therefore, don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact the best orthodontic clinic in your area now!

King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments to patients in Fairborn and Centerville. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact King Orthodontics at Centerville or Fairborn offices.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Don’t Forget your Tongue while Brushing

Orthodontics

The Dietary Path to White Teeth

Orthodontics

Word of Wisdom No. 1: “Go On a White-Teeth Diet”

Have you ever wondered why your teeth keep getting darker or yellowish despite all your efforts of treating it? You may have tried some bleaching toothpaste or creams but they seem not to work with your problems at all. If you’re always drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, or sipping dark colored drinks, then don’t expect for your medications to work immediately or to work at all. Colored drinks and even colored foods can actually make your teeth yellowish or dark. It may seem impossible for you to stop drinking or eating them but there are ways in order to minimize their effects.

The best way to whiten your teeth of course is to stop or reduce your consumption of dark colored drinks or foods. However, if there are times when you really need to consume them, then you can do so but make sure you brush your teeth right after consuming them. If it’s possible for you to avoid colas, gravies, and dark juices, then it’s better to do so. The point is that every time you put something in your mouth which is colored, it’s probably going to stain your teeth. Brushing immediately after consuming colored drinks or foods can also be followed by bleaching the teeth. Bleaching agents can be found over-the-counter or they can also be prescribed by your dentist.

Don’t let ignorance affect how your teeth look. Always put in mind that knowing these facts can help you improve your overall oral health and can also help you save a lot of money.

King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments to patients in Fairborn and Centerville. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact King Orthodontics today.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

The Dietary Path to White Teeth