Advanced Orthodontic Care Blog

Orthodontist serving Stapleton, Denver, Cherry Creek & Nearby Areas of Colorado

April 29, 2009

To some people braces are like root canals – a dental procedure to be avoided no matter what. Actually, root canals are not the painful treatment our grandparents had to undergo, as dentistry has made such large strides forward in technology and patient comfort. But many continue to regard braces in a less-than-positive light because of the appearance of metal in the mouth and a fear of discomfort.

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March 25, 2009

Basically, Invisalign works the same way as any brackets-and-wiring arrangement, except that it uses clear aligners instead. Dr. Rudman will answer your questions about this and let you know if it is a good option for you. Not everybody can successfully realign their teeth using Invisalign, as it depends on the exact misalignment and its severity.

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March 25, 2009

Most people are aware of the perceived disadvantages of dental braces – metal mouth and discomfort. But are you aware of all the benefits that accrue from a year or two spent wearing them? It is quite a long list, and keep in mind that in these days of modern dentistry there are many more choices as to what type of braces you wear. There is even the Invisalign choice of correcting tooth alignment without using braces at all.

If you bite the bullet, so to speak, and wear braces for a short percentage of your life, you can achieve positive results and avoid potential problems.

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