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3 Ways Orthodontics can Improve Your Overall Health

Did you have orthodontic treatment as an adolescent but didn't wear your retainer consistently, causing your teeth to relapse? Or maybe you never had the treatment you needed to align your teeth when you were younger? Whatever the case may be, living with crooked teeth is embarrassing!

However, there are excellent options that straighten teeth efficiently and discreetly with adult orthodontics in Sarasota, FL. And, you can improve your oral health while you're at it!

A Cure for Bruxism and TMJ Issues

Do you clench and grind your teeth at night while you sleep? Also known as bruxism, grinding your teeth can cause excessive wear and problems with your jaw joint (TMJ). Straightening your ...

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DIY Braces Are a Bad Idea

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There is a dangerous new trend sweeping the nation that involves DIY (do it yourself) braces. Videos have been posted on YouTube suggesting that people move their teeth with everything from rubber bands to paper clips. Dr. Aygen and your team at Sarasota Dental Arts want you to know that this is a bad idea for many reasons. Here is what you should know about orthodontics in Sarasota, FL.

X-Rays Are Imperative

Before undergoing any type of orthodontic treatment, the standard of care is to take a panographic x-ray. This image shows your entire mouth in one picture and your dentist can see your roots, jaw joint, and teeth – both incoming ...

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How Did Orthodontics Get Started?

Your straight and beautiful smile may be something you take for granted unless you went through orthodontic treatment. Did you know that even before braces were invented, perfectly aligned teeth were the goal of ancient Egyptians and early Greeks and Romans? 

The Arrival of Braces in the World of Dentistry

While they weren't called braces until the early 1900's, dentists began using different appliances and the concept of braces in the early 1800's.

  • In 1819 the first "wire crib" was invented by Christophe-Francois Delabarre. The wire crib was shaped like a half circle and placed directly on the teeth to improve and keep them in alignment.
  • In 1843 Dr. Edward Maynard started using gum ...

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Get a Straighter Smile... Without Everyone Noticing!

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Have your crooked teeth kept you from smiling with confidence? Are you embarrassed about the appearance of your smile? What if you could straighten your teeth without anyone noticing? Adult orthodontics in Sarasota may be the solution you're looking for and Dr. Aygen can help!

Invisalign

Instead of using metal braces, Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Aligners offer a snug fit so they don't interfere with talking or your other normal activities, and because they're clear it makes them virtually invisible. Invisalign cases can often be completed more quickly than traditional braces with most cases finishing in 9 to 15 months.

The other benefit Invisalign provides is that there ...

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Why You Aren't Too Old for Orthodontics

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Perhaps you have lived with crooked teeth for so long that you're past the point of hiding your smile. Many adults "give up" on having a beautiful smile because they think they're too old for orthodontics, or perhaps they have focused on treatment for their children rather than themselves. The good news is that you are never too old for orthodontics, and a beautiful smile is an asset at any age! Here are some of the benefits of investing in orthodontics in Sarasota, FL, as an adult.

Straight Teeth = Healthier Teeth

A straight smile is truly a healthy smile because you can brush and floss your teeth with ease. This means ...

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Why More Adults Are Choosing Orthodontics Later in Life

Adult Orthodontics | Sarasota FL Dentist

A beautiful smile gives you confidence no matter your age! When you're able to smile freely at your clients or employees, it builds their trust in you and establishes good relationships. When you're self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, it can keep you from smiling and you may be perceived as unhappy or unapproachable. The good news is that there are solutions for busy adult patients who want to straighten their teeth with discretion, and your team at Sarasota Dental Arts can help!

Invisalign

Traditional orthodontics uses metal brackets and wires, while Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth with gentle pressure. Aligners fit tight and are comfortable ...

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What to Expect at your Invisalign Consultation

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You've probably already heard a lot about Invisalign as a teeth alignment treatment option. Here are some of the biggest benefits of this procedure: 

  • Invisible: Of course one of the best benefits to working with Invisalign is that the alignment trays that you will be wearing are nearly invisible. This means that no one will know that you are getting an orthodontic treatment, and you won't have to worry about those traditional brackets and wires during your procedure. 
  • Easy care: Traditional braces present some difficulties when it comes to your at-home oral care. With Invisalign, however, you can remove the trays while you are brushing and flossing, making at home care simple. You ...

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