You've known for years that your smile is less than perfect. Your bite is off, you have smile gaps, and frankly, you worry that your hard to clean teeth will begin decaying. You wish to straighten your teeth discreetly without metal arch wires and brackets. Well, your wish can come true when your smile is treated with Invisalign clear aligners from Broadway Family Dentistry in Bethlehem, PA. Join the millions of teens and adults who enjoy better looking and healthier smiles because of this innovative orthodontic system. At a personal consultation. Dr. Khoury, Shleifer or Nomie can supply the details.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners in Bethlehem, PA are the most popular orthodontic method that avoids traditional metal or ceramic appliances, says Web MD, having been used for more than twenty years all over the world. Custom-made in snugly fitting pairs, the acrylic appliances are:
- Snugly fitting top and bottom teeth
- Easy to clean
Totaling 18 to 30 pairs in all, Invisalign appliances gently, gradually and correctly move teeth into alignment. Patients love their discreet appearance and short treatment times--typically only nine to fifteen months.
Invisalign straightens a wide array of orthodontic problems--conditions such as over bite, under bite, cross bite, open bite, tooth tipping, tooth rotation, protruding front teeth and more. Only the most complex problems require traditional metal or ceramic braces.
Can you qualify?
Likely you can. Dr. Khoury, Dr. Shleifer or Dr. Nomie will determine that for sure through oral examination, digital X-rays, photos and three-dimensional imaging. If treatment is a "go," the dentist will send this information and an individualized treatment plan to the Invisalign lab. At the lab, an experienced Invisalign specialist crafts the aligners.
Life with Invisalign
When you receive your aligners, you wear each pair for about two weeks, according to the care plan. You
visit Broadway Family Dentistry every four to six weeks for progress checks.
If you like uncomplicated hygiene routines, you'll love Invisalign. Remove them to eat your meals, to brush and floss and if you like, for special family, school or professional events. However, you must wear them for the prescribed 20 to 22 hour per day consistently, or your treatment will not progress properly. As a side note--your teen's aligners may be equipped with colored compliance tabs which wear away as the patient stays with his or her treatment schedule.
Come see us
The team at Broadway Family Dentistry in Bethlehem, PA would love to evaluate your case for treatment with discreet Invisalign appliances. For a personal consultation with one of our highly qualified and creative dentists, call the office today: (610) 691-3311.
No dental treatment strikes fear in the hearts of men and women quite like a root canal. But despite the scary (and exaggerated) reputation, root canal therapy is a therapeutic treatment that actually helps to relieve the pain and potential long term damage caused by a severely decayed or infected tooth. The dentists at Broadway Family Dentistry in Bethlehem, PA, Dr. Rami Khoury, Dr. Harry Shleifer and Dr. Roland Nomie, perform root canal therapy to repair a damaged tooth and save it from possible extraction.
Root Canal Treatment in Bethlehem, PA
In reality, root canals are fairly similar to the process involved in getting a cavity filled. The teeth contain a network of nerves, blood vessels and tissue inside of the tooth known as the pulp. If a tooth becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause excruciating tooth pain and potential long term nerve damage. During a root canal, your dentist will clear any bacteria and damaged pulp tissue.
When is Root Canal Treatment Necessary?
Your dentist may determine that a root canal is necessary if your tooth is infected or inflamed. The most common causes of infection and inflammation in the pulp are severe tooth decay, or from an injury like a chip or crack that allows bacteria to make its way into the pulp. If you have had multiple treatments or restorations to the same tooth, it may also increase the risk of damage to the pulp tissue in some cases. Despite their reputation, root canal treatments actually help to save your teeth from extractions, which are among the most traumatic dental procedures.
Find a Dentist in Bethlehem, PA
Don't let fear of the dentist keep you from getting the care you need. To learn more about what to expect during and after a root canal, contact Broadway Dentistry by calling 610-691-3311 to schedule an appointment.
Patients who have missing teeth or major tooth and gum problems often have questions about dental implants. Implants are the modern solution for replacing teeth and are now often preferred over other solutions like dentures and bridges. Here are a few of the most common frequently asked questions about dental implants, answered. Having more knowledge of this dental treatment may inspire you to take action and call your Bethlehem, PA dentist to see if you’re a candidate for this procedure.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are designed to serve the same purpose as the root of a tooth. They are small titanium devices that resemble screws that are inserted into the bone tissue below the gumline. When the implant heals into the bone, which may take several months, an abutment and permanent crown are placed on the top. With a porcelain or ceramic crown, the implanted tooth is indistinguishable from your other teeth.
Why Are Dental Implants the Best Solution?
The main reason why dental implants are the ideal solution is that they are permanent. Once they’re installed, they’re no different than any of your other teeth in terms of function and appearance. They also help keep the bone tissue healthy and strong. When you get dentures or bridges, the bone tissue can degrade over time.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Only patients who have generally good dental health can get dental implants. Viable bone tissue is needed to ensure that the implants will stay rooted. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist for a tooth implant as early as possible. In some cases, a bone grafting procedure can help improve a patient’s chances of having a dental implant integrate successfully.
How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
For patients of a certain age, a dental implant has a good chance of lasting for a lifetime. The crown part of the implant can last for up to 15 years before it may need to be replaced. Seeing your dentist at least two times every year for professional cleanings and becoming meticulous about at-home dental care will ensure that the implant (and your other teeth) stays strong and healthy.
Contact your Bethlehem, PA Dentist
Dental implantation is a straightforward and effective procedure that can help improve your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Call your Bethlehem, PA dentist to schedule an appointment.
Welcome to the Blog of Broadway Family Dentistry
Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Bethlehem, PA area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.
As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.
We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health.
As always, feel free to contact our Broadway Family Dentistry office with any dental questions or concerns.
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