Thursday, July 30, 2015

Invisible Treatment

Contrary to popular belief, traditional metal braces are only one of multiple choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. At Morristown Orthodontics, we want you to know there are other options out there, options that are virtually undetectable.

Traditional metal braces include metal brackets attached to the teeth and connected by metal wires, which is the most common treatment option to date. However, as orthodontics has progressed we now have less visible options.

Deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment to improve your smile not only affects your appearance, but it affects your lifestyle as well. Largely for adults, the stigma of traditional metal braces has deterred many from seeking treatment. And that is why we want you to know about the Invisalign System.

Invisalign offers you the convenience and flexibility to live life without the hassle associated with other types of treatment. Invisalign aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic. There are no irritating brackets or wires to worry about and no food restrictions that will change your eating habits. Invisalign fits conveniently into your busy lifestyle.

Esthetics are the number one reason for choosing to go clear, and Invisalign is designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to create a series of custom calibrated aligners. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually, week-by-week, until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you'll be smiling like you never have before!

Invisalign is available for teens and adults who are choosing to go clear during treatment.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer Smiles

Summer vacation is the best time of year for most kids. Most kids love summer vacation because they're getting time off from school and get to get fun things like travel, but what you may not realize is that this is the perfect time for your child to visit our office.

Healthy teeth do more than provide your child with an opportunity to show off their smile. Healthy teeth enable your child to be more confident, allow for easier social development and help to promote over-all good health.

Most orthodontic problems are inherited, and therefore cannot be prevented. However, early diagnosis and treatment by Dr. Wadhwa can often guide facial development and tooth eruption, and thereby prevent more serious problems from occurring. While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect.

Just the Facts: According to surveys taken by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 1 in 2 people believe that a smile is the most memorable feature after first meeting someone. 
  • 1 out of 2 Americans are satisfied with their smile.
  • More than 3 in 5 people would spend their money to maintain the quality of their teeth.

Taking the time to visit our office during the summer means that your child doesn't have to miss time in the classroom for an appointment with Dr. Wadhwa. The upcoming school year is like a clean slate just waiting to be filled with good memories and opportunities for growth and adventure. So embrace the summer months and give your child a happy, healthy smile!

Friday, July 17, 2015

New Technology Brings Faster Treatment Times

Did you know that there is a faster way to get the smile you have always wanted? It's true, you can actually speed up your treatment time by 38 to 50%!

morristown orthodonticsYou're not going to believe it when we tell you, but we have technology designed to decrease the
time you are in braces or Invisalign by increasing the rate of your tooth movement and all you have to do is wear a mouthpiece for 20 minutes a day!

This new technology is called AcceleDent and we are excited to be one of the first practices in New Jersey to offer this revolutionary new treatment to our patients.

AcceleDent is an easy-to-use, hands-free device that uses gentle micropulses to accelerate bone remodeling and move teeth faster than with just braces or Invisalign alone. The best part AcceleDent is both non-invasive and non-surgical! You can continue to do your regular daily activities while wearing AcceleDent like watching TV, doing homework

Check out this video and see how AcceleDent can work to improve your treatment process

Wearing AcceleDent means that you can get your braces off faster and you'll feel more comfortable during treatment. AcceleDent works in conjunction with most orthodontics. Please contact our office to find out if AcceleDent is a good option for you.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

It Takes 2 Minutes 2 Times a Day

Seeking orthodontic treatment is a great way to make sure your oral health is in good shape. However, there are other factors that affect the status of healthy teeth. Your brushing, flossing and eating habits are just as important.

When treating your teeth Dr. Wadhwa and her staff want to be sure they are working with healthy teeth and developing healthy habits start at a young age. As one of  NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Doc Dr. Wadhwa cares tremendously about the oral health of children.

Did you know that the baby teeth that appear in the first 3 years of a child's life have been there since birth, in the baby’s jawbones? Those baby teeth are key for chewing, speaking and appearance. They also hold space in the jaws for upcoming adult teeth. Even though they fall out, baby teeth are important and you need to take good care of them.

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In an effort to help keep kids' mouth's healthy, The Ad Council has started the 2min2x Children's Oral Health Campaign. For healthier teeth, good breath and fewer cavities kids need to remember to brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day. Adopting these healthy brushing habits can help save children from a lifetime of tooth pain.

Helpful Brushing Tips
  •     Brush with a fluoride toothpaste. 
  •     Place the toothbrush at an angle against the gums. 
  •     Make sure to move the toothbrush back and forth, gently, in short strokes. 
  •     Brush the tongue to remove germs and freshen breath. 
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At Morristown Orthodontics we care about the overall oral health of all of our patients. If you have any questions about your oral health, please contact our office today.