Good Oral Hygiene During Orthodontic Treatment with Braces

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

by Kathryn

You, Dr. Schwalb and your family dentist are now a team. You all want the same thing - for you to have a healthy smile with beautiful, white, straight teeth. We will straighten your teeth and your dentist will help keep them clean and check for problems periodically. But you're the one who has to take care of your teeth every single day during treatment to keep them clean, healthy and white. That means closely following the instructions we provide.

Now that you have braces, proper dental care will take a little extra time and effort. But in the end, that time spent will be well worthwhile. By taking good care of your teeth now, you'll get the best possible results from your orthodontic treatment.

Here are some helpful reminders and instructions so you can be on your way towards a healthy, beautiful, straight smile!

+Brush thoroughly at least three times a day: after every meal and before you go to bed.

+If you can't brush right away after a meal, be sure to at least rinse your mouth well with water until you can brush. That way, you'll clear your braces of most of the large food particles. A travel toothbrush is a great way to make brushing more convenient when you're at school or work.

+At least once every day, brush your teeth and braces thoroughly until they are spotlessly clean, and then floss. This takes a little extra time, so you may want to do it at night before going to bed so you don't feel rushed.

Other hygiene helpers that we may recommend you use can include interproximal brushes, waterpiks, floss threaders to make flossing easier and electric toothbrushes which are not only great for your mouth but great for the environment, too!

By brushing and flossing regularly, you'll keep your teeth and gums in top condition and ensure that your orthodontic treatment will deliver the healthiest smile possible in the shortest period of time.

A Sweet, Straight Treat

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

by Kathryn

If you or your loved one has been putting off straightening your teeth, now is the time to get started on your new smile with Dr. Schwalb and Invisalign. Get the smile you deserve without anyone knowing. Just call our office today and we’ll evaluate your smile at a no-charge Invisalign consultation.

Want Straight, Healthy Teeth and a Confident Smile?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

by Kathryn

Getting your teeth straightened isn’t just for teenagers anymore. Like many adults, you have probably wanted to straighten your teeth. Our teeth tend to get slightly crooked over time, especially if we wore braces as kids but stopped wearing our retainer at some point. Straightening your teeth as an adult may seem to be an impossible dream, and you’ve got a long list of reasons why you can’t do it. “I don’t want metal braces at my age,” or “It’ll be too much trouble,” or “It’ll take too long,” and—everyone’s old favorite—“It’ll be too expensive.”

Dr. Schwalb addresses your concerns here:

1. “I don’t want metal braces at my age.” With Invisalign, you don’t wear metal braces. Instead, your teeth are straightened by wearing a series of virtually invisible plastic aligners. Almost no one can tell you’ve got the aligners on (unless you tell them).

2. “It’ll be too much trouble.” Treatment with Invisalign is easy. You’ll receive a series of clear aligners, which you’ll wear for about two weeks at a time. You wear them all the time, except when you’re eating, drinking anything but water, brushing, and flossing.

3. “It’ll take too long.” We can’t tell you exactly how long treatment will take. But Invisalign treatment takes, on average, about one year.

4. “It’ll be too expensive.” Invisalign treatment is often similar in cost to traditional braces. In addition, if you have orthodontic coverage, Invisalign is often covered to the same extent as traditional braces. Dr. Schwalb also offers a variety of affordable payment plans. Our office will be happy to work with you on all of the insurance and financial details.

Be one of the many patients Dr. Schwalb has treated who are enjoying their new smiles. Call Dr. Schwalb office today at 212 682 8826 for a free consultation—don’t wait another day to give yourself the gift of straight, healthy, beautiful teeth!

Why Use an Orthodontist for Your Invisalign Treatment?

Friday, October 28, 2011

by Kathryn

To insure the best possible results, it would be advisable to use an orthodontist for your Invisalign treatment since they are trained in tooth movement and bite correction with additional mandatory schooling of 2 - 3 years past dental school to use and maintain the designation Orthodontist.

While Invisalign does use a computer program in order to create your aligners, it is important to know that the computer can only show what the doctor asks. It is the doctor who treats the patient, not the computer, and not Invisalign. Treatment with Invisalign requires the same skill as treating with braces, if not more; therefore, we always recommend that you seek treatment with an orthodontist.

We look forward to treating your smile with the education and care it deserves using Invisalign!

You're Never Too Old for Invisalign

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

by Kathryn

Getting your teeth straightened isn’t something just for teenagers anymore. Many adults just like you who have felt uncomfortable with their smiles now have straight, healthy teeth. You can, too! If you weren’t able to get your teeth straightened when you were younger, now is the time to find out more about Invisalign–the clear alternative to metal braces and wires.

Treatment with Invisalign is quick and easy. With Invisalign, you don’t wear metal braces. Instead, your teeth are straightened by wearing a series of clear plastic aligners. The aligners are so inconspicuous that most people won’t be able to tell you’re wearing them. You’ll wear each set of clear aligners for about two weeks at a time, while your teeth move little by little toward the smile you’ve always wanted. The aligners are worn all the time, except when you’re eating, drinking anything but water, brushing, and flossing. Because the aligners are removable, you can eat all your favorite foods.

We can’t tell you exactly how long your treatment will take. But, on average, Invisalign treatment takes about one year. The cost of treatment is similar in cost to traditional braces. In addition, if you have orthodontic coverage, Invisalign is often covered to the same extent as traditional braces. Dr. Schwalb also offers a variety of affordable payment plans. Our office will be happy to work with you on all of the insurance and financial details.

Be one of the many patients Dr. Schwalb has treated who are enjoying their new smiles. Call Dr. Schwalb’s office today at 212 682 8826 for a free consultation. Don’t hold back–straight teeth are now within your reach!

Flex Spending 2012

Friday, September 23, 2011

by Kris, Office Manager

It's that time of year again! The leaves are falling, the turkey is basting and the holidays are right around the corner. And of course, you can't forget those all important money saving Flex Spending Accounts. Whether you have Flex Spend dollars to use this year or need to decide what to put aside for 2012, a complimentary consultation is just a phone call away.

Please be sure to mention that you have Flexible Spending and we will do our best to calculate your amounts as soon as possible.

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American Orthodontic Association

American Dental Association

First District Dental Society

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Lingual Orthodontic Association

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Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society

Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Orthodontics

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