20 things that can ruin your smile, from Dr. Eichel
August 25th, 2011
At Eichel Orthodontics,we know your smile is important. And we know you want to keep it sparkling and looking its very best. Recently, we came across an article that suggestsat least 20 things can ruin that perfect smile you have.
- Sports drinks
- Bottled water
- Soft drinks
- Citrus and acidic foods
Dr. David Eichel and our team encourage you to read the rest of the article and ask us here on our blog or during your next visit to our convenient Cincinnati office.For more tips or for general questions about your ongoing dental treatment, we invite you to ask Dr. Eichel during your next visit! We also invite you
to ask us on Facebook!
Ask Dr. Eichel: What can I expect during my complimentary consultation?
August 18th, 2011
When you first come in for your complimentary consultation, you will get the opportunity to meet our team, as well as, learn more about orthodontics.
Dr. David Eichel will conduct a comprehensive examination to assess your oral health. This will better enable us to determine the best treatment method for you. It will also consist of an oral and facial examination to assess your oral health. Dr. Eichel will have you take intraoral and facial photographs as well as X-rays to help determine the proper orthodontic treatment method.
We will discuss your treatment options with you and help you create a customized treatment plan. At this time, we will talk with you about all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans.
Schedule a complimentary consultationtoday. We look forward to hearing from you!
Imagining your life with Invisalign
August 11th, 2011
Are you wondering what Invisalign treatment is really like, and what effect it will have on your day-to-day activities? Will it slur your speech? Will people know you’re in treatment? You’re not alone in your concerns! Dr. David Eichel and our team thought we’d share this list of questions and answers for anyone pondering Invisalign treatment at Eichel Orthodontics.
How exactly does Invisalign work?
Using 3-D computer imaging technology, Invisalign creates a series of custom-made, clear aligners exclusively for your teeth, based on the treatment plan that we specify for you. Each aligner moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
Will I experience pain during treatment?
Most people experience temporary discomfort for a few days after a new aligner is placed. This feeling of pressure is normal and is a sign that Invisalign is working by sequentially moving your teeth to their final destination.
Can other people see that I’m in treatment?
One of the benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners are clear. You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Are there any foods I shouldn’t eat while in treatment?
You can eat normally during the entire course of treatment. One of the advantages of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. Simply take the aligners out before each meal, brush when you’re finished eating, then reinsert the aligners afterward.
What about chewing gum?
We recommend removing your aligners for all meals and snacks, as gum and other chewy substances can stick to the aligners.
How often must I wear my aligners?
Aligners should be worn all day, except when eating, brushing, and flossing.
Will my speech be affected by the aligners?
As with any orthodontic treatment, aligners may temporarily affect your speech. If this does happen, your tongue will adjust within a day or two and your speech should return to normal.
How do I clean my aligners?
The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water.
How often must I visit the office during treatment?
For most patients, visits every 4-6 weeks are frequent enough for us to determine that your treatment is progressing properly. We will provide you with a specific schedule that supports your individual treatment plan.
If you have additional questions about the Invisalign treatment, please give our office a call.
On September 6th, Eichel Orthodontics is moving to NEW location!
August 04th, 2011
Eichel Orthodontics is proud to announce that we will be relocating to a NEW office on September 6, 2011. Our new location wil be 8050 Hosbrook Road, Suite #310 in Kenwood, (located 2 miles South on Montgomery Road from our current office, right on Hosbrook Road, building 8050, Suite #310). Please give our office a call if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing you at our new location!
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