Ask Eichel Orthodontics: Who benefits from braces?
April 28th, 2011
Braces aren’t just for pre-adolescents and teenagers anymore! Dr. David Eichel will tell you that anyone, at any age, can benefit from orthodontic treatment, whether it’s correcting a problem not treated in your younger years, or catching a problem early.
To ensure the best overall treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO, recommends that children receive an orthodontic consultation as early as age seven. If a problem is evident, taking action early can spare a lot of treatment and expense down the road.
If you never received orthodontic treatment when you were young, don’t worry! You’re never too old for a beautiful smile. Set up an appointment for a complimentary consultation and find out how orthodontics will transform your smile, as well as your life!
Is Invisalign® really customized for each patient?
April 20th, 2011
Yes, it is, and that’s part of what makes it work, says Dr. David Eichel. To find out if you are the right candidate for Invisalign, the first thing we do is to take an impression of your teeth as they are now and digitize it. Using special software, we look at the current positioning of your teeth and compare it to the way your teeth should look.
Next we use special software to map out the exact path your teeth will take from the beginning of your treatment to the end. Based on the results, a set of custom aligners are created just for your teeth. Throughout the course of treatment, you will be required to wear these clear, removable aligners one at a time; each one moving your teeth closer and closer to their final, perfectly aligned position. The best thing about it all? Nobody around you will even know you are wearing braces!
Dr. Eichel is a Certified Invisalign® Provider. If you have questions about Invisalign, or would like to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment, please give us a call.
Protecting your Mouth During Spring Sports, from Eichel Orthodontics
April 14th, 2011
Wouldn’t you believe it, it’s already springtime! The spring months, however, bring an increase in outdoor activities and a greater chance of kids damaging their precious mouths and pearly whites. It’s also National Facial Protection Month and if you play sports it’s important that you consult Dr. David Eichel for special precautions, such as wearing a mouth guard. A protective mouth guard is advised for playing spring sports such as baseball, soccer, lacrosse and others. Be sure, however, to avoid mouth guards that custom form to your teeth as these will resist any tooth movements we are trying to achieve.
In case of any accident involving the face, check your mouth and the appliances immediately. If teeth are loosened or the appliances damaged, please schedule an appointment. Let Dr. Eichel know if you need help finding the right mouth guard for the best protection.
Only by using a mouth guard and other forms of facial protection can kids with and without braces avoid serious sports injuries. Please give us a call if you have any questions about mouth guards or your treatment at Eichel Orthodontics.
What Will YOUR Smile Look Like After Orthodontic Treatment
April 07th, 2011
It is sometimes hard to believe the transformation your smile undergoes during orthodontic treatment. Eichel Orthodontics loves to see our patients’ smiles light up when they see their new smile in the mirror for the first time. For those of you who haven’t yet started or finished your orthodontic treatment with Dr. David Eichel, have you ever wondered what your new smile might look like after treatment?
The American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO for short, has recently launched a new tool called “Virtual Smiles”, which shows what your smile might look like after orthodontic treatment.
CLICK HERE to check out the Virtual Smiles tool, and call Eichel Orthodontics to get started on improving your smile today!
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