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When we straighten our teeth, we hope to finish the process as quickly (and painlessly!) as possible. Not only is traditional orthodontic treatment bulky and uncomfortable, we're eager to get our braces off and finally see the stunning results. In this way, ideal orthodontic treatment is that which is the fastest, most comfortable, and generally the least invasive with regard to patients' dailly lives. With Invisalign treatment, those goals are achieved. Our Schenectady dentist offers Invisalign to adults and teens seeking something a little different from traditional orthodontic fare. We find the results are equal to those gained with braces, and the treatment process far superior.

The Convenience of Invisalign | Schenectady Dentist

Invisalign aligners differ from metal braces in a basic, fundamental way. By moving teeth without obscuring teeth, Invisalign treament creates a new kind of orthodontic process. We’ve outlined a few of our favorite things about Invisalign below.

  • Invisalign allows you to straighten on your own. You need visit your dentist less frequently, as you are able to change to new aligner trays at home. As your trays are completely removable, you manage your orthodontic treatment. This isn’t to say that your Schenectady dentist won’t be involved – we’ll see you every six weeks, and always be available to answer questions.
  • Invisalign doesn’t let anyone know you’re straightening your teeth. Invisalign trays are made of clear plastic, and sit snugly against your teeth. They won’t be noticeable when you are smiling or speaking.
  • Invisalign trays are comfortable in your mouth. The smooth plastic trays don’t catch on your cheeks or cause discomfort. Whereas braces can have poking wires and sharp brackets, Invisalign trays will not irritate the inside of your mouth.
  • Invisalign lets you monitor your progress. Clear Invisalign trays allow you to watch your teeth move and anticipate the final results.

Schenectady Dentist on Who is Right for Invisalign Treatment

We’d love to offer Invisalign to every single one of our patients. Unfortunately, it’s not right for every bite. Depending on the severity of your malocclusion, Invisalign may not move your teeth in the way they need to be shifted. Invisalign is right for patients with mild to medium malocclusions, who primarily need to move the teeth that are a part of their smiles. Contact our office to determine whether you can straighten with Invisalign.

Cosmetic dentistry isn't always a complicated process. While it is possible to have a full smile makeover, our Schenectady dentist finds patients are often more interested in correcting minor cosmetic flaws. Dental bonding is a wonderful option for those seeking small smile adjustments. Bonding can be completed in a single appointment, can strengthen teeth and beautify teeth, and is very affordable. But since dental bonding doesn't sound quite as glamorous as porcelain veneers or dental crowns, many patients don't know what it is. This week's blog post serves as a guide to dental bonding and all that it could accomplish for your smile.

Dental Bonding Is the Quick, Affordable Route to An Updated Smile

Dental bonding involves a piece of tooth-colored resin that is bonded to teeth. Our Schenectady dentist will match the resin to your natural tooth color, making your dental work unnoticeable. Our Schenectady dentist's skill will make for bonding that blends naturally and aesthetically with the rest of your smile. Dental bonding can repair so many dental concerns, including:

  • Gap teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Teeth that require structural support
  • Crooked teeth

The resin may be applied to nearly any tooth area that is not involved in heavy chewing. The process is painless and speedy. Our Schenectady dentist simply shapes the resin so that it will fit with your existing teeth, then bonds it in place. Because dental bonding creates new tooth structure, but does not involve porcelain restorations (a unique combination of factors for cosmetc dental treatments), the bonding can be completed without waiting to receive prosthetics from a lab. There will be no temporaries, and no second appointment.

Your dental bonding work will be with you for years to come. With proper care, results can be especially long-lasting.

If there's something about your smile that you're not completely happy with, contact our Schenectady dentist. Bonding could be your simple answer.

Schenectady cosmetic dentist porcelain veneersSchenectady Cosmetic Dentist Uses Porcelain Veneers To Create Ideal Smiles

If you're not completely satisfied with your smile, you don't approach the world in the most confident way. You may struggle to feel comfortable showing off your teeth, which leads to hidden smiles and missed opportunities for friendliness. Your attitude towards your smile may even be making you come off as a less expressive, shy person. Our Schenectady dentist wants every patient to possess a smile he or she adores. Your smile should look great and make you feel great.

What are my options for transforming my smile? Won't I have to undergo some complicated cosmetic dentistry?

Altering your smile doesn't need to be complicated. With porcelain veneers, we're able to create new tooth surfaces in just two appointments.

Veneers are thin shells that bond to the front of  your teeth. Porcelain allows the veneers to be so thin that very little tooth reduction is needed to create room for the restorations. This reduces your need to wear temporaries between your first and second veneer appointments, and also reduces the need for anesthesia. The veneers may be made in any shape or shade. Should you decide to receive veneers on multiple front teeth, you may choose to go a few shades lighter than your natural teeth to permanently whiten your front teeth.

Porcelain veneers can change your teeth in the following ways:

  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Lengthen short front teeth
  • Whiten discolored teeth resistant to hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening
  • Reduce tooth sensitivity
  • Straighten crooked teeth

Porcelain veneers may be applied to any number of your front teeth. These beautiful alterations will last upwards of ten years. Learn more about how porcelain veneers could perfect your smile by contacting our Schenectady dentist. Your days of feeling anything but pride for your smile will soon be over.



Robert M. Scotto, D.D.S.
615 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12305
518-374-9770

  

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