Thursday, July 20, 2017

Clear aligners for teeth

Are you looking for clear aligners for teeth?

Clear aligners for teeth are a series of plastic trays that move your teeth in small intervals.

How do clear aligners for teeth work?

The aligners work by moving your teeth at small intervals. Each new tray will be very slightly closer to the ideal position of where we want your teeth. When we place a new aligner in your mouth it will be tight and as your teeth shift to fit into the new tray the aligner is no longer tight.

What are the steps to get your clear aligners?

First thing is you want to get a consult with a Board Certified Orthodontist. It is important to know whether or not you are a good candidate for clear aligners before starting. Depending on the complexity of your case and how perfect you want your teeth some professionals may not be able to accomplish this with only aligners or it may be impossible to meet your needs with just aligners. After the orthodontist tells you that you are a good candidate for clear aligners then a digital impression is taken of your teeth. A traditional impression may also be taken, but most offices that provide aligner orthodontics use a digital system. The expertise of your orthodontist takes over after the impressions are complete.

The orthodontist designs your trays to get to the result that you want. After the orthodontist approves the design, they use 3D printing technology to fabricate the aligner. Some systems 3D print models of your teeth every step of the way and then fabricate an aligner over the top of that. In our office we have a 3D printer but only use it for very minimal movement cases. Once clear aligners for teeth are in the office, you return to receive the first aligner. To be effective there is often small “buttons” of composite that we place on some of the teeth to help them move. Depending on whether you are doing accelerated orthodontics or regular clear aligners you will wear your aligners for 1-2 weeks. It is critical that you actually wear the aligners at all times, except eating.

How do we make clear aligners for teeth?

A professional 3rd party company 3D prints either the aligners or models of your teeth. If they are made in our office, we 3D print models of what we expect your teeth to look like after each aligner and then make a clear plastic aligner to fit that model.

Clear aligners for teeth

3D printer in our office

What are the options for clear aligners for teeth?

Currently the biggest name in clear aligner orthodontics is Invisalign. Other options include Clear Correct and in office 3D printing. Our belief is that in a few years most clear aligners will either be made in your orthodontist’s office on their own 3D printer or in a local orthodontic lab.

Why would someone choose clear aligners over traditional braces?

The main reasons to choose clear aligners instead of traditional braces is for better oral hygiene and the ability to remove for short period of times. If you give presentations or speak for a living, then clear aligners may be the choice for you.

Problems with clear aligners for teeth.

  1. People often complain about the buttons. It does not seem to matter how much we discuss this before hand, until they are on some people do not seem to get the idea.
  2. A tray bending upon inserting. Once bent the tray will not fit and often requires the orthodontist to adjust.
  3. Poor design. Probably the biggest major problem seen nationwide but tends to occur to those with less experience working with clear aligners.
  4. Certain foods staining the aligners. Tomato sauce, many Indian sauces, and wine will all stain the plastic and look unattractive until you change trays. This “problem” results from not following the rules of not eating with aligners in.

 

 

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pediatric dentist near me

Did you do a search for the term “pediatric dentist near me”?

Pediatric dentist near me is one of the main search terms people use to find a local pediatric dentist. When you have kids you are BUSY so finding a great pediatric dentist close to home is critical! Fortunately, Dr. Briney is close by and she is a Board Certified pediatric dentist. Our 3 doctor team also includes a Board Certified orthodontist and a general dentist with multiple fellowships.

If you are looking for a pediatric dentist, then give us a call now at 630-665-5550!

Just do a for pediatric dentist near me? Then give us a call or check out our pediatric dentist’s bio and you can learn more about all the things that make Dr. Briney so amazing! Become a patient and learn why your neighbors have given us more 5 star reviews than any other pediatric dental office in Wheaton or Glen Ellyn!

Why did you search pediatric dentist near me?

Well you have a child or children and are looking for a pediatric dental specialist to care for them, but you also do not want to travel a great distance to a denatl office. Do you have a child with special needs who needs sedaton for treatment or a child you jsut needs special care? Then a Board certified pediatric dentist is what you need. Dr. Briney treats all children from the age of 1 to adulthood and many of your Wheaton and Glen Ellyn neighbors have put their trust in Dr. Briney’s hands.

Where is this pediatric dentist near me?

We are on the intersection of Naperville and Roosevelt across from the Mariano’s in Wheaton, IL. Even if you are unfamiliar with the Wheaton Glen Ellyn area, you can easily find out office.

Who is this pediatric dentist near me?

Our pediatric dentist is Lynse Briney DDS MS and you can learn all about her on our bio page. pediatric dentist near me

Finally, even though you are on the search for a “pediatric dentist near me”, as long as you live in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Lombard, Lisle, Winfield, Warrenville, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, or Villa Park you are close by!

 

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Orthodontist near me

Did you search “Orthodontist near me”?

Orthodontist near me is near the top of the list of things people search for in order to find a good local orthodontist. Finding an orthodontist near your home or work is often an important factor, although it should not be the only factor. Almost certainly the most important factors are the orthodontist’s credentials and how well you can communicate with the orthodontist.

If you are looking for an orthodontist, then give us a call now at 630-665-5550!

If you did a search for orthodontist near me and you are currently reading this then feel free to either give us a call and schedule a complimentary consultation or check out Dr. Danielle Bauer’s bio. Want to know why your neighbors have given us more 5 star reviews than any other orthodontic office in Wheaton or Glen Ellyn? Come find out!

Why did you search orthodontist near me?

Perhaps you thinking of getting braces or Invisalign and what to hear some options. Are you a parent and know that the time for your child to have a professional exam is now? Either way we are here to serve your orthodontic needs. Did you know we also have a great general dentist and pediatric dentist as well?

Where is this orthodontist near me?

Whether you are familiar with the Wheaton Glen Ellyn area or not, our office is very easy to locate. We are on the intersection of Naperville and Roosevelt across from the Mariano’s.

Who is this orthodontist near me?

Our orthodontist is Danielle N. Bauer DDS MS and she is the ONLY Board Certified Orthodontist in the Wheaton Glen Ellyn area!! She lives with her dentist husband Dr. Bryan and their four children right here in Wheaton, IL. Want to know more than the fact she is the only local orthodontist with board certification? Well, you can learn more about Dr. DAnielle and her accomplishments on our Meet the Doctor page.

orthodontist near me

Finally, even though you are on the search for an “orthodontist near me”, as long as you live in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Lombard, Lisle, Winfield, Warrenville, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, or Villa Park you are close by!

 

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Dentist near me?

Did you search “dentist near me”

Dentist near me is one of the more popular things people search in order to find a dentist close by. Finding a dentist close to where you live is certainly a major factor in choosing the right dentist for you or your family and a google search term like “dentist near me” should work.

Call now! Our number is 630-665-5550!

If you did a search for dentist near me and we came up then call the number above right now! First of all we not only have a general dentist, but a pediatric dentist, and an orthodontist ready to help you and your family.

Why did you search dentist near me?

Perhaps you have a dental emergency and want to be seen as quickly as possible. We are waiting for your call or email. We also have an emergency number is you are having terrible pain or severe bleeding.

Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the Wheaton Glen Ellyn area and wish to find a local dentist? Well the Bauer family lives and practices in Wheaton and are very active in the community. We are easy to find as we are at the intersection of Naperville and Roosevelt across from the Mariano’s.

Come and check out why your neighbors give us more 5 star reviews than any other dental office in Wheaton or Glen Ellyn!

Who is this dentist near me?

Our general dentist is Bryan A. Bauer DDS FAGD FICOI and as a result of the extra training he has taken to get his fellowships he performs many aspects of dentistry. Dr. Bauer performs all the dental procedures that you will likely ever need. Dr. Bauer places dental implants, completes root canals, places veneers, and much more! Check our his biography and accomplishments on our Meet the Doctor page.

dentist near me wheaton

Finally, even though you want are on the search for a “dentist near me”, as long as you live in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Winfield, Warrenville, Carol Stream, Lilse, Lombard, Naperville (parts anyway), Downers Grove, or Villa Park you are close by!

 

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Adult gingival cyst

Gingival cyst

Gingival cyst is a benign odontogenic cyst that occurs primarily in middle aged adults. There is a gingival cyst of a newborn that is basically the same lesion but occurs in a different area and obviously on a different age group. The cyst most commonly occurs in the mandible in the canine and premolar areas and the cyst is on the labial side of the mandible. It looks like a swelling in the attached gingiva or interdental papilla. It is a fairly rare cyst or at least it is rarely sent for biopsy.

Gingival cyst treatment

Treatment consists of surgical removal. Traditional scalpel removal or better yet laser removal of the cyst is the recommendation. Laser obliteration can leave nothing left for biopsy if that is a concern. This is what the photo below shows. The laser opens into a cavernous lesion and once the tissue is gone there is nothing left to biopsy.

gingival cyst

2 week healing of gingival cyst unfortunately I can not locate my pre photo

Gingival cyst removal dental code

For dental professionals removing a gingival cyst the following ADA dental codes are what you use. To find a fair fee for this procedure in your area use the fair health consumer website.

D7450 Removal of benign odontogenic cyst or tumor, lesion diameter up to 1.25 cm
D7451 Removal of benign odontogenic cyst or tumor, lesion diameter greater than 1.25 cm
Dentists treating these cysts need to know that these lesions are essentially empty inside. The healing should be uneventful. A soft tissue laser is the cleanest tool you can use to remove one of these cysts. A scalpel results in too much unnecessary trauma, although you may be able to make an incision and enucleate the cyst, which would be very clean as well.

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The Benefits of Invisalign®

The Benefits of Invisalign ®

Wheaton Orthodontist, Benefits of InvisalignConventional metal braces, though effective at aligning and straightening your teeth, are not for everyone. For those with more active or physical lifestyles, metal braces can prove to be difficult to not only maintain, but they may present difficulties. This may be particularly true if you have a teenager involved in contact sports such as football or hockey.

As most of you know, there are alternatives to the conventional metal braces a lot of us grew up seeing or wearing. The most popular and equally effective alternative are Invisalign clear aligners. Unlike other clear aligners, Invisalign® can be used for simple to complex cases and in many cases, can align your teeth much sooner than metal braces.

Experience Convenience with Invisalign®

Just like braces or other clear aligners, your first time wearing Invisalign® clear aligners takes you some time to feel normal. And just like metal braces, you will most likely talk funny for a short period of time. However, if you have to give a speech or presentation, you remove your Invisalign® clear aligners and simply put them back in when you are done.

Invisalign® clear aligners are a great time saver. If you have a busy schedule or active lifestyle, maintaining your oral hygiene will be a lot easier. When it comes time to brush and floss you just have to remove you Invisalign® clear aligners. Metal braces take longer to properly brush and floss due to all the metal wires.

Self Confidence and Comfort with Invisalign

Conventional braces are noticeable. There is no question about that and metal braces have the uncanny ability to catch food without you noticing. With Invisalign®, you just remove them before you eat and best of all, they are barely noticeable. This is great for your self-esteem and exceptionally convenient. Invisalign clear aligners are very comfortable when compared to conventional braces. Additionally, you can remove them when you are feeling any discomfort.

Just remember that it is important to wear your Invisalign aligners as much as possible to stay on course with your plan. At each orthodontic visit you receive multiple trays. This ultimately results in fewer check-ups.

Start Today!

Bauer Smiles provides Invisalign clear aligners and goes through an extensive process to make sure your treatment is the best and most comfortable for the duration. For more information on Invisalign services in Wheaton, call us today at 630-665-5550.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Black gums treatment cost

Looking for black gums treatment?

Black gums treatment is something that we provide with the use of our Solea CO2 laser. The Solea layer removes the pigmentation in one treatment and the results last for years for most of those that undergo the treatment.

What are black gums?

Black gums or pigmented gum tissue is the result of higher concentrations of melanin in the tissue. It is the same reason some skin is darker than others. Smoking and other irritants can also cause the gums to discolor. This melanin hyperpigmentation is a cosmetic concern when coupled with a gummy smile.

black gums treatment cost

How does black gums treatment work?

We numb the area, sometimes only with a topical numbing gel, and use our Solea laser to remove thin layers of tissue until the pigmentation is gone. The procedure is fairly quick. For Solea laser users treat one area at a time with the 1mm spot with no water and power about 20%. Go over a large area then wipe and check results. This process continues until the pigmentation is gone.

Will black gums treatment hurt?

Yes their will be some mild discomfort but most patients will not classify it as pain according to Azzeh.  You should not need any prescription pain medications. Mild discomfort and itching are the most common post surgical patient reports.

How long will healing dark gums treatment require?

Typically healing is complete in about 2 weeks and certainly by 4 weeks. Rosa

How long will dark gums treatment last?

It is variable from person to person and thus there is no knowing how long it will last on any individual. Very few patients will see any relapse at one year but about 50% will show some repigmentation at 2 years with the CO2 laser according to Nakamura. Most studies show very high success rates for at least 6-24 months.

Black gums treatment cost

Cost for treatment of dark gums varies from $800-$1200 depending on severity and amount or area that needs treatment.

Types of dental lasers that are used for dark gums laser treatment

There are many different types of lasers that can do a black gums treatment. Basically any laser is capable. Er:YAG laser, Nd:YAG laser, Er,Cr:YSGG laser, the CO2 that we use, and even the common diode laser all work to remove the dark gums. There are also other more traditional methods such as scalpel, bur removal, and cryotherapy.  Basically anything that removes epithelium will work. Prasad Kathariya

 

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