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Are Invisible Aligners Right For You?

October 17th, 2018

THE TIME WHEN getting braces meant spending years with a mouth full of metal that hooked to bulky headgear is long past. These days, traditional wire braces are more streamlined and discreet, but the option that has become increasingly popular for orthodontic treatment is the invisible aligner. How can you know if this option is right for you? Here are a few questions you can ask to find out.

1. What Orthodontic Problems Do Invisible Aligners Correct?

Invisible aligners are great for correcting issues with dental crowding. However, because they are removable and not anchored to any of your teeth, they can’t do much for problems with the bite or with jaw alignment. For those, you’ll still need traditional braces.

2. How Long Will Invisible Aligner Treatment Take?

Treatment time with invisible aligners tends to be about the same as with traditional braces. How long it takes depends much more on what kind of issue is being corrected than what type of orthodontic treatment you’re using. Some problems simply take more time to correct, but no matter what, it’s worth it in the end!

3. Do Invisible Aligners Work For Adults?

Invisible aligners are a great option for adults seeking to straighten their smiles. Traditional wire braces aren’t a very appealing prospect for many adults, because culturally we tend to associate them with teenagers. However, invisible aligners are barely noticeable. They also don’t have the same teenage connotation, so adults can wear them without any worries!

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4. What Should I Expect With My Treatment?

Invisible aligners work in stages. You’ll receive a series of custom designed aligners that each move your teeth closer towards the final goal. Similar to how traditional braces patients come in on a regular basis to have their progress assessed and their braces adjusted, invisible aligner patients will receive their next set of aligner trays each time until they’re done. For either type of treatment, it’s important not to miss those appointments!

Still Have Questions? Just Ask Us!

Anyone who is seriously considering getting orthodontic treatment — invisible aligners or traditional wire braces — surely has more than these four questions to ask, but that’s what we’re here for! Simply schedule an initial consultation appointment with us and together we’ll be able to find out which type of treatment is perfect for you!

We can’t wait to help you get the smile of your dreams!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

 

Say Hello To Our Next Awesome Orthodontic Assistant, LINDA!

August 21st, 2018

Just as we did with Gaby and Heather, we're sharing some details about Linda!

 

Where are you originally from?

Seoul, South Korea

What made you decide to become an orthodontic assistant?

I like working with kids and I like to work with my hands,

When you started as an orthodontic assistant was there something funny that happened? 

We used to wear white lab jackets and sometimes goggles as well.  One day a young patient asked me if I was a scientist!

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?

Spending time with family and friends.  I enjoy traveling and camping.

What do you enjoy most about being an orthodontic assistant?

Seeing our patients with beautiful, confident smiles.

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Linda a little better. Here at Sheehan Orthodontics we feel really fortunate to have her as a member of our awesome team.

Do YOU Have A Question For LINDA?

If so, please enter it in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to pass it along to Gaby for an answer!  Also, as you know, you can always send us private questions or comments on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Sheehanorthodontics/

Thanks for the trust you place in us!  We appreciate you!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Say Hello To Our Awesome Orthodontic Assistant, HEATHER!

August 8th, 2018

SOMETIMES, WE’RE  GUILTY OF ASSUMING TOO MUCH, RIGHT?

We recently realized that we’ve probably wrongly assumed that ALL of you—our valued patients—know Heather as well as we do. That’s probably not the case!

So we asked her a few questions to help you all get to know her...

Where are you originally from?

Mt. Airy, MD.

What made you decide to become an orthodontic assistant?

I've always had a passion for making people smile.  And what could be a better job than helping someone create a smile they love!

When you started as an orthodontic assistant was there something funny that happened? Do you dare tell us that story?

I started working as an orthodontic assistant as a senior in high school.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?

I love spending time with my family.  We love to go fishing and camping.  I also enjoy playing billiards.

 

 

What do you enjoy most about being an orthodontic assistant?

Changing someone's confidence with a smile that they love.

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Heather a little better. Here at Sheehan Orthodontics we feel really fortunate to have her as a member of our awesome team.

Do YOU Have A Question For Heather?

If so, please enter it in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to pass it along to Gaby for an answer!  Also, as you know, you can always send us private questions or comments on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Sheehanorthodontics/

Thanks for the trust you place in us!  We appreciate you!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Say Hello To Our Awesome Orthodontic Assistant, GABY!

July 26th, 2018

SOMETIMES, WE’RE  GUILTY OF ASSUMING TOO MUCH, RIGHT?

We recently realized that we’ve probably wrongly assumed that ALL of you—our valued patients—know Gaby as well as we do. That’s probably not the case!

So we asked her a few questions to help you all get to know her...

Where are you originally from?

California!

What made you decide to become an orthodontic assistant?

When I had braces my orthodontic assistant was very fun, and I wanted to be like her when I grew up.

When you started as an orthodontic assistant was there something funny that happened? Do you dare tell us that story?

I accidentally called Dr. Sheehan ... DAD!  How embarrassing!

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?

I love to spending time with my dog Yuki, and with my boyfriend at the racetrack.

   

What do you enjoy most about being an orthodontic assistant?

I LOVE seeing patients excited about their final smile!

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Gaby a little better. Here at Sheehan Orthodontics we feel really fortunate to have her as a member of our awesome team.

Do YOU Have A Question For GABY?

If so, please enter it in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to pass it along to Gaby for an answer!  Also, as you know, you can always send us private questions or comments on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Sheehanorthodontics/

Thanks for the trust you place in us!  We appreciate you!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.