The short answer is no, but there is more to it than a simple yes or no, one-sentence answer. Teeth shifting is natural when you first get braces, they are moving of course, but after braces or if there hasn’t ever been an orthodontic device installed shifting teeth is not a good sign. So, if this is something you’ve been experiencing, it’s best to seek the help of an orthodontist or other doctor with gum or tooth specializations. Keep reading to learn more about why teeth shifting is a cause for concern and how to prevent it from Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics.
So Why is Shifting Teeth a Problem?
Your teeth shifting can open the opportunity for decay and further gum disease. Especially if there is an existing level of gum disease, shifting can escalate the symptoms and worsen overall periodontal health. It can also cause previously corrected orthodontic issues to reappear or create new orthodontic issues that necessitate further treatment.
Shifting can also cause discomfort within the mouth, especially if teeth are misaligned and hit the lips and cheeks at strange angles. This also typically leads to additional orthodontic treatment. Shifting can be a symptom of an existing dental condition and can lead to numerous more serious dental conditions in the future. The best course of action is to call your orthodontist or dentist and schedule a time to come and get any shifting of teeth professionally evaluated.
The real answer to this question is yes. You might see advertisements online or in magazines for services that bypass the orthodontist to get you clear aligners. These services are typically referred to as mail-in orthodontics. Many adults who seek orthodontic care later in life view the orthodontist as a hassle and may be more likely to try these non-certified options so keep reading to learn more about why you should get Invisalign from an orthodontist, from Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics.
Why an Orthodontist?
Orthodontists are highly trained professionals. While aligner companies have technology that allows them to create sets of correctional aligners, they lack the training and expertise of a certified orthodontist to make diagnostic decisions regarding your bite and teeth.
Orthodontists go through dental school and a specialized master’s program adding two to three years of specified bite-focused training to their dental education. They complete an orthodontic residency and often participate in research to further the field as a whole.
Many orthodontists also invest in continuing education programs and are up to date on the best and most effective ways to straighten teeth. An orthodontic office has all the materials and staff to facilitate an easier and less harmful path to a beautiful smile.
In the field of orthodontics, technological advances have brought about significant changes in the way impressions of patients’ teeth are taken. Specifically, the introduction of digital impressions has been a game-changer, providing unparalleled accuracy and comfort compared to traditional putty impressions. If you’re curious about how these innovations have transformed orthodontic treatment, Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics is an excellent resource.
What is the Difference Between Traditional and Digital Impressions?
The most obvious difference between traditional and digital impressions is that traditional impressions involve putting a chemical-tasting goop into the patient’s mouth and holding it there for minutes on end, often resulting in discomfort and even gagging. In contrast, digital impressions are completely computerized, making the process faster, more efficient, and much more comfortable.
Orthodontics is a field of medicine that is experiencing continuous advancements and progress. With new inventions and research, innovative ideas and practices are being introduced into the orthodontic industry. As a result, your orthodontist is equipped with the latest and most advanced technology to provide you with the best possible treatment.
It’s important to note that the latest types of treatment are rigorously tested and researched before being implemented in your orthodontist’s office, so you can trust their safety and effectiveness. If you’re curious about the latest developments in orthodontics, Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics can provide valuable insights. Keep reading to learn more about these exciting advancements.
If you read health blogs or follow a fitness influencer, you know vitamins and minerals are an essential part of your health. But vitamins are good for more than keeping your energy up or gut health, they are hugely important to good oral health as well. Vitamins are preventative measures for common oral health issues. Improving your mouth’s health every day with vitamins is a proactive way to ensure a pain-free healthy dental experience. Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics recommends these five for tooth health and to strengthen your enamel and promote jaw health.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is stored in the liver. It is found in foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, and fortified cereals. Vitamin A is important for vision, immunity, reproduction, and aids your body in keeping mucous membranes healthy. This is especially helpful after a dental procedure or oral surgery. It also helps the heart, lungs, and kidneys work properly. A lack of vitamin A can cause night blindness, dry eyes, and an increased risk of infections.
Traveling is already stressful, so we don’t want caring for your Invisalign to make it even worse. The good news is that there are a few small changes to your packing routine that can alleviate Invisalign- related stress taking away from your vacation. When you’re in a new place, far from your orthodontist’s office, it’s easy to remove your aligners and leave them behind. Here are some of our tips from Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics for traveling with your Invisalign.
What if I Lose my Invisalign while Traveling?
When traveling for longer periods of time, always take your previous set of aligners, your current set, and your next set of aligners with you. Whether you will go back to the previous set or move forward to the next set if your aligners get lost will be determined by how long you have been wearing your current set. The general rule of thumb is if the current aligners are tight, go back. If you can remove them easily and are in your second week, move forward to the next set.
When you’re traveling by plane, be careful to keep aligners with you in your carry-on. Leaving them in checked bags is a good way for them to be lost or delayed. If you’re concerned about losing your aligners, bringing an extra case is always a good idea. If you leave one behind in a hotel or restaurant, you’ll have a spare.
The week after your new braces go on is often tough. There’s a lot you have to adjust to from metal in your mouth to changes in diet, nightly routine, and oral hygiene. Transitions and changes are never easy, and to help make your journey to a beautiful smile smooth and painless, Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics explains what to expect from your first week in braces.
Invisalign is as common today as traditional braces. Usually, when you go to the orthodontist, you’ll be shown multiple treatment options, from Invisalign clear aligners to traditional bracket and wire braces. How does Invisalign work exactly? A completely invisible treatment that allows you to eat whatever you want is too good to be true, isn’t it? Not at all! Gain valuable knowledge on Invisalign from orthodontic specialist Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics.