One of the most frequently asked questions we get at Bolivar Family Dental is “Do you have a Payment Plan?” The Answer is “Yes”. Dr. Gonzales is set up as a health care provider through Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo Health Advantage offer a range of payment plans that works for you. It is a simple process. There is no annual fee or application fee. In most cases, you’ll receive a credit decision in seconds.
Questions most asked about Invisalign and Invisalign Teen:
The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by your doctor; however the average case takes about 12 months.
In the hands of a skilled practitioner and when worn per your doctor’s recommendation, Invisalign can be as effective as traditional braces for many types of treatment.
After the initial appointment, follow-up appointments are usually scheduled every six weeks to check on progress and to provide you with your next series of clear, virtually invisible aligners.
Overall, we find the aligners are most effective if worn 20 to 22 hours per day- and removed only for eating, brushing and flossing.
There are multiple benefits to Invisalign treatment. The main and obvious advantages are, the aligners are virtually invisible. You can always feel confident showing your smile, even while you’re wearing your aligners to straighten your teeth. Another advantage to Invisalign would be that they are removable. You may take them out as needed as long as you are wearing them the prescribed amount of time each day. Additionally you won’t have to worry about your aligners preventing you from playing sports or an instrument. As an added bonus, you can removed the aligners and eat whatever foods you want, and you can brush and floss with ease. Finally comfort, the Aligners are made from a lightweight plastic material and fit precisely in your mouth. Although you may occasionally experience slight discomfort wearing the product, you won’t have to worry about the constant irritation and inconvenience of metal and brackets.
Straighter teeth lead to healthier gums. Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than teeth that are crowded, crooked, or spaced too fare apart. Properly aligned teeth can help gums ”fit” tighter around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.
Teeth become easier to clean when straightened. With good oral hygiene the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease can be reduced.
In some instances, speech problems may results from poorly positioned teeth. Correction of the bite can also help improve chewing. Properly aligned teeth are less stressful on the supporting bone and jaw joints. With straight teeth you decrease the risk of dental trauma and abnormal wear from developing. Most people straighten their teeth to feel less self-conscious and more confident.
If you have additional questions about Invisalign, or would like to set up a free consultation to see if Invisalign would work for you, please call our office and set up an appointment today!
Questions most asked about Zoom Professional Whitening System:
Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The Zoom! Light generates minimal heat which is usually the source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate.
The complete procedure take approximately one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by 45 minutes of bleaching.
The Zoom! Light activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, Oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! Lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! Gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of eight shades.
By following some simple post whitening instructions, you teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with Zoom! Nite White gel. This is a professional formula designed specifically to keep your teeth the brightest. They are available through your dentist.
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! Is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
More people than you might imagine. A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone. The Zoom! Chairside Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dentist can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a n oral exam, including a shade assessment.
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Zoom! Is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
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