Phase 2 TMJ therapy utilizing orthodontics can come into play. The goal is to maintain the correct position/bite without the continuing need for a Phase 1 TMJ orthotic device. Neuromuscular orthodontics can move the teeth to make this new found corrected position permanent!
Often this involves widening and bringing forward the upper and lower teeth arches that will actually grows bone3 dimensionally in the upper jaw. This is upper arch development is usually accomplished with a fixed upper orthodontic appliance called a FAGGA. Again, the goal is to permanently move the teeth into the position that physiologically correct for your head and neck and posture.
Dr. Frey utilizes the Controlled Arch System to rehabilitate your mouth. By utilizing the Controlled Arch System, Dr. Frey can reposition your jaw in a physiologically balanced position, reducing pain and correcting your bite. The Controlled Arch Approach develops the jaw first and then moves the teeth to fit the jaw placement, rather than the reverse.
Orthopedic or Neuromuscular Orthodontic movement, will many times make the patient’s TMJ disorder symptoms resolve completely or diminish greatly. This is because the jaw muscles no longer need to work harder to maintain a stable jaw position.
Just as with teenage orthodontics, keeping the teeth in place after they have been moved is crucial to long-term neuromuscular orthodontic success. Because orthopedic orthodontics is a place that is in harmony with the muscles of the jaw, and the jaw joint, retainers are not needed long term.
Home tooth bleaching systems are easy and convenient to use. At the onset of treatment, we fabricate a custom-fitted mouthpiece for the upper teeth and one for the lower teeth. In addition to these trays, you receive tubes of tooth bleaching gel. Each day, a small amount of gel is inserted into the inside of each tray and the trays are then inserted over your teeth. We can demonstrate how to apply the gel into the trays in the office before you begin your treatment. Trays are worn for a select amount of time, usually 30 minutes to an hour. After removing, gently brush and floss your teeth and rinse trays to remove the bleaching gel.
Yes, Of course. We have offered-home tooth bleaching kits for our patients since 1990.They work nicely. We feel the best way to whiten your teeth is to start with a one hour Zoom Advanced Power session then take the at home bleaching trays home to either maintain the great white smile or to make it even whiter! Have fun
Yes, We like the whitening strips that are sold in the pharmacy. They work. They are weak and take a long time but they work. These products are formulated with minimal active ingredients. PWS offers a much more powerful dose of whitening agent that will work much faster and efficiently.
Zoom! is one of the fastest, most effective methods of teeth whitening ever developed. . This in-office technique allows you to sit back and relax like in a tanning salon while we whiten your smile. After shielding teeth and gums, we apply a professional-grade tooth bleaching gel to your teeth. This gel is then activated with light for approximately 3 to 4 15-minute sessions stimulating faster action. We recommend using at home whitening gels after this process to maintain and keep your smile its very whitest!
Teeth whitening can achieve remarkable results in terms of whiteness . A brighter, whiter smile can make you look younger and friendlier. How straight your teeth are have nothing to do with the whitening process. If you have mild alignment issues in conjunction with discoloration, porcelain veneers may be an ideal treatment option to correct both issues simultaneously.
Sure. Use the toothpaste! It should do no harm after a professional teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening treatment achieves beautiful results that can last anywhere from weeks to months. Usually, right after the procedure, patients absolutely love it. We call it the WOW period. We feel that loses its WOW rather quickly but stays a lot whiter than when you started. You are just out of the WOE period. The lighter teeth can last months. This is why we like to couple the process with At-Home whitening kits.
Avoiding tobacco and any food with color also increases the duration of results from teeth whitening, Habits such as rinsing your mouth after consuming coffee, red wine, and other products that can stain teeth may also help.
One of the advantages of tooth bleaching is that treatment can safely be repeated as often as needed to maintain the brilliant smile you deserve.
We call them Zingers. Ouch. They come in waves and you have to close your lips during the Zinger wave. Its very uncomfortable and lasts usually until the following morning. Most people do experience slight temporary sensitivity when they undergo teeth whitening treatment. This can occur whether whitening is conducted in the office or at home. T
Sensitivity does not indicate a problem. Comfort may be managed by using our relief gel which we give every patient.
There are two types of stains. Intrinsic and Extrinsic. An Intrinsic stain is when a tooth turns color from white to yellow. This can happen over the years from many different factors like smoking. An Extrinsic stain can be wiped or cleaned off with a good dental cleaning. Porcelain veneers will never stain intrinsically. The porcelain is non porous and will not turn color. But it can stain extrinsically and a simple dental cleaning will bring back its natural beauty.
Teeth whitening that is performed here in our office takes only about an hour. In that time, it is possible to lift teeth into a shade several times brighter than they were before treatment.
Teeth whitening that is performed at home with a whitening kit provided by our office takes longer to achieve the level of results we can obtain in the office. However, tooth bleaching at home may be more convenient or comfortable for some patients. Home whitening gets excellent results. Patients may notice a difference after their very first home whitening treatment. With each application of the professional-grade tooth bleaching solution, teeth will look slightly more radiant. In most cases, dramatic results are achieved within a two-week period. However, the more severe discoloration can take longer to correct.
The teeth whitening gel is a peroxide that soaks into the tiny dentinal tubules which is located under your enamel. It forces oxygen molecules to come forward thus brightening the enamel. You see, enamel is translucent and really doesnt have much color. The color all comes from the dentin underneath it.. Because we are affecting intrincis stains that occurred over the years, stains from coffee, tea, and even smoking can be minimized or even eliminated in just one visit. It is also possible for teeth to be made whiter than their natural shade using professional-grade products and techniques.