Teenage Life with a Crooked Smile | Ottawa Dentist

We’ve all been there – puberty is one of the most topsy-turvy times a person can have in their lives. Between the physical changes and the hormones kicking in full throttle, life decides that social relations are also intricate to our development. And for many of us, the hormones are making a mess of that bit.Because teens are very into social media and getting their likes, physical appearance is important to maintain. But if your physical issue is a flawed smile, it can become a self-conscious disaster during these formative years. And unfortunately, traditional braces don’t exactly help on the social scene. Thankfully, there is a solution to your teen’s social discomfort – Invisalign Teen. Invisalign Teen is a fantastic way for your teen to straighten their smile in the most discrete way possible. Rather than traditional braces, Invisalign Teen straightens teeth through the use of clear, removable aligners as they slowly move the teeth to their proper position. Here are some basic benefits to choosing Invisalign Teen, as opposed to the traditional method:
  • If your teen plays sports, they won’t need to worry about brackets getting knocked out while playing.
  • If they are more into the arts, playing an instrument or acting in a play won’t be an issue.
  • You no longer have to worry about broken wires or brackets due to diet restrictions. They can eat as much popcorn as they want.
  • Daily dental hygiene won’t need to change as the trays are removeable and cleaned separately.
Your teen will be awkward during this time in their lives, but if you can help prevent undue stress while also improving their smile, you may want to consider Invisalign Teen. If you would like more information about Invisalign Teen, call Dr. Katia Doumit in Ottawa, Ontario at 613-232-8000 or visit www.lesplanadedental.com. Dr. Doumit proudly serves Ottawa and all surrounding areas.

What Is AcceleDent? | Ottawa Dentist

We would all love to have the best smile we possibly can, so we visit the dentist to help us improve any flaws that may have been created over time. Now, if your treatment options are orthodontic, you are in for a rather long session of braces, whether you get the traditional variety or the invisible options like Invisalign. Of course, it depends on your personal case, but it takes a while for teeth to move and adjust into a proper formation to create the smile you are looking for. At least, it used to take a while… In walks Acceledent. Acceledent is a revolutionary, simple to use, hands-free device that can reduce your orthodontic treatment by up to 50%. You heard it correctly – half of the time! A mouthpiece is attached to an activator that gently vibrates. It is these micropulses that move your teeth. Each day, you will bite down on this mouthpiece for twenty minutes. No hands necessary, so it won’t interrupt your daily routines. Clean the mouthpiece with some dish soap and that’s all the upkeep you’ll need to do. Not bad for something that will speed up the arrival of your new smile. Now, there are some treatment options that aren’t right for everyone. Patients with a lot of crooked teeth or gaps, Invisalign probably won’t be right for you. Fortunately, Acceledent is ideal for everyone that is undergoing orthodontic treatments. The only issue is that you will need to visit your dentist in order to get it – it’s only available by prescription. If you would like more information about AcceleDent, call Dr. Katia Doumit in Ottawa, Ontario at 613-232-8000 or visit www.lesplanadedental.com. Dr. Doumit proudly serves Ottawa and all surrounding areas.