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By Dental Traditions
April 21, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: ClearCorrect  

Learn more about this clear system and how it corrects crooked smiles.

Considering whether or not to straighten your smile? We know that this is a big decision, particularly for our teen and adult patients; however, thanks to options like ClearCorrect, our Fayetteville, GA, dentists Dr. Edwin Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson and Dr. Lindsey Alvarez offer discreet and completely clear ways to correct crooked and misaligned smiles.

How does ClearCorrect work?

ClearCorrect is an FDA-approved orthodontic treatment that provides our patients here in Fayetteville, GA, with flexible, transparent and BPA-free aligners that fit over teeth like mouthguards or whitening trays. Thanks to SmartTrack™ technology, ClearCorrect also provides a comfortable yet ideal fit when worn.

Just like with other clear aligner systems, ClearCorrect provides a set of clear aligners that a patient will need to wear throughout the day for up to two weeks at a time. Each aligner will shift teeth gradually into the ideal position. ClearCorrect offers 6-aligner, 12-aligner and unlimited aligner treatment options, based on our patient’s unique needs.

What makes it different from other clear aligner systems?

While ClearCorrect works similarly to other clear aligner systems one difference is the cost. ClearCorrect tends to be more affordable and budget-friendly than other options out there. ClearCorrect aligners are also crafted from thinner material, which means that they are more lightweight and may feel more comfortable than other options.

How long will ClearCorrect treatment take?

This will depend entirely on the issues you are looking to address with ClearCorrect and the extent of these issues. Some patients only need 6 or 12 aligners, while others may need more. During your consultation, our Fayetteville, GA, family dentist will map out your treatment plan and be able to provide you with a clearer length of treatment.

Most adults achieve results in about one year or less. Of course, wearing your aligners is key to ensuring that you get the results you want quickly. This means wearing your aligners for about 22 hours each day.

Who is a good candidate?

ClearCorrect is a great orthodontic option for any older teen or adult who is looking to correct,

  • Malocclusions such as overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowding

Have questions about ClearCorrect treatment? If so, our Fayetteville, GA, dental team here at Dental Traditions would be happy to sit down with you to discuss this and other orthodontic options. To schedule an appointment, call us at (770) 487-9797.

By Dental Traditions
September 22, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Veneers  

Considering dental veneers? Find out what kinds are available to you in Fayetteville, GA.

Dental veneers have become a popular cosmetic treatment because these thin, tooth-colored shells can completely revamp and reshape your smile’s appearance. If you are dealing with chips, cracks, discolorations or slightly crooked teeth, dental veneers may be the ideal treatment for you. From the office of our Fayetteville, GA, dentists Drs. Ed and Jonathan Robinson, and Dr. Lindsey Richardson Alvarez, here are the types of dental veneers from which to choose and how they could help you,

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain is one of the most common materials from which to create veneers because they are incredibly durable, stain-resistant, long-lasting and can mimic the appearance of real tooth enamel. They blend in flawlessly with your smile, no matter if you are getting just a couple of dental veneers or a full set.

Composite Resin Veneers

Composite resin has become another popular material from which to craft veneers. Composite resin is also used to fill cavities. It is strong, resilient and can be matched to the color of your tooth. Composite resin is also a more cost-effective way to improve the appearance of your smile; however, you’ll want to talk with your Fayetteville, GA, cosmetic dentists about the pros and cons of composite resin and porcelain veneers to find out which one is right for you.

Lumineers

With traditional veneers our dentist will need to shave off a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for the veneers. While this tooth preparation is very minor and painless, it is permanent; therefore, if you are looking for a restoration that doesn’t require any tooth preparation then Lumineers may be a better option. These shells are even thinner than traditional veneers, which makes it possible to bond them to the front of your teeth without needing to remove enamel.

Are veneers right for me?

No matter what type you’re interested in, dental veneers could be the ideal solution for improving your smile if you are looking to fix,

  • Discolorations
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Misshapen or oddly shaped teeth
  • An asymmetrical smile
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Crowding
  • Extremely short teeth that could benefit from being lengthened

Have questions about getting dental veneers here in Fayetteville, GA? Are you ready to find out if you are a candidate for veneers? If so, call Dental Traditions at (770) 487-9797 to schedule a quick consultation with our cosmetic dental team.

By Dental Traditions
December 26, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Root Canal Therapy  

Could a root canal save your tooth and end your pain? Your Fayetteville, GA, dentists, Drs. Edwin Richardson and Jonathan Robinson of Dental Traditions, can help you protect your smile with root canal therapy and other procedures and services.

How can I tell if I need a root canal?

Although it's impossible to determine if you definitely need a root canal without making a visit to your Fayetteville dentist, you may notice a few troubling signs or symptoms when you have a problem deep inside your tooth.

Pain can be a sign that you have a problem with your tooth pulp. The soft pulp is located in the center of your tooth and contains tissue, blood vessels and nerves. If the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, it must be removed during a root canal procedure and replaced with a filling. You may also need a dental crown to strengthen your tooth after you've had a root canal. Without the procedure, you may soon lose your tooth.

If pain is mild at first or even comes and goes, you may not realize that you have a serious problem with your tooth. Any pain, no matter how often it occurs or how minor it seems initially, should be investigated by your dentist.

Should the inflammation or infection progress, your pain may worsen and become severe. You may also notice an increase in pain any time you chew or press on your tooth.

A few other signs or symptoms may also occur, such as:

  • Darkening of your tooth
  • Painful, red gum tissue around the tooth
  • Pain after you eat or drink hot, cold, or sugary foods and beverages

Sometimes, root canals are needed due to an abscess in your tooth pulp. The bacterial infection not only jeopardizes your tooth but may put your health at risk. If the infection reaches your bloodstream, it may travel to your heart or brain and cause a stroke or heart attack. Fortunately, root canal therapy and antibiotics can help you save your tooth and prevent serious health consequences.

Signs and symptoms of an abscess include fever, swollen lymph nodes, pus around the tooth, a bump on your gum near the tooth, facial swelling, and severe, throbbing pain that may travel to your jawbone.

Root canal therapy can help you avoid tooth loss! Call your Fayetteville, GA, dentists, Drs. Edwin Richardson and Jonathan Robinson of Dental Traditions, at (770) 487-9797 to schedule your appointment.