Accelerated Orthodontics: A Faster Way to Straighten Your Teeth

accelerated orthodonticsWe are excited to offer accelerated orthodontics! If you are interested in improving the esthetics of your smile, but are put off by the thought of having to spend years in braces, accelerated orthodontics could be right for you. Within three to eight weeks accelerated orthodontics can reposition, straighten, close gaps, and properly align the spacing of the front teeth. Traditional braces will require between two to three years before you see the end result you are searching for.

Accelerated Orthodontics Procedure
Accelerated orthodontics is a combination of different dental procedures that can include tooth reshaping and recontouring to modify the shape of your teeth and gums. Modifying the width of your teeth could prevent the need for extractions. The procedure involves a team of experts in the field of cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and orthodontics in order to produce excellent results. With the different methods of treatment involved, you can now have a rejuvenated facial appearance. In order to enhance your smile you can now use different accelerated orthodontic treatments with the use of various techniques like bonding, porcelain veneers, traditional braces and crowns. Continue reading Accelerated Orthodontics: A Faster Way to Straighten Your Teeth

Invisalign Clear Aligners: A Straighter Smile Without Metal Braces

invisalignFor many image-conscious teens and adults, correcting misaligned teeth with traditional braces simply isn’t appealing. The thought of spending years with a mouth full of conspicuous metal is enough to deter most people, but thankfully, braces aren’t the only answer anymore. But now, we can straighten teeth without braces using a treatment called Invisalign. Invisalign is an alternative to braces but has minimal impact on your lifestyle. They are also less intrusive and work discreetly for people of any age.

A Cosmetic Approach to Orthodontics
Invisalign clear aligners gradually move misaligned teeth into their proper positions, giving you a smile that you can feel proud of without the need for metal brackets and wires. The clear, comfortable aligners are custom made to fit your exact dentition and are virtually invisible to others. You simply wear them day and night, removing them for cleaning and eating as needed. Over the course of your treatment, you’ll switch to the next set of aligners approximately every two to four weeks. At the end of your treatment, you’ll enjoy a dramatically improved smile, free from gaps, misalignment, crowding, and other common orthodontic concerns. Continue reading Invisalign Clear Aligners: A Straighter Smile Without Metal Braces

Correcting Oral Health with Invisalign

invisalignYou may be surprised to know that the benefits of having straight teeth extend far beyond a beautiful and confident smile. Apart from the aesthetic benefits of braces, there are also a number of health benefits that patients will experience. In many cases, patients with orthodontic issues may not be aware of the dangers associated with improper or misaligned teeth. As a result, patients can receive a wealth of benefits, ranging from personal confidence to improved dental and overall health.

Common Issues With Crowded Teeth
Crowded or crooked teeth, or ones that overlap each other, are a great opportunity for bacteria to firmly embed themselves in those hard to reach gaps and overlaps. The avid teeth cleaner may have difficulty manipulating the tooth brush or floss into those tight spaces. Bacteria cause tooth decay and periodontal disease. Left untreated, tooth decay and periodontal disease can cause bad breath, mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums and even tooth loss. Continue reading Correcting Oral Health with Invisalign

SureSmile or Traditional Braces?

suresmile or traditional bracesIf you are getting braces and you may be a bit nervous about wearing wires and brackets on your teeth, there is an orthodontic system that makes straightening your teeth with braces a lot faster and easier compared to traditional braces. It is called SureSmile and it’s changing the way people feel about their braces.

SureSmile Technology
SureSmile is orthodontic wire technology. Using a 3D computer model of your teeth, the orthodontist creates a custom plan for moving your teeth into their desired positions. The accuracy of the model, including clear visualization of the bone, means your doctor can choose the most direct path of correction for each tooth. That plan is then programmed into a computerized robotics system that bends the treatment wires into the precise shape prescribed. Continue reading SureSmile or Traditional Braces?

Suresmile: The Future of braces with Dr Mark Feinberg

One of the big things we’ve heard about is SureSmile, so that’s what we’re going to talk a little bit about, today.

What is SureSmile and how does it relate to your practice?

Broadly speaking, SureSmile is a truly holistic approach to orthodontic care. SureSmile is a convergent digital technology that is a large part of everything that we do. Convergence in the sense that it utilizes virtual or computer based technology and applies it to real world therapeutic applications.(Creation of robotic orthodontic archwires). SureSmile is a blend or harmony of two key components, diagnostic and therapeutic.

It is in fact, the most advanced orthodontic software technology available to our profession. The diagnostic component is extremely powerful. It provides me with tremendous capabilities to strategize and plan the tooth movements necessary to perfect the alignment, fit of the teeth, and smile line prior to actual clinical treatment. Using this powerful suite of diagnostic toolsets and the information gleaned from these toolsets, we can apply this to our orthodontic therapy, creating great synergies. Continue reading Suresmile: The Future of braces with Dr Mark Feinberg

Dr. Mark Feinberg-Orthodontist Specialist

dr. mark feinbergDr. Mark Feinberg is a board-certified orthodontist and a diplomate to the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Feinberg is a second generation orthodontist. His father, Dr. Leonard Feinberg, started the practice and after almost 50 years in Stratford, Feinberg Orthodontics has relocated to 4 Corporate Drive in Shelton Connecticut.

Dr. Feinberg and his staff are passionate about providing quality care and evidence-based orthodontic treatment for each of their patients. We utilize the most up-to-date technologies and diagnostics, and remain current through continuing education courses. Dr. Feinberg is trained and certified in a variety of orthodontic therapies, including, SureSmile, Invisalign, Damon System and traditional braces. Continue reading Dr. Mark Feinberg-Orthodontist Specialist

Adult Orthodontics – Braces without the Embarrassment to Smile!

adult orthodonticsOrthodontic treatment isn’t just for teens. For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. Technologies have come a long way since the days of bulky, highly noticeable metal braces from your childhood. Adults no longer have to fear facing co-workers and friends with colored rubber bands and metal laced throughout their mouths. We have several options of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs.

Ceramic braces
Ceramic braces are like metal braces except they match the natural color of your teeth. Continue reading Adult Orthodontics – Braces without the Embarrassment to Smile!

Foods to Avoid While Wearing Braces

foods to avoid while wearing bracesHaving braces can be a lot of fun, but they do require a little bit of work on your part. There are things you need to know about properly taking care of your braces and appliances to prevent damage and keep your treatment on schedule. Braces don’t have to be a hassle, if you are mindful of what you are eating throughout treatment you can avoid a lot of trouble. Sure it is tough to give up certain foods, but it will all be worth it in the end when you have those gorgeous teeth you’ve always wanted! Your teeth and jaw can only move into their correct positions if your braces stay intact. Here is a look at the foods you should stay away from when you’re wearing braces.

Tough Foods
Harder foods can damage your braces and that is the last thing you want. Avoid tough stuff like peanut brittle, hard candies, pretzels, pizza crust, popcorn, corn on the cob, bagels, ice, or anything else that may damage or get stuck in your braces. Continue reading Foods to Avoid While Wearing Braces

Keeping Your Braces Clean

It is imperative that meticulous oral hygiene be maintained during any orthodontic treatment. Maintaining good oral hygiene during treatment is an important part of wearing braces, but it’s a problem for many patients. With your braces, it is important to spend a little extra time when you brush your teeth. Remember, you must still floss your teeth. It will take a little longer at first but keeping the area between your teeth clean will ensure that your teeth become straighter faster.

If you have a removable orthodontic appliance such as retainers or Invisalign then you can brush your appliance with a toothbrush. Plaque needs to be thoroughly removed from your teeth, and when you have braces, it’s even more important to remove plaque. The brackets and wires in your mouth create places for plaque to hide. If plaque is not carefully and consistently removed from your teeth and around your braces, you run the risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, enamel scarring and bad breath.

Use a soft bristled tooth brush (manual or electric). Make sure you brush above and below the arch wires and at the gum line. Try and brush after every meal. Continue reading Keeping Your Braces Clean

The importance of Early Intervention

Depositphotos_11552083_s-300x200Early orthodontic intervention is an initial phase of orthodontic treatment that will benefit a secondary phase of orthodontic treatment with braces when all permanent teeth are in.
Some children present with signs of orthodontic problems that need to be addressed around seven years old or sometimes even earlier. Orthodontic treatment of children as young as six or seven years old is called Interceptive Orthodontics.

One advantage of having children screened for possible orthodontic problems is that, if caught early, orthodontic treatment can be started while the jaw bone is still growing and teeth are still exfoliating and erupting. At this stage of mixed dentition it is easier to address certain problems such as crowding. Another positive aspect of early intervention is that it helps permanent teeth to come in better positions so if braces are still needed after all permanent teeth are in, this second phase of orthodontic treatment will be easier and shorter. Continue reading The importance of Early Intervention