Thursday, October 27, 2011
Don't leave your Invisalign aligners near your pets!
Since your aligners are always in your mouth, dogs can smell traces of food in your aligners and think its a tasty treat. Ruh-roh
If you are a caffine addict like me, DO switch from Redbull, 5 hour, Monster, Rockstar, etc to the new inhalable caffine product they've just created. Not only will you keep your teeth cavity free but you won't have to carry around a tooth brush each time you are on the go and take your energy drink.
Posted by Bhatia Orthodontics at 1:21 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Posted by Bhatia Orthodontics at 10:46 AM
Thursday, October 6, 2011
It is truly amazing how far we have come with gadgets and gizmos in the modern age. I’m constantly seeing fancy new cell phones out each week, new ipads and ipods that seem to get smaller and smarter, nooks and laptops and well you get the point… but have you ever wondered what’s new with technology in the orthodontic field? I know what you’re thinking, headgear, metal braces, boring teeth tools; I tend to think of that as well.
What you don’t know is- right now in the world of teeth technology there is a brand new invention called the Intraoral Scanner. Sounds fancy right? Every day teens and adults get Invisalign for their teeth in order to perfect their smile without having to wear hideous brackets.
Back in the day, doctors used a goopy clay molding to make an impression of your mouth (yuck), well not anymore!
The IntraOral Scanner is a small handheld scanner that uses laser and optic scanning to capture 3-D images of your teeth with not only precision but also accuracy. The images are able to capture surfaces and contours in the teeth and gums. Completely safe and painless, the scanner costs as much as a nice car! Scanning can take up to about 30 minutes, depending on the patient. After the scanning has taken place, the machine is then able to transfer all of the images to Invisalign where they approve them. Followed by a thorough check by your doctor, the aligners are ready in about a few short weeks.
Posted by Bhatia Orthodontics at 1:07 PM