A Teenage Smile Without The Metal

No One Will Know You Are Wearing Braces In Kelowna

Many adults would like to straighten their teeth, but having a mouthful of teenager-style metal braces is not exactly what they had in mind. With clear braces from Love Your Smile in Kelowna you can have it both ways!

Your busy lifestyle will not be hampered, because clear braces are convenient and uncomplicated. They are called aligners, and they look like an athlete’s mouthguard. Because they are made of a clear synthetic material, they are very subtle: so much so that most people won’t even notice you have them on.

One of the things people most like about clear braces is that they can be removed for meals, and for when you brush and floss your teeth. For best results, however, you should wear them at least twenty-two hours a day.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we offer Invisalign clear braces, as well as traditional wire braces. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 love what they do for their smiles! Call for an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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You Won’t Miss The Metal With Invisible Braces

You Won't Miss The Metal With Invisible Braces In Kelowna

Clear braces are here to stay! Clear braces bring your teeth into proper alignment but without any conspicuous metal brackets. When the treatment is finished you are left with a beautiful new smile. Clear braces are available at Love Your Smile in Kelowna.

Clear braces are sometimes called invisible braces. The proper name for them is “aligners.” They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. You wear a series of them to put pressure on your teeth, which is what brings them into alignment. Each set of aligners is worn from one to two weeks before you go to a new set. The new set changes the alignment slightly, so that in time, you have an ideal bite.

To get the best results from clear braces, they must be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day, although that time may vary slightly from one patient to the next. The total number of aligners each patient needs varies, too.

Some of the benefits of clear braces:

  • They’re inconspicuous. People standing just a few feet away from you may not even realize you’re wearing them.
  • They are removeable. As noted, they must be worn most of the time. But you can take them out for meals and for flossing and brushing before bed.
  • No metal in your mouth!

Remember, the goal of aligners, or any braces for that matter, is to ensure your top and bottom teeth fit together properly. It may be tempting to remove them sometimes, but it is in your best interest to wear your aligners for the recommended time. That usually includes while you sleep.

To find out whether clear braces from Invisalign are right for you, please call us at Love Your Smile in Kelowna. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to us for our complete restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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How Long Does It Take For Braces To Straighten Teeth?

top orthodontist KelownaWaiting is hard. You want your new smile today! In this post from Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we remind you it takes a while to move misaligned teeth into their proper position. Most people wear braces from 18 to 36 months.

What issues influence the treatment time?

  • The type of braces used
  • How well the patient follows the orthodontist’s instructions regarding foods to avoid
  • The distance the teeth must be moved
  • The amount of room available in the mouth
  • The condition of the teeth
  • The health of the gums and jawbone

Keep all your appointments during treatment. We will make sure the braces are working like they should. We will monitor the wires, springs or rubber bands to exert the correct amount of pressure on the teeth.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna we offer traditional wire braces, and clear braces from Invisalign. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 have straighter teeth after our treatment. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

enamel erosion treatment Kelowna

Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. One of our jobs at Love Your Smile in Kelowna is to use general dentistry to help our patients protect their teeth.

Sadly, enamel erosion is widespread, though largely preventable. Its chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are certain medications, teeth grinding, acid reflux, chewing ice or other hard substances, and eating disorders.

At Love Your Smile, we educate our patients about how to keep their enamel strong and prevent future erosion if some has already transpired.

Here are five quick facts about enamel erosion:

  1. Enamel is unlike many other tissues in the body; once it has been worn away, it can’t be regenerated.
  2. According to the NIH, 41% of adolescents already have enamel erosion.
  3. Vigorous brushing can hurt enamel.
  4. Diet sodas, sports drinks, and energy drinks are just as detrimental as sugared sodas.
  5. Dry mouth can weaken enamel because it results in less saliva which helps keep enamel healthy and strong.

If you have already experienced enamel erosion, it’s vital to do something about it. There are several dental procedures that can protect the teeth that have been affected. Call Love Your Smile in Kelowna. We provide general dentistry, orthodontics, and treat conditions like gum disease. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7