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3 Tips to Amplify Your Invisalign Results

November 14, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 9:05 pm

smiling Invisalign wearerInvisalign is a popular alternative for straightening your teeth without the traditional “metal mouth” challenges. The clear aligners are much faster, less painful and more convenient because they’re removable. As great as they are, you can actually accelerate your success by keeping these three top tips in mind. (more…)

How to Maintain Good Oral Health with Your Holiday Dentist

November 1, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 9:28 pm

Woman smiling in the snow.Holiday season is here! Have you tried your favorite seasonal coffee, pie, cookies, or other sweet treats? This time of year brings a constant flow of sugary goodies that can damage your pearly whites. However, there are ways you can enjoy your favorite treats and still take care of your teeth! Keep reading to discover some tips on how to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful during this season of sugar with your holiday dentist.


Tips from Your Dentist for a Healthy Halloween Smile

October 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 11:23 pm

family celebrating HalloweenHalloween is right around the corner. The festive night is full of vibrant decorations, creative costumes, and sweet treats. As you take your child around trick-or-treating, the last thing on anyone’s mind is their teeth and gums. While you may think one night of overindulging is not a concern, if you are not careful, it could lead to unexpected news from your dentist. To keep your family’s smiles healthy without compromising the excitement of the evening, there are some important oral health tips to keep in mind.

I Used to Wear Braces – Do I Still Qualify for Invisalign Treatment?

October 16, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 6:13 pm

clear, plastic Invisalign trayIf you have smile flaws, and you want to explore the possibility of having your bite corrected with Invisalign, then you may be wondering, “What if I’ve had braces or other dental work done in the past?” Your cosmetic dentist says that doesn’t automatically make you ineligible for treatment. Read on to learn how the Invisalign process works and to get an answer to your question!


The Best Way to Take Care of Your Invisalign Clear Aligners

September 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 11:51 pm

A person holding a clear aligner.Anyone who’s had a friend or family member wear traditional braces knows how hard managing them can be. Apart from their unsightly appearance, they’re difficult to clean, food gets stuck in the constantly, and even when they come off it’s amazing how many tooth areas didn’t get the attention they needed. For these reasons, many people choose Invisalign instead.

While treatment is generally easier, it’s still important to know the right steps for making the trays last. Follow these steps and know one will be the wiser.


Orthodontic Braces – Your Dentist Says Leave Them to the Professionals

August 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 10:40 am

woman smiling inserting clear bracesWith the growth of the internet and social media, there is a do-it-yourself (DIY) video or blog on just about anything these days. This free flow of information helps people unlock the mouse on their computer and learn how to season a favorite dish just right, but there are some things that are dangerous to DYI. One of them is to attempt to make your own set of orthodontic braces. As you read on, you’ll learn why it’s important to leave this to the professionals.


The Future Is Here: Digital Impressions for Invisalign

August 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 6:21 pm

scanning teethWe live in an age when technology affects every aspect of our existence, from the way we order our coffee to how we stay in touch with loved ones in distance places. Dentistry is no exception to the technological takeover; thanks to advances like digital impressions, treating a variety of oral health issues has become easier for dentists and patients alike. Let’s take a moment to talk about how one invention, the iTero scanner, is changing the Invisalign landscape.


Remember to Visit Your Family Dentist Before School Starts

July 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 6:35 pm

smiling studentsPreparing to send the kids back to school can be a bit stressful and hectic, which is why you might want to get a head start on your checklist for this busy time of year. Between buying school supplies, shopping for new clothes, and making sure your kids get their annual sports physicals, please don’t forget to plan to visit your family dentist.


Invisalign or Traditional Braces — Which Is Right for You?

June 20, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 5:21 pm

invisalign or bracesCrooked teeth are unattractive, but the problem isn’t purely an aesthetic one. They can endanger your oral health and lead to such problems as premature wear and tear, poor oral hygiene, and bad breath. Really, you have every reason to seek orthodontic treatment to get those chompers into their proper places. But should you choose Invisalign or traditional braces? Let’s take a moment to compare these two options.


4 Things to Look for When Choosing a New Dentist

May 30, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstec @ 3:55 pm

dentist appointment on calendarAre you searching for a new dentist? Whether you’ve just moved to a new area or you’re disappointed with the dentist that you’ve been seeing for years, the task of finding a new tooth doctor can be a bit overwhelming. After all, you shouldn’t trust your smile to just anyone who has a degree hanging on their wall. To help you find the ideal dentist in the Grand Island area, we’ve put together a list of things you should focus on when you’re carrying out your search.


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