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July 11th, 2018

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Say Hello to Invisalign, The Clear Alternative

Haas Family Orthodontics, provider of Invisalign & Invisalign Teen in the Akron area, offers virtually clear aligners as a treatment option for their patients. We encourage patients to consider  Invisalign to provide yourself or your child with the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted. The choice is clear!

What’s Invisalign?

Invisalign® is a series of nearly invisible plastic aligners custom made for you with 3-D imaging technology, which are worn two weeks at a time—each time changing to a new set and each time shifting your teeth just a little bit closer to your dream smile.

The Top 5 Benefits of Invisalign

Clear: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. No more hiding your smile in meetings, engagement photos, and no closed-lipped selfies here!

Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are extremely comfortable made out of smooth, sleek plastic.

Confidence Booster: A recent study* found that only 22% of teens feel that wearing braces does/will boost their self-esteem; whereas, nearly half of teens report wearing Invisalign does/will boost their self-esteem (47%). Likewise, 40% of Teens reported that wearing braces would/does negatively impact their self-confidence during treatment; whereas, only 13% of Teens reported the same about wearing Invisalign aligners. After conversations with our Adult patients, we think the findings would be similar.

Removable: Unlike braces, there are no food restrictions so essentially you get to eat whatever you want! Why? Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you or your teen to eat and drink whatever you’d like while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem.

Convenient: Fewer visits to the orthodontist, meaning fewer interruptions of your busy schedule. You and your teen will visit Haas Family Orthodontics about once every 2-3 months to ensure that your treatment progress is on track.

At Haas Family Orthodontics we offer complimentary new patient exams. You can visit our website at: www.smilesforme.com to learn more about our practice or call us at: (330) 666-6541 to schedule an appointment.

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/haasfamilyorthodontics for more information about our practice and to stay up-to-date on all of our office happenings!

Early Treatment: Orthodontics For Children

February 19th, 2018

We’re often asked about the best time to have children evaluated for orthodontic treatment. The challenge is that (as we all know!) every child is different. However, a good milestone is around age seven. At the age of seven, a child’s jaw is developed enough, and he or she has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to tell if there are any current issues, or any that may come up down the line.

We talk a lot about early intervention in our orthodontic treatment because there are numerous benefits to undergoing orthodontic treatment as a child, including shorter treatment time, fewer impacted permanent teeth and reduced chance of needing to extract teeth. That’s because, when we see children early enough, we can minimize crowding to make room for teeth that have yet to come in, help to guide jaw growth and work to correct the results of bad habits like thumb sucking before they turn into larger orthodontic issues.

Here are signs that you can look for that will help you to identify when’s the right time for an orthodontic visit:

  •    Early or late loss of baby teeth
  •    Difficulty chewing or biting into food
  •    Grinding/clenching of teeth
  •    Mouth breathing
  •    Teeth that look crowded in the mouth
  •    Jaw shifts or jaw noises like popping
  •    Teeth that meet abnormally or do not meet at all/ protruding teeth
  •    Jaw and teeth that do not appear to be proportionate to your child’s face

Keep in mind that these signs do not guarantee that your child needs treatment, but they may indicate that an orthodontic evaluation may be a good idea to consider.

Do these signs look familiar? We’re here to help. At Haas Family Orthodontics we offer complimentary new patient exams.

You can visit our website at: www.smilesforme.com to learn more about our practice or call us at: (330) 666-6541 to schedule an appointment.

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/haasfamilyorthodontics for more information about our practice and to stay up-to-date on all of our office happenings!

 

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