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4 Reasons People Choose Invisalign Over Braces [INFOGRAPHIC]

The changes in orthodontics in recent years have more and more people choosing Invisalign over traditional braces.

Our team at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R offer both in our Boca Raton, FL practice, but we often hear many of the same reasons from our patients who end up choosing this clear aligner therapy.

Here’s an infographic that highlights four of them!

Take a look, then find out if Invisalign might work for you by calling Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775. You can also fill out our online form to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Why This Dentist Trusts His Patients To Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R [VIDEO]

As a well-respected, experienced dentist, Dr. Rosenberg knows that putting his stamp of approval on an orthodontist office will be a reflection of his own practice.

When his patients are ready to pursue orthodontic treatment, he wants to send them to a place where he knows they’ll receive the same kind of high-quality care he provides.

That’s why he always recommends our team at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R in Boca Raton, FL!

Listen to Dr. Rosenberg’s reasons for trusting his patients to us in today’s video!

Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Should I Try Lingual Braces? [QUIZ]

Orthodontics just aren’t what they used to be, and that’s great news!

It means you have so many more options than you would’ve had only a few years ago.

One of the great strides in treatment is lingual braces, the option to put brackets and wires on the back of your teeth so your treatment is completely hidden!

Take today’s quiz to see if lingual braces might be worth considering to straighten your teeth!

To learn more about your orthodontic options at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R, call our Boca Raton, FL practice today at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Get TMJ Treatment For A Pain-Free Summer! [BLOG]

Our team at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R want to wish you a happy, pain-free summer!

That’s why we’re devoting today’s blog to TMJ disorder, its common painful symptoms, and how we can help you find relief here in Boca Raton, FL!

TMJ Disorder Is More Common Than You Might Think!

An estimated three million people are diagnosed with TMJ disorder every year, making it a much more common problem than you might think!

It’s surprising to know how many people are walking around undiagnosed and feeling completely miserable by the chronic pain of this condition.

The reason it can be so painful is because the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is being used on a constant basis every single day.

It’s the hinge below your ears connecting your jaw to your skull, and it’s in nearly constant motion from yawning, speaking, laughing, and chewing. All that use can slowly lead to misalignment, which would make all those aforementioned mundane tasks pretty noticeable and very uncomfortable! You may even begin to experience symptoms of TMJ disorder, or TMD, out of a longtime habit of grinding your teeth, as well.

For some, however, TMD can come on suddenly due to an accident or injury, or even chronic stress!

Signs & Symptoms Of TMD To Look For

Our experienced professionals will tell you that the list of uncomfortable, and oftentimes painful, symptoms of TMD is extensive. While we are the only ones who can accurately diagnose this disorder, here are several signs and symptoms you can look for to see if you might be suffering from it:

*Tooth & Jaw Pain

*Frequent Headaches & Migraines

*Earache Pain

*Muscle Tension in the Neck, Back, & Shoulders

*Consistent Daily Fatigue

*Popping Sounds In Your Jaw

There certainly are more where this came from, but these are just a few of the most commons signs of TMJ disorder. We can also tell you’re having alignment problems by looking at the wear of your teeth because of how your bite can affect the overall landscape of your teeth and condition of your enamel.

How Our Orthodontists Can Help!

At Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R, part of our specialty is making sure your jaw joint is nicely aligned. We monitor how a patient’s bite is developing as they grow and will intervene if we notice signs of trouble.

Our team also steps in to help patients who experience jaw joint misalignment and the discomfort that comes with it.

We can use a combination of massage therapy and customized mouth splints to help you not only find relief from TMD pain, but to allow your jaw to heal naturally over time.

The splints, in particular, fit comfortably like a mouthguard so that your upper and lower jaw will stay in a good position and eventually begin to heal so you can live pain-free over the longer term.

Find Relief From TMJ Pain!

Chronic pain can ruin your summer, and our team at Smiley by Dr. W & Dr. R want to keep that from happening.

We can help you find relief from the painful symptoms of TMD so you can enjoy a pain-free summer of fun!

To find solutions for your jaw problems, call our Boca Raton, FL practice today at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form.

 

How Orthodontics Are Saving This Patient’s Smile! [VIDEO]

Cathy was hoping to find her smile solution in Invisalign to correct her overcrowded teeth.

But unfortunately, that wasn’t in the stars after an evaluation revealed bone loss that required surgical orthodontics and braces to preserve her healthy smile into the future.

She’s glad she took our expert advice, and now, she can’t stop singing the praises of our team at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R!

Hear Cathy talk about how we’ve been able to give her comfortable, high-quality treatment and preserve her oral health for a more lasting, better solution for her smile.

Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Caring For Braces During Summer Vacation [BLOG]

Taking care of your teeth while you’re wearing braces takes a little extra work.

You have to be careful to avoid certain foods and use special tools to properly clean your teeth despite the brackets and wires in the way.

Now, we know, and you know, that in the end, it’s all going to be worth it once your braces come off!

But aren’t there times when caring for your orthodontia is little more challenging?

Yes, and oral hygiene while traveling can be one of them!

So our team at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R thought we’d offer some helpful tips if you want to take good care of your teeth and your braces while you’re on summer vacation!

Caring For Braces During Summer Vacation

Here are two helpful tips to keep in mind if you’re traveling this summer while wearing braces!

*Pack The Right Tools For Good Oral Hygiene*

With limited space in the family car or the weight restrictions at the baggage claim, everyone wants to pack as light as they can for vacation.

But you also want to bring the right tools with you, especially when it comes to good oral hygiene!

If you’re wearing braces, there are some specific items that can really come in handy while you’re away from home:

*A small dental mirror

*Travel-size mouthwash and fluoridated toothpaste

*Your orthodontic rubber bands and wax

*Your toothbrush (& extra batteries or a charger if you use an electric toothbrush!)

*Dental floss and a floss threader

Keeping your oral care items in a small zippable tote bag is a way to prevent losing or misplacing something, and it’s a way to pack light!

*Snacks & Treats To Avoid*

We know that part of the fun of a vacation is to splurge with your diet. It’s an important part of the traveling experience to explore new restaurants and various snacks and treats you’ve never tried before.

But when it comes to traveling with braces or staying home, the same rules apply about what you can eat and what you should avoid.

Here are the sort of foods, candies, and other treats you really want to avoid if you want to protect your brackets and wires from damage:

*Bubble gum & Chewing gum

*Whole fruits like pears, apples, etc., unless you cut them up first.

*Sticky food or candy like taffy, caramel, marshmallows, or gummy worms

*Hard candies like suckers and jawbreakers

*Hard foods like nuts and pretzels

We certainly want you to enjoy the delicious foods you’ll have the chance to try while on vacation, but we also don’t want you to face an orthodontic emergency during your trip like a loose or broken bracket.

Schedule An Appointment

No matter what your summer plans are, you have our friendly team in Boca Raton, FL to support you all throughout your orthodontic treatment so your smile is healthy and beautiful!

We’d also like to help those who are visiting our neck of the woods! If you’re in the Boca Raton or Coral Springs area from out of town and have any issues that arise with your braces during your stay, give us a call and we’ll do all we can to help!

Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule an appointment!

 

3 Advantages Of Clear Ceramic Braces [INFOGRAPHIC]

Believe it or not, you don’t always have to advertise your orthodontic treatment to the world.

Especially when you have our team at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R!

We offer modern alternatives to standard metal braces so you can straighten your teeth more discreetly, like with clear ceramic braces in our Boca Raton, FL dental office.

Here’s an infographic that lists just three of several advantages to this orthodontic option!

Start your smile journey this summer with a complimentary consultation! Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form.

What Braces Lead To Is A Confident New Smile [PHOTO]

Every parent wants the best for their child.

And for many, that means finding a great orthodontist who can provide high-quality braces and remarkable results.

You can find that with our team at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R in Boca Raton, FL!

Here’s a before and after look at one of our cases that proves braces under our care lead to a confident new smile for your child!

Find out which of our orthodontic treatment options will work for you. Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your complimentary consultation.

5 Reasons Summer Is The Right Time For Adult Orthodontics [BLOG]

Enjoy your summer events from here on out with orthodontic treatment at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R!

In our Boca Raton, FL practice, we’ll make sure you get the most advanced, efficient treatment to suit your budget, timeline, and dental needs. No matter which of our vast services you choose, we know you’re going to love the results!

5 Reasons Summer Is The Right Time For Adult Orthodontics

Your social calendar is just about full, and summer hasn’t even officially begun!

That’s because it’s the season that pulls family and friends together for all sorts of reasons.

So here are five of them that prove it’s the right time for adults to get the orthodontic treatment they need for a great smile!

#1 – You Or Someone You Know Is Getting Married!

Summer is probably the busiest time of the year for weddings.

So whether it’s your own, your child’s, or one for an extended family member or friend, there’s no time that’s captured in photos and videos quite like a wedding.

You want to be able to take it all in and savor every special moment, which is impossible to do if all you can think about is keeping your mouth closed as much as possible so people can’t see your teeth.

#2 – You’ll Go To Pool Parties & Neighborhood Cookouts!

This time of year, a party can be thrown together at a moment’s notice.

Maybe you have an impromptu pool party or your neighbor host’s a barbecue for everyone. You may also find yourself attending baby showers or graduation parties during the summer.

You can fully enjoy yourself and relax knowing your smile looks great!

#3 – There’s A Family Or Class Reunion Coming Up!

Since many people tend to arrange their paid vacation time around the summer season, it’s usually a popular time for family and class reunions. When you catch up with distant relatives and old friends from your school days, you don’t want them to walk away making judgments about the state of your smile.

You also will want to look great for photos in the age of social media when everyone shares their pictures online for all the world to see!

#4 – You Want To Impress Others At The Company Picnic!

Studies show that a healthy-looking, attractive smile can help you win the positive attention of others, and this is especially true in the professional world.

Straight, white teeth send a message that you’re capable and that you take good care of yourself. So, at your annual company picnic, you could start using your fantastic new smile to your professional advantage!

You never know when the next promotion will pop up, and you want your smile to send the right messages about you!

#5 – You Want To Look Good For Your Vacation Photos!

Many kids are out of school for longer stretches during the summer months, which means it’s a heavy season for tourism.

You may have a family vacation planned, and you’ll want to look back at all the pictures you take feeling proud of the way your smile looks.

Can that happen if you have crooked teeth and a smile full of gaps?

Here’s Why Adults Need Orthodontics, Too!

If you had braces when you were young, you might be wondering why you find yourself back where you started.

Because your teeth will never completely stop moving, even as an adult.

Years and years of pressure from tearing, chewing, drinking, or teeth grinding can all contribute to the changes in the position of your teeth.

That’s why adults need orthodontics, too!

Schedule A Consultation

We’re fortunate that the Florida sun shines bright year round, but there’s something about summer that brings certain things to light.

It’s that you want to feel good about your smile so you can enjoy casual and formal events we often enjoy during this particular time of year.

Our team at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R is here to help you make that happen!

To schedule your complimentary consultation, call our Boca Raton, FL dental office today at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form.

 

David’s Excited About His New Smile After Braces! [VIDEO]

At first, David’s braces took some getting used to.

But now, he not only knows how to better care for his teeth, but he sure is excited about what braces are going to do for his smile in the end!

Listen to David talk about his experience with orthodontic treatment at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R and what he’s looking forward to when his journey is complete!

Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your complimentary consultation.