The advantage to seeing a prosthodontist lies in the manner in which they are trained. While a general dentist has a basic level of training in all aspects of dentistry, a prosthdontist’s advanced training after dental school focuses on how to comprehensively diagnosis oral health problems and create treatment plans that repair or replace missing teeth to their aesthetic and functional ideal. Prosthodontist’s use their training in dental implant surgical placement, implant prosthetics, dentures, and implant crowns to execute these treatment plans. A prosthodontist is often thought of as the “quarterback” of the treatment plan, working collaboratively with general dentists and other specialists to provide patient-specific solutions to dental and oral health problems.
Finally, prosthodontists are uniquely qualified to control all phases of dental implant therapy, working with patients from the initial planning, through surgical placement, and finally to fabricating long lasting, natural looking tooth replacements. Drs. Mangini and Mangini will be working with you through every step of your treatment to ensure a successful result.
The invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. To determine whether or not you are a candidate to be an Invisalign patient, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.
What are the advantages to Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners (they look like clear retainers) that move your teeth. Invisalign uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to manipulate your “virtual” teeth into the desired position. Instead of wearing braces and wires, with Invisalign the plastic aligners place pressure on your teeth in a systematic way to cause movement. Since they are clear, no one knows you’re wearing them. Invisalign is virtually an invisible way to get the smile you want – no “train tracks!"
Invisalign aligners are removable. You wear them all day, but remove them to eat, and to clean your mouth. This means that you get to keep your teeth and gums clean and at their best while you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. As your dental care team, we love this feature of Invisalign, because along with straight teeth we love to see healthy teeth.
Invisalign aligners are very smooth and comfortable to wear. They exert the most pressure the first day you wear them, and most patients tolerate this easily. Since you change your aligners every 2 – 3 weeks, this means that the “pressure” days are only once in a while. The longer you wear them each day, the more comfortable they feel.