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Invisalign VS. Braces – Which One is Right for You?

September 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 7:16 pm
woman holding Invisalign in Los Angeles

Over 4 million people in the U.S. wear braces, and 2.5 million worldwide wear Invisalign. As two wildly popular ways or correcting one’s smile, it can be difficult to know which option is the best choice for you. To help you decide, here are how each of them works and the benefits they provide.


What Services Are Included in Cosmetic Dentistry?

September 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 6:33 pm
smiling woman after receiving cosmetic dental treatments Los Angeles

According to Business Wire, the global cosmetic dentistry market is expected to reach $28.9 billion by 2027. Since 47% of people think a person’s smile is the most memorable thing about them, this explains the popularity of this specialty. Though “cosmetic dentistry” is a blanket term used to refer to a variety of customizable treatments, knowing what procedures it includes can make it easier to know what treatment to pursue. Here are some of the treatments that fall under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella.


Can You Get Invisalign with Crowns, Bridges or Veneers?

August 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 4:41 pm
woman happy with Invisalign in Los Angeles

In recent years, Invisalign clear aligners have gained in popularity. More and more people are choosing this method of straightening their teeth as a convenient alternative to traditional braces. Can Invisalign in Los Angeles still work if you’ve previously received a crown, bridge or veneers? Continue reading to get the answer!


Can Dental Implants Work for People with Diabetes?

August 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 4:25 pm
older man happy with dental implants

By far, dental implants are the most effective way to replace any number of missing teeth. By attaching to the jawbone like natural tooth roots, they are able to nearly perfectly mimic the function of your original teeth. What about people who have diabetes, though? Are they still eligible for implants? Here’s the answer!


Invisalign for Seniors: Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Treatment

July 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 6:30 pm
older couple smiling

When most people think of Invisalign, they see it as an option only for teenagers and young adults. But the truth is, you can never be too old for Invisalign! Just because you’ve gone through most of your life with crooked teeth doesn’t mean you have to live that way forever. Read on to find out why it’s never too late to achieve a straighter smile.


What Should I Expect During My Dental Implant Consultation?

July 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 3:02 pm
dentist and patient talking during dental implant consultation

Do you have missing teeth? Dental implants can give you a new smile that looks, feels, and acts just like the one you had before! It’s even considered the “gold standard” for replacing lost teeth. However, before you can start your journey to your dream grin, a dental implant consultation is necessary to ensure you’re a good candidate. Here’s what you can expect during your initial visit.


6 Tips for Keeping Your Invisalign Aligners Clean

June 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 2:03 pm
smile with clear aligners thanks to cleaning Invisalign in Los Angeles

It’s hard to deny all of the benefits that Invisalign has over conventional braces. The clear aligners are practically unnoticeable and conveniently removable. They’re able to straighten your teeth without detracting from your appearance, restricting your diet, or complicating your oral hygiene routine. However, if you want to keep your aligners clean and clear, you have to take good care of them. Here are six easy tips for cleaning Invisalign in Los Angeles.


4 Tips for Easily Traveling with Invisalign

May 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 1:33 am
Woman on a plane

Are you planning on going on a trip this summer? After being cooped up all year, it is about time to take a break from it all. However, if you have Invisalign, you may find traveling to be more challenging. Staying on track with your aligners when you’re on the go can be a lot to keep up with, but you aren’t out of luck! Continue reading for some helpful tips for traveling with Invisalign so you can continue on a path towards a straighten smile.


Dangers of Cavities and Teeth Whitening

April 7, 2021

Woman covering her mouth before teeth whitening in Los AngelesIf you’re insecure about stained or discolored teeth, you’re not alone. To bring new life to your smile, there are many OTC products that claim to get your teeth several shades whiter. Although they may seem like the ideal solution, you might unknowingly place your oral health at risk if you have untreated cavities. Tooth decay and teeth whitening in Los Angeles creates a recipe for disaster. Here’s why it’s best to see your dentist for a whitening treatment to prevent unwanted complications.


The Purpose of a Sinus Lift Before Dental Implantation

March 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Les Latner @ 5:19 am
older woman with dental implants in Los Angeles

Decades ago, dentures were the only way to replace missing teeth. Now, there is the option of having dental implants in Los Angeles surgically inserted. In some cases, patients need a sinus lift beforehand, but why? Continue reading to get the answer and discover how the procedure works.

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