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By Jeanette C. Murphy DDS, PLC
March 20, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Crooked teeth are an issue adults have to deal with too, but you may not want to deal with metal braces. That's why your Monroe, MI, invisaligndentist Dr. Jeanette Murphy offers Invisalign at her office.

What is Invisalign?

The clear plastic aligners are flexible and great if you need to straighten your teeth and don't want anyone to know you're wearing braces, unlike traditional braces.

More on Invisalign:

Invisalign are custom-made clear aligners that are made to fit your upper and lower teeth. The aligners work by applying pressure on each tooth so that it moves into its proper position, similar to braces.

The custom aligners are created by your Monroe dentist with the use of a specialized computer software.

How to Wear your Clear Aligners:

You need to keep the aligners on for a minimum of 20 hours a day. You can take them off if you want to eat, brush your teeth or floss. Some people like to take their clear aligners off for special events like birthdays and weddings.

Benefits of Invisalign:

  • Invisalign is a removable appliance, so brushing and flossing is easy
     
  • Invisalign is transparent, so no one will notice you have them on
     
  • Invisalign doesn't prevent you from eating some of your favorite foods like taffy apples or corn, unlike traditional braces, because they're removable
     
  • They are comfortable and don't irritate oral soft tissue
     
  • Fixes crooked and misaligned teeth in about a year, depending on your needs

Invisalign is a unique way to improve your appearance and health of your teeth. If you would like to schedule an appointment with your Monroe, MI, dentist Dr. Murphy, then call (734) 242-4744 today!


By Jeanette C. Murphy DDS, PLC
March 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Get a visibly whiter smile and remove surface stains with professional teeth whitening.teeth whitening

Is your New Years resolution to get a whiter smile? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. While you could turn to over-the-counter whitening toothpastes and kits or DIY remedies, if you really want to get a significantly whiter smile quickly then our Monroe, MI, cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeanette Murphy can make that possible.

Whether you are on a time crunch or you have a special occasion coming up, there are many reasons why people turn to professional teeth whitening to get the results they want without all the waiting. Getting your ideal results in about one hour is often well worth it for many people dealing with dull, yellow teeth.

Who can benefit from teeth whitening?

Most healthy individuals can brighten and improve their smiles with help from our teeth whitening system here in Monroe, MI. Instead of having to put whitening gel on your teeth every night for weeks on end, we take all the mess and inconvenience out of it. In no time you’ll get the results you want without ever having to fuss with messy whitening trays.

If you have stains caused by smoking, aging or your diet, then you’ve come to the right place. These stains can easily be eliminated and your teeth instantly brightened with in-office whitening.

What goes into getting teeth whitening?

Once we have examined your teeth to make sure they are healthy enough for cosmetic dentistry we will place an applicator into your mouth to separate your lips and gums from your teeth. This will ensure that the soft tissues of your mouth do not come in contact with the powerful whitening gel.

From there, the gel is painted over the front of your teeth where it will remain for up to 15 or 20 minutes. During your one-hour whitening session, we will apply the whitening gel to your teeth two or more times to make sure that even the most stubborn dental stains are removed. In just one whitening session your smile could become up to seven shades whiter.

Are you interested in getting a whiter smile? Want to say goodbye to dental stains caused by years of coffee drinking? Then it’s time to schedule your cosmetic consultation with our Monroe, MI, family dental office to find out if teeth whitening is the right treatment for you.