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How to clean and care for your Invisalign Braces

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel Describing How to clean and care for your Invisalign Braces

Invisalign can be a great solution for straightening your teeth especially with the invisibility and quick care that it offers. However, as a prospective Invisalign user, you may be a little concerned about how to clean and care for your Invisalign braces without having to buy expensive cleaners or cleaning systems. Here are some tips and tricks to answer all your Invisalign cleaning questions: 1. Once you have removed your aligners, place them in a glass of water. In case you are too embarrassed about having them in a cup, put them in a closed, container filled with water. Storing … Continue reading

Some surprising reasons Chicago patients schedule Teeth Whitening

You may take your smile for granted, but it reveals a lot about you. That realization could be why an increasing number of Chicago area smiles are looking bright and beautiful through the magic of professional teeth whitening. Fast in-office whitening or convenient take home trays can safely erase years of food stains, tobacco use, and other causes of discoloration. But why bother? Some of the reasons Chicagoans want whiter teeth might surprise you. Affordable appearance boost. Teeth whitening is one of the most economical cosmetic treatments available. With the oversight of a trained dental team, you get results as … Continue reading

Can Invisalign be used after other Cosmetic dentistry work has been done?

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel, dentist hand show invisible braces orthodontic removable aligner

Many people are now turning towards Invisalign so as to avoid the embarrassment of having to wear metal gadgets inside their mouth. After all, no one wants to be called “bracket mouth” or “tin smile!” With Invisalign you can now correct your teeth without letting anyone know about it; the secret is just between you and Invisalign. Invisalign uses three dimensional imaging technologies along with a range of custom-fitted aligners which help correct the teeth gradually over a period of 9-18 months. However, the question that many people bring up as they hear about Invisalign is whether they can use … Continue reading

Your life before and after Invisalign treatment in Chicago

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel Describing Your life before and after Invisalign treatment in Chicago

Straight teeth are important. In fact, they are more important than you may realize. If you have been living with crooked teeth, you probably don’t know what you are missing. You are accustomed to turning or ducking your head, covering your mouth when you smile, or simply not smiling at all. You know brushing and flossing isn’t as easy as it sounds. You aren’t surprised by the suspicious or disdainful looks you get when you speak to strangers, and you’ve learned not to open your mouth when you look in the mirror. This is your life before Invisalign, and it … Continue reading

Skilled Dentist in Chicago can help you reach your best smile aesthetic

Bigsmile Dental Skilled Dentist in Chicago can help you

In today’s society we are inundated with images of picture perfect smiles. Because it is next to impossible to completely avoid television and magazines, most people have the subconscious impression that a large majority of the population was born with aesthetic beauty. If your teeth are not bright as the morning sun, you may feel as though you got the short end of the stick when it comes to your smile. It doesn’t seem fair that some people are gifted with smile perfection. In truth, this is largely inaccurate anyway. Often, when you see someone whose smile looks naturally gorgeous, … Continue reading

Seeing a 60618 Cosmetic Dentist has big benefits

60618 Cosmetic Dentist has big benefits Bigsmile Dental

Beautiful teeth are something to smile about, especially when they belong to you! If you’re like most people, you have probably imagined how nice it would feel to flash a smile as gorgeous as those you see on television or in magazines. There is no mistaking the pride we naturally experience when we feel good about our appearance, nor the power of a dentist in the 60618 area skilled in cosmetic treatment, to help you achieve your best aesthetics. When cosmetic dental treatments first came about, they were often considered more of a luxury to be enjoyed by wealthy, high-profile … Continue reading

Spaced out teeth? Porcelain veneers in Chicago may be the solution.

Spaced out teeth? Porcelain veneers is solution Dr Siegle

Some families have perfect portraits, with everyone standing together nicely and smiling brightly. Others always seem to have an issue. Someone is spaced out instead of looking at the camera, and standing a noticeable distance from the next person, ruining the effect. Some smiles are like that, too. The most common offenders are the two teeth in the middle of the upper arch. Every photo they are front and center – all spaced out and ruining your smile. Why is there a gap? Gapped teeth (called Diastema in medical terms) can develop for several reasons. The most common is a … Continue reading

Reasons for Implant Treatment from your 60618 Dentist

Reasons for Implant Treatment saya Dr Siegle

If there is a gap in your smile due to the loss of a permanent tooth, you have likely heard from your dentist that replacement is necessary. Well-meaning friends and family may comment on the need to repair your smile, or you may notice the unspoken judgments of those in your workplace when the gap is discovered. To be clear, tooth replacement is not a mandatory treatment, but at Big Smile Dental, your 60618 dentist, we educate patients on the various reasons why they may want to choose dental implant treatment after tooth loss. Aesthetics is one of the primary … Continue reading

Straight talk for Chicago adults considering braces

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel Talking About Chicago adults Braces

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. The American Association of Orthodontists estimates that one of every five orthodontic patients is an adult. Healthy teeth can be straightened at any age, but “healthy” is the pivotal term. It is important to take care of existing problems like gum disease, tooth decay, or breakage before starting a plan of orthodontics. Why are grown-ups making this life changing decision? Today we know that an attractive smile with straight, evenly-spaced teeth is a proactive investment in self-esteem and future success. An increasing number of adult patients in the Chicago area are considering Braces for these … Continue reading

Dentures aren’t just for seniors in Chicago

While there is no official count for the number of American’s who wear dentures, the total is estimated at 30 to 40 million. This includes about 57 percent of men and women in the 65 to 74 year age group, but there are also quite a few younger denture wearers, including some notable celebrities. They play their tooth loss close to the vest, but it is reported that the self-proclaimed world’s first supermodel, Janice Dickinson has false teeth, as well as Ben Affleck, and Snooki. What causes a need for dentures? A partial denture replaces one or several missing teeth. … Continue reading



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