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How Much Do Chicago Clear Braces Cost?

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel Describing How Much Do Chicago Clear Braces Cost?

Braces are a long term commitment, but a permanent solution to a misaligned smile. Sometimes genetics play a large part in how our teeth are aligned, and orthodontia can literally change your bite, your smile, and your confidence level. Most importantly, though, how much do Chicago clear braces cost? Why Do Clear Braces Sometimes Cost More? Braces in general should be looked at as a long term cost, and it often isn’t paid in one lump sum. Clear braces cost more because they must be remolded more often to maintain their invisibility. With standard metal braces, dentists can make simple … Continue reading

What are Invisalign Braces?

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel, Describing What is Invisalign

If you are worried about braces and other aspects such as process, the cost, how you will look with the braces and of course the adjustments and cleaning, now there are quite a number of alternatives to wiry-looking, traditional braces of yesteryear. One such alternative which many patients are excitedly chatting about is Invisalign braces. Invisalign is not only an effective alternative but also a safe one which allows you to benefit from a variety of teeth-straightening procedures without letting the cat out of the bag about what your teeth are up to. Although these braces provide the same range … Continue reading

Why Chicago residents seek Emergency Dentistry

Owwww. You wake with a throbbing tooth and a swollen cheek. You need urgent pain relief now and then probably a root canal and crown. That’s what usually comes to mind when men and women in the Chicago area think about emergency dentistry. It is a fairly common scenario, but any dental emergency needs attention to minimize discomfort, expense, need for more extensive dental work later, and potential permanent damage. Let’s take a look at a few dental emergency situations and how they should be handled.  Dental Emergencies  Abscess. That’s the situation described above. The pain is usually acute, triggered … Continue reading

Keep it clean, Chicago – your Invisalign system, that is!

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Congratulations on taking an important step toward a healthy, attractive smile with the Invisalign straightening system. You’ve been given a series of aligners designed to guide your teeth into beautiful position. Now it is important to care for them properly. Why? To keep your breath fresh. To maintain healthy oral structures. To keep the aligners transparent. To avoid the expense of replacing aligners. Don’t worry, Chicago patients. Caring for Invisalign just takes a few simple steps. What you’ll need A soft toothbrush or retainer brush. Mild, non-abrasive toothpaste or clear liquid anti-bacterial soap. Retainer or denture cleanser. What to do Each … Continue reading

What Chicago teens need to know about lifestyle choices and dental care

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You’ve reached that magical age – no longer a kid but not yet confined by adult responsibilities. The years between 12 and 20 are a great time to explore who you are and who you want to become. You’ll be making some important decisions in situations where your parents and teachers aren’t there to guide you. You’ll only get one set of adult teeth to give you a gorgeous smile and a lifetime of fulfilling meals. I urge Chicago teens to think about the long term impact of dental care. Hygiene You are discovering romance, and interviewing for summer jobs … Continue reading

Dynamos in Chicago discover financial benefits of Invisalign

Dr. Theodore M. Siegel Providing Financial Benefits for invisalign

Chicago is a fantastic town, full of history and music and great food. It is also home to thousands of successful corporations and some of the greatest entrepreneurial minds in the United States. Sharp business minds like those look for value (not just lowest price) in every aspect of their lives, including dental care. Movers and shakers throughout the windy city are discovering that the benefits of Invisalign straightening provide an excellent ROI. Why Invisalign makes sense Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that use brackets, wires, and bands. Invisalign is a series of transparent aligners that gently guide … Continue reading

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?

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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

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