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06/Dec/2018

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for tooth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.


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06/Dec/2018

Krystal Klear is a clear aligner system used to straighten teeth as an alternative to traditional braces. Similar to other clear aligner brands (like Invisalign), Krystal Klear aligners straighten teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that over time, move your teeth, eventually correcting them as well as your smile to elicit a new, rejuvenated look.

The “treatment set-up,” a computerized representation of your teeth before and after treatment, is available for viewing after treatment planning. You receive your treatment set-up by email and respond with your approval or any adjustment requests. Using the most up-to-date digital mapping and molding technology, custom aligners then are created with computer precision.

Krystal Klear treatment involves four phases of aligner therapy. Each phase requires a new set of aligners that are worn for a two-week period. The time between each phase allows for control and flexibility.

Krystal Klear aligners are worn all the time, except when eating and drinking, or while brushing and flossing. Designed with aesthetics in mind, the aligners are barely noticeable and won’t have an impact on your daily routine.

After wearing each aligner set, results will be noticeable as your teeth begin slowly adjusting and aligning to your desired smile. Periodic check-ups with your dentist are required so your progress can be evaluated and you can be given the next set of aligners. This sequence will continue until you have achieved your new smile.

Treatment time can vary from one to two years, depending upon your specific condition and degree of misalignment. There are three treatment options available:

Unlimited: Patients are provided with as many aligners needed to complete the case.
Limited 12: Patients are provided with 12 sets of aligners.
Limited 6: Patients are provided with 6 sets of aligners.

Krystal Klear aligners currently are available to treat adults and teenagers. Children who might not have all of their molars and senior citizens who present with more complicated dental cases also may be candidates for Krystal Klear aligners, but should consult with their dentists to determine the treatment option that best suits their needs.

Krystal Klear Aligners can be used to treat the following orthodontic conditions:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Spacing between teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crooked or turned (rotated) teeth


Anthony J. Heibili, DDS

We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality dental care available. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients.

Dr. Heibili and everyone here at our practice is excited to offer you a personalized experience while helping you achieve all of your dental goals.


Office Information:

Phone:
(440) 316-2869

Email:
info@rockyriversmiles.com

Address:
20150 Center Ridge Rd
Rocky River, OH, 44116


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Monday
8am – 3pm
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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