Dr. Abrams, who has been in practice for years, uses his extensive experience to straighten patients’ teeth
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Invisible Braces: Stealthy Straightening
Just because you need braces, it doesn’t mean everyone else has to know. Bite into Groupon’s guide to invisible braces to learn how they work.
Teeth have a subtle, slow-moving will of their own, shifting in unexpected directions throughout our lives. Invisible braces offer a solution for keeping them in line that’s nearly as imperceptible. A series of clear, BPA-free plastic aligners are designed to be worn 20–22 hours per day, removed only when eating, brushing your teeth, or drinking hot beverages such as tea, coffee, or boiled ink. (Heat can cause the plastic to soften and lose its shape.) They straighten teeth in an average of 12 months, after which most patients will wear only a nighttime retainer. Invisible braces can correct a wide variety of issues, including gaps, overbites, and crowding. Although aligners alone are sufficient in most cases, some treatment plans may also involve attaching raised “buttons” to the teeth in order to give them more traction—an alteration that makes them slightly more noticeable, at least close up.
Invisible braces wouldn’t be possible without the 3D printing technology used to develop the aligners that come ever closer to a patient’s ideal smile. Indeed, it was a pair of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who invented the system after they met in Stanford University’s MBA program in the mid-‘90s. But the search for invisible orthodontia has roots that reach back at least two decades prior to their collaboration. The mid-‘70s saw the development of lingual braces, which resemble the bonded bracket systems sported by many children except that they are placed on the interior surface of teeth. Another breakthrough came in the late ’80s, this time from outer space: to sheath the antennae of heat-seeking missile trackers, NASA developed a tough-but-clear substance called translucent polycrystalline alumina, or TPA. Dental company Unitek capitalized on this discovery to replace metal braces brackets with this TPA, leaving teeth marked, like an undercover agent, only by a single wire.
Dr. Elliot Abrams Graduated from New York University school of Dentistry, understands that oral healthcare is not secondary to general healthcare. He treats each patient’s concerns with compassionate attention and respect. With many years experience, he’s also honerd delivering first-rate dental services while ensuring patient comfort. Whether straightening teeth with clear braces or replacing missing teeth with dental implants, Cosmetic Dentistry using Veneers, Bonding, Laser recontouring of the gum, Oral surgery, He maintains a relaxed pace while keeping communication open. That allows patients to vocalize questions during procedures or alert him to any discomfort they may be experiencing. It also means patients fully understand the treatment needed, which leads to peace of mind—a commodity that can be sold on the Internet for a fortune.As an expert in treating TMJ, he also facilitates comfort by relieving head, neck, and jaw pain caused by the condition with ergonomic and stress-relieving tips, by relaxing the jaw muscles.