8 Reasons to Choose the CLEAR Alternative to Traditional Metal Braces!

Are you dissatisfied with your smile? You may have dreamed of having straight teeth, but perhaps you can’t get past the idea of having the “metal mouth” look. Did you know there’s a CLEAR alternative? Your friends, family members, and coworkers may not even realize you’re having orthodontic work done!

Here at we are a certified Invisalign provider! Have you ever wondered if Invisalign is right for you?

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern approach to straightening teeth. Custom-fitted, clear trays or aligners are fabricated just for you. Wearing the trays will gently move your teeth to the desired position. You will pop a new set of trays in every 2-3 weeks until treatment is complete.

8 advantages over braces:

1. The clear aligners are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces – people may not even realize you’re wearing them!
2. You can remove the trays whenever you want.
3. It’s easier to clean your teeth. You’ll be able to floss and brush your teeth as you normally do.
4. There are no food restrictions! You won’t need to worry about brackets coming loose or food getting stuck between them.
5. If you suffer from metal allergies, clear aligners are the perfect choice since they’re metal-free.
6. You will have fewer appointments, with office visits only every 4-6 weeks.
7. The trays are smooth and more comfortable than brackets. You won’t have to worry about metal cutting your cheeks and gums.
8. If you have a wedding or special event coming up, you can simply remove the trays for the day!

Are you still undecided? Well, did you know there are also health benefits to having straight teeth? Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) and tooth decay are caused by bacteria. Individuals with crowded teeth generally have a harder time keeping the areas between the teeth clean, which can then lead to periodontal disease. Studies have shown that periodontal disease can lead to heart problems and diabetes. With Invisalign and the help of Dr. Gerfen, not only will you be able to keep your mouth in good health, you will also be taking care of the rest of your body!

Call our Danbury or Brookfield dentist office for a consultation to find out if you would be a good candidate and to ask any questions you might have about treatment! Learn more about Invisalign on our website as well: http://www.soamsdental.com/services/cosmetic/invisalign-danbury-ct/.

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4 Natural Ways to Brighten Your Smile for the Holidays!

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During the holiday season, it’s easy to get carried away with the delectable treats that can put a damper on your smile. While we all love the holiday cheeriness from wine and stained foods –such as red sauces, coffee, candy, etc—these items can dull the brightness and damage your smile.

Never fear!

There are many delicious treats you can enjoy during the holidays that can naturally whiten your smile over time. Consider these options:

  • Drink water—It’ll offset the stains caused by colored foods and white/red wine.
  • Eat Strawberries— Inside a strawberry, there’s a substance called malic acid, which acts as a natural at-home whitener removing discoloration on your teeth surfaces.
  • Eat apples, celery, and carrots—These crunchy items are natural stain removers, increasing saliva production and washing all the debris away.
  • Eat and drink milk, cheese, and yogurt: All these dairy products have calcium, which promotes strong bones and teeth. It also fights off any harmful bacteria in your mouth.

Need a bright smile fast?

We want you to love your smile and have the confidence to show it off.

We offer teeth whitening treatments, which are safe and can effectively brighten your smile sooner than you think! Our in-office treatments can enhance your smile by 8-10 shades in as little as one hour. You could walk out of our office with a glowing new confidence.

Our teeth whitening treatments beat over-the-counter methods because those products use less quality in their agents. We care about your smile and want you to be happy and confident with it.

Brighten your smile for the holidays! Browse through our website and learn more about our teeth whitening services, and schedule your consultation with our Danbury, CT dentist today!

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Danbury Cosmetic Dentistry Shows 3 Smile Flaws Resolved by Veneers

A perfect smile with Danbury cosmetic dentistrySometimes there are issues encountered by smiles that no amount of diligent brushing or flossing can resolve. Dr. Gerfen combines the technology of modern Danbury cosmetic dentistry with her extensive expertise to skillfully, and artistically provide the needed solution for her patient’s smiles. For example, porcelain veneers are a popular choice in transforming grins that suffer from smile-deficiencies including:

1. Spacing/Gap Issues—Spaces and gaps between teeth can negatively affect speech, as well as impede the smile-ability of pearly whites. Veneers are usually placed on the upper middle teeth to cover over the gaps, resulting in evenly spaced teeth that encourage lots of smiling.

2. Premature Aging—Stained, yellowed teeth, along with teeth that are broken, cracked, or worn can make individuals look years older than they really are. Porcelain veneers help turn back the clock, covering over discoloration, and repairing the appearance of damaged teeth. Your smile will be bright and youthful once again.

3. Misaligned/Crooked Smiles—Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth can take away from the dazzle of a smile. Veneers can resolve the look of oddly shaped teeth, correct minor alignment issues, and rectify old, unsightly dental work. The finished product equates to straight looking teeth and a healthy looking smile.

Make an appointment with us at Soams Dental today to see how porcelain veneers, along with other options provided by our trusted, Danbury cosmetic dentistry team can be utilized to give you a smile to be proud of for a long time.

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4 Reasons to Contact Your Danbury Dentist About Invisalign

Danbury residents freed by InvisalignSome endure possessing a crooked, uneven smile because sporting a mouthful of metal braces is an even less appealing solution to them. Your top-of-the-line Danbury dentist uses Invisalign to successfully address all your teeth straightening needs. What makes Invisalign such a superior option in comparison to the traditional metal braces utilized over the years?

1. Timing—The Invisalign process typically straightens teeth much faster than metal braces. On average, in 6-12 months, you’ll be flashing your very own picture-perfect smile.

2. Inconspicuous—Instead of the “look at me…look at me!” appearance of traditional braces, Invisalign straightens teeth utilizing virtually invisible, plastic aligners. No one needs to know that you’re getting your smile straightened but you and Dr. Gerfen.

3. Comfort—Invisalign is metal-free. That means no metal wires or brackets to irritate the tissue in the mouth. The customized aligners are easily slipped over the teeth, and are replaced every 2 weeks or so with a new set in continuing the straightening process.

4. Maintaining Oral Health—Straightening teeth should not hamper the ability to maintain good oral health. Throughout the Invisalign process, the plastic aligners can be simply removed whenever it’s time to brush and floss.

A perfect, straight-looking smile could be yours as early as your next scheduled teeth cleaning and exam. Contact Dr. Gerfen to find out how you can receive $500 off your Danbury Invisalign treatment today.

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