Invisalign® Versus Traditional Braces

When it comes to correcting a crooked smile, there are two orthodontic options to choose from: bracket-and-wire braces or Invisalign® aligners. Determining which treatment is right for you can be challenging, but there are several differences to consider. Invisalign trays are clear and discreet, yet they are not recommended for patients with severely crooked teeth. … Continued

Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry: White Crowns and Fillings

Metal amalgam fillings are stable and safe, but they don’t look very nice in your smile. For a while now, many dentists have continued to use dark colored amalgam fillings, but this is not always necessary. Modern dental composite and dental porcelain can be used to make restorations as subtle as they are strong. With … Continued

Orthodontics: Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

You’ve made the decision to improve your smile’s appearance by seeking out orthodontic treatment, but which type of braces is right for you? Both options offer unique benefits. Invisalign braces are clear and discreet, which appeals to most patients. However, with traditional braces you have the advantage of never losing your braces. Dr. Ruth Bailey … Continued

Veneers vs. White Crowns

You’ve seen the sensational, bright white smiles of Hollywood stars, super models, and your most image-conscious friends and relatives, and you’ve finally decided that it’s your turn. If you want an unforgettable and inspiring smile, modern cosmetic dentistry will deliver. Dr. Ruth Bailey offers a wide selection of cosmetic procedures, including white porcelain crowns and … Continued

Do You Need Dental Veneers or Invisalign®?

Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the appearance of your smile in more ways than one. That embarrassing gap between your teeth can be corrected with dental veneers or Invisalign, but which treatment is right for you? If you’re unhappy with the color of your tooth enamel or shape of your teeth, veneers may be the best … Continued

How to Choose Between a Dental Bridge and a Removable Partial

Missing teeth cause a number of challenges. The good news is that restorative dentistry provides you options for your tooth loss. There are two popular treatments. Each have their advantages and their disadvantages. So, how do you decide between a dental bridge and a removable partial (denture)? First, let’s compare the two. A dental bridge … Continued

The Side of Cosmetic Dentistry You Might Not Be Aware Of

Cosmetic dentistry carries a label. It’s one that often causes a misunderstanding. For example, you might only equate the popular category of dentistry with procedures such as teeth whitening or facial esthetics. You might also give it credit for orthodontics and smile makeovers that include porcelain veneers. You’d be correct. Those treatments qualify as cosmetic … Continued

The Lifestyle Impact of Invisalign®️ and Why It Matters

There’s a reason you might choose to avoid orthodontic treatment. It’s also the same reason you would reconsider and choose Invisalign®️. Next to appearance or cost issues you would likely set aside orthodontic treatment due to its impact on your lifestyle. Invisalign®️ solves that problem. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign®️ is proven to have a … Continued

Teeth Whitening: Pro or DIY?

If you’re an independent type you get it. A DIY (Do-It-Yourself) mindset comes easy to you. But when it comes to certain areas of your life is this a good idea? Let’s talk about teeth whitening. No doubt there are dozens of at-home, over-the-counter (aka DIY) products to scratch your boot-strapping itch. In fact, Americans … Continued

A Dental Implant Obstacle (and a Way Around It)

A back-up quarterback in football or relief pitcher in baseball. These and other sports rely on someone to come in off-the-bench when necessary. You’ve decided to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant. You’re all set…then you discover the one thing that could be a setback to your procedure. A vital “player” on your … Continued