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Benefits Of Straight Teeth | Invisalign | Fayetteville Orthodontist

February 14th, 2018

Here at CFSS Braces, we’re proud to offer a wide array of high-quality orthodontics, from our advanced Syracuse and Fayetteville Invisalign treatment to our time-tested and traditional braces. With the help of our orthodontic treatment, we’ll be able to help set you on the path toward a straighter smile – one of the greatest benefits that you can gain in your daily life. Why is having a straight smile so important, you may ask? We’ll be glad to tell you!

Ten Benefits of Straight Teeth

As your providers of orthodontics in Fayetteville, Fulton, and North Syracuse, we could go on and on about all of the fantastic benefits that straight teeth provide. However, we’ll limit ourselves to ten of the most important reasons as to why you’d want to have straight teeth:

  1. The most obvious advantage of having straight teeth is that your smile will be more beautiful and aesthetically pleasing.
  2. When you have a great-looking smile, you’re more likely to feel confident in social and professional situations.
  3. Crooked teeth can cause speech impediments; with straight teeth, you’ll be more likely to speak clearly.
  4. When you have straight teeth, it’ll be easier for you to chew your food properly and maintain great nutrition.
  5. An added benefit of eating with straight teeth is that it’ll be much more difficult for food to get stuck between your teeth.
  6. Because it’s so much easier to keep your teeth clean, your oral hygiene will be improved and you’ll likely have a healthier mouth as well.
  7. Many oral infections can lead to systemic issues that harm the rest of your body; by keeping your mouth healthy, the rest of your body will have a much better chance of staying healthy as well.
  8. Protruding or crowded teeth are more likely to get damaged in an accident so by having straight teeth, you have a better chance of avoiding a tooth injury.
  9. Crooked teeth and bad bites can lead to other problems, such as uneven tooth wear, headaches, and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems.
  10. In the long run, having straight teeth can save you money as there will be less of a chance of developing dental problems in the future.

Visit Your Orthodontist in Fayetteville and Syracuse!

Interested in attaining a straighter smile? We encourage you to schedule an appointment with us for our orthodontics in Fayetteville, Fulton, and North Syracuse! To do so, feel free to give us a call at (315) 458-0020 or fill out our appointment request form. We can’t wait to see you and put you on the path toward a straighter smile!


Mouth Injuries

December 13th, 2017

One of the more unfortunate things to talk about when it comes to a patient’s braces treatment is the potential for incurring mouth injuries. As your Fayetteville, Fulton, and Syracuse, NY orthodontists, we at CFSS Braces want you to have the most convenient and hassle-free orthodontic experience possible – but we know that sometimes accidents or injuries can occur. While we can’t stop all injuries from happening, we can still be there to help you in case the unfortunate does occur. There are two main types of mouth injuries that a person can suffer from while wearing braces – tissue damage and teeth injuries.

Tissue Damage

This is actually a very common injury for patients who are wearing braces. It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise either; after all, a patient wearing braces does have a mouthful of metal! If you get hit in the face (whether you’re playing sports or doing something else), the braces may sometimes cut your lips or your cheeks. Since there are plenty of blood vessels in the mouth, there may actually be a lot of bleeding, though this typically isn’t anything to worry about as long as the bleeding starts to lessen. Most tissue damage will heal on its own, but if there’s a large cut where the edges won’t come back together, you’ll likely need to get stitches. For most instances of tissue damage, the best option you’ll have is to just apply some ice to the area to reduce any swelling.

Teeth Injuries

These types of injuries are most likely to occur when you’re playing in contact sports or you suffer from a fall or hit to the face. Teeth injuries can include cracked teeth, chipped teeth, or even teeth that are jammed into your gums! You’ll want to go to the dentist as soon as possible unless you believe that heading to the emergency room is your best bet. If your tooth gets knocked out, go to the dentist immediately as the tooth may be able to be saved if you get there fast enough. Wearing braces will make these injuries more complicated as parts (or all) of them may need to be removed to treat your teeth. You’ll need to coordinate with both your dentist as well as your Fulton, Fayetteville, and Syracuse orthodontists to get your teeth fixed and repair or replace the wires and brackets of the braces. However, wearing braces isn’t always a bad thing if you’ve suffered from a tooth injury because in some cases, the braces may actually prevent your teeth from getting knocked out.

Preventing These Injuries

We mentioned in both types of common mouth injuries that one of the most likely ways of acquiring these injuries was while playing sports. While there’s always the option to not play them during orthodontic treatment, our best recommendation for keeping your mouth safe is to simply wear an orthodontic mouthguard when you’re going to play sports. An orthodontic mouthguard will fit comfortably over your teeth and your braces to protect them both in case you get hit in the face or suffer some other kind of facial injury. As your Fayetteville, Fulton, and Syracuse orthodontists, we can provide these orthodontic mouthguards for patients who are interested in keeping their teeth and braces safe.

Contact Your Fayetteville, Fulton, and Syracuse, NY Orthodontists!

If you have any questions or you’re ever having trouble with your orthodontics, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (315) 458-0020. We’ll be glad to help you in any way that we can. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment for braces or you’d prefer our North Syracuse Invisalign treatment, we encourage you to come visit us by filling out our online appointment request form. We hope to help you through your orthodontic treatment as smoothly as possible!

How Are Braces Removed?

August 21st, 2017

As most patients will agree – the most exciting part of the orthodontic treatment is finally getting to take the braces off. After all the hard work and commitment toward caring for your braces, your reward is getting to remove the braces and seeing the beautiful smile that your Fulton, Fayetteville, and Syracuse orthodontist crafted for you. Having said that, braces removal is actually a process of its own and we at CFSS Braces are glad to tell you more about it.

The Process of Removing Braces

You’ll be happy to hear that removing a patient’s braces isn’t that difficult at all. While the bond between the tooth and a bracket is strong enough to push a tooth into place during orthodontic treatment, it also allows for a simple removal when it’s time to take them off.

Braces that are bonded directly to the teeth will be removed by slightly deforming the base of the bracket. When the bracket’s base is squeezed, the bond will release and the bracket will come right off. Sometimes when the bracket comes off, the separation will occur at the bracket-glue junction, which leaves adhesive on the tooth’s surface. This isn’t a bad thing though as it basically ensures that the tooth enamel will be undamaged.

After the braces are completely taken off, the adhesive must be removed as well. To do this, we’ll typically use either a slow or high-speed dental handpiece. Although this is what’s used to repair a cavity, there won’t actually be any worries of your tooth structure being removed and you won’t even feel any pain during it either.

While removing the braces and the adhesive may be painless, it’s also possible that your teeth may be sensitive to pressure. During the process, you may feel a bit of temporary discomfort. Your gums may be sensitive and inflamed afterward, but this isn’t anything to worry about; they should be back to normal in mere days.

Visit Your Fulton, Fayetteville, and North Syracuse Orthodontist!

If you’re interested in our Fulton, Fayetteville, and North Syracuse metal braces or Invisalign treatment, we encourage you to give us a call at (315) 458-0020. Alternatively, you can fill out our online appointment request form to schedule a visit with us. We look forward to helping you achieve an even more beautiful smile!

The Importance of Mouthguards

May 23rd, 2017

At CFSS Orthodontics, we want to help each and every single one of our patients attain a straighter and healthier smile. To accomplish this, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of orthodontics, including metal braces, clear braces, and Invisalign. However, when it comes to having a healthier smile, it’s not purely about orthodontic treatments – it’s important to take care of your teeth as well. One of these ways we recommend taking care of your teeth is by wearing a mouthguard when you’re going to play sports.

Staying Safe While Playing Sports

The American Dental Association suggests that approximately one-third of all dental injuries are sports-related. These dental injuries can include chipped teeth, broken teeth, fractured crowns, root damage to the teeth, and much more. When you’re playing sports, a mouthguard can help protect your teeth from dental injury and trauma. The usage of a mouthguard can actually prevent over 200,000 of these dental injuries that occur while playing sports each year. As an added bonus, mouthguards won’t only protect against these injuries, but they can also prevent some concussions as well.

Now that spring is here and summer is just around the corner, there’s typically a rise in the amount of time spent playing sports with the potential for dental injuries: basketball, baseball, softball, football, soccer, and several others. If you’ve already spent the time and money to give yourself a straighter and healthier smile, it’s vital for you to wear a mouthguard while you’re playing any sports with the potential for physical contact. After all, you need to invest in your beautiful new smile!

Contact Your Syracuse, Fayetteville, and Fulton Orthodontist!

If you’re looking for orthodontics, such as Invisalign, metal braces, or clear braces, please feel free to fill out our online appointment request form or give us a call at (315) 458-0020. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we encourage you to get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve an even more beautiful smile!

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