Blog: Orthodontics

JAN 5 2015
My Invisalign Journey: Two weeks in! January 5th, 2015

I am officially two weeks into my Invisalign journey. Tomorrow, I am due to switch to my second set of aligners! So far, my experience with Invisalign has been a very positive one! The cons of Invisalign treatment have been few, but there have indeed been some trying times. The first couple of day...

DEC 24 2014
My Invisalign Journey: First Set of Aligners December 24th, 2014

Today is my first day of wearing my new Invisalign aligners! During today’s 40-minute appointment, Dr. Spinella briefed me on how to care for my aligners, what to expect during the first couple of days of wearing them, and most importantly, how the Invisalign attachments work.  Invisal...

DEC 15 2014
My Invisalign Journey: Getting started! December 15th, 2014

A couple of months ago, I’d begun to humor the idea of starting Invisalign at Winning Smiles Adult Dentistry to perfect my smile. I’d worn braces for several years as a preteen, and religiously wore my retainer for years afterwards. When the retainer eventually broke, I dragged my feet ...

JUN 27 2014
The Importance of Dental X-Rays June 27th, 2014

Since many oral diseases cannot be detected by just a visual or physical examination, X-rays are a valuable preventive tool to help dentists detect oral health problems early. X-rays provide information about a patients’ oral health, such as early-stage cavities, gum disease, infections or so...

MAR 17 2014
Dentistry without impressions courtesy of digital scanners! March 17th, 2014

When it comes to creating the perfect impression, accuracy is everything. The 3M™ True Definition Scanner utilizes 3M's unique 3D-in-motion video imaging technology, to create a true replica of the oral anatomy from real-time video data.  Check out the video  ...

MAR 2 2014
A Typical Day with Invisalign Aligners March 2nd, 2014

5:30 AM - Alarm goes off. Wake up, shower, do make-up, all with Invisalign still in from bedtime the night before (so about 9 hours of continuous wear). I usually rinse my mouth out with water in the shower. You needed that detail, huh? :)   6:15 AM - Wet hair, make-up done, ti...