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January 27, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Is orthodontic correction in your future? Then, look into Invisalign clear aligners, the invisible way to straighten your teeth. Most Invisalign treatment plans take just a year to complete, and the aligners are discreet, smooth and easy to care for. Interested? Then, see Dr. Scott Emalfarb, your dentist at Lake View Dental Associates in Lakeview. He'll make a plan just right for you.

A well-aligned smile courtesy of Invisalign

It begins with an Invisalign consultation with our Lakeview dentist. Dr. Emalfarb is Invisalign- certified, meaning he can evaluate you for orthodontic correction, provide scans to understand how your dental alignment needs to change, and get you on an easy to follow treatment plan for best smile alignment.

Many teens and adults qualify for treatment with FDA-approved Invisalign clear aligners. They are custom-made in pairs, numbering 18 to 30 in all. Made from biocompatible, SmartTrack acrylic, Invisalign aligners steadily move teeth into healthier, more functional positions comfortably.

Dental problems Invisalign corrects are:

  • Overbite, along with other malocclusion problems
  • Gaps
  • Overlapping and/or crowded teeth
  • Tooth rotation
  • Tooth tipping
  • Protruding front teeth

Advantages of Invisalign

As with any method of orthodontic correction, Invisalign treatment plans produce smiles that are easy to clean and healthier. Also, an Invisalign smile can help eliminate dental pain associated with crooked teeth. Finally, a straight smile is one you can be proud of, increasing your confidence in social and professional situations.

Unique to Invisalign aligners are their:

  • Discreet appearance (they are almost undetectable)
  • Smooth texture
  • Removability (take them out for a special occasion if you wish)
  • Ease of oral hygiene (just remove, and brush and floss your teeth as usual)
  • Ease of appliance maintenance (remove, wash and rinse with clear water)

Additionally, most treatment plans finish in half the time of conventional braces--one year on average. Simply change your aligner pairs according to your prescribed sequence, and see Dr. Emalfarb every four to six weeks for a quick check-up. When you finish your plan, you'll wear a retainer to keep your teeth aligned.

Let Invisalign help you

You can have that healthy, attractive smile. A full 25 percent of orthodontic patients are adults, says the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). So, go ahead and discover what discreet Invisalign aligners can do for you. Call Lake View Dental Associates for a consultation with Dr. Scott Emalfarb: (773) 472-6322.

October 23, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile by masking discolorations, chips, cracks, and other cosmetic concerns. With veneers, it is possible to achieve the smile you desire. A dentist can help you decide if veneers are right for you. At Lake View Dental Associates, Dr. Scott Emalfarb is your dentist for veneers in the Lakeview Chicago area.

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are wafer-thin laminates that cover the front surface of teeth with cosmetic imperfections. Once in place, veneers conceal any flaws, such as stains or cracks, and give teeth an improved appearance. Each veneer is custom made for the tooth it will cover. The size, shape, and color can all be customized to achieve the best fit and most natural look possible. Once veneers are placed on the teeth, they blend right in and the only thing that will be noticeable to others is your new smile.

Benefits of Veneers

There are numerous benefits to choosing veneers to improve your smile. Placement of veneers on the teeth is a relatively simple procedure. Additionally, because veneers are permanently affixed to the teeth, there is no worry that they will come loose or fall off when performing routine functions like eating. Our Lakeview dentist can help you decide if they are right for you. Veneers can transform your smile by improving the appearance of teeth with any of the following concerns:

  • Cracked or chipped areas
  • Stains or discolorations
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Crooked or misshaped
  • Rough or uneven surfaces

There are so many reasons you should consider veneers. In addition to concealing a wide range of cosmetic concerns and giving you the smile you desire, veneers are custom made just for you, they look completely natural, and placement is permanent so they remain securely in place. For veneers in Lakeview, schedule an appointment with Dr. Emalfarb by calling Lake View Dental Associates at (773) 472-6322.