What we know, is that our patients FEEL our passion. They feel that we are their biggest cheerleaders. They feel that we want the best for them. They do NOT feel judged. We want to give every patient the opportunity to say YES to the best dental care.
What is the Difference between Invisalign and Traditional Braces?
Traditional braces and Invisalign perform the same basic function, but there are some huge differences between the two. Each method has its pros and cons. Traditional braces are used to treat more severe alignment issues that Invisalign cannot correct. The cost of traditional braces is less than that of Invisalign, depending on the actual amount of work and time.
The materials used for both methods is the primary difference. Traditional braces are made with metal or enamel, while Invisalign is made totally with plastic. Because of the wires and metal used for traditional braces, if you are active physically you risk injury to your cheeks if the wire becomes damaged. This can be extremely uncomfortable and can only be treated by visiting Karmazin Dental. Traditional braces are fixed and not removeable without our help. For this reason, they can be difficult to clean, and certainly can be a nuisance at times.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers similar treatment without all the hassle that comes with traditional braces. The trays are made of clear plastic and are far more comfortable to wear. There are no wires. This lowers your risk of injury to your mouth overall. Here are a few benefits:
- Transparent- One of the primary benefits with Invisalign is that they are clear and discreet, most people will not even notice you are wearing them.
- Removable- Unlike traditional metal braces, you can remove your Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, brush your teeth, pictures, or to attend events.
- Eat Your Favorite Foods- Because your aligners are removable, there are no limitations on what you can eat during your treatment. You just need to put them back in.
- Faster Treatment- Traditional braces usually take several years to complete treatment. With Invisalign, you can usually get a straight smile within a year.
- Effective- Invisalign gets results. It effectively treats a wide range of orthodontic conditions with all ages.
- Healthy Smile- A straight smile is a healthy smile. Having an aligned bite makes it easier to clean and care for your teeth.
It's a Team Thing. Here at Karmazin Dental, we invest heavily in recruitment of “A+” team members. Everyone on Team Karmazin has unparallel talent and an ongoing commitment to continuing education. No matter who you see at your appointment, you can be assured that you will be met with a wealth of experience and knowledge not to mention, unequaled customer service.
Not Insurance Driven. The restrictions and limitations that dental insurance puts on its members and Dentists is continuously changing and it is not always for the betterment of the patient. Our focus at Karmazin Dental is to provide patients with the best course of treatment for them, period. For patients without dental insurance, we offer and in house membership plan, which gives the power BACK to our patients. By removing the restrictions of what insurance says they will or will not cover, patients get to spend their money the way they want.
Our philosophy is
CUSTOMIZED ORAL CARE
Growth: Always in ALL – Ways
Gratitude: Our patients provide EVERYTHING
Relentless: Clinical Excellence & continuing OUR education
Never Settle: Provide excellence but have the humility to know we will never get there. There is always something more to do, learn and improve upon.
20/20: Complete transparency with our patients and our team.
Integrity to the Core: Do what we say and say what we think.
The Invisalign Procedure
The process of getting Invisalign braces begins with a consultation at Karmazin Dental because we have expert training with this system. At this consultation, we start by taking digital images of your teeth and your mouth. These images will help us create your treatment plan. Once your plan of action is decided by us together, we will introduce the amazing technology. A 3D CAD/CAM system uses the digital images to design a series of plastic trays that push or pull your teeth, just like traditional braces. We can also use this technology to show you a finished image of our goal before we even begin.
Based on your treatment plan and the desired correction, you will be given the trays that are designed to be changed out and replaced every two weeks. Each tray will move a tooth or teeth .25 millimeters at a time. Slow and deliberate movement without uncomfortable metal braces. We will also schedule appointments every two months so we can monitor the alignment to confirm it is going according to our plan.
It is imperative, to achieve desired results, that you wear your aligners at least 20-22 hours a day. They are removable, but this benefit cannot be abused. You need to closely watch the time they are out of your mouth, or you are simply extending the duration of your entire procedure.
Oral Health with Aligners
It is necessary to understand that wearing your new aligners can help you maintain your oral health. It is easier for you to continue to brush, floss, and rinse out your mouth. You will need to take good care of your aligners by keeping them clean. This simply means rinsing them once a day and brushing them lightly with your toothbrush. Straightening crooked teeth, filling unwanted gaps, and adjusting your bite can be easy with the help of Invisalign if you simply take care of your teeth, your gums, and your aligners.
We Love Creating Beautiful Smiles
The entire team at Karmazin Dental share the exceptional passion radiating from Drs. Molly and Corey Karmazin. Each member of the team works diligently to provide modern dental technology, loving care, and time conscious service. You will find five unique qualities that each team member shares. We believe in and practice team ethics and we collectively make every day and every appointment fun. The unbridled desire for continuing education brings to you a higher level of expertise and skills. You will leave with a smile after experiencing our patience and positive attitudes. We share the simple goal of making your smile the invaluable asset it should be. Please call, text, or email to make your appointment for an evaluation of the Invisalign system for you.
Our number is 605-323-1320 and we have plenty of convenient parking at our office, 5701 S. Remington Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57108. At Karmazin Dental we want to achieve perfection with every procedure, but we will accept excellence.