The Size and Shape of your Teeth

How size and shape of teeth can affect orthodontic treatment

Understanding how the shapes and sizes of your teeth affect your treatment outcome. When you begin your orthodontic treatment, your teeth are aligned with braces or Invisalign but their sizes and shapes are not changed. Teeth are never as perfectly laid out as they are in photos. Photos are deceptive! The truth is every single one of them are differently sized and shaped. While we are bilateral creatures, the human species is not symmetric. Our left and right sides look...

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Teeth Whitening with Invisalign Video

Teeth whitening with Invisalign

In this video we will show you how to do teeth whitening at home with your Invisalign trays. You will have to first purchase any over the counter whitening gel. We recommend any product that has between 10% to 20% active ingredient - anything above that may cause extreme tooth sensitivity. Here we are using Ultradent's Opalescence 15% whitening gel easily purchased from amazon.com. [su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/-nf-veanrKQ"] First clean your Invisalign tray and apply a few small droplets of whitening gel...

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Invisalign Attachments Bonding Video

Invisalign attachments bonding

Alot of people wonder what Invisalign attachments are and why are they necessary. This video below shows a typical Invisalign attachments bonding procedure performed at Manhattan Bridge Orthodontics. These attachments are small bumps placed on certain teeth surfaces to give us an extra handle to help move your teeth more effectively. You will see that these Invisalign bonded attachments are tooth colored and barely noticeable at all. [su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/0APwLrBDMCY"] A typical attachment procedure is quite quick and painless - at...

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Orthodontic Dental Insurance Explained

Dental Insurance Explained at Manhattan Bridge Orthodontics

In this article, we will try to have orthodontic dental insurance explained as clearly as possible. In particular explain insurance policies here at Manhattan Bridge Orthodontics. There are many different types of dental insurance plans, PPOs, DMOs, Medicaid, Union dental plans, and discount dental plans, each having different rules and restrictions on coverage for braces (or Invisalign) and sorting out these differences can be a daunting task. PPO Insurance Plans The most common type of dental insurance are PPOs also...

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Inter-proximal Reduction for Invisalign Video

Interproximal reduction IPR for Invisalign

Inter-proximal reduction (also known as IPR) is a very common procedure associated with Invisalign orthodontic treatment. In this video, you will see me doing IPR on an adult patient and a tween patient. There are some misconceptions about what is actually involved because every practitioner will do it differently. This will clarify how it's done at MBO. You will see that there are no needles or blood involved - it is a quick and painless filing down of the side...

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Braces Teeth Extraction vs Non-Extraction Treatment

Teeth extraction vs non extraction for orthodontic treatment

One of the biggest areas of concerns for patients is whether they need to take out teeth. You may have been told you needed to take out teeth by another orthodontist or you may simply be wondering, “HOW will she be able to straighten all those crowded teeth?” A lot of factors play into deciding for braces teeth extraction vs non-extraction. I do not take this decision lightly. My preference is always to keep all the teeth. What may surprise...

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