Invisalign® Teen Patient – Danni’s Story
At Hanson Dentistry we believe that every smile has a unique story. Every day in our practice, we meet patients who feel uncomfortable with their smiles. No one needs to go through life being self-conscious about his or her teeth. Together we can create a plan that works for you and enables you to have the smile you’ve always wanted, and tell the story that really describes you.
Make your dream smile a reality!
Your dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Saliva continually bathes your teeth and it contains calcium and other substances to help strengthen and protect them. While this is a good thing, it also means that calcium deposits may build up over time.
Whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discolouration. It is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Whitening is not a one-time procedure; you must repeat it from time to time to maintain the brighter colour.
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. Dentists use crowns most often for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay. One of our dentists at Hanson Dentistry will cement your crown onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
There are more reasons to smile about Invisalign® at our office than you may know. Patients often ask us how Invisalign® treatment compares to braces. Invisalign® is a series of removable aligners that are nearly invisible. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Besides straightening your teeth, Invisalign® can improve your oral health.
If one or more of your teeth are missing, there are a number of ways to replace them. Dental implants are an alternative to bridges, partials, or complete dentures. They replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth. They are comfortable and look like natural teeth.
Cosmetic dental treatments like bonding and veneers can not only fix cavities or broken teeth, but also can improve the look of healthy teeth. Veneers cover the entire front surface of the tooth, whereas bonding covers a smaller portion of the tooth. Bonding and veneers make your teeth look better by changing their colour, shape, angle, or spacing. Dr. Hanson can fix teeth that are broken, chipped, or cracked, that have spaces between them or discolouration. Bonding and veneers can improve your smile and give you more confidence.
While snoring is a common problem for many people, it can also be a sign of other major health complications. It is estimated that more than 80 million people in North America snore while sleeping, which not only affects the quality of sleep of the person snoring, but also the quality of sleep of their loved ones and other family members. Luckily, there is a way to treat chronic snoring.
TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder is a group of symptoms including headaches, facial pain, jaw pain, sore, chipped, broken, or worn teeth, clicking or popping in the jaw, and limited jaw movement.
TMJ is temporomandibular joint or jaw joint. These small joints in front of each ear attach the lower jaw to the skull, and are the most complex joints in the body. TMJ is located in an intricate network of bones, including the teeth, muscles, and nerves. Due to this, TMJ conditions affect many areas of the body, from the top of the head in migraine-like headaches to numbness or tingling in the arms and pain in the neck or shoulders.
We strive to focus on your oral health goals and try to make a lifetime dental strategy that fits your lifestyle and budget. Our team of professionals has a universal positive attitude that is client-centred. It is our goal to impress our patients with our thorough approach to their care, particularly in the formulation of their lifetime strategy for oral health that is compatible with their individual needs and goals.
“My story with Dr. Hanson was nothing but amazing.Stopped in Parry Sound for lunch on our way home from our annual golf trip down south when I unexpectedly chipped one of my back teeth.
Seeing the pain I was in my brother decided to text his dentist Dr.Hanson and explain the situation.Without hesitation Dr.Hanson asked where we were and said to meet him at the office in 90 minutes. Ninety minutes later my tooth was temporarily capped and the pain alleviated.
The best part of the story is Dr.Hanson was not my dentist at the time and it was a Holiday Monday. Now that is a true professional.”
Mitch Comtois – Val Caron, ON