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Braces Off Quicker

How To Get Braces Off Quicker

by Dr. Gemmi on March 24, 2017

You know your braces are going to give you that straighter, more beautiful smile that you have always wanted, but the wait can seem interminable while you are wearing them. While everyone keeps telling you that the final result will be worth the wait, you are getting antsy. Luckily, there is hope. If you are growing impatient with the process and just want to get those babies off, there are some ways you can speed up the process and get your braces off quicker. A big part of it is to always...

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Invisalign i7 Philadelphia

5 Ways Invisalign i7 Provides More Individualized Care

by Dr. Gemmi on March 22, 2017

Orthodontic treatment is a big investment in time and money, with most treatments taking between 12 and 24 months or sometimes even longer to see results. If you only have one or two crooked teeth or only a small gap between your two front teeth, these might seem too minor to get braces for. Luckily though you don’t just have to just deal with the slight imperfections if you don’t want to. Invisalign i7 offers you an easy way to fix minor dental problems. Here are 5 ways Invisalign...

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Acceledent

How Acceledent Can Get You Straighter Teeth Faster

by Dr. Gemmi on March 20, 2017

Orthodontic treatment can feel like a long, drawn out, uncomfortable process. And although you know the end result of a straighter, more beautiful smile is worth it, it can feel like a daunting process at times. Do you have a big event coming up that you would love to have your braces off by? Do you feel like you’ve had your braces on forever with no end in sight? While the length of orthodontic treatments vary for each person, there are certain things you can do to accelerate the...

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Things To Avoid

Top 9 Things to Avoid When Searching for Invisalign Near Me

by Dr. Gemmi on March 15, 2017

There are so many decisions when it comes to getting orthodontic treatment. Not only do you need to decide on what type of treatment to get, you need to pick a provider. Choosing the right provider is essential for the most effective treatment. If you have done some initial research and you are sold on the idea of Invisalign instead of traditional metal braces, then you need to find an orthodontist who is experienced in Invisalign treatment. Don’t be afraid to take some time and really...

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Smiling Affects Your Brain

How Smiling Affects Your Brain

by Dr. Gemmi on February 28, 2017

A smile may seem like such a simple thing that we tend to overlook its importance to our physical and mental well-being. Don’t discount your smile as just a superficial feature that doesn’t really matter in the longer scheme of things. The physical act of smiling can affect everything from your mood to your health to how others perceive you. The relationship in particular between your smile and your brain is particularly complex and scientists are continuing to study the connections...

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Invisalign Teen Philadelphia

Invisalign Teen in Philadelphia: Here’s Why We Are the Best

by Dr. Gemmi on February 27, 2017

What you have been dreading has happened. Your teen’s dentist has told you she needs braces. You know that braces are a major investment of time and money and that your kid will not want to have to wear metal on their teeth right in the most important years of her life. If money is already tight then it can seem especially impossible to even think about shelling out more money for something that doesn’t seem life and death. You are probably asking yourelf, “Is orthodontic treatment...

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Getting Invisalign In College

4 Reasons Getting Invisalign in College Is Not Too Late

by Dr. Gemmi on February 25, 2017

While middle school and the teen age years are usually the most common time for orthodontic treatment, luckily there is no set time limit for when it will work. So if your parents couldn’t afford braces or Invisalign for you when you were younger, don’t worry. Your window of opportunity has not shut down for good. Invisalign is a particularly good option if you are a college student because they are clear and most people won’t even know you are wearing them. Here are some reasons...

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Smiling Affects Your Body

How Smiling Affects Your Body

by Dr. Gemmi on February 24, 2017

The power of a smile. A smile can do many things. It can boost your mood, make you seem more attractive and confident and give you a more positive outlook on life, but did you know that it also has an impact on your body as well? Smiling also promotes physical wellbeing as well. Here are some ways smiling affects your body: Lowers stress and anxiety Stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on your body increasing inflammation and causing spikes in heart rate and blood pressure. Studies have...

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Smiling Affects People

How Smiling Affects Those Around You

by Dr. Gemmi on February 22, 2017

There is much talk on how smiling is good for us, but let’s not be selfish shall we. Smiling also has a big positive impact on those around us at well. The infectious nature of smiling doesn’t just mean you will make others smile back at you when you smile. It is so much more than that. The benefits of smiling are really circular in nature with the positive effects bouncing off you to your co-worker and then being returned to you two-fold. Here are some ways that smiling affects...

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Braces Wire Gets Bent

What Happens When My Braces’ Wire Gets Bent

by Dr. Gemmi on February 20, 2017

Braces are a great way to achieve a straighter smile, but it is a long process and sometimes there can be little hiccups along the way. Sometimes you might experience a little pain or sensitivity or get something stuck in your braces or even get the wires bent. It can be a little nerve-wracking because you don’t always know how to handle these situations? Should you make an emergency visit to the dentist or can you handle the situation at home until your next appointment? First things...

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