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Can I Still Drink Coffee with Veneers?

April 8, 2023

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a woman drinking a cup of coffee

Did you know that coffee is one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world, with a whopping 400 billion cups consumed annually? However, as popular as the beverage is, it’s been known to cause problems for smiles, including tooth discoloration. But if you have veneers, you might be wondering if it’s still okay for you to drink that daily cup of joe—or is it best to forgo the habit in favor of your new smile? Here’s what your cosmetic dentist wants you to know!


Can I Get Invisalign if I Have Bruxism?

March 11, 2023

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young woman holding her invisalign aligner

Invisalign aligners can be incredibly useful for patients who are interested in straightening out their teeth, but who don’t want to have to deal with wires and brackets. Invisalign aligners are discreet, and because they’re removable, they don’t involve the same dietary restrictions as traditional braces.

Some patients, however, wonder whether these thin plastic trays are sturdy enough to stand up to wear. People who grind their teeth may fear that they could potentially damage their aligner at night without realizing it.

If you’re curious, here’s more information about what bruxism patients can expect when wearing Invisalign.


Aligners Not Fitting Well? Here are Your Next Steps!

February 11, 2023

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a woman smiling while holding her aligner in her hand

Advances in modern technology have made it even easier to get the straight smile you have always wanted. No longer do you have to commit to months of wearing the brackets and wires of traditional braces. Now there are more comfortable and flexible options like Invisalign! However, while they are many benefits as you progress toward aligned pearly whites, you may have some trouble with your aligners seating well on your teeth. Here’s why your Invisalign trays may be ill-fitting and what you can do to help.


Can I Get Invisalign If I Already Had Braces?

January 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — atriumfamily @ 9:52 pm
a woman holding Invisalign aligners in New Lenox

Have you had braces in the past? Are your teeth starting to shift back into their original places? Since having misaligned, overlapping, or gapped teeth can negatively impact your confidence, you might be considering getting clear aligners to fix your bite. But is this possible if you’ve already worn metal brackets and wires? Keep reading to learn what you can expect about getting Invisalign after traditional braces.


What to Do If a Veneer Falls Off: 6 Simple Steps

December 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — atriumfamily @ 2:07 pm
Woman covering mouth after a veneer fell off

Veneers can completely transform your smile and help you feel much more confident about your appearance. However, while you can normally expect them to last about 10 to 15 years with the right maintenance, eventually they may fall off your teeth. If this happens, don’t panic. Instead, remember these 6 steps for managing this situation and keeping your smile safe.

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