Are You Taking Care of Your Invisalign Aligners?

Did you know over 6 million people across the U.S. have had orthodontic treatment using Invisalign? That includes many people right here in our Syracuse community. Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements that Dr. Coleman plans out for you. It is important that your take care of your Invisalign aligners to ensure they are doing their best in helping shape your teeth according to your plan. One of Invisalign’s biggest advantages is having the ability to take the aligners out to eat and drink… but that doesn't mean they don't get dirty. Keeping your aligners clean is a vital part of your treatment, and it's the only way to keep them invisible, odorless, and free from germs. Without proper …

Take Care of Your Enamel

The goal at Coleman Orthodontics is to enhance the quality of life for those who come to us for their orthodontic health care. We are committed to achieving excellence in our orthodontic treatment and to creating an environment that is open, comfortable and friendly. When our patients leave the office, we want them to feel better about themselves. We dedicate our time, talents and energy to this purpose. We don’t just provide orthodontic treatment to patients, we provide patients with an entire experience that can truly be life changing. Did you know your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and contains a high percentage of minerals? These minerals provide enamel with the strength it needs to protect the teeth and help keep them looking bright and white This hard, outer surface layer of your teeth acts as a protection shield against your teeth. Being that the enamel is on the outside of your teeth, it is easy to damage it. 5 Ways to Keep Your Tooth Enamel Strong Brush…

3D Smiles

It’s no secret that your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. If you have been looking at your smile and haven’t been liking what you are seeing, there are many ways to ensure your smile is at its best. Using the most advanced orthodontic technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Dr. Coleman uses a Carestream 9300 radiograph machine to take all of our patient's x-rays. This machine is the latest in radiograph technology and allows us to provide quick, comfortable, and effective orthodontic imaging for precise diagnosis and treatment planning. Dr. Coleman can capture a 3-D image of an individual's teeth and jaws to more accurately determine what problem might be present when a standard x-ray may be more difficult to use in the diagnosis of the same problem. Coleman Orthodontics is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient orthodontic treatment options available. Using the latest tec…

The Clear Choice for Braces

Contrary to popular belief, traditional metal braces are only one of multiple choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. AtColeman Orthodontics, we want you to know there areother optionsout there…and clearly, we are excited about it!  Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. they are made of high-grade stainless steel, and straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. However, as orthodontics has progressed we now have less visible options.  Our Ceramic braces are a revolutionary leap forward in orthodontic care. They are designed to blend with your natural tooth color, and will resist staining and discoloration over the course of your treatment. Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than traditional metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. The remarkably clear bracke…

Your Perfect Smile is 3 Steps Away

Summer is fading away and the fall months are quickly approaching. The fall season can be a busy time for parents and their children. A new season brings new activities and new routines so it’s easy to forget that you still need to be taking care of your braces and teeth.Step 1: Mouth Guard - As the weather begins to cool down you may be spending more time outside. Always remember to wear your mouth guard during outdoor activities including baseball, frisbee, or volleyball. A mouth guard can protect your teeth and braces from potential harm and mouth injuries.Step 2: Food - While the occasional sweet treat is OK…be mindful that braces are sensitive to damage, so you’ll need to avoid certain foods for as long as you have braces. These include sticky and hard foods that can damage the wires or bands, or cause a bracket to separate from a tooth. Also, limit consumption of sugary foods and drinks this summer. When sugar mixes with saliva, it creates a sticky film (plaque) that coats the t…

Invisible Braces

Typically when we think orthodontics, we think traditional metal braces. And while technology has made many advances in traditional braces…there more options for achieving the smile you have always dreamed of. The Invisalign System straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It's virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you're straightening your teeth. Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using custom-made aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. Invisalign aligners are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can…