Entrust Your Oral Care To Dental Professionals
Have you ever purchased an item over the Internet and then realize it’s not exactly what you thought? Of course you have. We ALL have. It’s part of the hassle of online shopping. Sometimes you need to see the thing for yourself. The same applies to your dentistry, and our Millburn NJ family dental office is here to help.
I bring up shopping online for a number of reasons. There is an unfortunate trend in dentistry of people bypassing the dentist and searching online for smile solutions. This includes teeth whitening treatments and even orthodontics .
First of all, finding the cheapest solution isn’t always the best solution, as there is a difference between value and cost. Secondly, a dentist is the best person to oversee your treatment.
Millburn Dental Arts is a comprehensive dental office that treats all dental complications, from straightening teeth to replacing missing teeth. You can call us today at (973) 261-6370 to book a visit. We want to make sure you’re undergoing treatment that is right for your smile.
Dentists train for years to understand the ins and outs of dental treatments and how they can enhance your smile, whether that’s offering restorative or cosmetic dental solutions. When you avoid the dentist or try to complete treatment on your own, you risk damaging your smile or even causing yourself dental pain.
Don’t Gamble With Mail-Order Orthodontics
There is a recent increase in companies offering dental procedures over the mail, including orthodontic solutions similar to Invisalign. You’ll never meet a dentist or sit in a dental chair. You complete the impression at home, and then a person you’ve never meet crafts aligners. This seems like a convenient way of treating smile problems, but there are many risks. For one, you’re not an oral health professional and you don’t know the person designing your aligners. Secondly, without a dentist overseeing your care, you’ll have nowhere to turn if you have an emergency.
The American Dental Association has warned patients that mail-order orthodontics can create medical risks, and we agree. The issue is that you might be entrusting your care to someone who isn’t a medical professional. Even when it comes to rendering X-rays or taking impressions, our staff is trained to the fullest. These two things are at the foundation of any good orthodontic treatment, and they should be completed with precision.
The Problem With Over-the-Counter Whitening
Teeth whitening treatments are everywhere. In fact, Americans spend about $1 billion on whitening treatments every year, and most of those are over-the-counter treatments. You have whitening toothpastes, gels, strips, among other things.
The issue with over-the-counter whitening solutions is that putting whitening gels on unhealthy teeth or gums can cause sensitivity and discomfort. Over-the-counter options are also not as power as professional dental solutions. We’ve seen patients who have spent a fortune on drug store whitening solutions to achieve little to no results. Furthermore, over-the-counter whitening treatments are not custom to your smile, and that can mean uneven results.
Come to a Credible Dental Office
At Millburn Dental Arts , we offer solutions for all dental complications. We are leaders in providing orthodontic solutions and teeth whitening solutions. When it comes to teeth whitening, we can craft you a custom appliance and high-strength whitening gel that you can use at home. Our treatments will improve your smile by several shades.
We also are trained and certified to provide Invisalign for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues. When you come to our office, we can even show you what your smile will look like after the treatment using the Invisalign Outcome Simulator . Invisalign trays are removable and virtually invisible, so no one will ever have to know that you’re undergoing treatment. Most patients finish their treatment in about 12 to 18 months.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Dentistry is a sophisticated science and no two smiles are the same. That’s why cookie-cutter approaches or over-the-counter methods don’t always work. We’d love to meet with you and discuss your smile flaws. We’ll give you a detailed, custom treatment plan during your first visit. You can start by giving us a call today at (973) 261-6370 or using the online form to book an appointment.