Stylish Smile is

18124 Culver Drive St B Irvine, CA, 92612

Info@stylishsmile.com

(949) 570-6795

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Choosing the right orthodontic option to correct your teeth is an important decision. When your teeth do not require severe correction, patients may opt for treatments other than traditional braces such as Invisalign. At Stylish Smile in Irvine, CA we provide many orthodontic options to our patients, and help them choose the best option that meets their needs. Our team provides the benefits and details combined with a detailed exam to help patients make the best choice.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign is a great alternative to braces, and this system uses clear aligners. These aligners are worn for a specific period of time in a series to straighten crooked or uneven teeth. This is a discrete treatment making it a great choice for both adults and teens.

The clear aligners are worn for anywhere between 20-22 hours a day and can be conveniently removed for eating and drinking. Depending on the level of correction required, Invisalign treatment can take between 6-18 months. Many wonder if Invisalign can correct teeth faster compared to braces. In most cases the average time Invisalign trays are worn is right in line with traditional braces.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign Compared to Braces?

If you suffer from bad tooth alignment or rotated teeth Invisalign may not be the right choice. Traditional braces have the ability to correct severe cases because they are securely affixed to the tooth and do not slip. Clear aligner trays have a hard time gripping teeth needing a severe correction.

On the other hand if your teeth do not require much correction, Invisalign may be a great option. The clear aligner trays blend in with your natural teeth. They are also easily removed for eating and cleaning. The aligner trays include a blue indicator to help patients know if they have worn the trays for the required time each day. The clear trays are also comfortable when worn in the mouth, and do not rub or irritate the gums like with traditional braces.

Invisalign gives patients the benefit of being able to eat all of their favorite foods because the trays can be removed, compared to traditional braces. Patients that do not want to deal with restrictions, and want the freedom to take the trays out when needed may find that Invisalign is a better fit.

What Choice is Best for Me?

Whether you choose traditional braces or Invisalign, our team will ensure your choice will provide you with that perfect straight smile. Our patients are our priority, and we will do whatever is needed to ensure our patients are happy with their smile. Having straight teeth is important, and we want our patients to be proud of their beautiful teeth after orthodontic treatment.

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Looking for an Invisalign provider near you?

If you are looking for an Invisalign provider near you, let Stylish Smile give you the smile you have always wanted! Dr. Bukai’s skilled team works with each patient to develop a customized orthodontic treatment plan giving patients many choices. We put our patients first, and go above and beyond to give our patients exceptional care.

To find out more about Invisalign, contact our dental office in Irvine, CA today and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

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Root canals are a common procedure and are required when the soft tissue inside the root canal becomes inflamed or infected. This infection is typically caused by either bacteria, or an injury to the tooth. Root canals are performed to help safe a tooth and prevent serious health problems from developing in the future. Root canals must always be addressed promptly to avoid complications. At Stylish Smile in Irvine, CA,  our first priority is always to save your tooth, and our team will do everything to ensure your root canal procedure is successful.

How Long Do Root Canals Last?

Root canals have a success rate of 95%, and can last patients a lifetime. To help your root canal last placing the crown immediately following the root canal procedure is beneficial. Keeping the area surrounding your root canal clean is important. Practicing good oral hygiene habits can ensure your root canal lasts forever.

In some cases patients have issues with their root canal, and there is a chance that a root canal can fail. This is unlikely, but can be due to cracks in the root area, or an obstruction that could make it difficult to properly clean the root area of the tooth.

Symptoms indicating you may have an issue include sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling, or pain while chewing. If you experience any of these symptoms we urge you to contact our office immediately.

What Are the Treatment Options for Failed Root Canals?

Retreatment

The most common option for failed root canals is retreatment. This option has the highest success rate, and involves removing the original filling and disinfecting the canal. The area would then be resealed to help prevent further infection and to stop bacteria from entering.

Apicoectomy

This procedure is done when there is a blockage around the tooth that prevents access to the root canal. If a crown was placed during the original procedure this option works well. During this process a small flap is created in the gum to access the root. The infected area would then be removed, and place a new seal down to prevent further infection.

Extraction

This is the last resort if retreatment is not effective, or if the tooth cannot be restored in any other way. With this option implants may be used to fill the empty space where the tooth was extracted.

Dr. Bukai will work closely with each patient to determine the severity of the root canal failure. We will look at all options, and choose the best option that works for each patient. At Stylish Smile, our patients’ health is our priority and we always provide our patients with the highest level of care.

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Looking for a Root Canal Provider Near You?

Choosing the best option is important, and our team at Stylish Smile is here to help give you all of the options available to achieve that bright white smile. We welcome all patients, and strive to always provide quality service our patients can count on.

If you are interested in finding out more about root canal treatments near you, please contact our dental office in Irvine, CA to schedule your consultation.

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