Posts for category: Orthodontics

By Charles H. Dean DDS
January 31, 2019
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: braces  

Are you ready to straighten your teeth or correct a bite problem? Thanks to several orthodontic treatment options, you can choose the straightening method that's perfect for you. Your Beavercreek, OH, dentists Dr. Charles Dean and Dr. Christopher Cripe offer services and procedures that help you care for your smile.

Metal braces

Metal braces are the first thing you probably think about when you hear the word "braces." They consist of metal wires threaded through metal brackets cemented to your teeth. Regular adjustments are needed to change the tension of the wires.

The braces have been used for decades and offer an excellent way to realign teeth and correct a variety of bite problems, including overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites. Whether you have a mild, moderate or severe orthodontic problem, you can benefit from metal braces. Although metal braces are certainly effective, some people don't like the way they look.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces offer a less noticeable alternative to metal braces. Clear, tooth-colored or metal wires are passed through tooth-colored brackets. The braces can still be seen but aren't quite as obvious as metal braces. Ceramic braces improve teeth position and treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems.


Invisalign completely eliminates the need for wires and brackets. Your Beavercreek dentist will give you a series of clear, removable aligner trays that fit snugly over your teeth. The trays are custom-created from digital impressions, images and Xrays off your teeth and exert constant pressure on your teeth. Each tray accomplishes a specific straightening goal and is worn for about two weeks.

Invisalign offers a more discreet, convenient option if you have mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Thanks to their clear construction, the aligners are practically invisible. They're removed when you eat or brush or floss your teeth, but are usually worn for about 22 hours daily.

Improve your smile with orthodontic treatment! Call your Beavercreek Dental Group in Beavercreek, OH serving the Fairborn and Dayton, OH areas, at (937) 429-3160 to schedule an appointment.

By Charles H. Dean DDS
September 21, 2018
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: braces   invisalign   Clear Braces  

Straighten Your Smile Discreetly With Invisalign

Invisalign BracesCrooked smile? Millions of people are turning to Invisalign as a hassle-free way to straighten their teeth. Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces. With Invisalign, you will be able to straighten your smile discreetly. Dentists, Dr. Charles Dean and Dr. Christopher Cripe, from Beavercreek Dental Group in Beavercreek, OH, offer orthodontic treatment with Invisalign to their patients.

Beautify Your Smile

Invisalign can improve your smile and make you feel better about yourself. Invisalign corrects the same problems as metal braces, including gapped teeth, crooked teeth, an overbite, crossbite, and overcrowded teeth. Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of custom-made aligners. The aligners gently and continuously move your teeth in small increments. 

Avoid Embarrassment

Are you horrified by the idea of metal "train track" braces? Teenagers and adults often prefer the subtle aesthetic appearance of Invisalign clear braces. You can straighten your smile without a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. Other people may not even notice you’re wearing them. Many patients love the fact that Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and that they work with their lifestyle. 

Invisalign is Removable

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. You can occasionally remove your aligners and enjoy a special night out. With metal braces, you have to avoid eating certain foods because they can become stuck in your braces. With Invisalign, you will be able to eat whatever you want, whenever you want. 

Improve Your Oral Health

Straightening your crooked smile can result in better oral health. It is difficult to clean between teeth that are misaligned, increasing the chances of tooth decay and periodontal disease. With Invisalign, you can floss and brush your teeth normally, which can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. 

Want a better life? Start with your smile. Call Beavercreek Dental Group at (937) 429-3160 today to schedule a consultation with your dentists in Beavercreek, OH. Invisalign has helped many people enhance their smiles, boosting their self-esteem and improving their lives, and it will do the same for you.

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