How Are My Custom Aligners Made?

Invisalign is a great option for straightening teeth or correcting a patient’s bite without metal braces. The process involves using a series of custom made trays to gradually apply pressure to the teeth and shift them in your mouth. If you have ever wondered how the clear aligner trays are actually made, keep reading to learn all about the process …

Self-Ligating, Clear and Invisible Braces

How do you choose the correct type of braces? When it is time for you or your child to undergo orthodontic treatment, there are several types of braces available. You should choose a type of braces based on several factors, including: • The type covered by your dental insurance • What an orthodontist recommends • The age of a child • …

Popular Customized Smile Design Systems Being Used Today

In the past, a typical orthodontic treatment included the use of metal braces. Today, there are Invisalign straighteners and ones made using sophisticated 3D software. The orthodontist has more options to recommend, and the patient has a few more to choose from. Learn about the most popular customized smile design systems that are being used by Dr. Sam Ghosh at …

Assessing Your Braces, One Smile At A Time

Ghosh Orthodontics is all about making our patients happy, one smile at a time, and as such we offer each and every valued patient a complimentary no-obligation braces consultation and assessment. If you have any of the following issues, it’s important to have an Orthodontist perform a thorough examination: Openbite Upper front teeth protrusion Missing Teeth Overbite Underbite Crowding If you …

There’s A lot in this World to Smile About!

At Ghosh Orthodontics, you’ll receive a happier, healthier smile allowing you to open new doors, meet new friends, and develop a new appreciation for yourself and how others see you. “Success is when patients walk away with beautiful, confident smiles,” says Dr. Ghosh. In fact, we’ve developed the, “Ghosh Advantage,” because we believe our best compliment is when patients refer us …

Braces have been around a lot longer than you may think!

The history of orthodontics goes back a lot further than many people believe. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has compiled papers devoted to the history of dentistry. About 3,000 years ago, the Etruscans, Greeks, and Egyptians had discovered that putting pressure on teeth could make them move and become straighter. Archaeologists have even found mummies with metal bands around …

What Does Silicon Valley Have to Do With Invisible Braces?

When you imagine Silicon Valley, you probably think of computers, automobiles, and media giants like Apple and Google. However, the innovations from Silicon Valley don’t end there. While the region is known for its high technology business, entrepreneurs have released products for all different fields from this creativity node. Among these business people are Stanford University graduates Zia Chishti and …

Back in the day, you would have been called a, “Metal Mouth”!

In the age of Invisalign braces that straighten teeth with barely a noticeable presence, orthodontics is increasingly moving towards methods of aligning teeth in a way that will be cosmetically appealing during the process. We’ve come a long way from devices that coined the expression ‘metal mouth’. The original metal mouth was real gold or silver. Often softer metals were …

The future of braces and orthodontics, technology continues to advance

The leaps and bounds technology has taken in the last decade has changed the practice of orthodontics. Increasingly, orthodontic practices utilize digital computer imaging to create an accurate fit. Having a 3-D model of teeth enables the doctor to gradually move teeth within a fully constructed plan. A robotic system has been developed to create custom arch wires. A customized …

Invisalign for Teens and Young Adults

When you were younger, you or someone you knew may have worn what was known as “headgear.” Luckily, today’s teens don’t have orthodontia that makes them look like a cyborg. But they still might need braces. For most teens, the last thing they want to hear is that they will need to wear metal in their mouth for up to …