Thursday, March 26, 2009

When Are Two Phases of Treatment Necessary? -- 19th Street Dental

Usually patients in orthodontic treatment already have their permanent teeth – but in some cases we have to start treatment earlier, even before the patient’s permanent teeth come in. We call this “two-phase treatment.”

When we have patients with clear developmental problems at an early age, it’s best to start work when they are young, before the problems get bigger and more difficult to treat. Examples include an upper or lower jaw that is not growing correctly, or a mouth growing in a way that doesn’t leave enough room for all the permanent teeth to come in.

In these cases we will start early and do one round of treatment – phase one – while the patient still has “baby teeth.” Phase one usually does not involve braces, but can include a different type of appliance that helps the jaw grow into place properly, such as a retainer. We’ll follow up with phase two usually a few years later, when permanent the patient’s permanent teeth have come in. Phase two often does involve braces and sometimes headgear.

In order to catch early problems, we recommend that children have an orthodontic check-up no later than age seven (and so does the American Association of Orthodontics). However, if your dentist or pediatrician sees any sign that early treatment might be necessary, he or she may recommend your child visit an orthodontist even sooner. For more information about two-phase orthodontics, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel, give us a call at 19th Street Dental.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

We Have Great Whitening Deals at 19th Street Dental

In an effort to have people in Atlanta smiling brightly from ear to ear, we introduced our new whitening program at 19th Street Dental. If you purchase an in-office Zoom tooth whitening or take-home whitening, and are consistent with your routine cleanings and checkups at our office, you will receive a refill (1 syringe) every six months for free! Existing whitening customers can also take advantage of this offer. Terms and conditions apply, Please call 19th Street Dental at(404)567-8900 for details.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Enhance Your Smile Before Your Special Day at 19th Street Dental

Today's brides want everything to be perfect on their wedding day - the weather, the dress, the party and of course their new husband! We know at 19th Street Dental that list also includes your smile! Just think as a bride and as groom, you will be the most photographed people on your special day. Those moments will be captured memories for a lifetime, enhance your smile now and captivate your memories.

According to a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. If you are one of the thousands of people who is considering enhancing your smile, why not do it before you walk down the aisle?

Call our office (404)567-8900 to see how we can enhance and rejuvenate your smile before a big event. Check out the whitening services offered by 19th Street Dental.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cosmetic Dentistry for Everyone from Dr. Patel

Cosmetic Dentistry is one of dentistry’s fastest growing areas, and for good reason. It is no longer just for high-profile personalities, people of all ages and careers are taking advantage of cosmetic dentistry now that it is more affordable than it was just a decade ago.

I am pleased to announce that 19th Street Dental can now help with the following dental problems:

Tooth Whitening

We offer several different options for whitening your teeth, depending on your time preference and budget:

• At-home custom Nite White tray application

• In-office Zoom! 1 hour power bleaching

Restoration of Chipped or Cracked Teeth

Teeth that are cracked, chipped or worn can be perfectly restored using ultra-thin veneers. The results are astonishing.

Restoration of Existing Metal Fillings

Old or unsightly fillings can be replaced with esthetic filling materials that are precisely matched to the color of your teeth.

Crooked or Crowded Teeth

Teeth that are crooked or crowded can often be corrected with cosmetic restorations and/or orthodontic Invisalign tooth movement. Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces.

Excessive or Uneven Gums

Through the use of cosmetic surgery, the gum lines around your teeth can be corrected, providing for a more even and pleasing smile.

Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can be replaced using fixed bridges or dental implants.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these cosmetic procedures, give us a call at 19th Street Dental at (404)567-8900. We’ll be glad to set up a no-obligation consultation where we can discuss procedures that are best suited for you!