Category: Smile Improvement

Wanting A Valentine’s Day Smile Makeover?

This Valentine’s Day, we at Elm Creek Dental think that you should treat yourself to the smile of your dreams. We believe that everyone’s smile should be something that they can be proud of, and we have the procedures available in our office to help any smile reach its healthiest, fullest, most beautiful potential. So,… Read more »

Orthodontic Treatment Doesn’t Have to Mean Braces

There are very few patients who enjoy having braces. Most braces options aren’t exactly discreet, which means you have to deal with them showing up in photos for the length of the treatment — which can be up to two years. Then there’s the discomfort that comes with braces. The brackets and wires can cause… Read more »

Find the Right Aligner for Your Teeth

Braces are an inevitability for some patients. When your teeth are significantly misaligned, it can cause issues for your bite that lead to premature wear and difficulty cleaning. However, not every case of misalignment calls for braces. In some cases, the misalignment is more cosmetic than anything. That doesn’t mean you want to just deal… Read more »

Invisible Aligners Are Comfortable and Low Impact

Everyone feels more comfortable with low-impact dental treatments. When you can be assured that your treatment timetable won’t be too long or too uncomfortable, you’re more likely to move forward with a particular procedure. Braces can get a rap for being uncomfortable, and coming with a lengthy treatment time table. In some cases, traditional braces… Read more »

Braces Aren’t Your Only Option for Straighter Teeth

If you had braces as a child, you know how annoying the process can be. Braces are uncomfortable. Between the wires and brackets, the food restrictions, and cleaning regimens, they create a pretty big hassle. If you have misaligned teeth that you want to straighten, you may be hesitant to do so because of braces…. Read more »

Fix Minor Cases of Tooth Misalignment Easily

The hassle associated with some dental and orthodontic treatments is what keeps patients away from them. If you’re worried about the treatment timetable or the discomfort associated with a treatment, you may feel hesitant to move forward with said treatment. This is especially true of orthodontic braces. Braces involve rigid metal brackets that can be… Read more »

4 Things Invisible Aligners Do that Braces Don’t

Everyone wants a straight, symmetrical smile, but many people don’t seriously consider cosmetic treatment to make this happen. That’s because when people think of straightening their teeth, they think of braces. Traditional braces come with a lot of overhead for the user, and it may seem like it’s just not worth the hassle. Invisible aligners… Read more »

Invisible Aligners Are a Cleaner Way to Straighten Teeth

Everyone wants a straight, beautiful smile, but not everyone wants to put up with years of braces. It becomes an even more difficult decision to make as you get older. However, a straight smile actually comes with additional oral health benefits. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, and they keep each other in place… Read more »

Are Braces Really Necessary for You?

The idea of wearing braces — whether you’re a preteen or an adult — can be less-than-appealing. The metal wires and brackets cause physical discomfort, and often social discomfort as well. You want a straight, beautiful smile, but is it worth all of the hassle? Are braces really necessary for you? Beyond the esthetic reasons… Read more »

Straighten Your Teeth Without the Distractions

Who doesn’t want straight teeth? Straight teeth create a beautiful smile in which you can feel confident. However, most adults have misaligned teeth, which is totally natural. The biggest barrier to achieving that beautiful smile is often the treatment. Few adults are willing to endure 18-36 months of braces. Many pre-teens are even reluctant to… Read more »