Words of Wisdom No.10: “Conceal with Color“

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If you or your child needs to get braces, you have many color options to choose from. The days of being forced to wear ugly metallic braces are long gone. Now you can at least have braces that are stylish and make you feel more confident while you are wearing them.

Select the Right Colors

Talk to your orthodontist and find out if he or she has a braces color selector, which is sometimes called a color wheel. This will give you a list of all of the braces colors options that are available to you. Consider these colors for a long time before you actually get the braces. This will prevent you from being forced to make a fast decision. You need to remember that the colors that you see represented on the selector are going to appear lighter when you see them on your actual braces. There are also color wheels online that you can take a look at before you visit your orthodontist. These will give you an idea of what you can expect. Ideally, you want to find a color wheel online that is interactive. This will allow you to place the various colors onto a photo of teeth that are wearing braces. By doing this, you can see what you are going to look like when wearing the different colors. However, some of the colors featured on various websites may not be available at your orthodontist’s office. You should also consider getting clear braces.

Call Us Today for an Appointment

Dr. Stephan Tisseront offers complete orthodontic evaluations at his facility in Reston, Va. In addition to having whiter looking teeth, you want to have a sturdy bite and a perfect smile. At Tisseront Orthodontic, Dr. Tisseront takes care of patients of all ages who need to have a variety of orthodontic treatments such as:

• Invisalign aligners made of soft plastic
• Metallic lingual braces worn on the backs of teeth
• Invisible wires and color-matching ceramics
• Old-fashioned metal and wire devices
• Custom-made retainers

Call our orthodontist today at 703-773-1200 to schedule an appointment.

Tisseront Orthodontics
11720 Plaza America Drive, Ste. 110 Reston VA 20190-4762 Phone: (703)773-1200

Words of Wisdom No.10: “Conceal with Color“

Words of Wisdom No.9: “Brush Your Teeth When You First Get Out of Bed and Before You Get Back In at Night“

smile quotesOne of the smartest habits to get into is brushing your teeth after you wake and before you go to bed. This helps to eliminate most of the bacteria that would calcify upon your teeth, which in turn would lead to tartar build-up. When you couple brushing with flossing and rinsing, the amount of bacteria allowed to live within your mouth reduces even further. Your teeth will be able to undergo the process of remineralization, and weak spots should heal.

When is Brushing Not Enough?

While this is a great schedule to follow, brushing regularly won’t fix every problem with your mouth. Your teeth will still likely develop one or two cavities, but this is highly dependent upon your diet and your genetics.

Even if your teeth remain perfect, they may be misaligned. Malocclusion is one of the most common reasons that people do not smile.

The good news is that teeth alignment issues can be fixed by using invisible braces. Invisalign appliances lack the metal fixtures most people are familiar with, which in turn means that they can be more comfortable and less intrusive on your life.

Don’t Forget to Brush

If you do make the decision to visit an orthodontist to obtain braces, it’s important that you remember to continue to brush your teeth on a regular basis. This will give your teeth the boost they need to stay healthy, which in turn will help keep them beautiful.

Invisalign can be used by your orthodontist to reshape your smile into something you can’t help but show to everyone. This can boost your self-confidence, open new opportunities, and give you a reason to really take care of your teeth.

To learn more about this cutting-edge solution for teeth realignment, contact Dr. Tisseront and his team of helpful staff members at Tisseront Orthodontics. Their dedication to you, the cutting-edge technologies they use, and their expert techniques will bring a smile to your face.

Words of Wisdom No.8: “Practice Flossing with Your Eyes Shut“

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Flossing Each Day Helps to Protect Your Teeth

Everyone knows that brushing their teeth at least twice a day is recommended to prevent cavities and halitosis, but it is also important to learn how to floss with your eyes closed. A toothbrush is able to remove a lot of food debris, but floss is necessary to scrape away plaque that develops between the teeth. Many individuals do not know how to floss their teeth properly, making it impossible to remove food debris that leads to bacterial growth. An orthodontist is able to show their patients how to floss their teeth with their eyes closed.

Begin Orthodontic Treatment at a Young Age

While a patient is at an orthodontic facility, it is also a good idea to have a complete examination to determine if Invisalign aligners or braces are necessary to repair malocclusions. Today, experts recommend that a child who is getting their first permanent teeth have an evaluation to determine if there are problems with their facial structure. Early treatment for jaw abnormalities helps to improve a child’s physical health. A child is also able to begin flossing their teeth each night to avoid having bad breath or tooth decay. By learning to floss at an early age, a child knows how to floss with their eyes closed as an adult.

Schedule an Appointment Today

In Reston, Va., children, teenagers and adults are able to visit Tisseront Orthodontics to have a consultation about different types of braces that include:

• Color-matching orthodontic devices
• Traditional metal bracket and wire braces
• Lingual devices worn on the backs of the teeth
• Invisalign aligners designed for adults and teenagers

Our orthodontist is Dr. Stephan Tisseront, and he is able to help patients improve their smiles and bites along with teaching about essential oral hygiene habits such as flossing teeth while your eyes are closed.