Teeth-Friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 1 Apples

applesWhen it comes to nutrition and how it affects our bodies inside and out, apples are one hot-topic fruit that has stood the tests of time. Although there are many kinds of apples to choose from with varying degrees of nutritional values, they are simply great go-to snacks and ingredients to incorporate into our daily munching moments.

An Apple a Day Keeps Bacteria at Bay

Did you know that apples are amazing little teeth cleaners and brighteners? The acidity in apples gently cleans away stubborn stains through its astringent properties? Apples also assist in removing particles that cause bacteria. Apples are like Mother Nature’s little toothbrush, as are celery, carrots and other crunchy fruits and vegetables.

Can Apples Replace My Toothbrush?

Wouldn’t it be great to just eat an apple to keep our teeth healthy and bright? The truth is while apples are helpful in keeping our teeth healthier, apples still have sugars and acids that can decay teeth. Always make sure to brush daily with your favorite store-bought toothbrush, especially after eating.

Can I Eat Apples If I Have Oral Braces?

If you are fortunate enough to be wearing braces with brackets or Invisalign braces and aren’t sure if apples are a safe choice for you, your orthodontist is eager to help. Luckily, eating apples while wearing Invisalign is allowed and encouraged since Invisalign is designed for easy removal prior to eating or drinking. Your orthodontist will be happy to provide a list of foods that are safe to eat. Don’t forget, apple sauce is easy on the teeth and great for the body, too.

Schedule an Appointment with Tisseront Orthodontics

At Tisseront Orthodontics in Reston, Va., you can receive a free consultation with Dr. Stephan Tisseront to learn more about your orthodontic options. Our orthodontist takes care of children, teenagers and adults at our top-of-the-line office, and he offers these treatments:

• Lingual braces – worn on the backs of teeth
• Invisalign – aligners for teenagers or adults
• Ceramic orthodontia – made with clear wires and color-matching brackets

It is also possible to reduce your orthodontic treatment time by using a small device from AcceleDent Aura that helps to accelerate the movement of your teeth into the correct positions.

Call us today at 703-773-1200 to schedule an examination with Dr. Tisseront in our state-of-the-art orthodontic facility.

Tisseront Orthodontics
11720 Plaza America Drive, Ste. 110 Reston VA 20190-4762

Phone: (703)773-1200

Teeth-Friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 1 Apples

Orthodontic Celebrity Smiles: Zac Efron

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When you think of handsome, attractive Hollywood leading men, Zaf Efron is likely to be at the top of the list. Although he has been working in the industry since 11 years old, it wasn’t until High School Musical came out that his star truly began to shine in Hollywood. This young actor has an incredible smile that wins over his fans, which is why it may surprise them to learn that he actually had a gap in his teeth at a young age.

How to get that handsome smile

So how did Zac Efron go from a silly gap-toothed smile to the handsome grin he has today? He relied on his orthodontist to correct his teeth via porcelain veneers. However, most of us aren’t celebrities who can’t get braces in fear of missing out on key roles. If you are like many people, you may be unhappy with your smile. Whether you have a gap in your teeth like Efron, have crooked, overlapping or missing teeth, you can have the smile of your dreams. However, you don’t want to visit your dentist to get this smile. An orthodontist is a dental specialist who can best determine how to correct your teeth in the shortest time possible.

While braces are the most common way to correct teeth for children under the age of 18, they are not always a great fit for working adults. That is why many orthodontists recommend the use of Invisalign, a revolutionary technology that relies on plastic molded trays to create perfectly straight teeth over time. So why would you choose Invisalign over braces? Here are a few reasons to consider:

1. Shorter correction time: most people will use the trays for six to eight months versus an average of 2 years with the alternative procedure.

2. Nearly invisible: While metal brackets are certainly very visible, this modern technology uses clear trays that are certainly less noticeable.

3. Eating: Most users report less issues with eating, as well as the minimal instances of food getting stuck.

Offering a Free Consultation

For expert treatment from a personable expert, visit Tisseront Orthodontics in Reston, Va., for a free consultation concerning your malocclusions. Our orthodontist is Dr. Stephan Tisseront who is able to examine and treat adults, teenagers and children. We provide an assortment of orthodontic treatments that include:

• Lingual braces from Incognito and Harmony
• Invisalign aligners designed for teenagers and adults
• Traditional metal and wire brackets
• Surgical treatments
• Retainers

Tisseront Orthodontics
11720 Plaza America Drive, Ste. 110 Reston VA 20190-4762

Phone: (703)773-1200

Orthodontic Celebrity Smiles: Zac Efron

Orthodontic Fact #11

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For the Ancient Greeks, teeth-straightening was no picnic. In fact, it could be downright painful and not particularly successful. Fortunately, twenty-first century orthodontia is much simpler and more effective than the old style. Here are some benefits to having orthodontic procedures done to correct misaligned teeth in modern society.

Braces are fairly comfortable.

Unlike our ancient Greek ancestors, we can have our teeth fitted with wires in relative comfort. It doesn’t take long to get used to the feeling, and soon we forget the wires are even there. Before you know it, it’s time to remove them and enjoy an entirely new and improved appearance with enhanced chewing function by realigned teeth.

Braces are largely unnoticeable.

Invisalign is hardly noticed by observers. It’s an effective procedure for those who want to obscure the fact of having orthodontic work done. Although there are colorful, easy-to-spot wires for kids, many adults prefer the less noticeable kind that are clear and nearly invisible. Patients tend to be less self-conscious and can go about their regular activities with self-assurance.

Braces can make you healthier and more attractive.

An orthodontist can help your teeth become realigned by shifting teeth to fill gaps and turning tilted teeth to their correct position. In addition to Invisalign treatment, the orthodontist may recommend additional procedures such as having wisdom teeth extracted or a dental implant inserted, depending on a patient’s circumstances. Health-wise, teeth that are correctly aligned help to facilitate chewing, which in turns contributes to the digestive process. Well-aligned teeth are less likely to break, tip, or fall out, improving overall eating quality and bodily health.

If you have teeth that are missing, broken, or tipped, make an appointment with an orthodontist for an exam and diagnosis. With effective orthodontic treatment, you could have a whole new smile the twenty-first century pain-free way!  Schedule an exam with the orthodontist to find out if you can benefit from treatment such as Invisalign.

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