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4 Benefits Of Clear Aligners At Calgary Family Dentistry

The latest technology offered at Calgary Family Dentistry is clear aligners. This is an alternative to wire braces. It is designed to straighten teeth easily, without much discomfort. Here's a list of benefits of this new type of teeth-straightening material.

1) No Wires Required for this Procedure

Clear aligners are made of plastic. They are usually clear and designed for a specific patient. The plastic doesn't contain BPA, which stands for bisphenol A. This is an xenoestrogen, which has properties similar to estrogen. Because of this, plastics with BPA pose a health risk. Most clear aligners such as Invisalign don't use BPA. Invisalign is made of polypropylene plastic.

Plastic doesn't affect the mouth as much as wires do. Metal braces irritate the cheeks and gums. They may feel uncomfortable in the mouth. Metal braces are usually made of stainless steel, but could also be made with nickel, titanium, copper, and molybdenum. Brackets are usually glued to the teeth. The newest clear aligners move and align teeth without such invasive techniques and materials. Calgary Family Dentistry uses the best clear aligners.

2) Fix Overcrowding, Crossbite, and Space

Clear aligners can correct many problems in the mouth, including overcrowding. If teeth are too close to each other, plaque accumulates and there's a higher chance of decay. In fact, overcrowding can lead to gum disease. Fixing overcrowding will lower the chance of gum disease and make the teeth appear more healthy and appealing.

Another dental issue solved by clear aligners is spaced teeth. This is the opposite of overcrowding. If there's too much space between teeth, plaque could develop, especially in pockets that form due to the space. The overall risk for mouth disease increases if there's space between teeth. This should be correctly immediately with clear aligners.

Crossbite is another condition that can be corrected with clear aligners. If the upper and lower jaws aren't properly aligned, the teeth could chip and wear prematurely. Bone loss is another concern with crossbite.

3) Eat Food While Using Clear Aligners

One of the biggest benefits of using clear aligners is that you can eat food. The list of foods that you can eat is long. It includes popcorn, chips, carrots, nuts, pizza crust, and pretzels. These foods can be eaten without damaging the aligners.

With traditional braces, you may be limited to certain types of foods. Food tends to get stuck in metal braces. This could be embarrassing, especially if you smile a lot.

Clear aligners are nearly invisible. Some foods may stain the aligners, but with regular bruising and flossing, clear aligners will remain invisible.

4) Up to 2 Hours per Day of Free Time

Clear aligners can be removed for two hours each day. Metal braces are permanently attached to the teeth. Remove the aligners to brush your teeth or floss. You can take a nap without wearing the aligners.

Aligners are designed to move teeth into place. The process can take up to 9 months. The process begins by taking impressions of the teeth. Several sets of aligners are made. Each aligner is worn for two or three weeks. You may also be fitted with a retainer. For more details, contact Calgary Family Dentistry.


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Dr. Staples found the perfect place to start his practice when he first saw Mission Viejo. A native Californian, he wanted to find a community that catered to his vision of both his work and family life. His dream was to raise his family in a town that provided a safe, friendly environment with good schools and healthy family values.

Since moving to Mission Viejo in 1976, Dr. Staples has been a figure in Mission Viejo both personally and professionally. With his wife, Durenda, they raised 3 children and experienced many years of community interaction and support. From Little League to club soccer, high school football and gymnastics, Dr. Staples has been an active parent in nearly all sporting organizations that are available in Mission Viejo. And now that his children are grown, Dr. Staples is committed to staying involved in the community by professionally sponsoring many local teams and schools. Dr. Staples has participated in other things such as the Elk’s Club, Charity Events, Food Drives and in-classroom dental education at many local elementary schools. Dr. Staples also spent many years as an active member of an a cappella singing group that performed at numerous churches, local civic events and social outreach programs.

Aside from his personal endeavors, Dr. Staples’ educational and professional background is substantial. A graduate of Whittier College, Loyola University School of Dentistry and the USC Orthodontic Department, Dr. Staples considers educational curiosity to be the hallmark of a professional’s life. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, which is the highest level of professional achievement for diagnostic abilities and treatment skills. He is also a former clinical professor for the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Orthodontic Department and the inventor of an innovative orthodontic expansion device that is used in orthodontic offices worldwide. He reads every piece of dental and orthodontic literature that he can find, and continually takes advanced, specialized courses that involve the latest breakthroughs in the profession.

Over the years, Dr. Staples’ professional and personal involvement in Mission Viejo has brought smiles to many faces you see every day. With everything he has done, Dr. Staples has never veered from his initial dream to provide honest, exceptional orthodontic care to his community.

Since establishing himself as one of the first orthodontists in Mission Viejo, Dr. Staples has had a commitment to provide his patients with the highest quality of orthodontic treatment in a supportive, caring way. He uses the latest technology along with proven orthodontic solutions and recommends them based on his patients’ individual needs. High-tech orthodontic systems can be seen in his use of self-ligating brackets, like the Damon System, Invisalign treatment, temporary anchorage devices, digital orthodontic systems, and more.

In addition to practicing orthodontics, Dr. Staples is the Program Director and tenured instructor for South Coast Dental Institute, a vocational school that is involved with dental education.