Dentistry is a lot different today than it was in the 1950’s. The average life-expectancy is longer and people need to take more preventive measures to insure that their teeth will remain strong and healthy throughout their lifetime. It was a fact of life that as we aged, we would possibly lose some, if not all of our teeth, but recent advances in dentistry have made it possible to prevent this from occurring. In our present time, we expect to keep most if not all of our teeth for a lifetime. Preventive dentistry can begin as early as childhood, but Dr. Craig Spodak states that it is never too late to begin. “People need to understand that we have grown from a reactive society to a proactive society. People used to visit the dentist if they had serious dental issues, rather than for routine cleanings, which are now the norm among younger individuals.” Twice annual visits will keep teeth cleaner, stronger and free of disease causing bacteria.
There are many ways to insure your teeth will remain strong and healthy, but Dr. Craig Spodak stresses the importance of straight teeth in an effort to avoid future dental problems. Some of us are born with naturally straight teeth, but unfortunately that is not the case for everyone. 80% of adults have some form of malocclusion or lower anterior crowding. Genetics play a large role in determining whether your teeth will be straight and evidence shows that straighter teeth last much longer. If a person suffers from crowding or lack of alignment, Dr. Spodak recommends a fairly modern procedure known as Invisalign. Invisalign was created by two Stanford graduates and is a treatment that consists of a series of clear, removable aligners that you can change out approximately every two weeks. The orthodontic movement is built into each aligner.
The cost of Invisalign is about the same as traditional braces, but the benefits are a lot greater. Not only are the aligners invisible, they can be removed so people can easily brush and floss their teeth, which will prevent further health issues. The aligners are also removed while eating to avoid any dietary restrictions. In addition, the overall process takes approximately eleven months, compared to the eighteen months required by traditional braces. Dr. Craig Spodak hold a 2010 Premier Provider Statues with Invisalign which only the top 6% of Invisalign providers have nationwide. Furthermore, Invisalign is considered a functional procedure, therefore, if you have orthodontic insurance, your treatment will be covered the same as traditional braces.
Spodak Dental Group was established in 1976 by Dr. Myles Spodak and for over 32 years has been dedicated to the preservation and creation of beautiful, healthy smiles. Today, Dr. Craig Spodak has assembled an accomplished team of dentists and medical professionals from all disciplines of dentistry – from preventive to periodontal care, cosmetic to implant dentistry, and Invisalign to whitening – to provide the finest comprehensive dental care in the region. Spodak dental group is proud to be one of the only dental offices in the nation with their own dental lab. Two full time world renowned ceramic artists hand craft and customize each restoration to exceed our patients’ highest expectations. Please call today to arrange for an appointment and meet the Spodak Dental Group team of professionals. Experience the transition and see your beautiful smile emerge and yes, last a lifetime.
To meet the Spodak Dental Group team of professionals, please call 561-498-0050 or visit www.spodakdental.com.