Is the Perfect Smile Eluding You?

The perfect smile isn’t something that everyone in born with, in fact, most people have some sort of cosmetic dentistry issue. Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi understands how a less than perfect smile can not only affect your self-esteem, but can also cause complications for your teeth and gums.

If you were born with crooked teeth, you may find it difficult to brush and floss. Not being able to brush and floss can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and invisible braces can correct your less than perfect smile while giving you a healthy mouth.

Why Do I Have Crooked Teeth?

People have overlapped, twisted, or crooked teeth for several reasons. Sometimes a mouth can be too small causing the teeth to shift or crowd. Other reasons for crooked teeth include an improper bite or a misaligned jaw.

Teeth that are widely spaced, crowded, or misaligned will wear unevenly and could cause your teeth to weaken or even fall out. Other problems that may be associated with crooked, misaligned, or crowded teeth include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches
  • Excessive wear
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease

Misaligned and Crooked Teeth can also:

  • Increase tooth wear
  • Interfere with talking and eating
  • Make it difficult to clean your teeth
  • Strain the muscles, jaws, and teeth making you more susceptible to tooth breakage
  • Make you self-conscious

According to Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi, straight teeth provide easier access to your teeth and gums and help reduce tartar and plaque accumulation, which reduces the bad bacteria count in your mouth.

Cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry really can make a difference to your teeth and gums and your overall health. Some of the procedures that may work for your crooked and misaligned smile include:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding
  • Onlays and Inlays
  • Invisalign
  • Dental Implants
  • Conventional Braces

If your less than perfect smile is getting you down, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Valcarenghi today. He really can help you boost your self-esteem.

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Invisalign® Nearly Invisible and it Works!

Invisalign® is the quick and comfortable way to a new smile, and if the thought of wearing uncomfortable wires and brackets for two years makes you forget the whole teeth straightening idea, call or click and schedule an appointment with preferred Invisalign® Dentist Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi. Dr. Ivan is a licensed and preferred Invisalign® provider in Elmhurst and can give you the straight smile that has been on your bucket list.

Invisalign® is recommended for teens and adults. Even seniors with healthy teeth and gums can be good candidates for Invisalign®. If you have great teeth that are tipped, rotated or just don’t fit together properly, talk to Dr. Ivan Smiles about clear braces.

Invisible braces are much more comfortable than conventional wires and brackets, and a lot safer for the rest of your mouth.

The Problem with Wires and Brackets

They look much better than they used to with modern day wires and brackets coming in every color of the rainbow, however, those pretty braces can come with a price.

Conventional braces can irritate your gums and be downright painful. All of that metal can also make you more susceptible to tooth decay, as it is impossible to brush under the wires and brackets. If you wear braces and practice poor oral hygiene, you may also be more prone to gum disease.

A Better Way to Straighten Teeth

Invisalign® is the clear alternative to uncomfortable wires and brackets and uses a series of comfortable clear plastic aligners that you change every one to two weeks.

Dr. Valcarenghi will give you between 11 and 32 sets of aligners that you will wear 20 to 22 hours every day. The only time you will take out your aligners is when you enjoy a meal, brush, and floss.

Every one or two weeks, depending on your Invisalign® treatment plan, you will swap out a set of aligners as this helps move your teeth into place.

A Beautiful Smile in Less Time

The average patient will see a straight and beautiful smile in about 12 to 18 months.

You don’t have to wear conventional braces. Talk to Dr. Ivan Smiles and schedule an Invisalign® consultation.

You really can have the grin you want. Call or click and schedule your no obligation Invisalign® consultation Chicago with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi today.

A New Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry Just in Time for School

School is in session, and if you are just starting college and want to make an impression, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi for cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental bonding, dental implants, inlays, onlays, or clear braces can give you a beautiful smile that will impress everyone on campus.

You may think your favorite celebrity was born with a perfect smile, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Most people who are in the public eye have had some sort of cosmetic dentistry treatment whether it is something as simple as teeth whitening, or you have finally committed to porcelain veneers.

Having a beautiful smile not only boosts your self-confidence, but can also help you win over that tough professor, especially if you are vying for the teacher’s aide position. Your new winning smile, compliments of Ivan Smiles, just could make you the favorite when it comes to the final decision.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are the perfect answer for chipped, crooked, stained, or unshapely teeth. If you have a smile that has not aged well, ask Dr. Ivan Smiles about porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are much stronger than cosmetic dental bonding and are more affordable in the long run as they will not chip or stain like cosmetic dental bonding can.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

The more affordable approach to cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding can take place in a single dental appointment, and although it is not as strong as porcelain veneers, can give you the smile you deserve.

Whatever cosmetic dentistry procedure that you and Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi decide on, you can be assured that you will have a smile that will make you the most popular new student on campus.

If you want to make an impression, call or click and schedule a no obligation cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Ivan Smiles today.

It really can make a difference, and who knows, it may even help your grades. Call or click now.

Porcelain Veneers More Affordable in the Long Run

Porcelain veneers are the way to go if you are tired of your chipped and cracked teeth, and although you may think that dental veneers are way over your budget, stop and consider other cosmetic dental procedures that may be cheaper in the beginning, but end up costing you down the road.

According to Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi, porcelain veneers can last well over a decade or more if good oral hygiene is practiced, and unlike dental bonding, which may need to be touched up or repaired in as little as five years, dental veneers are the better option if you want to save money in the long run.

Dental Bonding

Although dental bonding looks as natural as your own teeth, it is more porous than porcelain. If you enjoy red wine or tobacco, staining will occur. You still need to take care with porcelain veneers, but they will be more resistant to staining than cosmetic dental bonding.

Cosmetic Bonding can chip, crack, or break. Steer clear of those bad habits such as chewing on ice and pencils, and your bonding treatment will last longer.

Porcelain Veneers

Because porcelain veneers are made from high-grade porcelain, the thin sheets of natural looking porcelain will mimic the shine and polish of natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are less apt to stain and can last for years.

Just like cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers need to be taken care of. Don’t’ chew on anything hard and avoid using your teeth for anything else but eating. Never open envelopes or packages with your teeth as it can chip or crack your porcelain veneers.

If you have been dreaming about having a cosmetic dental treatment, but aren’t sure where to turn, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi. Dr. Ivan Smiles can give you a beautiful smile with affordable porcelain veneers that really will change your life.

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