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Best Options for Braces | Dentist | Palm Springs | Rancho MirageOne of the best options in braces today is ClearCorrect aligners, which has become the choice of a growing number of younger and as well as older patients seeking an improved smile. A qualified dental office may provide ClearCorrect in place of traditional metal braces for patients who want a less conspicuous and more comfortable orthodontic treatment option.

Dr. Rob Strain is a leading cosmetic dentist providing ClearCorrect aligners to suitable candidates. ClearCorrect is a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that are designed to move the teeth into a naturally aesthetic position. Dr. Strain provides ClearCorrect braces to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding locations.

 

Conditions Treated with ClearCorrect

ClearCorrect is a proven and effective orthodontic and aesthetic dentistry solution to improve the appearance of:

  • Overbites and underbites
  • Crooked or turned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth

If there is a specific situation where the dental misalignment or a complex bite problem may not be treated best with clear aligners, the cosmetic dentist may recommend traditional metal braces in such cases. But in most situations, a patient will achieve superior results and greater comfort with clear and removable ClearCorrect aligners. The aligners are custom-fitted to eliminate the problem of irritation and involve almost no adjustment issues.

 

Treatment Process

The total treatment time with ClearCorrect aligners may be around one to two years, depending on the patient’s condition and how diligently the patient cooperates with the treatment. To begin the treatment process, the dentist will take diagnostic images and impressions of the patient’s teeth. Detailed dental evaluation report and records along with the dentist’s prescription will be sent to the ClearCorrect manufacturer’s lab.

A precise 3-D model of the teeth is then fabricated in the lab. The ClearCorrect treatment experts will then create a meticulous treatment plan involving step by step realignment of teeth. Before and after the treatment, the patient will get access to a computerized representation of how the teeth positioning will improve. Any concerns of the patient can be addressed at this stage even before the actual treatment begins.

High precision is achieved with advanced digital mapping and molding technologies to create custom aligners. Dr. Strain’s dental office receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas for ClearCorrect treatment.

 

ClearCorrect Treatment Options

Patients who select ClearCorrect aligner treatment will be offered three choices in most cases. The first is the ‘Unlimited’ option, which will enable to the patient to receive as many aligners as may be required during the course of the treatment.

‘Limited 12’ and ‘Limited 6’ are other options where the patient will receive 12 and six sets of aligners respectively. The dentist will recommend the most appropriate treatment option after assessing the patient’s unique requirements.

 

Results

Results of ClearCorrect aligner treatment will start becoming visible over a few months as the teeth begin to align and adjust gradually into their new desired position. Full and final results can be seen at the end of the treatment, which could last one to two years.

 

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

Sleep Disorder Types and Treatments | Dentist | Palm Springs | SnoringCommon sleep disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea may be connected to the oral anatomy in many cases. A dental office equipped to provide treatments for these sleep disorders should be consulted if the patient suffers from snoring or sleep apnea. These conditions usually occur when the tongue reduces the size of the airway, leading to reduced oxygen intake during sleep.

Poor tongue posture, enlarged tongue, or the constricted placement of teeth causing a confined tongue may be the causes behind such occurrence. Studio Dentistry, led by experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Rob Strain, provides treatments for these sleep disorders to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding locations.

 

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Nearly 45 percent of all adults snore at least occasionally, and one in four are habitual snorers. The condition is more problematic and common among men and overweight people, and usually worsens with age. Solutions in dentistry may be available for this condition, if it is determined that it is being caused due to oral anomalies.

Snoring is typically a sign of a more serious sleep disorder known as sleep apnea. This condition is marked by multiple episodes of breathing pauses, leading to disruption of the natural sleep cycle. Due to sleep apnea, the snorer will sleep lightly and their throat muscles will remain tense in order to maintain airflow to the lungs. Dr. Strain’s dental office provides advanced and effective treatments for snoring and sleep apnea that may arise from oral problems.

 

Home Evaluation

Patients suffering from moderate to severe sleep apnea may require an oral sleep appliance to keep the airway open during sleep. Proven oral devices can typically bring down the episodes of sleep apnea by 50 percent. Experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Strain provides initial assessments via a home study for patients.

If the findings of the home study indicate mild to moderate condition of snoring or sleep apnea, a sleep device may be provided to correct the condition. If more severe symptoms are found, Dr. Strain’s practice will direct the patient to one of the leading sleep centers in the local area prior to making an oral sleep appliance. Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas for sleep disorder treatments.

 

Oral Sleep Appliances (OSAs)

Some of the important OSAs provided by Dr. Strain include the following:

 

Silent Nite & EMA Appliances

These are light weight, semi-adjustable appliances which are appropriate for moderate advancement of the lower jaw to bring the tongue forward and open the airway. The appliance is more affordable but less durable.

 

TAP III (also TAP I & TAP II)

This is one of the popular OSAs as it provides better control over the lower jaw positioning. The appliance is resilient and the patient can adjust it on their own, which may result in more effective lower jaw advancement.

 

Somnodent

This adjustable, sturdy appliance provides extra freedom of movement of the lower jaw as compared to other appliances.

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

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