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Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children What is the difference between early orthodontic treatment, and regular orthodontic treatment and why might my child need early treatment? How will early treatment benefit my child in the long-run? These are just a few of the questions surrounding the topic of early orthodontic treatment for children. The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist as early as age seven. At this point Dr. Sky

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As you embark on your post-orthodontic journey, whether it was done through traditional braces, lingual braces or clear aligners, one way to best showcase your perfectly-aligned, healthy smile is to have them professionally whitened (bleached). As you can probably guess, the most straightforward reason to whiten after treatment is so that your teeth

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Treating TMJ with BOTOX®

Posted On May 22, 2019 by Dr. Sky Naslenas

As TMJ patients search for alternative treatments to manage their pain, a doctor may have suggested the possibility of trying Botox injections directly into the chewing (masseter and temporalis) muscles to relax these muscles. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX® relieves TMJ

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Accelerated Orthodontics

Posted On December 18, 2018 by Dr. Sky Naslenas

What Is “Accelerated Orthodontics,” And How Does It Work? For anyone who goes through orthodontic treatment, the first question is nearly always about how long the treatment will take. There is an emerging school of treatment called accelerated orthodontics whose goal it is to shorten the time needed to straighten the teeth with some studies claiming that accelerated orthodontic treatment can reduce treatment time up to 50%. There are patients that try unsupervised met

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Have you ever experienced the pain of trying to talk, eat or drink with cold or canker sore in your mouth? Cold sores can take 1-2 weeks to heal and canker sores will not disappear until the source of irritation is eliminated. Dental laser treatment is a fairly quick, painless treatment for these raw and tender types of sores. Laser treatment can significantly reduce healing time. Most people are not aware of our laser treatment for these unpleasant conditions. What is the difference

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What is Airway Centric?  For many years, dentistry – including orthodontics, has focused on dental health, the care and repair of teeth and supporting structures. Due to the rapid growth in sleep and dental sleep medicine, maintaining the airway’s physiological function has shifted into high priority. This allows patients to be treated for airway problems that may be missed or may only be able to receive temporary relief if ignored.more

  1. No impressions. The old moulding technique is quite messy.  The patient is forced to sit with a large rubber-like material in the mouth for fifteen minutes.  Many patients choke, gag, and experience great discomfort. The digital technique is more comfortable since it scans the teeth, which only requires a few minutes of the patient’s time.
  2. No gagging. As the Intraoral Scanner does not use any moulding, there is nothing to ga

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  1. Invisalign® treatment is the most modern way to straighten teeth.

    Invisalign® clear aligners are the future of teeth straightening — 95% of orthodontists agree. After taking a digital scan using our iTero machine, Dr. Sky will develop a treatment plan using a series of custom-made, removable, and virtually invisible aligners. With this advanced technology, you will even be able to see what your step-by-step progress treatment would look like.

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About every 10 years the field of Orthodontics has a major break through. Over the last decade Invisalign has truly revolutionized how patients view braces, and how clinicians straighten teeth. The “game changer” of the next decade is AcceleDent, SoftPulse Technology® that enables teeth to move faster.

AcceleDent is a simple, removable and non-invasive appliance that a patient with braces (or Inivsalign aligners) wears in the mouth for 20 minutes per day to accelerate orthodo

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An early step in orthodontic treatment is to build a model of your teeth so the orthodontist can accurately study your bite and plan your treatment. In many offices this is accomplished by biting into a mouthful of gooey impression material. Simply Orthodontics offers radiation-free Digital Scans as an alternative option to the gooey material. Preparing a Digital Scan is more comfortable for you, it results in a higher accur

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