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Invisalign … the CLEAR alternative to braces…

Dr. Openshaw offers No charge – No obligation consultation appointments. Come see if Invisalign is the way to go for you.

Are you looking for a dentist who offers Invisalign in Modesto, CA? Look no further…

Invisalign® braces are clear plastic aligner trays that provide orthodontic patients with straight teeth and an even, healthy smile. These trays are custom-fabricated to apply precise pressure and gradually move teeth into better alignment. This non-invasive approach to correcting tooth and bite alignment problems is an alternative to metal and tooth-colored braces. It is especially beneficial for patients who feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces. If you choose to get Invisalign in Modesto, you can correct the following:

• Crooked teeth

• Unevenly spaced teeth

• Overcrowded teeth

• Mild to moderate bite problems

 

Who is a Candidate for Invisalign®?

The Invisalign® system has been used in the US since 1998. At first, only adult patients were treated using these trays. Today, teen patients whose molars have fully emerged are also candidates for this procedure. There is no upper age limit on treatment for patients without major dental health issues. You must be willing and able to wear the trays as instructed for best results. Invisalign® is most commonly used to correct mild to moderate tooth crookedness and spacing issues. Patients with severe bite problems are usually treated with traditional braces instead because they can be augmented with additional orthodontic appliances like bands or headgear. If you have fixed dental restorations such as bridges or dental implants, you may not be a good candidate for Invisalign® treatment.

Invisalign® Procedure Overview

If you are considering having Invisalign in Modesto, CA, the treatment process starts with a visual dental exam and a consultation. Photos, x-rays and computer imaging are used to create a precise treatment plan that will deliver the results you want. This digital technology lets you see what your final smile will look like before you even start using Invisalign®. Molds of your upper and lower teeth are sent to the Invisalign® laboratory so your aligner trays can be custom made. All of the trays used during your treatment are created at the same time.

Once your trays arrive, installation is as simple as placing them over your teeth. You must wear these trays at least 22 hours per day. Every two-to-three weeks, you will move on to the next set of trays in your treatment series. This way, you keep constant, gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position. You will need a quick checkup visit every six weeks or so to ensure treatment is progressing as planned. Invisalign® trays don’t require any special care. You can simply brush them gently and rinse them with warm water whenever you take them out.

Because Invisalign® braces are typically used for less severe bite misalignment, treatment may last six-to-18 months. However, some patients need more time to achieve their desired results. After you are finished with your aligner trays, you will be fitted with a retainer. You must wear this retainer as directed to keep your teeth from drifting back to their old position.

“The Clear Alternative to Braces” They are practically invisible. There has never been a better time to get started on your Invisalign treatment case. We have brought on board an Elite Invisalign Provider to provide you with expertise of Dr. Openshaw and Dr. Cater for your perfect smile.

We offer NO CHARGE first consultations. Call us today to schedule. (209) 524-4763

 

Why Choose Invisalign®?

This tooth alignment system offers three main benefits compared to traditional braces. First, the trays are clear plastic. Unlike other “invisible” braces that still feature metal wires, there is no metal at all in the Invisalign® trays. This makes them even less noticeable than both tooth-colored ceramic braces and lingual braces (the kind attached to the tongue-side surface of the teeth). Once you get used to talking normally with the trays in your mouth, other people may not even be able to tell you are wearing braces.

Second, there are no brackets or ties. This means there are no protruding components that can irritate the tongue, gums and other sensitive oral tissues. You do not need to coat Invisalign® braces with dental wax to stay comfortable.

Third, these trays are removable. You can (and should) remove the trays for each meal and during tooth brushing and flossing. You can eat a normal, healthy diet without restricting foods that might get stuck in or damage metal braces. Since the trays do not interfere with normal hygiene by making flossing more challenging, you may be less likely to experience tooth decay and gingivitis as a side effect of orthodontic treatment.

 

More Information about Invisalign®

While Invisalign braces are very comfortable compared to metal braces, they may cause initial soreness by placing pressure on your teeth. You may experience a recurrence of soreness each time you switch to a new set of trays. Over the counter pain relievers may help with this symptom.

These clear plastic aligner trays generally cost about as much as traditional braces. Some dental insurance plans cover a portion of treatment costs. Other affordable payment options are available for patients without insurance.

 

For more information about Invisalign in Modesto, CA, please feel free to call our office or email us. (209) 524-4763 or on facebook at www.facebook.com/openshawsmiles

What is plaque?

So what is plaque anyways? Plaque is a sticky coating of bacteria that grows constantly on teeth and gums. If allowed to build up, it can lead to swollen gums (gingivitis) and weakened tooth surfaces (tooth decay). In addition to the Good Habits for a Healthy Mouth listed below it is highly recommended that you see a dental professional twice a year for preventative visits. This includes two cleanings done by a Registered Dental Hygienist, as well as annual x-rays and an exam by a dentist. We see new patients almost every day and would love to see you too! Send in those you know and love. They will love it here! Call with any questions you may have at (209) 524-4763… we look forward to seeing you soon!

 

No Charge No Obligation Invisalign Consults available for this afternoon

Dr. Paul Cater our Elite Invisalign provider will be in the office today and we have a 2:30pm and also a 3:00pm appointment available for a no charge no obligation consultation appointment. Come see if Invisalign is the way to go for you.

Are you looking for a dentist who offers Invisalign in Modesto, CA? Look no further than Dr. Openshaw!

Invisalign® braces are clear plastic aligner trays that provide orthodontic patients with straight teeth and an even, healthy smile. These trays are custom-fabricated to apply precise pressure and gradually move teeth into better alignment. This non-invasive approach to correcting tooth and bite alignment problems is an alternative to metal and tooth-colored braces. It is especially beneficial for patients who feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces. If you choose to get Invisalign in Modesto, you can correct the following:

•    Crooked teeth

•    Unevenly spaced teeth

•    Overcrowded teeth

•    Mild to moderate bite problems

Why Choose Invisalign®?

This tooth alignment system offers three main benefits compared to traditional braces. First, the trays are clear plastic. Unlike other “invisible” braces that still feature metal wires, there is no metal at all in the Invisalign® trays. This makes them even less noticeable than both tooth-colored ceramic braces and lingual braces (the kind attached to the tongue-side surface of the teeth). Once you get used to talking normally with the trays in your mouth, other people may not even be able to tell you are wearing braces.

Second, there are no brackets or ties. This means there are no protruding components that can irritate the tongue, gums and other sensitive oral tissues. You do not need to coat Invisalign® braces with dental wax to stay comfortable.

Third, these trays are removable. You can (and should) remove the trays for each meal and during tooth brushing and flossing. You can eat a normal, healthy diet without restricting foods that might get stuck in or damage metal braces. Since the trays do not interfere with normal hygiene by making flossing more challenging, you may be less likely to experience tooth decay and gingivitis as a side effect of orthodontic treatment.

Who is a Candidate for Invisalign®?

The Invisalign® system has been used in the US since 1998. At first, only adult patients were treated using these trays. Today, teen patients whose molars have fully emerged are also candidates for this procedure. There is no upper age limit on treatment for patients without major dental health issues. You must be willing and able to wear the trays as instructed for best results. Invisalign® is most commonly used to correct mild to moderate tooth crookedness and spacing issues. Patients with severe bite problems are usually treated with traditional braces instead because they can be augmented with additional orthodontic appliances like bands or headgear. If you have fixed dental restorations such as bridges or dental implants, you may not be a good candidate for Invisalign® treatment.

Invisalign® Procedure Overview

If you are considering having Invisalign in Modesto, CA, the treatment process starts with a visual dental exam and a consultation. Photos, x-rays and computer imaging are used to create a precise treatment plan that will deliver the results you want. This digital technology lets you see what your final smile will look like before you even start using Invisalign®. Molds of your upper and lower teeth are sent to the Invisalign® laboratory so your aligner trays can be custom made. All of the trays used during your treatment are created at the same time.

Once your trays arrive, installation is as simple as placing them over your teeth. You must wear these trays at least 22 hours per day. Every two-to-three weeks, you will move on to the next set of trays in your treatment series. This way, you keep constant, gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position. You will need a quick checkup visit every six weeks or so to ensure treatment is progressing as planned. Invisalign® trays don’t require any special care. You can simply brush them gently and rinse them with warm water whenever you take them out.

Because Invisalign® braces are typically used for less severe bite misalignment, treatment may last six-to-18 months. However, some patients need more time to achieve their desired results. After you are finished with your aligner trays, you will be fitted with a retainer. You must wear this retainer as directed to keep your teeth from drifting back to their old position.

More Information about Invisalign®

While Invisalign braces are very comfortable compared to metal braces, they may cause initial soreness by placing pressure on your teeth. You may experience a recurrence of soreness each time you switch to a new set of trays. Over the counter pain relievers may help with this symptom.

These clear plastic aligner trays generally cost about as much as traditional braces. Some dental insurance plans cover a portion of treatment costs. Other affordable payment options are available for patients without insurance.

For more information about Invisalign in Modesto, CA, please feel free to call our office or email us. (209) 524-4763 or Office@dropenshaw.com

Dr. O truly cares about you…

Here at Dr. Openshaw’s office we truly care. Dr O is genuinely concerned about the oral health and overall well-being of his patients. He wants everyone to have the smile they really want and of course we think that everyone deserves a great smile! We love to see people smiling bigger and having a brighter smile to show off! If you or someone you know needs a smile evaluation we do those for free in our office. We take some time to go over what the patient wants and needs in order to bring optimal health to their mouth and also any aesthetics that we can help with to perfect the smile. We love new patients!

To see more about our office visit our website at www.OpenshawSmiles.com

We do everything dental!

Comprehensive, periodic and limited dental exams, digital x-rays, Laser Gum Surgery, composite (tooth colored) fillings, Single visit CEREC crowns, root canal therapy, Dental implants, screw retained dentures, partials, flippers (for missing tooth), NTI night guards for TMJ Disorders, custom at home whitening kit, 3d pano digital xray, Invisalign. We provide Sedation dentistry to those with anxiety or fear, or for those who have an extensive list of treatment to have done. We offer sleep apnea assessments and provide a dental option of treatment to help with Sleep Apnea.  We carry a variety of retail products such as the electric toothbrush, the waterpik, various samples and professional grade mouthrinses. Our fabulous hygienist Mary does cleanings, periodontal cleanings, root planing and scaling.

We see children too! From their very first “Chair Ride” visit to meet the team to their Kindergarten registration visits, also doing sealants, topical fluoride and anything else that they need.

Don’t hesitate to get the care you deserve! Call us today at (209) 524-4763.

 

Are you pleased with our team?

Good morning friends! Happy Thursday! Today I am asking that if you have ever had a great visit at Dr. Openshaw’s office would you be so kind as to take a few minutes to post a public review. As you probably know we do not advertise and we rely strictly on patient word of mouth. We feel that this is the best because you all know someone who wants the same quality of care as you are getting. When it comes to a dentist most people do not want less than the best care. Patients want a gentle dentist who really cares about their oral health, their smile and most of all comfort in the chair. We do that! You know that if you have been here, right? So I am going to provide several links to our listings on public sites. If you are a member of any of these and you have a minute would you please write a quick review. We would love if you would do this. Thank you!!

 

Google – https://plus.google.com/113560816561582259962/about?gl=US&hl=en-US#113560816561582259962/about?gl=US&hl=en-US

Yelp – http://www.yelp.com/biz/philip-openshaw-d-d-s-modesto

Yahoo – http://local.yahoo.com/info-21662323-philip-openshaw-dds-modesto

 

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Gingivitis, Periodontitis and LANAP

What is LANAP?

Laser-assisted New Attachment Procedure is a standard gum surgery designed to treat periodontitis.

If you have gum disease, and would like to reverse it, LANAP may be the right procedure for you!

First, local anesthesia is administered.


Second, a short-duration laser pulse is used on the pockets around the patient’s afflicted teeth, which
are probed down, about a quarter of an inch. This destroys bacteria and pathologic proteins near the
root.

Third, connective tissue is preserved, while infected tissue is destroyed.

Typically, two or three passes with the laser clear the infected pocket.

With LANAP, no surgical glue, bone graft material, stitches, collagen plugs or sutures are needed.

Last but not least, Dr. Openshaw recommends diet guidelines and
special oral hygiene instructions to all LANAP patients, after the procedure is completed.

Call us today for a no charge consultation to see if this is right for you. If you have been told you have gingivitis or periodontitis please call our office to schedule.

Philip Openshaw DDS

400 East Orangeburg Avenue St 4

Modesto CA 95350

(209) 524-4763

www.openshawsmiles.com


To say thank you…

We just love our patients. We cannot help it. When we come to work and see our patients we feel like we are working with our friends and family, and not strangers. This week on Wednesday and Thursday we will be hosting Patient Appreciation days! I wanted to make sure to remind you all to come by the office and be appreciated this week!

We are hosting Patient Appreciation days this Wednesday and Thursday February 13th and 14th 2013 from 8am-5pm.


We LVE our patients and we are doing this to show them just how much, but this is also a fantastic opportunity for those of you who may not have ever been to our office to come by and visit us. Get a quick tour of the office, enter to win raffle prizes, get some goodies for yourself and meet our team! Feel free to bring a friend as this is open to anyone wanting to check out our practice.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Shanna at Dr. Openshaw’s office

(209) 524-4763

Hello world!

Our mission is to welcome you as our guest into our friendly and compassionate environment. Working as a team, we will strive to address your concerns and needs in a gentle, professional, and timely manner.

We are accepting new patients of all ages and we strive to give you the best care possible! We understand that many people have fears and anxiety about the dentist and you can rest assured that you will be comfortable here. Please call our office for a free consultation! (209) 524-4763

Services offered:

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)

Invisalign

Conscious Sedation

Restorative fillings

Implants

Cosmetic dentistry: including bonding and whitening

Preventive treatment: including fluoride, sealants, and cleanings

Crowns and bridges

Root canal therapy

Extractions and oral surgery

& Dentures and partials

 

We believe that dental hygiene is a necessary aspect of your optimum dental health. We are fortunate to have caring and courteous hygienists that are very conscientious. We all share in the responsibility of keeping your mouth healthy. Even with quality dentistry, your home care and keeping your appointments is vital for your treatment to be a success.

Dental Emergencies: A dental emergency can be defined many ways: pain, swelling, fractured teeth, or lost fillings. What one person thinks is a dental emergency, another person may think differently. But if it is a dental emergency to you, then it is a dental emergency to us, too. Should you have a dental emergency, please call our office. Never wait for your regularly scheduled appointment. We will make every effort to give your dental emergency our immediate attention.

Referring your friends and family to our office is the best compliment you can give us. Ask us about our Annual Referral Contest!

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