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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


You have questions… we have answers…

Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation. This is a great way for you to meet our team, and of course to meet Dr. Openshaw. See if we are a good fit for you! You can take a tour of the office and check out our dental equipment. We want to make sure that your questions are answered so that you can make the best decisions regarding your dental care. We will research any insurance that you may have helping out with the cost of treatment, and we can go over several other financial options also. We help out in every possible way to get you the care you need and want so that you can be on your way to a healthier smile! Summer is a great time for our patients to take advantage of time off and use that time to take care of themselves. Get the kids in before school starts. Send them to school with the peace of mind knowing that their cavities are filled, the teeth are cleaned and orthodontic treatment is started if necessary. With Invisalign you have less office visits than traditional ortho. Call us for more info on scheduling a consult to see if your teen would be a good candidate for Invisalign TEEN. Stock up on electric toothbrush heads if you need them, or make the first purchase of an electric toothbrush, and a waterpik water flosser to help get those gums back to a healthy state! We can help with all of this and we L♥VE to help! We are always accepting new patients too! So tell a friend! If you have any questions at all please just call us! (209) 524-+4763

We love new patients!

Have you ever called a dental office and been told that they were not accepting new patients? We hear that it happens but it will never happen here! At the office of Philip Openshaw D.D.S. we LOVE new patients. We do not do any advertising and all of our patients come to us because they know someone who goes here, works here or knows someone who does. This ends up being the best patient! They already know us and trust us or at least feel as though they can. We treat our patients more like family than customers. This is beneficial to our patients because you know you are getting the care you deserve. It also helps when you know someone who needs a dentist because you can rest assured that you are sending them to a warm caring environment with the high quality dental care they deserve.  Remember we do immediate load implants, laser gum surgery, same day crowns as well as all other traditional dental procedures and we have a fantastic dental hygienist named Mary who does all of our preventative cleanings. My information is below if you would like to check us out online (there is a lot of educational material on our website) we love to connect online via Facebook too!

Shanna Oliveri, Marketing Manager

at the office of Philip Openshaw DDS

(209) 524-4763   –  (209) 524-7787 fax




Halloween Candy Buy Back is TOMORROW! Modesto Dentist Article

Halloween Candy Buy Back is TOMORROW! Modesto Dentist Article

Here is an article in our local paper about the Candy Buy Back we are doing tomorrow. We are so excited about this! We will be paying kids for their excess candy, to help prevent cavities! We will send the candy to Operation Gratitude http://www.operationgratitude.com/halloween-candy-buy-back-2012/ who will send it to the troops oversees! We will also be raffling off an IPOD, giving away dental hygiene goodies and providing tours of the office. Bring a friend and come on out to enjoy the festivities! 

While you are here mention the blog to get a special coupon! 

Openshaw Dental Referral Program


Here at our office we completely appreciate that our patients trust us and value us enough to send their friends and family to us! We want to make sure that they feel that appreciation too! We have a really cool referral program! Check out our website for more information on that!
Also while you are there you can see all of the services that we provide, including sedation dentistry, invisalign, single visit crowns, laser gum surgery and of course all of the general dentistry services you would expect.

We also see children! Yup! That’s right. Dr is a cosmetic dentist, with an eye for the perfect smile and he also sees your children! What a better way to instill good hygiene than starting early.

We are located in Modesto at 400 Orangeburg Avenue between McHenry and Sunrise. We are open Monday from 8am -5pm and Tuesday through Thursday 7:30am – 5pm.

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)


Conscious Sedation

Restorative fillings


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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