Are you ready to straighten your teeth but don't like the way metal braces look? Invisalign offers a much more discreet orthodontic option. Baltimore, MD, dentists Dr. James Delaney, Jr. and Dr. Melanie Burke use the innovative brace alternative improve spacing and crowding issues, straighten crooked teeth and correct mild to moderate bite problems.
Invisalign doesn't affect your appearance
Every orthodontic system uses pressure to change the position of teeth. In the past, pressure was applied using wires threaded through metal brackets. Today, dentists also offer Invisalign, a discreet alternative to traditional braces. The system uses removable aligner trays that fit over your upper and lower teeth. The trays apply constant, gentle pressure that gradually realigns teeth.
Aligner trays are made of transparent plastic to ensure that they're practically invisible. Other people may not even be aware that you're improving your smile while you're wearing them.
The Invisalign system uses CAD/CAM technology
The system's computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing technology combines digital X-rays, impressions and images to create a computerized 3D image of your mouth. The image can be manipulated to show exactly how your smile will change during the course of your treatment. After your Baltimore dentist sends your information to the Invisalign company, technicians create a series of trays designed to address your specific orthodontic issue.
Straightening your teeth doesn't have to change your life
Invisalign aligner trays are designed to be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day for two weeks at a time. Once the two weeks are up, you'll replace the old trays with a new set. Although people who wear metal and ceramic braces must avoid certain foods and spend much more time on oral hygiene, your routine won't change. You'll take out your aligners to eat and brush and floss your teeth, rinse them, then put them back in your mouth.
You can also take occasional breaks when you wear aligner trays. If you'll be attending a special event or playing in a sporting event, you can leave your aligners at home for a few hours.
Transform your smile with Invisalign! Call Baltimore, MD, dentists Dr. James Delaney, Jr. and Dr. Melanie Burke at (410) 764-7764 to schedule your appointment.
What shows when you smile? Of course, your teeth and gums do. But, did you know that your smile also reflects your personality? A dull, drab smile projects a dull, drab image--both interpersonally and professionally. Can you change your flawed teeth and gums into an impressive smile? Explore cosmetic dentistry options with Dr. James Delaney, Jr. and Dr. Melanie Burke in Baltimore, MD. You'll be surprised at the changes they can make in your appearance and self-confidence.
A smile analysis
That where your new smile begins. Skilled in makeovers of all kinds--from simple to complex reconstruction--Dr. Delaney and Dr. Burke can show you how your smile can improve with today's best aesthetic treatments.
Your cosmetic dentist in Baltimore will perform a complete oral examination and take digital X-rays to explore your dental health. Then, you'll discuss the changes you'd like to make--for instance:
- Brightening stained teeth
- Repairing flaws such as cracks, gaps, and imperfect tooth shape
- Straightening a crooked smile
- Replacing missing teeth
- Replacing metal fillings with tooth-colored restorations
- Removing excess gum tissue (a "gummy smile")
Together, you and your dentist will agree upon a treatment plan that makes sense for your budget, time commitment, and desired outcomes.
Featured aesthetic services
Because of their extensive training and experience, Dr. Delaney and Dr. Burke can offer an impressive list of cosmetic treatments. One or more may be right for your smile. They include:
- Gum recontouring, to remove the excess soft tissue which shows when you smile
- In-office teeth whitening, a safe and proven way to brighten stained enamel by several shades
- Composite resin bonding, a repair process which adds layers of tooth-colored acrylic and glass to build-up flawed tooth structure
- Porcelain veneers, or laminates, which disguise the front of teeth spoiled by cracks, overlapping, surface pitting, and more
- Dental implants, to replace missing teeth from the root on up
- Porcelain crowns (full and partial), to support and enhance teeth which are missing a substantial amount of enamel
- Invisalign clear aligners, a faster, more comfortable and nearly invisible orthodontic system popular with teens and adults
Whether your smile is misaligned, damaged by injury, or simply suffering the wear down years often bring, you can feel and look your best and tell the world you're confident. Cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Delaney and Dr. Burke and their team will move you toward that laudable objective.
To speak to one of them and begin your smile makeover, call the office for an appointment in Baltimore, MD: (410) 764-7764.
Do you need dental implants? Are there gaps in your smile? Do you want to conceal and repair them? If your answer is yes to all of the above, then no worries. Dr. James Delaney and Dr. Melanie Burke in Baltimore, MD, provide their patients with dental implants and the care they need for a healthier life.
More About Dental Implants
Dental implants are state-of-the-art installations that are used to fix gaps in your smile. The process of getting a dental implant is simple. Your dentist applies local anesthesia to the problem area and places a titanium post. The titanium post is biocompatible, so your body will not reject it.
Afterward, your dentist will surgically seal the area and give you a temporary crown. The titanium post will need to osseointegrate, which takes three to six months. This process simply means the titanium post will fuse with the bone, giving your teeth support and strength.
When the three to six months pass, you will go back to your dentist. They will re-open the area and attach an abutment and a permanent crown that matches the rest of your teeth. You can walk out of our Baltimore office with a complete smile.
Caring For Your Implants
The advantages of implants are that they have a high success rate, can last a lifetime and you can receive multiple implants, not just one.
Taking care of your implants isn't difficult. It's the standard oral regimen of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing, at least once, before bed. Also, stay away from sugary foods. Sugar contains bacteria that produce plaque. The build-up of plaque can lead to cavities or something worse, like periodontal disease.
For more information about dental implants, call Drs. James Delaney Jr. and Melanie Burke. Their office is conveniently located in Baltimore, MD, so make sure you schedule an appointment as soon as you can.
Would you like improve your smile? Whether you're concerned about missing or damaged teeth or want to get rid of stains, cosmetic dentistry treatments can revitalize your smile. Our Baltimore, MD, dentists, Dr. James Delaney and Dr. Melanie Burke, discuss a few smile-changing treatments.
Crowns improve the appearance of your smile and also repair damaged or fragile teeth. Hollow crowns fit over the top of teeth, completing enveloping weakened or cracked teeth in danger of breaking. If your tooth has fractured, a crown will restore its natural appearance and its functionality. Crowns are also used to hide discolorations and other imperfections, improve the appearance of oddly shaped teeth and lengthen short teeth.
Do you dislike the look of silver amalgam fillings? Tooth-colored fillings are tinted to match common tooth shades, ensuring that your dental work doesn't stand out. The fillings are made of composite resin, a flexible material composed of powdered glass and plastic. Composite fillings are more attractive, don't expand and contract when exposed to temperature extremes, and actually strengthen teeth.
Straightening crooked teeth no longer requires metal braces in many cases. Transparent Invisalign aligner trays improve the alignment of your teeth without wires or brackets. The removable aligner trays exert continual pressure on your teeth, which gradually re-positions them. You'll begin wearing a new set of aligners every two weeks. The trays are virtually invisible and can be removed occasionally if you have a big night planned.
Do your teeth look a little yellow? Teeth whitening treatment can dramatically improve a smile dulled by stains. Hydrogen peroxide, a natural bleaching agent, breaks apart stains caused by foods, beverages or cigarette smoking. Whitening only takes about an hour in our Baltimore office and improves your smile by several shades or more.
Implants offer the newest option if you need to replace missing teeth. During minor oral surgery, titanium implants that look like small screws are placed in your jawbone. The implants gradually bond to your bone and act as replacement roots. The addition of dental crowns to the top of the implants restores the visible portion of teeth. Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or can also be used to replace any number of missing teeth, thanks to implant-supported bridges and dentures.
Transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments! Call our Baltimore, MD, dentists, Dr. Delaney and Dr. Burke, at (410) 764-7764 to schedule your appointment.
It’s important to have a dentist by your family’s side.
Whether your child is experiencing a sports-related tooth injury or you just need to schedule six-month dental cleanings for the whole family, there are instances in which it’s important to have a Baltimore, MD, family dentist like our very own Dr. James Delaney and Dr. Melanie Burke, who you can turn to for care no matter what.
What is a family dentist?
Everyone has unique needs when it comes to their health, and oral health is no different. Factors such as age, lifestyle, health and everyday habits can all play major roles in your dental health; fortunately, our family dentists have gone through extensive and specialized training to provide a full range of services for every member of your family. It doesn’t matter your age; you will get the care you need when you walk through our doors.
Why should I consider choosing a family dentist?
First and foremost, we know that as parents life can get pretty hectic, right? Taking time off of school or work to go to the doctors shouldn’t be such a hassle and essential appointments shouldn’t be skipped because they are too difficult to work into your already busy schedule.
Instead, consider our Baltimore dentists a one-stop expert for all of your oral health needs. Being able to schedule cleanings on the same day for every member of your family also means fewer trips to the dentist. Plus, keeping up with preventive dentistry and routine care can also prevent both you and your children from dental issues that may require additional and more costly procedures down the road.
We also know that no one likes being rushed out of the office or feeling as if they haven’t been heard by their doctor. We make sure that we really get to know every member of your family to provide each patient with the trustworthy and customized care. For example, you tell us your daughter just joined her school’s soccer team (Awesome!). We’re excited for her but we also realize that she will need to protect her teeth while on the field and we can easily create a custom mouthguard. Getting to really know each family’s lives means that we can provide you with dentistry that really makes a difference.
If you are looking for a dentist in Baltimore, MD, that will treat your family like one of their own then it’s time you called our dental practice and scheduled an appointment with Dr. Delaney or Dr. Burke. We want to help your family maintain beautiful smiles.
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