Having Straight Teeth is Easier, Faster, and
Less Painful Than Before
With today’s advancements in aligner technology, you can achieve a better, healthier smile faster and have straighter teeth just in time for your important events.
Ortho-Tain® Early Non-Braces Treatment
Ortho-Tain® Straightens Teeth Without Braces and worn mostly at night
As we examined your child’s bite at his/her last dental exam, it’s time to consider whether Ortho-Tain Early Non-Braces Orthodontic treatment is right for him/her.
Ortho-Tain® offers doctors and patients the most advanced orthodontic treatment available today to straighten teeth without braces. More than 2 million satisfied clients ranging from children to adults, have used Ortho-Tain® to straighten their teeth without braces quickly and invisibly!
Ortho-Tain® appliances are the only removable orthodontic appliance approved by the FDA to correct both functional and aesthetic problems for a beautiful Class I Occlusion – in other words, a great, healthy smile. This includes but is not limited to: treating overbite, overjet (known as buck teeth), crowding, spacing, TMJ disorders and malocclusion.
Six Month Smiles
You shouldn’t have to wait 2 years for straight teeth. With us you won’t.
What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is a clear braces system designed to straighten your teeth in about 6 months – right in our office! We use clear braces and tooth-colored wires to discreetly move your teeth into alignment so you can smile confidently!
Six Month Smiles is also generally less expensive than traditional braces or clear aligners due to shorter treatment times and more focused results.
Get A Great Smile For Your Important Events
Have an event coming up that you’d love to have a beaming smile of straight pearly whites for? Six Month Smiles is THE solution to get you smiling in about 6 months.
You tell us what your main concern is with your smile (crowded teeth, spaced teeth, etc) – and that’s what we’ll work to achieve! Simple, Straightforward and Discreet. We believe everyone should smile with confidence, and Six Month Smiles is a great way to get you grinning fast!
Questions? Give us a call or stop in! We’d love to go over any details you’d like to know – as well as get you in to speak to the doctor for a free consultation. We’ll be able to tell you if you’re a candidate for Six Month Smiles, go over before and after photos of cases we’ve achieved in the past, and we can even get you started that day if you choose!
Inman Aligner Clear Aligners
What is an Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a simple removable appliance used to align front teeth quickly and safely. It’s ideal as a stand alone treatment or to prealign teeth prior to further cosmetic options such as bonding or minimal veneers.
How does it work?
The Inman Aligner has nickel titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly.
The inner bow pushes forwards, while the outer bow pulls back on the front teeth.
How long is the treatment with the Inman Aligner?
Most cases are completed within 6-18 weeks. Dr. Yap will give you a realistic guide of what to expect. For suitable cases, the Inman Aligner is usually much faster than alternative orthodontic techniques.
What’s involved in Treatment with the Inman Aligner?
- Dr. Yap will determine if the Inman Aligner is suitable for you.
- Impressions are needed so that the lab can fabricate your custom-made Inman Aligner.
- Initial fitting of the Aligner.
- Wear the Aligner 16-20 hours a day
- Regular Inman checks every 2-3 weeks.
- As with other orthodontic treatments, after treatment is completed with the Inman Aligner, retention is recommended for life to prevent relapse. Retention can come in the form of a lingually bonded retainer or an Essix retainer.
Whether your teen wants to forgo traditional metal braces for custom sets of Inman Clear Aligners, to applying gentle root canal treatments or caring for problematic teeth, our family at Andrew Yap, DDS treats you like one of our own when you see us for your six month appointment or check up.
We’ll carefully listen to your unique concerns, discuss a personalized treatment plan and share better ways to improve your health and comfort, both in and out of the office! We focus our care on treatments that support your dental health in a relaxing atmosphere.
Every day we strive to create caring and pleasant memories for each of our patients, younger and older, and to build a foundation of better dental health and trust. At your child’s first exam Dr. Yap or Dr. Chen will be the comforting, friendly face your child will be excited to see on their next visit.
During their pediatric dental exam, Dr. Yap or Dr. Chen will monitor your child’s formative years of dental health to predict changes in both their dental health and to minimize the need for larger or more complex treatments down the line. Our goal is to help your child laugh and smile through their six month cleaning and exam and look forward to coming to visit us!
When To Schedule Your Child's First Dental Appointment
Dentists nationwide will agree that your child’s first dental appointment should occur within six months of the eruption of their first baby tooth. So if you’ve been experiencing late nights or early mornings as your red-faced baby begins to teeth, it might be time to schedule your child’s first visit to the dentist. Don’t be fooled when baby teeth fall out and new teeth come in!
Your child’s first set of teeth often defines how his or her dental health will be affected over time. With regular visits to the dentist early on, your child’s oral health is monitored in its earlier stages to support better overall health over time.