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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Clear Braces

Traditional braces are still the most common way adults and children correct their teeth. Methods like clear aligners have become popular, but are not always effective for everyone.  Traditional braces use silver brackets and wires that work together to straighten teeth.  This method has always been effective, but results in a metallic look dreaded by adults and teens alike.  Dr. Gregory Ross has a solution for every orthodontic patient, and clear braces could be the one for you!


Aesthetic improvements have been made to traditional braces that can achieve the same results without the metallic element.  Brackets are now available in clear and translucent forms that are designed to resist staining over time.  To connect these brackets, wires the color of natural teeth are used.  The final look is not totally invisible, but is much more subtle than traditional silver braces and doesn’t look metallic.  With these clear braces, you can achieve the same great results traditional braces offer with a better disguise during treatment.


To learn about the different types of braces available to you, visit www.smilesbyross.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory Ross, DDS call our Forest Lake, MN location at 651-464-6988 or our Hudson, WI location at 715-808-8379.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Benefits of Traditional (Metal) Braces

Metal braces have been around since the 18th century and they are the method of orthodontic treatment that most of us are familiar with. Traditional braces are more effective at treating a variety of malocclusion issues than other orthodontic options.  Because you will be wearing braces for a long period of time, Dr. Gregory Ross, DDS wants to assure that you are comfortable with your final decision. Allow us to explain the benefits of traditional braces to help make your choice an easier one.


The basic idea behind braces is to produce a force on a tooth in a specific, controlled amount and direction to move a tooth.  Traditional metal braces use a combination of brackets, wires, and bands to straighten your smile. Traditional braces are cost-effective options and though it may not sound beneficial to you, traditional braces are secure, so they will not move during treatment.  This is an exceptional choice for those who may not have the self-discipline that is associated with removable aligners. Additionally, metal braces are the sturdiest option which means there is a less chance of damaging the appliance and less time spent in the dental chair. If you think that traditional braces may be right for you, schedule your consultation today.


If you have questions or concerns about traditional braces, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at the practice, visit www.smilesbyross.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory Ross, DDS call our Forest Lake, MN location at 651-464-6988 or our Hudson, WI location at 715-808-8379.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment

Most of us aren’t lucky enough to be born with teeth that are naturally straight. Therefore, we may be searching for orthodontic assistance as we age. With Invisalign orthodontic treatment, there’s never been a better time to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Dr. Gregory Ross, DDS is a certified Invisalign provider who not only offers this service to adults but teenagers as well. Allow us to explain the benefits of Invisalign.


Invisalign uses virtually invisible aligners that use a patented thermoplastic design to straighten your smile discreetly. Once, Dr. Gregory Ross, DDS has discussed the length of your treatment in detail, you will be given a series of these aligners that you will need to wear for a minimum of 22 hours a day. Not only are these aligners invisible, they are removable as well, therefore you are allowed to eat, drink, brush, and floss, as you normally would. Additionally, because these aligners are clear, no one will even notice that you’re wearing them so you don’t need to be self-conscious about wires or brackets.


If you have questions or concerns about Invisalign, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at the practice, visit www.smilesbyross.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory Ross, DDS call our Forest Lake, MN location at 651-464-6988 or our Hudson, WI location at 715-808-8379.

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