How Clear Aligners Produce Better Smiles

Does it frustrate you to know that poor dental alignment affects your overall appearance? With the right corrective work, you can take care of this problem and make a meaningful change to your smile. Patients may assume that the “right” treatment is one that includes the use of metal braces, but you may find that this is not needed. At our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office, we can provide helpful information on treatment with Orthodontic Clear Aligners. By using these appliances to guide teeth that are not properly spaced, we can help you show off a better smile while minimizing the impact that orthodontic treatment can have on your daily life. In some cases, we can also look at the potential impact another approach to cosmetic dentistry can have on a smile affected by awkward gaps or overlaps between teeth. (more…)

A Solution For Discolored Teeth

Discolored teeth are often the reason why people are reluctant to show off their smile. While it can be tough to take care of this issue on your own, it is possible for you to address it with your dentist’s help. Our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office can send you home with a personalized teeth whitening kit. With your kit, you can more effectively fight stains that have dulled your enamel and made you look less attractive. We can also provide helpful treatment options when you have other issues with your appearance, or when the source of your discoloration is actually an internal issue and not external stains. (more…)

We Can Help If Your Tooth Breaks

A broken tooth can certainly be a cause for concern, and it can make treatment necessary on short notice to prevent further trouble with your oral health. Fortunately, patients at our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office have access to emergency dental work, so this issue can be addressed promptly. At your appointment, we can look for the most conservative solution to the problem with your dental injury. Whether you can have conservative cosmetic work or require a more involved restorative dental procedure, we can offer support that preserves your appearance! In addition to addressing problems with the tooth structure, we can offer advanced care to resolve internal damage or an infection that results from your injury. (more…)

Discreetly Closing Gaps Between Teeth

When there is a gap between a person’s smile, it can be a source of embarrassment and unwanted attention. It can also be a sign that orthodontic work is needed, though people are sometimes wary of what that will involve. If you are someone who assumes that they will have to depend on metal braces that are fixed in place, it can be difficult for you to comfortably agree to treatment. What you should know is that there are other approaches that are helpful. At our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office, we can offer the right support in the form of Orthodontic Clear Aligners. These appliances guide teeth while not creating a distracting issue with their appearance, and they are easy to remove at times when they might be in your way! (more…)

How Important Are Dental Exams?

If you are not protecting your smile by attending regular dental exams, you can face several oral health risks. The problems range from letting tartar form and accumulate on teeth to allowing cavities and other harmful problems to go unnoticed until they cause complications that must be addressed. At our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office, we are ready to help you stay consistent with smile care and avoid potential problems. Each visit includes a thorough review as well as a cleaning that will remove harmful debris from teeth. These appointments also provide opportunities for you to discuss any smile concerns you have, including concerns about your appearance that can be addressed through cosmetic work. (more…)

Emergency Care Lowers Tooth Loss Risks

When nothing seems to be wrong with your smile, you can easily wait until your next scheduled oral health exam to see your dentist. When something is wrong, particularly when that “something” appears to make tooth loss a possibility, an appointment becomes a more urgent concern! At our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office, Dr. Browne and our team are prepared to help patients who need to see someone on short notice by providing emergency dental services. Timely care can lower the risk of a problem resulting in the loss of a tooth. In the event that saving one that is in a vulnerable state is not possible, we are prepared to provide prosthetic work that can restore your complete smile and preserve your bite function! (more…)

Will Clear Aligners Affect Your Routine?

If you begin treatment to fix problems with your teeth spacing, will you have to make adjustments to your daily routine? People who expect to receive metal braces can assume some changes will be required. After all, they will have an appliance that is fixed in place, one that can draw unwanted attention and potentially obstruct eating and oral hygiene. However, you should know that orthodontic treatment can be easier to fit into your life than you anticipate, particularly when you look into options for removable aligners. At our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office, we can provide the option to use Orthodontic Clear Aligners, which guide teeth with a series of appliances that are clear and easy to remove. (more…)

Managing A Teeth Grinding Habit

Problems with nighttime teeth grinding can follow you into the daytime. Waking up after a night of grinding and clenching can mean waking up with pain in your face and jaw. Over time, the wear and tear on your enamel can lead to worrying smile changes, and it can even result in problems with dental damage that affects your oral health! Our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office is prepared to help patients who are struggling with this issue. Protecting your smile with a custom guard can keep you safe against trouble during the night. If you are worried because this issue has already caused wear and tear that you can see, we can discuss different treatment options that are available to you. (more…)

Making A Dental Emergency Less Stressful

When is your next planned dental visit? Typically, patients stay consistent with recommended care by sticking to a semiannual appointment schedule. Unfortunately, all it takes is one unlucky moment to leave you in need of treatment sooner than anticipated. After an injury affects your smile, you can find it necessary to book treatment as soon as possible. This experience can feel easier to manage when you know that your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office is prepared to help. We offer emergency dental services whenever they are required. At your appointment, we can take care of your trouble with a tooth that is broken, loosened, or knocked out. We can also provide care when you come in with concerns about dental pain that point to a possible issue with an infection. (more…)

Discreetly Dealing With Malocclusion

Malocclusion refers to problems with teeth spacing, which can affect people to different degrees. For many who are aware that the problem affects them, excitement about treatment can be balanced against worries that braces will be intrusive and unsightly. By finding a discreet alternative to treatment, you can look forward to a kind of care that improves your quality of life and smile while letting you maintain your typical daily routine! With Orthodontic Clear Aligners, our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office is prepared to help you discreetly move teeth that are not in the right alignment. We can also review other cosmetic services, which can offer faster solutions for problems with gaps and overlaps. (more…)