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By DiMariano Family Dentistry
June 10, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: orthodontics  

If you want a beautiful smile that will restore your confidence and self-esteem, orthodontic treatment is a great solution. In fact, aside from creating a smile that looks and feels great, orthodontics can also improve your overall health. This is because even teeth are easier to clean, causing bacteria to have less of a chance to build up and cause tooth decay. Dr. Shaina M DiMariano of DiMariano Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in Folsom, CA, specializes in orthodontic treatments—read on to learn what her services can do for you.

How You Can Benefit from Orthodontic Treatments

Orthodontics can benefit you in many ways, such as:

  • Improving your ability to bite and chew
  • Making it easier to brush and floss your teeth
  • Reducing your risk of cavities and gum disease
  • Eliminating the risk of injury from protruding teeth
  • Alleviating speech impairments


Types of Orthodontic Treatment

Folsom residents can take advantage of the following orthodontic treatments at DiMariano Family Dentistry and Orthodontics:

  • Braces: Traditional braces can be used to correct several dental problems including:
  • Uneven teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • An overbite – where the upper front teeth protrude too far over the lower teeth
  • An underbite – where the lower teeth protrude over the upper front teeth
  • Jaw misalignment that causes an uneven bite
  • Invisalign: Because Invisalign aligners are made from a clear, flexible material, they offer a discreet and more comfortable alternative to traditional braces.

To assist with orthodontic treatment, Dr. Di. Mariano uses iTero Digital Scanning. This cutting-edge optical technology allows her to capture a detailed 3-D image of your teeth and gums. The whole process takes just a few minutes and enables you to see how you are progressing with your dental treatment.

If you would like to schedule a consultation about orthodontics, call our Folsom office at (916) 983-6655.

By DiMariano Family Dentistry
September 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics  

Braces can give you straighter teeth and a beautiful smile. In the past, achieving a straighter smile was limited to traditional metal braces. bracesHowever, there are now several types of braces to choose from, including clear ceramic braces, lingual braces, clear aligners and traditional metal braces. Your orthodontist can help you select the type of braces best suited your needs. At DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, CA, Dr. Shaina DiMariano can evaluate your teeth and recommend the right type of braces for you.

Braces & Aligners

The different types of braces all deliver a straighter smile over time. Some types of braces can also correct misaligned bites, including overbites or underbites. Depending on your teeth and your bite, your orthodontist in Folsom can determine which type of braces are most appropriate to correct and improve your smile. Four main types of braces available at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics include:

  • Traditional Metal Braces
  • Clear Ceramic Braces
  • Lingual Braces
  • Clear Aligners

Traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces and lingual braces all share several similarities. For instance, they all rely on the use of brackets and wires to move the teeth. With both traditional metal and clear ceramic braces, the brackets are mounted to the front of the teeth. With lingual braces, the brackets are affixed to the back of the teeth making them virtually unnoticeable to others. Since ceramic braces are clear, they are also less noticeable than traditional metal braces.

Clear aligners provide an alternative to the brackets and wires associated with the other three types of braces. Clear aligners utilize soft, plastic aligner trays that fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth. Positioning of the teeth inside the trays is customized for each patient. New trays are provided every few weeks as the teeth gradually move into the desired position. Clear aligners offer several distinct advantages over other types of braces. The trays are soft and comfortable, clear and inconspicuous and can be removed when eating or to brush and floss.

Whether you wish to straighten your smile, correct a misaligned bite or both, several types of braces are available to accomplish your goals. To determine which type might be right for you, schedule a consolation with Dr. DiMariano, your Folsom, CA orthodontist, by calling DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics at (916) 983-6655.

By DiMariano Family Dentistry
July 13, 2017
Tags: orthodontics  

How orthodontic treatment from your Folsom dentist can help you

Everyone knows how orthodontic treatment can make your smile look better, but did you know that orthodontics can also improve the health of your smile? In fact, there are many benefits of orthodontic treatment and Dr. Shaina DiMariano at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, CA wants to share the benefits with you.

It’s no secret that straight teeth are more cosmetically beautiful than rotated, twisted teeth. A straight smile can enhance your self-esteem and self-confidence. Straight teeth make you want to smile, increasing your comfort level in social situations.

Orthodontic treatment also makes your teeth easier to clean. Brushing is more effective, and flossing becomes a breeze! No more getting floss caught in between tight, rotated teeth. When you can brush and floss easily, you are more likely to clean your teeth regularly. Regular oral hygiene dramatically decreases your chances of tooth decay, gum and periodontal disease.

Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth, and it also aligns your bite. Poor bite alignment can result in worn, chipped teeth which increase your risk of needing expensive dental restorations. A bad bite can also cause jaw problems, including temporomandibular joint disorder. Orthodontics corrects jaw issues including overbite, underbite, crossbite or open bite, so you can enjoy undamaged teeth and stress-free jaw movement.

You have many orthodontic options to choose from at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, including:

  • Conventional metal braces, with metal brackets and wires
  • Clear braces, with clear brackets and tooth-colored wires
  • Lingual braces, which are cemented onto the back surfaces of teeth

For more information about orthodontic options, please visit the orthodontics page on the website at http://www.myfolsomdentist.com/orthodontics.html

Dr. DiMariano also offers revolutionary Invisalign, virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. This innovative treatment uses clear plastic aligners which you can remove for cleaning and eating. You can have a straight smile in as little as nine to fifteen months with Invisalign.

For more information about Invisalign, please visit the Invisalign page on the website at http://www.myfolsomdentist.com/invisalign.html

If you have rotated, poorly-aligned teeth or a bad bite, it’s time for you to discover the benefits of orthodontic treatment. Call Dr. DiMariano at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, CA. She can help you discover the magic of orthodontics, so call today!

By DiMariano Family Dentistry
September 12, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics  

How braces from you orthodontist in Folsom, California can help you

If you’ve thought about straightening your teeth and your smile, braces are a great choice for you. When you think about braces, it’s bracesnatural to think about the bulky, uncomfortable metal wires and brackets of old-school braces, but times have changed! Modern orthodontic treatment comes in many forms, all designed to give you the straight, beautiful smile you want. Dr. Shaina DiMariano at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, California wants to help you decide which braces are right for you.

Braces will correct both functional and cosmetic issues with your smile. Your orthodontist in Folsom, California wants you to consider braces to correct problems like these:

  • Straightening overlapped or crowded teeth
  • Realigning a poor bite, restoring your chewing function
  • Repositioning rotated or twisted teeth
  • Closing the spaces between gapped or widely spaced teeth

Your orthodontist in Folsom, California offers several choices for your braces and she can help you decide the best option for your needs and budget. Consider:

  • Conventional metal braces, which use ultra-thin metal wires and metal brackets
  • Ceramic braces, which use tooth-colored ceramic or clear brackets and wires
  • Lingual braces, which use brackets and wires attached to the back of your teeth

If you are hesitant about committing to braces, you can still straighten your smile with state-of-the-art clear plastic aligners from Invisalign. Your orthodontist in Folsom, California will create your aligners which you change out every two weeks for a new set. Your teeth straighten quickly and comfortably without braces. The entire Invisalign process takes 9 to 15 months.

Orthodontic treatment is a big decision and one you don’t have to make alone. No matter what treatment you choose, your orthodontist in Folsom, California knows all the tips and tricks to make your orthodontic experience comfortable and rewarding. If you are thinking about whether braces are right for you, it’s time to call Dr. Shaina DiMariano at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, California. Get started on your straight and beautiful smile by calling today!

By DiMariano Family Dentistry
July 14, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

You can finally get that straighter smile without others even seeing your braces.

Braces often feel like a rite of passage when you are a child or early teen. But once you hit a certain age you may feel like that ship has invisalignsailed and you just have to accept your smile as it is. Fortunately, our Sacramento dentist Dr. Shaina DiMariano has a way that you can finally get your ideal smile without needing a mouth full of metal.

How Invisalign Fits into Your Lifestyle

With any type of treatment, you’ll need to be dedicated to the process. Fortunately, Invisalign makes it easy. These clear, removable aligners are worn for about 20 to 22 hours each day for two weeks, after which you replace them with the new set in your treatment series. You can remove your aligners when you eat and when you brush and floss your teeth, making it easy to continue living your life the way you always have without worrying about metal brackets and wires getting in the way.

Here are some wonderful ways Invisalign can seamlessly fit into your world:

For the Working Adult

Whether you are running a company or teaching a class, having visible braces can certainly put a damper on your working world. But Invisalign aligners were designed to be nearly invisible, so those around you will notice what you have to say and not a mouth full of metal.

For the College Student

Even late teens and young adults don’t want to have to go through their college years wearing metal on their teeth for years. But when they get Invisalign in Sacramento, CA we can take the embarrassment out of wearing braces. When you get something as easy to care for and wear as Invisalign you can spend more time on more important things like your studies.

For the Dating World

It can certainly be a challenge going out on a date sporting metal braces. But you won’t have to be worried about wearing your Invisalign while on your next romantic outing. Plus, you can easily remove your aligners while eating so you can enjoy all your favorite foods without restrictions. Take photos for your dating profiles without worrying that people will notice your Invisalign. It’s wonderfully discreet.

Does Invisalign sound like the orthodontic treatment you’ve been looking for? Then don’t delay. Call DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Sacramento today to schedule your initial consultation to find out if Invisalign is right for you.