Think Twice Before Using Mail-Order Aligners

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At The Reno Dentist, we get it. It sounds simple. It sounds economical. It sounds convenient.

You order a kit online. It is delivered to your door. You take an impression of your teeth in the comfort of your home. Or you stop by the clinic and have the impression taken. The company sends you clear aligners to adjust your teeth. And it costs a lot less than orthodontist-supervised Invisalign!

In 2013, SmileDirect Club became the first company to offer self-directed teeth straightening. The fact that they are being sued by people all over the U.S. should tell you something.

What’s wrong with at-home aligner systems?

The American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists have issued warnings about the hazards of direct-to-consumer orthodontics.

“Orthodontic treatment involves the movement of biological material, which if not done correctly could lead to potentially irreversible and expensive damage such as tooth and gum loss, changed bites, and other issues.” American Association of Orthodontists

Straightening teeth is not a do-it-yourself project. At The Reno Dentist we offer clear braces from Invisalign that deliver the results you seek. People from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City trust us with their smiles! They also come to our office for dental implants, and a complete range of dental health services. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Correcting Severe Dental Problems At The Reno Dentist

Correcting Severe Dental Problems in Reno Each separate restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure performed in Sparks can address a specific dental problem. For example, a porcelain veneer can correct the surface of a tooth that is discolored or slightly misshapen. Dental bonding can fill a small chip in an otherwise healthy tooth.

Some Reno dental problems are more extensive and require a combination of procedures. Crown restoration combined with soft tissue grafts can restore a severely decayed tooth with the root exposed. A bone graft and dental implant can restore a missing tooth in an area where the jaw bone has receded. Orthodontia followed by tooth bleaching totally transforms a smile by straightening and whitening.

What is the difference between tooth bleaching and whitening? Whitening is the term for procedures that remove surface stains to restore the degree of natural lightness. Bleaching goes even further by lightening teeth beyond their natural shade. That’s right: you don’t have to resign yourself to yellow teeth even if they have been that way your whole life! The natural shade of your teeth, by the way, like your skin and hair color, is determined by genetics.

Some Reno smiles have been gleaming for years by regular teeth whitening. You can maintain the whiteness of your teeth just as you maintain your fitness level. (Of course, it is a lot easier to make a quick visit to your Reno dentist once a year for whitening touch-ups than sweating in a gym several times a week!)

We live in an age where severe dental problems can be permanently corrected. You don’t have to participate in a TV makeover show in Hollywood to access these premium cosmetic dental procedures. They are available right here in Reno, Spanish Springs, and Virginia City. Shane Sykes has the same advanced training and extensive experience as the dentists who keep the smiles of famous actors and musicians camera-ready.

Schedule a consultation at The Reno Dentist to discover the perfect combination of procedures to achieve your ultimate smile. Our phone number is 775-322-5016.

We can make you look and feel great

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Dental Health – How Do You Measure Success?

Affordable Sparks Tooth Whitening At The Reno Dentist, we are passionate about success. Dr. Shane Sykes’s experience, ability, and commitment to dental excellence result in remarkable outcomes daily for our dentistry patients. Each team member at The Reno Dentist shares Dr. Sykes’s passion for success.

For many Reno dental patients, success is a routine check-up that reveals healthy teeth and no tooth decay. For our cosmetic dental patients, success is a stunning smile makeover using veneers, teeth whitening, and white fillings.

We also enjoy providing tooth-straightening for youth and adults. Though these transformations frequently take longer than smile makeovers, the results are no less amazing. In fact, our orthodontic patients probably appreciate their straight teeth and beautiful smile more than any of our other patients.

Success sometimes means removing tetracycline stains for a teeth bleaching patient who has been hiding his/her smile for years. Sometimes, success is as simple as helping a nervous patient feel serene during their visit to our Reno family dental office.

What do you desire for your smile? At The Reno Dentist, our success depends on your complete smile satisfaction.

To meet our understanding team and discuss your smile specifics, call The Reno Dentist at 775-322-5016.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Unexplained Headaches Or Jaw Pain?

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At The Reno Dentist, serving Carson City, Sparks and Spanish Springs, we want to discuss malocclusion, or bad bite. Having a misaligned bite can lead to headaches and jaw pain. We have treated many patients with bad bites – and relieved their pain and solved their bite problems.

Malocclusion is the dental term for a problem in the way your top and bottom teeth come together. The ideal bite is when the upper teeth are slightly forward of the lower teeth. You have probably heard of “overbites” and “underbites” but the two arches can be misaligned in many other ways as well. Crowded teeth can also cause a bad bite, as well as the opposite situation – teeth that are too far apart.

If the misalignment is very slight, there are often no related problems. However, if the malocclusion is moderate to severe, the patient is at risk for many other health issues such as difficulty chewing and speaking, headaches, hearing problems, increased decay, jaw pain, and gum disease.

The domino effect of these problems can get pretty serious. However, we have solutions for this at The Reno Dentist. If you’ve got an overbite or underbite, orthodontics could be your solution. We won’t know the solution until we examine you and determine the best treatment method.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact us at The Reno Dentist immediately to set up a consultation. We’ll help you understand the causes and review the best possible treatment options for your specific needs.  In addition to orthodontics, we offer general and family dentistry and serve the Reno, Sparks and Carson City areas. Let us help you today!

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Take 5: Straight Talk About Braces in Reno

invisible braces in renoHello, and welcome to the dental blog of The Reno Dentist. Our team supports healthy oral hygiene and regular, consistent dental checkups. However, we realize that hygiene for braces in Reno is a bit different. Here are five vital concerns to keep in mind with braces:

1. Be Careful What You Eat

Sweets and extra food stuck in hard-to-notice spaces may lead to plaque and yellowing around the appliances in your mouth. Avoid sweets, juices, sodas, anything that will stain your teeth. Also, sticky things like gum and caramel can break the equipment in your mouth.

2. Consider a Mouth Guard

Sports are the center of life for many Reno families. We love the fact that Reno is an active community, but residents should keep in mind that a quality mouth guard provides important protection for both your teeth and braces.

3. Take Time for Gum Health
Maintaining healthy gums requires deliberate brushing and flossing. In the past, two minutes of quality brushing was acceptable. Braces in Reno are trickier to clean. What’s another minute to make sure every nook and cranny is taken care of?

4. Check the Mirrors
Humans are exceptional at noticing flaws. Check your smile often in a mirror to keep your braces free of obvious food particles.

5. Smile with Confidence
At first, people will notice the change in your smile. But if you’re relaxed about your new braces, soon your friends will simply look past them without even noticing. Thanks for visiting our dental blog today. We hope it helps prepare you for braces in Reno.

We’ve been treating patients in Sparks, Virginia City, Carson City and beyond since 2011. You name it, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, or dental implants. We do it. Meet with us today and we can go over the possibilities and manageable options to meet your needs. Can’t wait to see you!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Orthodontic Options In Reno

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Welcome to my Reno cosmetic dental blog. I’m Dr. Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist, a full-service Reno cosmetic dental practice. I have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since 2011. During this time, I have developed many rewarding relationships with my patients and staff members.

Many dental patients have chosen cosmetic dentistry to correct misaligned teeth. Reno children with less-than-perfect smiles often feel self-conscious about their teeth. It is extremely satisfying to help a child or teen achieve a smile they can be proud of. Attractive teeth boost self-esteem for Sparks people of all ages.

There are now several different types of braces available in Sparks including ceramic, self-ligating, and lingual (invisible). Your Reno orthodontist will help you choose the best type for your particular situation.

If you would like to discuss teeth-straightening options, I invite you to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation by calling 775-322-5016.

Perhaps your teeth are straight but have other imperfections. Teeth whitening, same-day crowns, porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, gum contouring, and crown lengthening all deliver fantastic results. At The Reno Dentist we have been creating brilliant smiles in Nevada since 2011. We specialize in general dentistry and extreme smile makeovers.