Mita A. Parikh, DMD

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Top Benefits Of Invisalign

Having a great smile is something that can improve every aspect of your life, from your confidence to your self esteem to even the potential future you may have. First impressions can make a big difference, and having a bright, beautiful smile makes a difference in a big way.

Are Ceramic Braces Right For You?

Ceramic braces have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and today patients can often choose between traditional metal braces or the ceramic options that may be available. Ceramic braces are just what they sound like, though some modern options may even be plastic. They’ll blend in better with your natural teeth and be… read more

Teen Students Can Benefit From Using Invisalign In These Ways

First off, what in the world is Invisalign? It is a system of custom-fit trays that gradually change tooth position. The dental professionals utilize 3D imaging to capture the original and final resting places of teeth. Then, a series of transparent aligners are made to accommodate the patient’s particular needs. The number of devices, and… read more

Reasons Why Professionals Should Choose Ceramic Braces

There is not necessarily a wrong reason as to why a person should get braces. Today’s technology has given society a host of choices for straightening the teeth of adults, children, and teens alike. Many people choose not to use the devices for various reasons, but one of the most common is because of the… read more

Orthodontics When You Have Periodontitis

Braces work by attaching a stiff metal wire to your teeth (or by using a custom-made plastic appliance for Invisalign) and applying a small but steady pressure to your teeth. Your teeth can move because your bones are alive: the pressure tells the bone cells in the way to dissolve while the cells on the… read more

Orthodontic Headgear Is Ugly, But Necessary

For the average self-conscious child, braces are bad enough. That’s why modern orthodontics offer less visible alternatives like ceramic braces, Invisalign appliances, and lingual braces that go on the inside of your teeth. But sometimes a child’s jaw needs more help than what braces can offer. Sometimes an underbite or overbite is so serious that… read more

Metal Braces Are An Ideal Solution For Straightening Crooked Teeth

While many people throughout our great nation are turning to Invisalign and ceramic braces for their tooth straightening needs, it is important to remember that not everyone is a candidate for the methods. Children and younger teens may not be prepared to deal with the additional oral hygiene requirements of the ceramics or keeping up… read more

What Makes Self-Ligating Braces Different?

The part of braces that connects the wire to the brackets on your teeth is called the ligature. That’s also the word doctors use for stitches, since “ligature” means “a tight binding.” Normally, the ligature for braces is a rubber band that holds the wire tight on your teeth, but self-ligating braces do things a… read more

Common Misunderstandings About Braces

Upon greeting someone else, a person’s gaze quickly goes from the eyes to the mouth or vice versa. It is an unfortunate happening because people have far more qualities than just their outer appearance. These types of acts can cause even the most outgoing personality to become timid and shy. Rather than hanging out with… read more

3D Printing Is No Solution To Teeth Alignment

About a year and a half ago, a college student made a splash by creating a set of what were essentially homemade Invisalign braces. He did this by carefully researching the topic, using the actual dental equipment he ordered straight from the medical suppliers, taking a mold of his teeth using the same putty as… read more