Wermerson Orthodontics Blog
By Wermerson Orthodontics
October 05, 2017
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Invisalign  

What's your preference--a straight, attractive, healthy smile, or one that's crooked and less than healthy? Well, of course, your choice Invisalignwould be the first--a great smile. If nature didn't supply you with a perfect set of teeth, Wermerson Orthodontics can help. Orthodontist Dr. Chris Wermerson and his talented staff offer today's favorite choice for a discreet orthodontic correction--Invisalign clear aligners in Sioux Falls, SD. These comfortable, discreet and highly effective appliances improve the smiles of qualified teens and adults. Learn the details about this innovative system here.

Reasons to straighten your teeth

Why are well-aligned teeth healthier? For one thing, they are easier to brush and floss. Additionally, misaligned teeth experience extra physical pressures, causing undue tooth wear, painful jaw joints and even earaches and headaches.

Plus, the American Association of Orthodontists states that a straighter smile is a more beautiful smile, adding to self-esteem, self-confidence which can lead to career advancement. A great smile can give you an extra edge in our competitive world.

A different way to straighten your teeth

While traditional braces are needed for complex orthodontic cases, your orthodontist may suggest Invisalign for you if you are an older teen or adult. The procedure allows you to show off your smile while straightening it, and most people may not even know you have braces.

Invisalign clear acrylic aligners in Sioux Falls re-align smiles with mild to moderate problems such as:

  • Overjet (protruding front teeth)
  • Tooth tipping
  • Tooth rotation
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Cross bite
  • Open bite
  • Gaps
  • Crowding

Besides being versatile, Invisalign clear aligners come in customized pairs, totaling 18 to 30, depending on the care plan. The patient wears each pair for about two weeks and then advances to the next pair as prescribed.

Easy to clean with a non-abrasive toothpaste, the appliances are removable for brushing and flossing, meals and picture taking. The typical Invisalign patient wears aligners for about a year.

Qualifying for Invisalign

If Invisalign sounds interesting to you, why not come to Wermerson Orthodontics for a consultation. Dr. Wermerson will examine your teeth and gums, take digital X-rays and impressions of your teeth that he will use to custom-craft each aligner specifically for you!

As you wear the aligners, your teeth will shift into healthier and more attractive positions. Plus, you will visit your dentist only every four to six weeks for a simple check on your progress and to receive your next pairs of aligners.

Learn more

Contact Wermerson Orthodontics for a free consultation in Sioux Falls, SD. Bring your questions to Dr. Wermerson and learn how your smile can improve with Invisalign and orthodontics. Call (605) 274-0555.

 

Dr. Chris Wermerson, DMD, MS
Wermerson Orthodontics
605-274-0555
 


Wermerson Orthodontics is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics
 

Dr. Wermerson is a member of the AAO, which has 17,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites).  They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.  Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO.  Visit the AAO online at 

www.mylifemysmile.org.

Do your kids love to run?

Were sponsoring a Wermerson Orthodontic Youth Dash!  The Wermerson Orthodontics Youth Dash is a free event for kids 14 and under. It will be a 100 meter dash on September 9th, 2017 the day of the Sioux Falls Marathon expo.

To sign up click on this link:  http://www.siouxfallsmarathon.com/youthdash/.

There is also a link on our Facebook page Wermerson Orthodontics.

Were looking forward to seeing you on race day!

 

 

Dr. Chris Wermerson, DMD, MS
Wermerson Orthodontics
605-274-0555



Wermerson Orthodontics is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics

Dr. Wermerson is a member of the AAO, which has 17,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites).  They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.  Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO.  Visit the AAO online at www.mylifemysmile.org.

By Wermerson Orthodontics
July 08, 2017
Category: Orthodontist

Are you looking for something fun to do with your family today?  Come checkout Family Fest today and hang out with the Wermerson Orthodontics team and Dr. Chris Wermerson the orthodontist at the Sioux Falls Fairgrounds from 9-4 today July 8th.  

 

Family Fest is a daylong, outdoor summer event that provides current and future parents an opportunity to discover resources that will strengthen, teach, and entertain themselves and their children ranging in age from babies to high school students. Family Fest is dedicated to providing area consumers with one stop access to the most respected local, state and national companies and organizations that specialize in growth and development assistance, products and services. Family Fest is dedicated to the success and celebration of the family with this active and enthusiastic event in an environment that is fun and entertaining for the whole family. For more information, contact us at [email protected] or visit: familyfestsf.com

 

Dr. Chris Wermerson, DMD, MS
Wermerson Orthodontics
605-274-0555



American Association of Orthodontics

Dr. Wermerson is a member of the AAO, which has 17,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites).  They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.  Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO.  Visit the AAO online at www.mylifemysmile.org.

By Wermerson Orthodontics
June 06, 2017
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Orthodontics  

Find out about the makeover braces have received over the years from your Sioux Falls, SD, orthodontist.orthodontics

It seems that for centuries people have been trying to obtain the perfect smile. Desiring straighter smiles has been around since the ancient Egyptians. While the teeth-straightening methods were different around the globe, they all had one very similar purpose in mind—to give people a straighter set of teeth.

The Beginning of Braces

The American Association of Orthodontists reported that orthodontics have been in practice as early as 1,000 BC. Archaeologists found Greek and Etruscan orthodontic-like appliances that showed that dental cosmetics were particularly important during this time period.

Romans also began to try their hand at teeth straightening. In fact, they even designed a device that looks similar to modern-day braces. Again archaeologists excavated burial sites and found that many skeletons possessed gold wires that were attached to brackets. The gold wire was used to keep the teeth from moving and shifting out of proper alignment.

The First Braces Invented

It wasn’t until the early 1900s that the word “braces” was even used. However, while the term “braces” was now being thrown about, the device itself didn’t look the same as the braces we’ve come to know today. In the early 20th century, dentists would actually wrap each individual tooth with a band. These bands were connected by a wire, which was adjusted accordingly to apply force to the teeth to slowly shift them back into place.

It wasn’t until the 1970s that braces got a significant makeover. During this time, dental adhesives were invented, which were used to adhere brackets to teeth. Now dentists didn’t have to wrap each individual tooth. Also, braces were being created primarily with stainless steel rather than gold or silver, which make the treatment less costly.

Even the ccept of invisible braces was being toyed with in the 70s. However, it wasn’t until 1997 that invisible braces received the focus and acknowledgment that it deserved. With the birth of Invisalign—the clear removable retainers that straighten teeth—a new form of orthodontics was born.

Modern-day Orthodontics

From traditional metal braces to clear aligners, such as Invisalign, your Sioux Falls, SD, orthodontist, Dr. Chris Wermerson, is sure you will find an orthodontic treatment to fit your needs and lifestyle. We would be happy to sit down for a consultation to see what could benefit your smile the most.

 Call Dr. Wermerson in Sioux Falls, SD, at (605) 274-0555 to schedule your next appointment with us.

Dr. Chris Wermerson, DMD, MS

Wermerson Orthodontics
605-274-0555



American Association of Orthodontics
 

Dr. Wermerson is a member of the AAO, which has 17,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites).  They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.  Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO.  Visit the AAO online at www.mylifemysmile.org.



 

By Wermerson Orthodontics
May 01, 2017
Category: Orthodontics

Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment

Do you want a straight, beautiful smile but you’re not interested in metal brackets and wires? You may be able to have straight teeth in a minimum amount of time, and no one will even notice you are straightening your teeth. Welcome to Wermerson Orthodontics, please read about some of the clear options we love providing to our patients.  If you have any questions feel free to give us a call. We offer state-of-the-art, virtually invisible orthodontic treatment; it's called Invisalign!

 

invisalign

It’s true! Invisalign appliances, also called aligners, are clear plastic and virtually unnoticeable to the people around you. If your smile meets the qualifications for Invisalign or Invisalign For Teens you may also enjoy some of these benefits:

 

  • Comfort, Invisalign has no sharp, metal parts to irritate soft tissue.
  • Convenience, you can remove the aligners when you eat and to clean them.
  • Confidence, Invisalign is cosmetically attractive and virtually unnoticeable.
  • Satisfaction, you can continue to eat many of the foods you love.
  • Oral health, you can brush and floss you're teeth relatively normally after removing the Invisalign trays.

Your Invisalign treatment begins with a complimentary exam at Wermerson Orthodontics. During your free exam we will evaluate your smile and bite to see if you qualify for Invisalign or if your smile would be better treated with traditional braces.  Don't worry, if your smile would be better treated with braces we also offer clear braces!  Clear braces are made of ceramic material and are much less visible than traditional metal braces.  So if looks are a concern, we have other great options for you. After your complimentary exam if we find you're a candidate for Invisalign your treatment will start with an impression and the creation of your first set of aligners, which are clear plastic trays to fit over your teeth. You will wear the first set for two weeks and then change to another set, which you wear for another two weeks. Every two weeks you receive a new set of aligners, as your teeth gradually move into position.

 

Invisalign can correct many of the same issues as conventional braces, including teeth that are poorly aligned, rotated, overlapped, or spaced widely apart. Invisalign treatment can also correct major bite problems like crossbite, open bite, underbite, and overbite. You owe it to yourself to discover that straight smile you’ve always wanted. It’s time to discover the magic of Orthodontics. Call us today!

 

Contact Wermerson Orthodontics to schedule your free exam! We are always here to answer any questions you may have. 

 

Dr. Chris Wermerson, DMD, MS

Wermerson Orthodontics
605-274-0555



American Association of Orthodontics
 

Dr. Wermerson is a member of the AAO, which has 17,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites).  They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.  Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO.  Visit the AAO online at www.mylifemysmile.org.





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