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Expert Dental Advice From Dr. Chase

In our experts series, we ask our health experts for advice that our Real Style Network beauty fans can use in your real life. Getting the perfect smile isn’t always as simple as brushing your teeth every day. Sometimes you need help from the experts to get your teeth looking their best. We asked our dental expert Dr. Chase about different procedures that can get your teeth looking perfect.

I have heard a lot about Invisalign. How do they work? How long do they need to be used each day?
Invisialign is a virtually invisible series of custom fit aligners that move teeth from their current crooked position to an ideal straight position. In order for the aligners to work you have to wear them 20-22 hours a day except when eating and brushing.

I desperately want to try porcelain veneers. I love the look! My front teeth have a small gap and I want my teeth whiter. Will porcelain veneers help with these problems?
Porcelain veneers are a great way to close spaces, sometimes requiring very little tooth preparation at all. They are also a great way to change the color, shape, and size to the teeth you have always dreamed of.

Is teeth whitening (professional and at-home) safe during pregnancy?
My own wife (mother of 2 soon to be 3) was sad to learn that whitening during pregnancy or breast feeding is not recommended.

drtimothychaseDr. Chase, D.M.D., is a 15 year veteran in cosmetic dentistry. He is a practicing partner at SmilesNY, a leading cosmetic dentistry practice in New York City. He has made it his life’s work to educate patients about the significance of possessing a healthy smile as a critical indicator of overall health and wellness. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.



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