An Overview of Invisalign



ADA’s Hygiene Tips for Couples

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Family dentist Monica Boniadi, DDS, operates out of her practice Aliso Laguna Family Dental Care in Aliso Viejo, California. To stay up-to-date with the latest advances in dentistry and network with other dental professionals, Dr. Monica Boniadi maintains membership in the American Dental Association.

The American Dental Association recently released a number of guidelines for couples want to keep their mouths healthy. Here are two of the most important tips the ADA shared.

Maintaining regular brushing is important because the bacteria that cause cavities can be spread from one mouth to another. By brushing at least twice a day, as well as flossing once a day, each person can guard against cavities and other oral health problems by keeping their teeth clean.

It’s also important to make sure each person in the relationship has his or her own toothbrush. Cavity-causing bacteria can pass from one person to another if a toothbrush is shared. By keeping an individual toothbrush, each person can minimize the spread of bacteria.

The Invisalign Process

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Monica Boniadi, DDS, is an experienced and established professional in the field of dentistry. The owner of Aliso Laguna Family Dental Care in California, Dr. Monica Boniadi performs all aspects of dentistry at her clinic, including Invisalign.

Invisalign is a dental technique that functions as an alternative to traditional braces. Unlike braces, however, Invisalign is clear, retractable, and almost undetectable, rather than the bulky metal and rubber bands of most braces. The apparatus looks similar to a clear retainer, molded perfectly into the shape of the wearer’s teeth, or into the shape that the wearer wants their teeth to reflect.

Additionally, Invisalign’s process is simple one, with easy steps taking place over a relatively short time frame. Since the active “retainer” is molded to the shape of the individual’s teeth, the patient first meets with a dentist or orthodontist to customize a specific plan, and to create a mold of the patient’s teeth. After this, the wearer will then upgrade to a new aligner every two weeks, so as to gradually transform their smile into the one that they desire, usually within a year or less. Finally, after treatment is complete, and depending on the individual’s teeth, the patient will be given an Invisalign retainer to wear at night or periodically to maintain their smile.

Why to Use a Dentist for Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening

A member of the American Dental Association, Monica Boniadi, DDS, treats patients at her private practice in Aliso Viejo, California. Dr. Monica Boniadi specializes in cosmetic dentistry and possesses experience in teeth whitening.

Before whitening your teeth at home, consider a professional for these reasons.

A dentist considers the type of discoloration. Teeth discoloration can be the result of many factors, including use of tobacco products, consumption of wine, and trauma to the teeth. While all types are treatable, some stains or forms of discoloration take more planning. For example, yellow stains can go through traditional whitening treatment to improve coloring within two weeks, while non-vital or dead teeth require a longer treatment timeframe. Non-vital teeth are likely to be darker than others, so a dentist must begin treatment on dead teeth prior to others to ensure all teeth result in the same shade of white.

A dentist can give you realistic advice. In-office whitening comes with a consultation, which will give patients a more realistic idea of what can be achieved. A dentist will evaluate a patient’s oral history as well as habits. Habits, such as smoking, are discussed to ensure an individual understands that continuous use will affect results. Those who have undergone teeth restoration will also be given perspective on how their teeth will change. Specifically, restored teeth will not be as white as original teeth. In this case, a dentist can recommend other solutions, like crowns and veneers, to avoid uneven whitening.

A dentist offers quicker results. Professional, in-office procedures offer dramatic results following the first treatment because the whitening product is enhanced with other dental tools, such as heat and laser. A person requires only one 30- to 60-minute treatment to achieve noticeable results. For further whitening, a dentist can provide additional treatments thereafter.

Treating and Preventing Gum Disease


CDA Presents Heads to Anaheim for Its 2016 Conference

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California Dental Association

A California dentist, Monica Boniadi, DDS, possesses two decades of experience. Dr. Monica Boniadi makes a point to improve her practice by taking continuing education courses and maintaining membership with the American Dental Association, California Dental Association (CDA), and the Orange County Dental Society.

Dr. Monica Boniadi, DDS maintains her private practice in Laguna Hills, California. Her emphasis is a conservative approach. She offers a wide array of services including all porcelain fillings, porcelain veneers, metal- free crowns & bridges, partial and full dentures. She also uses the state of the art Laser for various procedures including gum treatments, and needleless fillings, and various oral surgery procedures. For an appointment please call

About Gum Tissue Grafting

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Gum Tissue Grafting

At her private dental practice in California, Dr. Monica Boniadi offers patients access to a wide variety of treatments, including veneers, implants, and alignment. Monica Boniadi, DDS, also performs periodontal procedures such as gum tissue grafting.

For many patients, tissue grafting stands out as a high-potential treatment for gum recession. This condition, which affects 4 percent to 12 percent of adults, can occur so gradually that it remains undetected until roots are exposed. This can cause temperature sensitivity and, if allowed to continue, can result in tooth loss. Replacing the lost tissue can help many patients avoid these outcomes, though the same procedure may also be helpful for those seeking purely aesthetic improvements.

In most cases of tissue grafting, the practitioner cuts away a flap of skin from the palate, removes a piece of connective tissue from underneath, then attaches this tissue to the area to be treated. Dentists may choose to harvest tissue directly from the palate or from the nearby tooth, though the latter is possible only if the surrounding area has tissue to spare. Other patients will require donor material, which practitioners typically source from a tissue bank. A qualified practitioner can help a patient understand if tissue grafting is the most appropriate option considering individual circumstances.