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.

The Benefits of OCDS Membership

Monica Boniadi, DDS, is the owner and dentist of the Laser and Cosmetic Dental Institute of Orange County. Dedicated to staying up to date on the newest developments and advancements within the field of dentistry, Dr. Monica Boniadi is a member of several professional organizations, including the Orange County Dental Society (OCDS).

A component of the California Dental Association (CDA), the OCDS is the largest of that group’s 32 dental society components and is committed to advancing dental ethics and excellence. There are several benefits to becoming a member of the OCDS. Following are just a few of these opportunities and benefits.

– Social events: OCDS members have the opportunity to attend the organization’s various events. This includes its Hospitality in Anaheim event; the OCDS Night with the Angels; and its various Membership Mixers. Registration for these events is free for members, and the Hospitality in Anaheim event allows members to earn continuing education credits.

– Networking: members may communicate with the organization on Facebook and Twitter, and have access to the OCDS’ newly designed website. Additionally, they may download the organization’s mobile app, which provides members with such things as a calendar of events, online registration, and a membership directory.

– Educational opportunities: the OCDS maintains a continuing education program that includes six lectures for members. It also offers courses about infection control and the California Dental Practice Act for various licenses, as well as a two-day seminar that is available to members. Further, members are invited to the OCDS’ New Dentist Committee Presents event.

Oral Hygiene Tips at MouthHealthy.org

Monica Boniadi, DDS, has served in a dental practice ownership role for almost 20 years. In addition to operating her own office, Dr. Monica Boniadi maintains affiliations with several industry organizations, including the American Dental Association.

The American Dental Association (ADA) has implemented an ADA Seal of Acceptance to recognize products that have a positive effect on a person’s oral health and hygiene. As part of this initiative, the ADA has developed the award-winning website MouthHealthy.org. This website provides individuals with important information on dental care for every phase of life, detailing maintenance strategies that address issues from infancy to the later stages of adulthood.

For many people, oral hygiene takes on a new meaning around the age of 40, for example. In the years prior to turning 40 an adult should monitor possible tooth decay, a condition often associated with children or seniors, to prevent decay and other tooth and gum diseases. After the age of 40, new concerns set in, such as missing teeth. It is not uncommon for individuals at this age to be missing as many as three teeth, an issue that can be remedied simply by a visit to the dentist’s office.

Laser Teeth Whitening Provides Dramatic Results

Dr. Monica Boniadi has over 20 years of clinical experience in general dentistry, dental surgery, and cosmetic dentistry. At her practice, Laser and Cosmetic Dental Institute of Orange County, Monica Boniadi, DDS, offers patients regular dental procedures and surgeries like crowns, fillings, root canals, dentures, and teeth straightening, and she also specializes in laser dentistry procedures such as laser whitening.

There are a number of teeth whitening options available to consumers, but the fastest and most effective whitening treatment is the laser-activated procedure administered in dental offices. For this in-office procedure, a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth, and over 30 to 60 minutes, a special laser is used to enhance the chemical whitening process. Laser whitening extends beyond surface stains to remove stains deep within teeth. While self-administered whitening products such as whitening toothpastes generally only lighten the color of teeth by one shade, laser whitening can make a difference of up to eight shades after a few treatments.

People with cavities and dental repairs such as fillings and crowns who undergo whitening treatments may experience tooth sensitivity or uneven whitening. Additionally, most dentists do not recommend whitening for pregnant women or children under the age of 16.

Overview of Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Monica Boniadi, owner of the Laser & Cosmetic Dental Institute of Orange County in California, offers a variety of aesthetic procedures to improve patients’ appearance and self-esteem. Over the course of her 20 years in practice, Dr. Monica Boniadi has performed numerous porcelain veneer applications.

For patients with broken or misshapen teeth, porcelain veneers can provide a natural-looking and more comfortable smile. To achieve this result, the process must begin with a thorough diagnostic and imaging visit, at which the dentist can assess any preparations that will be required. The dentist then performs any necessary reshaping and subsequently creates an impression of the patient’s teeth. The impression then goes to a dental laboratory, where technicians create a mold of the mouth and manufacture custom veneers.

Dentists may apply temporary veneers while the permanent versions are in production, though this typically only occurs if a patient’s remaining natural enamel is insufficient or if multiple teeth require treatment. Some practitioners also use temporary veneers to estimate the final result and determine any adjustments. After the dentist applies the final veneers, patients must carefully follow care instructions to keep them in good condition and minimize post-procedure discomfort.

From the Desk of Dr. Monica Boniadi: What is Laser Dentistry?

A laser is a precise dental tool that produces a narrow, highly intense beam of light. When directed at tissue, the laser causes a reaction, making the tool useful for cutting, shaping, or removing tissue. Because the laser has a high degree of precision, it is concentrated and accurate. Lasers are often used to treat a small area without damaging the surrounding area.

Dentists have used lasers since the early 1990s, and use of lasers in general or family dentistry is becoming more common. However, laser dentistry is still relatively unusual, with only an estimated five to six percent of all dentists incorporating laser dentistry into their practices.

In the hands of a trained practitioner, laser treatment is believed to be as safe as traditional dental tools. A laser beam can cause serious damage if directed at the eyes, however, so dentists always provide patients with special protective glasses during laser treatments.

As owner of Aliso Laguna Family Dental Care in Laguna Hills, California, Dr. Monica Boniadi and her friendly, experienced staff provide families with a comprehensive range of dental services in a friendly, comfortable environment. Additional information is available at Aliso Laguna’s website, www.alisolagunadental.com.

From the Desk of Dr. Monica Boniadi: What is Laser Dentistry?

A laser is a precise dental tool that produces a narrow, highly intense beam of light. When directed at tissue, the laser causes a reaction, making the tool useful for cutting, shaping, or removing tissue. Because the laser has a high degree of precision, it is concentrated and accurate. Lasers are often used to treat a small area without damaging the surrounding area.

Dentists have used lasers since the early 1990s, and use of lasers in general or family dentistry is becoming more common. However, laser dentistry is still relatively unusual, with only an estimated five to six percent of all dentists incorporating laser dentistry into their practices.

In the hands of a trained practitioner, laser treatment is believed to be as safe as traditional dental tools. A laser beam can cause serious damage if directed at the eyes, however, so dentists always provide patients with special protective glasses during laser treatments.

As owner of Aliso Laguna Family Dental Care in Laguna Hills, California, Dr. Monica Boniadi and her friendly, experienced staff provide families with a comprehensive range of dental services in a friendly, comfortable environment. Additional information is available at Aliso Laguna’s website, www.alisolagunadental.com.