Is Invisalign® the Right Choice for Me?

Invisalign® is a series of custom-made aligners that are created just for you. The aligners are made of comfortable, smooth, nearly invisible plastic. The aligners are worn over the teeth and gradually shift them into their proper places. A new set of aligners is given every two weeks to help the patient progress in their… Read more »

Help Your Kids Love Braces

As a parent, it’s difficult at times to get your children excited at the prospect of getting braces. While you know that they’ll be very grateful for straight teeth later on in life, getting your kids to love braces now isn’t easy. That’s why we decided to put this piece together – we wanted to… Read more »

Assess Your Smile

Ideally, orthodontic assessments should start early. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should be evaluated by an orthodontist by age seven. At this age, Dr. can detect any issues with jaw growth and development and emerging teeth. Most children begin orthodontic treatment between the ages of 9 and 14. During your child’s orthodontic… Read more »

What Orthodontic Treatment Can Fix

Braces and other orthodontic treatments are used to treat malocclusion, which means having crooked teeth or a “poor bite.” One’s bite is the way the upper and lower teeth come together. In a proper bite, the upper teeth sit slightly forward of the lower teeth. Few people have a perfect bite. Malocclusion is sometimes a… Read more »

How to Care for Your Braces

The secret to your oral health care is continuing to do your part. If you have orthodontic braces, it is imperative to do your part to keep them clean. Your orthodontist at Sabat Orthodontics wants to help make your smile as wonderful as it can be in as timely a manner as possible. The more… Read more »

Can teeth be straightened without braces? Yes, No, Maybe

Clear aligners are a tool to move teeth. There are different types of clear aligner systems, and there are many different types of crooked teeth. The aligner system must fit the needs of the patient. Aligners can treat one tooth or many teeth, the whole smile, facial structure, and mouth function. Patients seek help to… Read more »

“My gums around my braces are bleeding”….”Stop brushing your teeth!”

Now, that may sound like an unusual answer, so let me explain. Puffy, swollen, bleeding gums, and bad breath are often associated with braces during orthodontic treatment. The issue is bacteria (germs) that are invading the gum tissue (gingiva), and initiating an inflammatory response. That is the body’s attempt to mobilize infection fighting agents and… Read more »

“When Am I Getting My Braces Off?”

Yes, it’s the most frequently asked question by orthodontic patients. It’s a reasonable and logical question to ask. Yet, it’s the question that orthodontists dread to have to answer. Why is that? It’s a matter of perspective and complexity. Patients are asking for “The Day,” and the orthodontist is evaluating the patient’s progress in treatment… Read more »

Invisalign® for Teens & Adults

Are your teeth crooked or crowded? Do you wish you had a straighter, healthier, more beautiful smile? Ask Dr. how Invisalign® in Parma and Brecksville, , can benefit your smile. Invisalign uses clear aligners to gently and discreetly straighten your smile over time. This system is a great choice for teens and adults alike! Many… Read more »

How to Care for Your Teeth While Wearing Braces

If you have crooked or crowded teeth, Dr. may recommend braces in , . Getting braces requires dedication on your part. Caring for your teeth while wearing braces will take a little more time. However, the end results are well worth the effort. Avoid These Foods While Wearing Braces For those wearing braces, most foods… Read more »