By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2014
Dr. Voto (left) and Dr. Drake beside the digital X-ray machine.
Have you ever looked at your smile and perceived an imperfection, only to think, “It’s too late to do anything about that now. I’m past the age for braces”? Maybe you associate braces with adolescence and feel that having reached adulthood, you must now simply live with any cosmetic issues that bother you. Perhaps your issues are more pragmatic, as you endure headaches and other pain associated with a misaligned bite, but you still are self-conscious and anxious about the idea of getting braces.
According to Dr. Gene Drake and Dr. Jayson Voto of Drake & Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you can now put some of your misgivings to rest. They offer patients the option of Invisalign™, braces that are imperceptible to the naked eye. The doctors explain that the decision between traditional braces and Invisalign™ is made on an individual basis, depending on the needs of the patient, but they have found that many patients, especially adults, gravitate toward Invisalign™.
“I see many patients who had braces as a child and have since had some relapse resulting in crowded and rotated teeth,” says Dr. Voto. “Invisalign™ is a great treatment option for these patients – it is an easy solution to make their teeth straight again and enhance their smile.”
Invisalign™ uses a system that creates custom aligners, designed to gradually shift teeth into place. Every two weeks, the client changes sets, which are clear, smooth, “invisible” plastic, making these braces much more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than traditional braces. “Invisalign™ helps adult patients achieve straighter teeth without the metal of regular braces showing,” says Dr. Drake. They are currently offering a fantastic special on Invisalign™; contact Drake & Voto for more details.
Dr. Gene Drake has practiced dentistry in Owasso since 1979 and moved into his present location on 145th East Avenue in 2003. He was joined by Dr. Jayson Voto in 2006. Together, they strive to provide excellent service with a wide menu of options in general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry: crowns and bridges, porcelain inlays and onlays, implant restorations, TMJ treatment, laser dentistry, sedation dentistry, orthodontics, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, sleep apnea therapy, and same-day emergency care. They provide other cosmetic treatments as well, including Botox™ and Juvederm™ to complement that new youthful smile.
They use the latest technology in their procedures, like intraoral cameras, which help identify fractures, cavities and other oral issues; digital X-rays, which exude 90 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays; DIAGNOdent, which diagnoses both early and deeply formed cavities; and diode lasers, which are less invasive on soft tissues and help revitalize gum tissue.
To learn more about any of these procedures, contact Drake & Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, where they go the extra mile for your smile.
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