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By Dr. K. Michael Murphy & Associates, LLC
February 19, 2015
Category: General
Tags: Invisalign  

Invisible BracesFind out if getting clear braces in Baltimore could give you a more ideal smile.

From your choice in clothes, to your hairstyle, to the evenness of your grin, your appearance says a great deal about you. We often make assumptions about people based on their appearance. While this isn’t altogether fair, one study found that a straighter smile was perceived more positively than a crooked smile.

Roughly two-thirds of Americans say they are more likely to remember appealing features, like a nice smile, than unattractive ones. So what does your smile say about you? Are you looking to get a straighter set of pearly whites without metal mouth? Your Baltimore dentist has the answer.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the clear, discreet way to straighten your teeth without dealing with the metal brackets and wires that traditional braces require. Instead, you put on a set of clear aligners that go over the upper and lower teeth to shift teeth into the proper position.

How do I know if Invisalign is right for me?

Invisalign can treat everything from mild to more severe cases, depending on what your goals are and what you are looking to improve. Invisalign can fix crooked teeth, gaps and overcrowding, bad bites (also referred to as malocclusions) and protruding teeth.

What should I expect when I get Invisalign?

During your consultation, your Baltimore dentist will sit down with you to map out a treatment plan based on your specific goals. From the impressions we take, a lab will fabricate your personalized Invisalign aligners. The number of aligners you wear will depend on the length of your treatment and which issues you are looking to correct.

Once your aligners are ready, we will fit you with the first of your series. You will wear them for about two weeks and then swap them out for the next set in your treatment.

How long will I wear my Invisalign aligners?

This will depend on many factors, including the severity of your case and which teeth need to be shifted. The more hours you wear your aligners each day, the faster your treatment will be. We recommend that you wear them for 20 to 22 hours each day, and only removing them to brush your teeth and eat.

Is Invisalign right for you? The best way to find out is to schedule an orthodontic consultation with your Baltimore dentist at K. Michael Murphy and Associates. Call us to find out more!

By Cosmetic, Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry
November 22, 2013
Category: General
Tags: Dentistry   Baltimore  
Cosmetic Dentist Baltimore MDPaul Revere—one of the most prominent figures in American history. His famous midnight run alongside two other men, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott, is celebrated in history books. Besides warning John Hancock, Samuel Adams and other patriots of the impending approach of the British, Revere dabbled in dentistry. Who knew?
 
Revere was an amateur dentist and a professional silversmith. Combining those trades together, Revere was able to construct wire dentures, which were made of walrus ivory or animal teeth, and place them in his patients’ mouths. The wire allowed patients to maintain the mechanics of theirs jaws and teeth.
 
Over 200 years later, we are still making breakthroughs with dental techniques and technology. At our office, two revolutionary dental procedures are one-visit smiles (single-day implants) and one-visit crowns. A one-visit smile is a procedure to restore smiles with dental implants—in one office visit. Instead of waiting for months, Dr. Murphy fits and places implants by using advanced implant technology. A one-day smile isn’t for everyone, so it’s important to contact your cosmetic dentist in Baltimore.
 
Revere is revered for his midnight ride, but we also want to remember his passion for dentistry. Did you know Revere worked on people’s teeth? What fun dental facts can you share with us? Your Baltimore dentist looks forward to your comments!
December 31, 2010
Category: General
Tags: Welcome  

We are excited to announce the launch of our new blog. We believe that dental health care is vital to your overall wellbeing and hope you find our blog to be both informative and beneficial to your oral health.

Our blog will keep you up to date with the latest information from the dental field including advancements in treatment, new procedures and practical dental health advice from Drs. K Michael Murphy, Alexandra Welzel, Dawn Merguerian & Associates.

We hope you find our blog to be a great resource for keeping up to date with proper tooth care and dental needs.

We welcome feedback and encourage you to comment on our posts.
-- Drs. K Michael Murphy, Alexandra Welzel, Dawn Merguerian & Associates