orthodontist

Welcome to Our Blog

April 26th, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about orthodontics and the latest news about our practice.
Feel free to leave a comment or question for our doctor and staff – we hope this will be a valuable resource for our patients, their families, and friends!

Will Invisalign work when teeth need to be extracted?

September 17th, 2015

"Nirenblatt Invisalign Bicuspid Extractions"

Are patients that need teeth extracted due to crowding "candidates" for Invisalign? Will Invisalign work? The answers are yes in my office! Take a peek at this adult who I finished treating recently. Her teeth are completely straight and her extraction spaces are completely closed and roots are uprighted properly. Is her bite completely perfect? No, but it would be the same situation if she had traditional braces. To fix her bite would require jaw surgery which this patient declined. We improved her self confidence with a new pretty smile and certainly made it easier for her to clean her teeth improving dental health.

Adult Orthodontic Patient With 2 Upper Teeth Extracted

June 20th, 2015

Nirenblatt Braces Class2 Adult Upper Extractions

As a specialist in orthodontics, we treat patients of all ages; not just teens and children. In fact, about 50% of our practice are adults who seek us out to improve their smile. We enjoy treating adults because many of them have waited years to have treatment. Some of our patients tell us that their parents could not afford braces when they were teens. They are now ready to take care of themselves and their appearance. We also have parents that begin treatment after we have treated their own kids. They tell us, "Now it is mommy's turn." For these reasons and more, treating adults is especially gratifying.

This patient required removal of two upper bicuspid teeth in order to align her teeth and improve her overbite. Her smile looks fuller after her treatment and there has been no flattening  of her profile. Adult treatment requires more skills than treating just teens and children due to cessation of bone growth.

We have been treating adults in addition to teens and children for more than 20 years. Let us know if we can help you!

Invisalign and Propel in 9 Months

December 4th, 2014

drnirenblatt propel invisalign

Here is a patient that I just completed with Invisalign. Recently, I started offering patients the technology of Propel in addition to Invisalign. Using the Propel device, I make micro-perforations in the bone around the most crowded teeth. This will create increased bone cell activity to allow faster tooth movement. This is not a drug but a stimulation of the bone around your teeth. This offers not only a faster treatment time but also will allow very rotated or crowded teeth to move a lot easier.

Welcome to Our Blog!

June 21st, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about orthodontics and the dental industry, and the latest news about our practice.

Feel free to leave a comment or question for our doctor and staff – we hope this will be a valuable resource for our patients, their families, and friends!

Cane Bay
North Charleston
West Ashley