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Discover all the cosmetic solutions available to you in Frederick and Urbana, Maryland.
Are you looking for a smile makeover? Are you wondering what options you have to give you your dream smile? Our Frederick and Urbana MD, General, cosmetic and restorative dentists Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer and Dr. Amadeus Lopez, oral surgeon Dr. Brian Chang, endodontist Dr. Pratik Patel, and orthodontist Dr. Steven Tigani are here to tell you the many ways in which they can help you.
Dental Bonding and Cosmetic Contouring
If you only have small cosmetic cracks, chips, discolorations and gaps between your teeth you may think that you still have to get a dental restoration in order to improve your appearance but think again. You’ll be happy to know that these are two of the simplest methods for improving the shape, size and color of one or more teeth.
Bonding uses a tooth-colored resin that can easily be molded and contoured around imperfections to mask them, while cosmetic contouring requires our Frederick dentists to remove small bits of enamel to alter the length and shape of a tooth. Both are completely non-invasive and are the least expensive cosmetic dentistry option you can find.
Do yellow dental stains from years of smoking or coffee drinking have you hiding your smile? Do you hate flashing a smile because you know your smile is riddled with discolorations? Luckily, our in-office whitening system may be all you need to remove stubborn stains and to get your smile several shades whiter after just one session. You’ll walk out of our office in an hour with a completely revamped smile that you’ll immediately notice.
If you are dealing with more moderate-to-severe cosmetic flaws that bonding and contouring can’t tackle then this might just be a job for dental veneers. These tooth-colored shells are custom-designed to cover the entire front surface of your teeth so that you can get a smile that is drastically improved. Whether you want to cover gaps, severe discolorations or a poorly formed tooth, veneers can easily hide these cosmetic issues and more.
Invisalign, Tigani Aligners, and other clear orthodontic aligners
If you are a teen or adult who loathes the idea of wearing braces but could greatly benefit from a straight smile then it might be time you talked to us about whether these nearly invisible orthodontic systems can provide you with the results you need. Whether you are looking to close gaps between teeth or fix crowded or overlapping teeth, these clear orthodontic aligners may be all you need to finally get the smile results you want.
Are you interested in one or more of the cosmetic services we offer? Do you want to sit down and chat with our dental team about what we can do for you? Then call Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick and Urbana, MD today.
How orthodontic treatment from Frederick, Maryland can help your smile
Modern orthodontic treatment can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Today’s orthodontics offers many comfortable options to treat many different issues with tooth and jaw alignment. Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, Maryland and Urbana, Maryland has an entire team of dentists and specialists to ensure great treatment and a wonderful outcome.
General, cosmetic and restorative dentists Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer and Dr. Amadeus Lopez, oral surgeon Dr. Brian Chang, endodontist Dr. Pratik Patel, and orthodontist Dr. Steven Tigani combine their talents to make sure you are well taken care of.
So, how do you know if you will benefit from orthodontic treatment? The truth is there are many jaw and tooth alignment problems which can be effectively treated by modern orthodontics including:
- Overbite; your upper jaw protrudes in front of your lower jaw
- Underbite; your lower jaw protrudes in front of your upper jaw
- Crossbite; your jaws cross each other when you bite
- Open bite; your front teeth don’t close when you bite
- Mild to severely crowded or rotated teeth
- Teeth erupting in the wrong position or not erupting at all
- Gaps and spaces between teeth or overlapping teeth
If you have jaw alignment problems and don’t have corrective orthodontic treatment, it can lead to excessive wear on your teeth, grinding and clenching, TMJ pain, headaches, and increased risk of needing root canals and restorative treatment.
If you have tooth alignment problems and don’t have corrective orthodontic treatment, it can lead to increased plaque buildup, hygiene difficulties, dental decay, and wear-and-tear on your teeth, chewing difficulties, and increased risk of needing restorative treatment.
Let’s face it, straight teeth are much easier to clean. Flossing becomes a breeze because you don’t have tight, crowded teeth to fit the floss in between. Clean teeth means less risk of painful dental issues. Proper jaw alignment eases the stress on your jaw joints, face and head, preventing ligament, muscle and joint pain.
The dentists and specialists at Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, Maryland offer a full range of orthodontic treatments including conventional braces, ceramic braces, and clear aligners.
For more information about what orthodontic treatment can do for you, call your general dentists Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer and Dr. Amadeus Lopez, oral surgeon Dr. Brian Chang, endodontist Dr. Pratik Patel, and orthodontist Dr. Steven Tigani at Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, Maryland and Urbana, Maryland. Call today!
Dr Steven Tigani joined PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick Maryland in 2016. To prepare for the addition of Dr Tigani, the decision was made to invest in the most modern orthodontic equipment on the market, including a digital panoramic x-ray system and celphalometic x-ray system, life support equipment, sedationdentistry equipment, upgraded hand pieces, and digital x-rays, as well as expand our capabilities by offering both Invisalign and Tigani Clear Braces. The practice purchased the advanced equipment, to ensure we had the best equipment on the market and the best doctors to operate it, so we can provide the best and safest dental care in the State of Maryland. These new pieces of equipment and technology allow the doctors and their assistants to perform advanced dentistry, including surgery and orthodontic treatment with the most modern dental equipment and therefore give the patient the greatest prognosis of a good clinical outcome. With general dentist, orthodontists, oral surgeons and endodontists on staff, PearlFection has the ability to treat almost all dental conditions in-house without having to send difficult or emergency cases out.
Dr Tigani was promoted to lead orthodontist with a team of 6 orthodontic assistants and staff reporting to him at two different offices, one office in Urbana Maryland and the Second in Frederick Maryland. The expanded operation allows Dr Tigani to serve patients in his existing offices of Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland, making Dr Tigani one of the most geographically diversified orthodontists in the region. His low cost, high quality approach to orthodontics has made him and his practices extremely successful over his 30 plus year career. Dr Tigani was also the head of the Washington, DC American Dental Society, an extremely prestigious title.
We asked Dr EJ Stringer why the decision was made to expand Dr Tigani’ s operations inside PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick and Urbana. She said “The decision to bring on Dr Tigani was driven by our patients’ request to have more procedures done at the practice, especially orthodontics for both adults and children. In the past, we sent out most of our child orthodontic work, as well as adult orthodontic work, we also didn’t have a great alterative to Invisalign, which can be pricey. We sent this work out to orthodontists not affiliated with our practice and across town, and sometimes didn’t get the results we wanted. Our patients never really liked having to do that and they just felt more comfortable staying at our practice on Thomas Johnson Drive and in Urbana on Urbana Pike. Now instead of going out to have these procedures done, we’ll have them all performed in house. By bringing on Dr Tigani, we are able to have a specialist in the practice who is truly one of the best orthodontists in the state and region. Our practice and our patients are very lucky to have him. We asked the General Manager of PearlFection Dentistry, Stewart Stringer, why he thinks Dr Tigani is such a good fit for PearlFection in Frederick Maryland and Urbana, Stewart said “Dr Tigani is a rare breed. He greets each of his patients personally in the waiting room and shakes the kid’s hands and geniality makes people feel special. He is the most competent orthodontist I have ever met, and he’s a genuinely nice guy. The kind of guy you can sit down and talk to or have a beer with. That is what PearlFection is all about. We strive to be the number one dental practice in the region with the best doctors and best team around. With doctors like Dr Tigani, how can we not be?”
The doctors at PearlFection Dentistry can be reached at 301-663-5550 (Frederick office) or 301-831-8303 (Urbana Office) or visit the website at http://www.pearlfectiondentistry.com/ www.PearlFectionUrbana.com . You can request an appointment on line.
PearlFection Dentistry has been practicing in Frederick and Urbana since 1977, making the practice one of the oldest and most respected practices in the region. Patients consistently rank PearlFection Dental practice as one of the best dental practices in the region and 98% of patients say they would refer a friend. The practice also ranked as one of the top dental practices in the region by Angie’s list and Google, winning Angie’s List Super Service Award Yearly and being the number one reviewed dentist in the state of Maryland at the time of this press release. Dr Stringer says, “We practice advanced and affordable dentistry and try to treat each patient like family.”
The practice provides dental care in the following areas: General Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Tooth Whitening, Crowns, Bridges, Orthodontics, Clear Braces, including Invisalign, Fillings, Restorations, Dental Implants, Restoration, Invisalign Orthodontics, Root Canals (Endodontics), Dental Surgery, Bone Grafting, Pediatric Dentistry, Extractions, Checkups, Periodontics and preventative dental care, Dentures and Partial Dentures.
One of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family is maintaining good oral health. The American Dental Association recommends you see a dentist twice a year. Please call us to set up an appointment or check us out on our website at:
http://www.pearlfectiondentistry.com/ (Frederick Maryland)
www.pearlfectionurbana.com (Urbana, Maryland)
Dentist – Frederick, MD – (301) 663-5550
PearlFection Dentistry – Frederick Maryland
60 Thomas Johnson Dr. Suite 1
Frederick, MD 21702
Dentist – Urbana, MD – (301) 831-8303
PearlFection Dentistry – Urbana, Maryland
3280 Urbana Pike
Urbana, MD 21754
Author Resources: PearlFection Dentistry with Drs. EJ Stringer, Jared Lawson, Amadeus Lopez, Melanie Smith, Pratik Patel (endodontist), Brian Chang (oral surgeon), and Dr Stephen Tigani (Orthodonitist) leading Frederick family dentists and specialty practice, maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. They provide services such as Root Canals, Oral Surgery, Invisalign, Braces, general orthodontic treatment, emergency dental care, Botox treatment, tooth extractions, bonding, teeth whitening, cleanings, veneers, fillings and dentures in Frederick, Maryland among other services. http://www.pearlfectiondentistry.com/ http://pearlfectionurbana.com
It’s that time of year! Getting the kids ready to go back to school can be a handful sometimes. It does make scheduling future appointments for them a little tricky but at our office we offer a variety of hours so the kids can get their annual checkups and cleanings on time. We do our best getting emergency appointments seen as soon as possible. We have a tooth extraction specialist who can give consults about wisdom teeth, and dental implants. The younger you are having wisdom teeth removed, the less complications. For anyone starting sports or is already playing, it may be best to think about getting a customized mouth guard to protect those teeth. We also have free consults for everyone who is interested in braces or invisalign. Let’s start the New Year fresh!
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Orthodontic treatment involves moving and repositioning the teeth so that you have a better bite and a more attractive smile. According to the Wall Street Journal, the number of adult Americans seeking orthodontic treatment has increased 40 percent since the mid-1990s. You’re certainly not alone if you’ve been thinking about getting braces as an adult. Explore the different types of orthodontics available at Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, MD, that can work for your specific case.
Standard Metal Braces (Traditional)
If you ever saw one of your classmates in grade school wearing braces, it was probably standard metallic braces. These are made of silver metal brackets that are very visible when you smile. The brackets are used to hold metal wires that pull the teeth into their new position. Standard braces are usually recommended if an orthodontic issue is severe and the course of treatment may require two to three years.
If you want a clearer alternative to metal brackets, ceramic braces may work for you. They are just like metal braces and work the same way, except they’re made of plastic ceramic material. Ask your Frederick dentist if ceramics are available at your initial orthodontics consultation.
One other option for people who have more advanced orthodontic problems is lingual braces. Many adult patients prefer them because the brackets hide behind the teeth instead of being attached to the front. They move and straighten the teeth the same as regular braces.
Invisible Braces (Invisalign)
If you have a relatively minor orthodontic issue, like a small gap or crowding, your dentist may recommend invisible braces. Instead of metal brackets and wires, you will simply place a clear aligner tray over your teeth during the day. Adults often prefer invisible braces because they’re clear and can be taken off at will.
Deciding Which Method Is Best for You
Before you make a final decision about which orthodontic method to use, talk to your orthodontist and ask questions about each option. Call (301) 663-5550 today to set up an orthodontics consultation at Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, MD.
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