Why Invisalign?

Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you’ll find with Invisalign®. And no matter what stage you’re at in life, you’ll appreciate how our cutting-edge approach to treatment has minimal interference in how you live, but has a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself. For more information directly from Invisalign press here.

The Latest Dental Imaging Technology – Invisalign Itero Element

Michelle, Stay on the Farm!

Aligntech’s Itero Element Every Smile tells a story and every story creates an impression.  That’s why we’ve invested in the latest digital imaging technology.  In just a couple of minutes our iTero Element scanner can capture an incredibly accurate digital impression of your teeth. Once complete we can use this model to begin the journey to the smile you’ve always wanted and deserve. The 3d digital impression can be used with all invisalign related services. Including the Invisalign outcome simulator that will show you what your new smile might look like. Say goodby to the gooey mess associated with the traditional way of taking impressions, and say hello to a more comfortable procedure. iTero Element Scanner and Seasons of Smiles Dental working … Continue reading →

On Retainers and Other Dog Toys

Kami Does Vivera Retainers

Dogs love chewing on plastic retainers. I am convinced that all canines believe retainers should fit in their mouth since they fit so nicely in yours. However, this is just one of many ways you can lose your precious teeth-stabilizers. Maybe the dog got it, or after wrapping it up in a napkin at lunch time you never found it again. I have never lost mine literally, but if you saw my retainer, you’d say it was a lost cause. It has been 5 years since I got my braces off and I haven’t had a new retainer since. So, I hit up the dentist for a possible upgrade. When I approached my dad, Dr. Medina, about my retainer, all … Continue reading →

Want to save $1,000 on Invisalign?

Invisalign August Promotion

Transform Your Smile With Invisalign Invisalign® Special Event August 1 – August 31, 2016 Norman Medina DDS will be providing FREE consultations to answer your questions about Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten teeth. If you have wondered if Invisalign treatment is right for you, make an appointment for this special event. • $1000 Off Treatment • Financing options available • QDP Members Save an additional 10% • Hurry! Offer ends August 31. Call (207) 236-4740 today to schedule your appointment. www.invisalign.biz $1,000 OFF Invisalign! ** Invisalign® Special Event and associated promotions are hosted and sponsored by Norman Medina DDS / Seasons of Smiles Dental and not by Align Technology, Inc. … Continue reading →

The iTero Scanner

Seasons of Smiles Dental has a new iTero Scanner.

The iTero impressions scanner is an innovative technology that allows Dr. Medina to create a virtual computer generated replica of the mouth tissues. It captures clear and accurate impressions data in a matter of minutes and there is normally no need for any traditional impressions materials, which can be inconvenient, time consuming and quite messy. For doctors and patients alike, digital impressions are easier as well as more comfortable for the patient compared to traditional methods. The impressions data is then transferred to a computer that is used to create restorations without the need for old-fashioned stone models. How It Works Using the iTero scanner, the dentist captures an image of the teeth in preparation and can create a powder … Continue reading →

A Dental Day on Vinalhaven Maine

Check out Amber Shane's beautiful Invisalign smile on Vinalhaven Maine.

It was April 1, 2016 and mother nature was not to be denied. I felt the waves rocking me back and forth as we sojourned across the foggy, rough, terrain over to the island. Once we arrived on the island we started getting settled in at the dental clinic. However, we were soon informed that there was only going to be one ferry leaving the island that day due to the gloomy weather and that the one and only ferry was leaving in 5 minutes. If we missed that boat then we would be spending the night on the island. No way Jose! I thought to myself as we grabbed our gear and started running to the ferry landing. Run Michelle! Brooke … Continue reading →

Do it yourself (#DIY) Dentistry

Amos Dudley makes his own Invisalign Aligners

Is There Really Such a Thing as Do It Yourself (#DIY) Dentistry? Recently, my son sent me this link showing me how a student made his own Invisalign like aligners–start to finish. I am really impressed with the young man, and how he was able to create the aligners to straiten his own teeth. From what I understand, he had worn braces when he was younger, however, he did not wear his retainers. His smile was in need of a slight adjustment. Is it possible that someday we may have our own 3D printers at home? And that all the software we need will be at our fingertips to control the 3D printer?  The only thing you can say about technology is that it … Continue reading →

Invisalign Treatment Provides Many Benefits

Krista is getting married. Even though she had worn braces, she smile needed Invisalign for a slight touchup.

INVISALIGN ISN’T THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR EVERYONE, BUT if you’re a good candidate, there are LOTS of reasons for choosing Invisalign—and they’re not all simply about going metal-free! Clear, removable Invisalign trays are a less invasive orthodontic treatment method. With Invisalign technology, your teeth can be straightened without causing inconveniences to your daily life. Benefits You Probably Didn’t Expect The most obvious difference between Invisalign treatment and braces is their appearance, but there’s more to it than that. For example… Less office visits. We’ll see you only once every 4 to 6 weeks. Invisalign trays can sometimes double as whitening trays or protective mouth gear for sports. The removable trays allow you to brush and floss normally, which results in … Continue reading →

Number Of Adults Seeking Orthodontic Treatments.

Braces and Orthodontics

The Wall Street Journal (10/5, Reddy, Subscription Publication) reports that an increasing number of adults are seeking orthodontic treatments, and dentists are offering more discrete options. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, more than 1.2 million adults received orthodontic treatment in 2012, up 36 percent from 1996. Orthodontic procedures for children and teens rose 32 percent in that period to 4.65 million. It’s great to see a rise in statistics for orthodontic treatment, and here at the office a good 60 percent of our staff have chosen to seek orthodontic treatments in their adult years. 🙂 How about you? Join us in having a healthier smile! If you or a loved one is interested in obtaining more information about … Continue reading →

How do Invisalign Aligners Work

How do Invisalign aligners work?

Invisalign uses a series of custom made aligners to straighten your teeth. It’s easy! Every two weeks you’ll pop in a new set of aligners that will gradually transform your smile. Throughout your treatment the aligners will gently move your teeth into place without any wires or brackets, plus, because Invisalign is clear and removable, You can begin to see results in a matter of months.   If you are interested in setting up an appointment to see if Invisalign will work for you or your loved one, give us a call at (207) 236-4740. … Continue reading →

Invisalign Orthodontic Records and ClinCheck

What can Clincheck do for you?

The first step to your Invisalign journey is to take records. We usually schedule an hour. In this visit, we will do a complete clinical exam with Digital x-rays. The exam and x rays are needed to ensure that we will be working with a healthy foundation which in turn provides a healthy end result.  We will also take your first set of Invisalign Photos. Getting ready for ClinCheck.   During this visit we will be taking impressions for your digital models. Your new Invisalign smile is created with the latest state of the art computers.  Once Invisalign receives your digital models, the process begins of creating your clincheck video. What ClinCheck does for you.     Check back in 9 … Continue reading →

Take Home Instructions for Invisalign

Take Home Instructions for Invisalign - Seasons of Smiles Dental - Rockland Maine

Congratulations on getting your Invisalign aligners! They should only be removed while eating, drinking (anything other than cool water), and while brushing and flossing.  Before inserting your aligners wash your hands thoroughly and check that you are inserting the proper aligner by checking the printed code- U is for the upper aligner and L is for the lower aligner. You will leave wearing aligner #1 and we may give you aligners to take home with instructions to change on a certain date.  To insert push aligner gently over front teeth first then use firm pressure to insert over the back teeth.  TIP- DO NOT bite your aligners in place! Use the “Invisalign “chewies”” provided to fully seat the aligners. Be sure and … Continue reading →

What do Invisalign buttons look like?

Today is the delivery date for the aligners.  The buttons will be placed on the teeth so the aligners can start working to move teeth.

What are Invisalign buttons? One definition that we found online, that we liked: So what are invisalign buttons or attachments and where are they placed?The Invisalign attachments are actually an anchor that is positioned strategically depending on your treatment plan and what they’re for is to give a bigger area to be able to grasp on to so that the aligners can move the teeth.Sometimes to turn them, sometimes to move them down or up but essentially that is what the buttons are for… Taken from Questions answered regarding Invisalign buttons.. Some other questions, that we have heard, What do Invisalign buttons and aligners look like? Sometimes words can only go so far, pictures are worth a thousand words. Do … Continue reading →