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At Mitchell Dental Spa, we can solve the challenge you are having with overcrowding using several methods. The most common orthodontic option is wearing an expander. This can be done when straightening teeth with braces or Invisalign®. An expander pushes the arch outward so that...

For most patients living in the Chicago IL area, the procedure takes around twelve months. The exact timeframe will depend on your situation, and only our team can tell you how long they will need to be worn. Overall, the treatment time can be less...

Yes, you will need checkups, though they will be less frequent than traditional braces. Patients will need to see us for checkups to ensure that teeth are moving like they are supposed to. Fortunately, since the aligners are made at the beginning of the procedure, these...

Some patients need to wear attachments or ridges in order to ensure that their teeth move into place perfectly. An attachment is a clear bump that is made of an enamel colored composite and secured to the teeth. Bumps on your aligners will grip them in...

We recommend that patients remove their aligner and rinse it with warm water on a daily basis. You may also want to brush them with a soft toothbrush....

Because Invisalign retainers are not “off-the-shelf” items, there isn’t a set price and each patient will have a different treatment length. However, a good ballpark estimate is in the range of $2,995-4,995 total. This is comparable to, or even cheaper than, traditional metal braces, which...

You could have gum disease. Even in the early stages, this condition can make your gums sensitive and irritated. Otherwise, you could have eaten something acidic or abrasive that is making them temporarily sensitive but this should pass within a day or so....

If your gums have started to swell, there are two main causes for it. The first is that you have irritated your gums or accidentally scratched them by eating something that is particularly sharp or abrasive. The second, and most likely, is that you are...

Very often, this is because you have not flossed in a long time. If it has been awhile, your gums may be sensitive, irritated or even bleed when you begin your flossing routine. This is perfectly acceptable. Once you begin flossing daily, your gums should...

When you brush your teeth, the bristles will often go immediately over or next to your gums. Gum tissue is sensitive and if you are using a hard toothbrush or brushing too aggressively you can scratch and irritate them. Our suggestion is to switch to...

At Mitchell Dental Spa, we have several options for replacing missing teeth. If you have a tooth that has been knocked out in an accident or was removed due to decay, we can perform a procedure to replace it so you can regain the full...

Teeth can hurt for a variety of reasons, many of which can be treated without the need for a root canal. However, if you're experiencing any of the following it could indicate the need for a root canal, in which case you should call 312-642-1014...

The best solution for receding gums is usually just regular dental care. If you believe your gums are receding call (312) 642-1014 to schedule an appointment. However, there are a number of other factors that can contribute to your gums receding, such as lifestyle, gum...

Tooth extraction a method of last resort. When possible, we prefer to restore teeth with dental crowns or porcelain veneers rather than extracting the tooth. However, there are a few times when a tooth extraction can be necessary. For example, wisdom teeth frequently become impacted...

If you are considering getting dental implants you are already on the road to restoring your smile. Since dental implants are surgically placed and inserted into the jawbone, our patients often ask whether or not they will need a bone graft prior to the procedure....

Bleeding gums can be due to simple irritation or it can be a sign of a more concerning health problem like gum disease. If your gums are bleeding for more than seven days, it's time to have your teeth and gums examined by a professional....

The first thing you should do is call your dentist. Even a simple cleaning to remove plaque and tartar can make your teeth look much better! We're also here to talk about other options like teeth whitening, facial exercises, and the importance of moisturizing and...

After chipping a tooth, there are two questions that determine what you should do next: Are you in pain? And, are you bleeding? If the answer is "yes" to either of these questions, call (316) 642-1014 to schedule an emergency appointment. In the meantime, you...

Made from porcelain, dental veneers are thin, laminate coverings attached to the front of your teeth. Veneers allow a cosmetic dentist to change the size, shape and color a tooth. (In contrast to Invisalign, which can only move a tooth and not change the shape...

We can accomplish a variety of things using dental veneers. By placing veneers on top of the teeth, we can close gaps, make teeth even in length, cover dark stains and create a uniform looking smile. We also use dental veneers for restorations. When teeth...

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