Services

Cerec

CEREC uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology to take impressions quickly and generate a precisely fitted filling so you can leave Echo Ridge Dental sooner.

 

Invisalign

Simple fix or complex shifts, Invisalign clear aligners can straighten is out - up to 2x faster!

What Are Invisalign Chewies & How to Use Them

Invisalign Chewies

Invisalign chewies are a useful device that you chew on to close any air bubbles between your Invisalign aligners and your teeth. They improve the fit of your aligners and ensure they feel comfortable and work properly. Invisalign chewies are necessary only if the aligners aren’t fitting correctly, usually when you first switch to a new set. Most of the time, your aligners should fit perfectly, due to the superior fit of Invisalign SmartTrack™ material.

 

Chewies are made of a soft plastic; they’re about the size and shape of a pencil grip or a cotton roll. They’re specifically created and designed for clear aligner treatment, to improve fit and comfort.

 

When you first put on a new set of Invisalign aligners, they may not fit perfectly at first. Chewies help work the aligners into a better fit. Simply bite down on a Chewie and chew for 5-10 minutes a day, shifting it around to different parts of your mouth, especially anywhere you feel or see air bubbles, which means the aligners aren’t snug against your teeth. You can chew on them as often as you need to, but they are usually used when adjusting to a new set of aligners.

 

The best time to use Invisalign Chewies is at night, before bedtime, to keep your aligners snug in your mouth while you sleep. Wash them with warm soap and water and reuse until they lose their shape and elasticity. Your dentist can provide you with a replacement package, or you can easily order more Chewies online.

 

Zoom!

You deserve a bright, confident smile. Professional, in-office teeth whitening with Philips Zoom is safe, simple, and one of the fastest ways to improve the beauty of your smile. Plus, Philips Zoom is championed by dentists and patients as a pain-free, easy process.

 

Oral Cancer Screening

Our office is not only dedicated to your smile, we're also dedicated to your overall wellness. We take a holistic approach to your dental care, which includes an oral cancer screening as a part of your regular exam. Like many kinds of cancer, oral cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.

 

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night's sleep, you might have sleep apnea.

 

Conscience Sedation

We are pleased to offer our patients the option of comfortable, safe, and effective sedation dentistry.

 

Dentures

Our practice provides personalized denture services that meet the needs and comfort levels of our patients. All of our patients are unique and we create one-of-a-kind dentures that feel good and look natural.

 

Dental Implants

An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone.

 

Smoking Cessation

Quitting smoking greatly reduces the risk of developing smoking-related diseases. Tobacco/nicotine dependence is a condition that often requires repeated treatments, but we offer helpful treatments and resources for quitting. Smokers can and do quit smoking.