Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas and New Years Holiday Hours

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The office of Glasscock Dental will be taking a few days off  to enjoy the upcoming holidays.  We will resume normal operations beginning January 5th, 2015.

We will be closed

December 24th, 25th & 26th

open December 29th and December 30th.

 Closing again

December 31st, January 1st & 2nd.

 

 

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History of Clear Braces

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History of Clear Braces

Invisible braces (or clear braces) were first invented in 1987.   This invention was the first of its kind and a revolutionary product to traditional metal braces.  As this was the first version, the original invisible braces were expensive, cumbersome and much less precise to the products we have today.

As with any new  great idea, competitors began to emerge to try and improve upon the original concept.   In 1997, two MBA students at Stanford University, Zia Chisti and Kelsey Wirth , with the help of high tech computer imaging,  perfected the procedure needed to make invisible braces effective.  This was the birth of Invisalign.  In late 2006, out of necessity and high cost of clear brace aligners, owner and founder Dr. Willis Pumphrey, a 25 year veteran of dentistry, opened up Clear Correct.  Clear Correct, unlike it competitors, manufactures their clear brace aligners here in the states.

Why we Choose Clear Correct

The office of Glasscock Dental offers the Clear Correct system.  After careful consideration and evaluation, we find Clear Correct and its competitor Invisalign to be very similar in their end result for our patients.  They are both very good teeth straightening systems.  Both products are made of a clear plastic that is comfortable to wear.  The aligners are computer generated with both programs for the patients dental plan.  Where we find differences and favor Clear Correct as our choice to offer our patients  is in cost.  Overall, the Clear Correct system tends to be a more affordable option for our patients.  Also, the Clear Correct aligners are made here in the USA.

 

Why Adults Should Consider Clear Braces

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Adults and Braces

It’s a big step deciding the get braces as an adult. Researching the products available to get your desired result at the best cost is essential to the process.  I know what your thinking, “Braces are for Teenagers” and you don’t want to be walking around with a mouth full of metal at your age.   I’m here to tell you, if you are a candidate, it can be done another way.  Getting clear braces could be the right choice for you.

Why Consider Braces?

There are many reasons to consider braces (even as an adult).  The most important thing is healthy teeth and proper jaw alignment.  How does your teeth being strait contribute to this?

1. When teeth are crooked or crowded, it makes them harder to clean.  Without proper cleaning of neglected, hard reached area’s, tooth decay can result.  This could lead to gum disease and eventual tooth loss.

2. Misaligned teeth can contribute to abnormal wear of teeth surfaces.  This can cause you to wear down your enamel, chip or break a tooth.  This problem can also lead to misalignment of the jaw joints.  That misalignment can lead to chronic headaches, neck pain or face pain.

3. Crooked teeth can cause injury more easily to your mouth, tongue and lips.

4.  An attractive smile is more engaging .  You will feel more confident and smile more.  47% of people notice a person’s smile first when they first meet someone.

Clear Correct

The office of Glasscock  Dental offers the Clear Correct system.  We feel this system is the most cost effective, comfortable and provides are patients with that beautiful, straight smile they are looking for.  Please contact our office to find out more about our free consultation to see if you are a candidate for Clear Correct clear braces.

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Ideas

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Are you looking for the right gift?  

Well, you found it!  

Give the gift of confidence and a beautiful smile with Opalscence.

Opalscence is the perfect gift for someone looking to have an amazing white smile.  This product offers a better solution to over the counter products that tend not to work as well. Opalescence provides professional whitening results for people who want to take their whitening treatments on the go.  You can’t buy this item in stores as it can only be purchased by a licensed dental professional.  The office of Glasscock Dental is proud to now be able to offer this product to our patience.

Opalescence provides a ready-to-go whitening gel that come with prefilled disposable trays.  So it’s ready to use right out of the package. No need to wait for custom trays, you can begin whitening your smile as soon as you leave our office.

If you have any questions, please give our office a call.  We are always here to assist you and answer your questions.

Address:
8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610
Charlotte, NC 28262
Telephone:

704-510-1150

 Email:smile@glasscockdental.com
Business Hours
Monday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. – Every Other Week
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed