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Now’s the time to realize your Best Smile

November 4th, 2020

With all that is going on in the world we are hearing it from patients more and more, “Now is the best time to get braces”! Why? Well for some patients, they feel working and going to school from home is allowing them a greater opportunity to become adjusted. Indeed, we all have a little more flexibility without the rigors of running to and from class, busy meeting schedules and all the extracurricular activities bustling for attention in our daily lives. This affords us the extra time it takes to better care for our braces, brush and floss properly between meals and even have appointments with our favorite orthodontist, Dr. Razdolsky!

“Can you believe we have had a few new patients come in saying it’s the perfect time because of the mask?!?,” said Dr. Razdolsky. “We have patients come in all the time saying the stigma of braces is hard for them. So, wearing a mask has given some that little boost they need to overcome their apprehension and nervousness about what others will think when they see them wearing braces for the first time,” he added.

At Forever Smiles we think working to achieve your Forever Smile is a beautiful thing and if a mask is the catalyst that gets someone started on that path, we’re all in!

Dr. Razdolsky said he’s even had some new patients who have become more aware of little imperfections in their smile since they’ve been quarantined. Online meetings and classes have certainly put most of us, and our smiles, front and center with everyone we talk to everyday. So for many, the lure of making their smile something they’ve always wanted or dreamed of starts now. That’s why Dr. Razdolsky and the Forever Smiles team always say it’s never too early, or too late to set off on the path to your best smile. By getting started with evaluation today, Dr. Razdolsky can help you strategize and develop a customized plan for treatment that’s just right for you.

“Whether you experience discomfort such as tooth pain, headaches, earaches, or pain in the jawline, which can be signs or symptoms of malalignment, or you just want that beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of, now may just be the best time for you to get braces,” said Dr. Razdolsky.

Regardless of your motivation, you always want to be healthy and putting your best smile forward. One evaluation from Dr. Razdolsky can help determine whether braces are right in your unique situation. Remember, getting braces now can make all the difference in putting your best smile forward. Let’s get started!

Orthodontics & Systemic Health

March 16th, 2017

In recent studies, medical researchers have drawn a positive correlation between oral systemic health and overall health. But is there any correlation between orthodontic treatment and overall heath?

Curious… we decided to do a little research ourselves so we could share with you our findings. So in honor of World Oral Health Day, March 20 here’s what we’ve learned regarding the relationship between orthodontic treatment and overall health.

In one study, The Impact of Malocclusion/Orthodontic Treatment Need on the Quality of Life - A Systematic Review, researchers analyzed existing evidence between orthodontic treatment and health-related quality of life. While they did conclude there is only a “modest association,” they did suggest that future studies should employ standardized assessment methods so outcomes will be more consistent for further analysis.

In the meantime, there is evidence linking Phase I orthodontic treatment with a palatal expander or Herbst Class II corrector to an improved airway development in children. Additionally, there have been significant findings which indicate some patients which undergo treatment for conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea and joint disorders receive tremendous benefit to their health-related quality of life. However, many of these orthodontic cases are associated with skeletal problems that may not be treated with braces alone.

So, what does all this mean? While crooked or misalignment of teeth alone are not a disease or life-threatening condition, the physical, social and psychological consequences of it and its influence on your quality of life can have an impact on your overall health. A beautiful Forever Smile does make you more confident, which means you smile more and can lead to more positive daily interactions. While additional studies with an emphasis on the impact of orthodontic treatment will help us understand more about the positive impact braces can make on your long-term health, evidence does suggest patients do perceive a positive self-image, a sense of well-being and some overall health benefit.

Dr. Yan Razdolsky Expands Expertise on 3D Cone Beam Technology at National Conference

July 21st, 2016

In order to better serve his patients, Dr. Yan Razdolsky is committed to continued education, seminars and conferences at the forefront of technology and techniques in orthodontia.

In this endeavor, Dr. and Mrs. Razdolsky recently attended a Visualization Systems and 3D Cone Beam Technologies conference in San Francisco. This conference afforded the Razdolsky’s the opportunity to learn, engage and participate in hands-on training with the latest in Cone Beam 3D Technology and medical imaging software.

At the forefront in simulation of data for analysis are visualization systems such as 3D Cone Beam, which are being adopted by many of the world’s leading medical institutions and dental service providers to study cranio-maxillofacial anatomy. Research studies on the use of 3D Cone Beam are also featured in numerous industry journals and praised by the medical community for their innovative approach to patient diagnosis and treatment. Through these systems and companion software applications, doctors can develop and implement comprehensive treatment plans for patients using digitally aided diagnostics.

“Visualization systems offer a diagnostic and treatment solution for orthodontists by rendering a patient’s CBCT scans into 2D and 3D models with more detail and precision for diagnosis of orthodontic issues,” said Dr. Razdolsky. “Doctors can analyze, generate measurements and develop treatments quickly and more accurately.”

Through impression-free, 3D Cephalometric X-rays and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), orthodontists capture a complete scanned image of the side of the face including the nasal and sinus passages. This type of imaging is more comfortable for the patient as it means that no plates or film are inserted inside the mouth. It can also reveal hidden anatomy and anatomic variations that cannot be seen on traditional 2D images. Failure to recognize these key anatomic features can lead to less than optimal diagnosis and overall results from treatment.

As an added benefit of visualization systems, orthodontists can isolate areas, simulate movements and even determine the minimum area and total volume of a patient's airway making this is a fantastic tool in treating sleep apnea and other maxillofacial respiratory issues.

“Visualization systems are also very helpful in patient consultation because doctors can develop custom annotations, capture videos and create digital models from patient scans for a clearer explanation of treatments,” said Dr. Razdolsky. “I really enjoy this type of technology as it is very cutting edge in orthodontics, helps me to better connect with the patient and it is also really cool.”

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