Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Choice is Clear with Invisalign


“The Choice is Clear.” You may have heard this slogan many times in the past…but what does it mean in terms of orthodontic care?

Typically when we think orthodontics, we think traditional metal braces. And while technology has made many advances in traditional braces…there are more options for achieving the smile you have always dreamed of.

The Invisalign System straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. Not only is Invisalign effective, but the aligners are nearly invisible and can be worn without detection. This eliminates the anxiety or low self-confidence that usually come with traditional metal braces.

Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using custom-made aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Beverley J. Bunn has planned out for you.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed instantly and easily.  You can take them out without compromising your treatment. Because you can remove the aligners at your leisure, you don’t have to avoid any foods like patients with traditional braces do.  Invisalign makes it easy to eat whatever you want, whenever you want. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.

More adults are seeking orthodontic treatment, and it's not hard to figure out why. Appliances that are barely noticeable have been developed to give adults more discreet choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. With the Invisalign System, you’ll achieve a great smile with little disruption in your daily life.

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for you or your teen, please call our San Antonio Orthodontic Office to learn how you can benefit from Invisalign! Request a consultation today…initial consultations at the Bunn Orthodontic Group are always free!

Did you know…
Only an orthodontist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. Invisalign is not intended for children and is not appropriate for every adult. Only an orthodontist, like Dr. Bunn, can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you.

Monday, May 11, 2020

We’re Back!

Bunn Orthodontic Group
The Bunn Orthodontic Group is open to see all patients 
and is accepting new patients.

Our office has always followed the strictest sterilization and disinfection guidelines provided by OSHA and the CDC. We have always disinfected the rooms after each patient, sterilized all instruments, and wiped down common surfaces. But we did use our downtime to plan ahead for the safest possible environment we can provide for both our patients and staff.

During our time away from the office, our team has been taking a great deal of continuing education courses, staying in contact through weekly virtual meetings, and making plans to get back to work. Even though procedures and protocols may be different, the excellent care you have come to expect from our office will never change!

If you have any questions about our re-opening procedures and the steps we have taken to ensure our patients safety please do not hesitate to call San Antonio office at (210) 921-9191. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April is National Facial Protection Month

Bunn Orthodontic Group
Bunn Orthodontic Group wants to remind our athletes to play it safe by wearing a mouth guard during recreational and organized sports.  
A mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age when it comes to protecting your mouth. Mouth guards prevent injuries to the bone and tissues around the teeth. They also help prevent injuries to the lower jaw and temporomandibular joint in the jaw.

A properly fitted mouthguard may be especially important for people who wear braces. A blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic appliances. A mouthguard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, which will help you avoid injuries to your gums and cheeks.

Mouthguards can be custom made for you by Dr. Beverley J. Bunn. However, if you can’t afford a custom-made mouthguard, you should still wear a stock mouthguard or a boil-and-bite mouthguard purchased from any local drugstore.

The American Dental Association offers the following 4 tips to help prevent facial injury:
1. Wear a mouth guard when playing contact sports: Mouth guards are significantly less expensive than the cost to repair an injury, and Dr. Bunn can make customized mouth guards that hold teeth in place and allow for normal speech and breathing.

2. Wear a helmet. Helmets absorb the energy of an impact and help prevent damage to the head.

3. Wear protective eyewear. Eyes are extremely vulnerable to damage, especially when playing sports.

4. Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin. Hockey pucks, basketballs and racquetballs can cause severe facial damage at any age.     

If you're an athlete and a patient at Bunn Orthodontic Group, talk to Dr. Bunn about selecting a mouthguard that will provide the right protection for you.

Also, if you have a retainer or other removable appliance, do not wear it during any contact sports. For more information give us a call our San Antonio office at (210) 921-9191. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.