By John Isbrandt, D.D.S., P.C.
October 07, 2014
Category: Dental Procedure
Tags: Invisalign  
invisalign Have you always desired a new smile but were not sure what is right for you? Then maybe a smile assessment should be in your future! Most patients think a new smile requires traditional braces. These braces include metal brackets and wires that can be very uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Dr. John Isbrandt has a perfect solution. Dr. Isbrandt's office offers Invisalign treatment for St. Charles patients and wants to help you achieve the smile of your dreams with as little nuisance as possible!
Invisalign can be beneficial in fixing:
Overbite or deep bite
Open bite
Overjet issues
Spacing issues
Crowding issues
Making teeth generally straighter
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a comfortable and convenient alternative to traditional braces. The system of Invisalign includes a series of custom-fabricated, clear plastic aligners that you wear as much as possible. Each aligner is designed to push your teeth into a straighter position with a slow, easy process. Patients can expect to visit the dentist every six weeks or so to ensure the treatment is working properly. Treatment normally lasts anywhere from 9-15 months.
The Benefits of Invisalign
There are many plusses if you choose Invisalign over traditional braces. We are sure you will like each and every one of these pros to Invisalign. Specifics to Invisalign include:
Enhanced oral hygiene – Since Invisalign is removable, you can clean your teeth effortlessly and perfectly.
A subtle look – Invisalign makes it seem as though nothing is on your teeth. Since they are virtually invisible, they are great for pictures and everyday work activities.
No dietary restrictions – With metal braces, it can be difficult to eat certain foods like popcorn and certain candies. With Invisalign, you simply take them out to eat the foods you enjoy.
Luxury – Invisalign is made of a thin, flexible material which will not aggravate soft tissues of the mouth.
Does Invisalign sound perfect for your lifestyle? Contact our St. Charles office today for a smile assessment and ask about our Invisalign treatment.
By John Isbrandt, D.D.S., P.C.
September 02, 2014
Category: Dental Procedure
cosmetic dentistry It might seem confusing when dentists throw around words such as “restorative dentistry,” “cosmetic dentistry,” “general dentistry” and “family dentistry.” You might be thinking—what kind of dentist do I have, and does it matter?
The type of dentist you choose should be dependent on what kind of dental treatment you need.
Most dental practices focus on general and family dentistry. What’s the difference?
General Dentistry: Maintaining a Healthy Smile 
The core objective of general dentistry is to provide preventative care that will help keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay. General dentistry procedures include:
  • Exam
  • Professional cleaning (polishing and flossing)
  • Dental education
  • Dental sealants
  • Tooth scaling
Family Dentistry: Treating Teeth Big and Small
Family dentistry is very similar to general dentistry; however, family dentistry incorporates treatments and procedures for the entire family, which includes patients that still have their primary teeth.
It’s our job to make sure each family leaves this office with a better understanding of oral hygiene and how it affects oral health down the road.

Do you need to see us for a general or family dentistry service in St. Charles? Call our practice at (630) 584-8787. 

family dentistry Dentistry is home to many practices and concentrations. From pediatric dentistry to endodontics to oral surgery, dentists have many avenues they can pursue when caring for patients’ teeth.
Two specialties or descriptors that are closely related, yet have several key differences are the fields of general dentistry and family dentistry. When you see one, the other or both labeled on a St. Charles dentist’s office, knowing the difference can be the initial clue to determining if the dentist is the right one to care for your and your family’s teeth.
A general dentist typically performs dental services on adults. This dentist may offer procedures geared toward adults only and may not offer pediatric services, such as applying dental sealants.
Family dentists are those that care for patients of all ages. Family dentists do not typically restrict their practice by a particular age group. Dentists in this type of practice are as well-versed in educating young people about their dental health.
It is certainly possible to be a general and family dentist. In fact, that’s what Dr. Isbrandt’s St. Charles office is. He does not restrict his dental services by age, meaning he can care for an entire family’s dental needs, from the toddler to the grandparent.

What Are the Benefits of Seeing a Family and General Dentist in St. Charles?

By opening his practice to those of all ages, Dr. Isbrandt can help set young people on the road to a lifetime of healthy teeth. Family dentistry highly emphasizes prevention and keeping your teeth and gums as healthy as possible so cavities do not occur. Some benefits of seeing a family and general dentist versus just a general dentist include:
  • Children can continue seeing the same dentist for many years.
  • Family members can come to the dentist office on the same day and have their teeth cared for.
At Dr. Isbrandt’s St. Charles, IL dentist office, patients of all ages can count on the dental team to provide a caring, high-quality experience.
By John Isbrandt, D.D.S., P.C.
April 08, 2014
Category: Dental Procedure
Tags: Dentistry   Dental Implants  
dental implants If you want a confident smile that stands the test of time, you might want to consider dental implants. In the past 40 years, this procedure has been the biggest advancement in dentistry for replacing missing teeth due to tooth decay and dental trauma.
The benefit of dental implants help shine light on why this option is an increasingly viable restorative treatment for a healthy and happy smile.

Improve your oral health

Dental implants allow better access for cleaning. Also, this procedure keeps your own teeth intact, without the need for excessive filing. No need to fuss with the surrounding teeth.

Choose better comfort and convenience 

Implants stay comfortably in place. Say goodbye to overnight soaks and denture adhesive.

Improve your speech

Dentures might slip inside your mouth or possibly become ill fitted, making it difficult to speak; however, implants are a natural fit—minus the mumbles.

Sip and chew with ease

In St. Charles, dental implant procedure takes 2-3 appointments. After you completely heal, feel free to munch, snack and chew on a variety of soft and hard food because dental implants are permanently placed in the jawbone, which means you don’t need to worry about the implant or synthetic crown popping out or sliding around.

Trust the durability of your dental implants

It’s permanent. With proper oral hygiene and regular checkups, implants remain stable and can last for many years.
We can’t forget the biggest benefit of all—a confident and contagious smile! Make sure to talk to your dentist to see if dental implants in St. Charles are the right fit for you! Call our office at (630) 584-8787. 
By John Isbrandt, D.D.S., P.C.
December 16, 2013
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dentist   St. Charles  
St. Charles IL DentistYour oral health might take a back seat to the health of your body, but it shouldn’t. Bad oral health can wreck havoc in the mouth, and it can increase your chances of decay, gum disease and tooth loss. These three dental problems can cause problems for your overall health. Your St. Charles, IL dentist, Dr. John Isbrandt, talks the top three causes of tooth loss. Be aware and care for your teeth.
1. Bad Oral Health
Ignoring oral health practices, such as brushing and flossing, allows for plaque bacteria to buildup and break down tooth enamel. It doesn’t matter that enamel is one of the strongest tissues in the body—bacteria can “huff and puff” and destroy enamel. Without proper protection, bacteria continue to eat away at a tooth, spreading decay to the inside of the tooth and to the root. Extensive decay can result in tooth loss.
2. Physical Trauma
Whether it’s from a game of touch football or chomping on a kernel, trauma to the tooth can lead you down a painful road. Force to the tooth can loosen the root and knock it out, or the trauma might just lead to an infection in the tooth, which may call for an extraction. Don’t leave it be—contact your dentist as soon as possible.
3. Gum Disease
Bad oral health can lead to a more serous dental issue—periodontal disease. Some symptoms of gum disease include:
  • Inflamed, sore gums
  • Bleeding of the gums
  • Red gum tissue
Left untreated, gum disease can destroy tissue and jawbone, ultimately resulting in tooth loss. Gum disease has been associated with osteoporosis, respiratory diseases, diabetes and cancer, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.
For the sake of your overall health and outlook, it’s important to take action against tooth loss. Sometimes dental problems will get the best of you, but there are many restorative treatment options to help restore your smile and oral health. In St. Charles, dental implants, dentures and bridges are offered at Dr. Isbrandt’s dental practice. Talk to your family dentist in St. Charles, IL for more information. 

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St. Charles, IL Dentist
John Isbrandt, D.D.S., P.C.
2210 Dean Street Suite 0-2
St. Charles, IL 60175
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