By John Isbrandt, D.D.S., P.C.
November 13, 2014
Category: Oral Health

Injuries to the mouth are painful and excruciating, especially in the area of sports. Damages to the mouth tend to be a significant problem in the sports world, especially contact sports such as boxing. Joliet Smile World Dental Center has many precautions and information for those who participate in contact sports and need dental support.

When teeth are damaged from boxing or a contact sport, come see us as quickly as possible. Waiting to treat the injury after the sporting event can make it much worse than what it could have been, as well as giving you a greater chance at a full recovery. So, what can boxers do to ensure dental injuries don’t happen?

Mouth Guards

Mouth guards should be worn when participating in any activity that has high-impact segments. Strikes or blows to the teeth are the most common injury. Wearing a mouth guard for all sports can help prevent injury. Many guards are available. Different types include:

  • Pre-made: Can be purchased at sporting goods stores.
  • Boil and bite: Can be purchased at sporting goods stores.
  • Custom-made: Specifically made for you by your orthodontist so the mouthguard can properly fit over your braces to protect your smile.

Also, be sure it stays firmly in place during the activity and does not limit your breathing.

Emergency Dental Treatment

Sometimes, dental accidents cannot be avoided. Like we stated before, seeing the dentist immediately is the best choice for you and your mouth. Our office offers emergency dental treatment for those who have chipped teeth, moved teeth, or teeth that have been entirely knocked out. Call our office as soon as you can and we will do whatever we can to care for you as quickly as possible. We also offer a 24-hour emergency call system for our patients, as well.

You don’t have to give up what you love (boxing) because of a scary dental emergency. Just remember to use a mouthguard and see us as soon as an dental injury occurs. You can contact our office by calling 815-741-4155.

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
Underbite
Open bite
Crossbite
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. 




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