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Five Tips for Making Your Smile More Attractive After Orthodontic Treatment

A smile is a surefire way to let someone know that you’re happy to see them or to let them know that you like them. But if you need orthodontic treatment, then you may be reluctant to smile big. Dr. Raymond Kubisch, Dr. Andrew Ferris and the team at Kubisch & Ferris Orthodontics are experts at restoring healthy smiles. Here are some tips on how to make your smile more attractive in Goleta CA.

  1. Exercise Your Smile
    Mouth exercises done throughout the day will improve the shape of your mouth and tighten loose muscles. To start, stretch the corners of your mouth to the sides while keeping your lips held together. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Next, expand the lateral stretch and part your lips to expose the edges of your teeth. Hold this position for another 10 seconds. After that, expand more laterally and expose half of your teeth, holding for another 10 seconds. Repeat the steps and smile as wide as you can, showing all of your teeth. You can also use your index fingers to help you if you’re having trouble, but don’t stretch too much.
  2. Practice Smiling
    One way to feel confident about smiling is to check how your smile looks on you. If you practice smiling into a mirror, you can get a sense of what you should be doing when you smile to make it look its most attractive. When practicing your smile, keep in mind the eye muscles. Like Tyra Banks says, “Smile with your eyes.”
  3. Smile Frequently
    “It increases your face value!” says the line from a movie. Studies show that when you smile, others will smile along. By smiling more, you’ll get used to the feeling of showing your teeth, thus building self-confidence. Smiling confidently will help you connect with others around you, lighten the mood, and present your best face to the world.
  4. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
    It’s always best to reduce plaque and acid buildup in order to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Dr. Raymobd Kubisch and Dr. Andrew Ferris recommends that you brush at least twice a day using a toothbrush and toothpaste to keep your teeth looking as bright as they can. It’s also important to floss between meals to prevent food debris from becoming stuck between your teeth or in your gums.
  5. Get Treatment
    It’s always possible to make your smile more attractive through orthodontics. If you’re not keen on the idea of getting braces, then there are other more discreet options like ceramic braces, lingual braces, or clear aligners. Ceramic braces are typically clear or tooth-colored, reducing their visibility. Lingual braces are adhered to the back surfaces of the teeth, keeping them out of view. The Kubisch & Ferris Orthodontics team are experts using clear aligner systems like Invisalign.

Dr. Raymond Kubisch, Dr. Andrew Ferris and the Kubisch & Ferris Orthodontics team know how to turn a self-conscious grin into a broad, beaming smile. For more information about how they can help make your smile a little more attractive, call:805.964.4786

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Straighten Your Teeth in Montecito, CA

Are you tired of your unstructured, crooked teeth? Are you looking to straighten your teeth and boost your confidence in your smile? Look no further than Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics in Montecito, CA to help you make the necessary changes to straighten your teeth and obtain that winning, radiant smile with the use of braces. Common issues you may be experiencing are crowding of the teeth, overbite, spacing of the teeth, etc. All of these problems and more are highly common and usually easy to correct with braces. Fortunately, if you are suffering from one or more of these complications, Drs. Kubisch and Ferris and their dedicated and caring staff are more than qualified and willing to accommodate your every need; catering to your comfort levels in order to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty.

At Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics, we will be sure to correct and straighten your teeth in the most efficient and feasible way possible, no matter what issue you may be experiencing. Whether you are a child, teen or adult, we offer many different treatment options that will give you amazing results. Don’t wait any longer to correct and straighten your teeth in order to bring back that confidence and obtain a glowing smile. Start correcting your smile today! Contact Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics at (805) 687-7417 for more information.

Straighten Your Teeth in Goleta, CA

Have you been lacking confidence in your smile for a while now and are tired of the way you look with unstructured teeth? We at Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics in Goleta, CA are here to help you make the necessary changes to straighten your teeth and obtain that winning, radiant smile. You may be experiencing common issues such as crowding of the teeth, overbite, spacing of the teeth, etc. All of these problems and more are highly common and usually easy to correct with the right treatment. Fortunately, if you are suffering from one or more of these complications, Drs. Kubisch and Ferris, along with their dedicated staff, are more than qualified and willing to accommodate your every need; catering to your comfort levels in order to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty. At Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics, we will be sure to correct and straighten your teeth in the most efficient and feasible way possible, no matter what issue you may be experiencing. Whether you are a child that just needs a simple retainer for adjustment lining or a teen or adult that needs braces, we offer many different treatment options and packages that are both reliable and affordable. For instance, if you are in need of braces but are opposed to the distasteful look of metal braces, we offer the clear and removable option of Invisalign. Don’t wait any longer to correct and straighten your teeth in order to bring back that confidence and obtain a glowing smile. Please contact us at (805) 964-4786 to schedule your consultation today!

Questions for Your Orthodontist

Thinking Smiling Woman With Questions Mark Above Head Looking UpAre you thinking about orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth or correct jaw alignment? Make your first step be a consultation with Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics. During the orthodontic consultation, Drs. Kubisch and Ferris will address your questions, concerns, and talk about a treatment plan that will best suit your situation.

We want you to feel prepared and in charge of your orthodontic treatment decisions, so keep these questions in mind when you come in for your appointment:

• If I do need some adjustments to my teeth, what options will I have besides braces?
(This will help you determine what approaches we use to straighten your teeth.)

• What kind of preparation is needed to get braces? How many visits will it take?
(It’s important to know how many appointments may be needed and what you will need to do between appointments to be ready for braces.)

• Can I expect any pain when getting braces?
(Ask about the ways we address pain management.)

• What determines how long I have to wear braces?
(The length of treatment will vary from patient to patient. During your consultation we can evaluate your teeth and jaw alignment to determine the correct course and length of treatment.)

How will braces affect my lifestyle? Foods I can eat? Activities I can do?
(You may find that little needs to change in your daily routine to have a successful orthodontic outcome. We can discuss and address any changes so you can be prepared before you get your braces.)

• Who will be involved in the orthodontic work? Whom can I expect to see during my adjustment visits?

• What will my orthodontic work cost? What is the “average” cost and what could be the maximum?
(Make sure you are clear about what your insurance covers, who contacts the insurance company for pre-authorization, who files the insurance forms, and what flexibility there is to pay the remaining amount not covered.)

Your initial orthodontic consultation is just the first step towards that perfect smile that awaits you. Going in with the right questions will help you to understand the entire process and prepare you to do your part for your orthodontic experience. Be sure to bring a list of your questions! To schedule a consultation with Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics please call 805-687-7417 or visit our office near Buellton, CA.

Did you know your Teeth are the Hardest Substance in Human Body?

teeth-summerlandThe first thing we do every morning is brush them. The teeth are the hardest substances in the human body. And besides being essential for chewing, the teeth also play an important role in speech. Learn the different parts of the teeth and how they all come together to give you your unique smile the team at Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics near Summerland.

Enamel is the hardest, white outer part of the tooth. Enamel is mostly made of calcium phosphate, a rock-hard mineral.

Dentin is the layer underlying the enamel. Dentin is made of living cells, which secrete a hard mineral substance.

Pulp is the softer, living inner structure of teeth. Blood vessels and nerves run through the pulp of the teeth.

Cementum is a layer of connective tissue that binds the roots of the teeth firmly to the gums and jawbone.

Periodontal ligament is tissue that helps hold the teeth tightly against the jaw.

Incisors (8 total) are the middlemost four teeth on the upper and lower jaws.

Canines (4 total) are the pointed teeth just outside the incisors.

Premolars (8 total) are the teeth between the canines and molars.

Molars (8 total) are the flat teeth in the rear of the mouth, best at grinding food.

Wisdom teeth or third molars (4 total) erupt at around age 18, but are often surgically removed to prevent displacement of other teeth.

Often times these things don’t grow in exactly the way we’d like them to and that’s where Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics can step in. Contact our practice at our office near Summerland to schedule your initial orthodontic consultation.

Children and Adults Benefit from Fluoride in Santa Barbara

Pretty mother with her daughter brushing their teeth at home inChildren and adults benefit from fluoride use. Fluoride strengthens developing teeth in children and prevents tooth decay in both children and adults. Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics encourages their patients in Santa Barbara to check with their township to see if the local water source contains fluoride. If not, they will need to get fluoride from another source.

Most Toothpastes and mouth rinses contain fluoride. Fluoride levels in tap water may not be high enough without supplementation to prevent tooth decay. Contact your water utility in Santa Barbara to determine the level for your area. Talk with Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics about your fluoride needs. Ask if fluoride supplements or a higher strength, prescription fluoride product is necessary for you.

Also, Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics sees more people turning from tap water to more bottled water. In fact, a 2012 Journal of Pediatric Dentistry study found that more than 65 percent of parents who preferred bottled water for themselves and their children did not know what levels of fluoride it contained.

If you have concerns about fluoride, Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics in Santa Barbara is here to help. Give us a call.

Orthodontic Treatment in Santa Ynez

happy girl outdoorsOrthodontic treatments and dental treatments are quite different. Orthodontic treatments in Santa Ynez, such as those used by Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics are used to address issues such as malocclusion, tooth alignment, and jaw spacing, while dental treatments are aimed at maintaining overall tooth health. Because of the specific nature of orthodontic treatments, it can sometimes be tough for parents to know when their child should see an orthodontist. Below are some telltale signs for parents for keep an eye out for.

  • Asymmetry – If you notice that your child has an asymmetrical face or if their teeth don’t line up, you should probably consult an orthodontist

  • Problems with Speaking and Eating – A visit to an orthodontist should be scheduled if you notice your child is having trouble biting or chewing food, speaking, or is experiencing cheek-biting

  • Bad Bite – Malocclusion, or bad bite, can begin to develop as the adult teeth grow in and replace the primary teeth. You can usually see the signs of bad bite between middle childhood and the pre-teen years, and an orthodontist should be consulted in order to evaluate and diagnose bad bite.

  • Tooth Crowding – If your child’s adult teeth have started to grow in and are already showing signs of crowding, see an orthodontist and discuss braces.

  • Tooth Grinding – Many children grinding their teeth either at night or unconsciously, which can lead to tooth damage, TMJ, and headaches.

These are the most common signs that indicate your child should see an orthodontist, but the American Association of Orthodontics suggests parents should bring their children in for an examination either way before the age of seven. This is done because an orthodontist can detect problems that may be more subtle, and come up with an effective orthodontic treatment plan. If you suspect your child is suffering from any of these symptoms,schedule a visit with Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics at their office near Santa Ynez.

Clear Aligners in Santa Barbara, CA

Clear aligners have taken over the orthodontic world and are changing the way patients view orthodontic treatment. Patients of Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics, located in Santa Barbara, CA are having success with clear orthodontic devices called aligners. These aligners are growing in popularity, with traditional metal braces becoming a thing of the past.

Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics are elite providers of Invisalign which is the most popular choice of invisible aligners around Santa Barbara, CA. We also offer traditional braces at our office, which use brackets connected by wires to encourage teeth to move. Clear aligners are a series of tight-fitting custom-made retainers that slip over the teeth, with Invisalign being the largest producer.

Correcting crooked or misaligned teeth isn’t just about creating a picture-perfect smile. It can help protect the long-term health of your teeth. Everybody wants a great smile, but a lot of us need help getting there. For more information on clear aligners in Santa Barbara, CA, please contact Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics at (805) 687-7417.

Goal of Santa Barbara Orthodontist

orthodontic_treatment_santa_barbaraOur goal at Kubish and Ferris Orthodontics in Santa Barbara is a good bite—meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw. Dr. Kubish will develop an orthodontic treatment to correct your bite. A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. This can enhance your dental health and your overall health, and may improve self-esteem.

 

Orthodontic treatment is part of a comprehensive dental health care plan. With good care, including orthodontic treatment at Kubish and Ferris Orthodontics when necessary, teeth can last a lifetime.

At Kubish and Ferris Orthodontics, we treat children, teenagers and adults. Our younger patients who are still growing may yield results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have completed their growth.

A healthy bite is as important at age 60 as it is at age 16. Even though adults are no longer growing, they can also enjoy improvements that come from orthodontic treatment. Your age is not a requirement for orthodontic treatment. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age.

Orthodontic treatment is a smart investment in your dental, physical and emotional health. Call Kubish and Ferris Orthodontics in Santa Barbara for your consultation. Let us help get you smiling.

Mission Canyon, CA Orthodontist

Are you in search of an orthodontist around Mission Canyon, CA?

Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics is the perfect choice for anyone searching for an orthodontist around the Santa Barbara area. Both of our caring and experienced orthodontists, Dr. Kubisch and Dr. Ferris,  and their team are delighted to provide you the compassionate, personalized care you deserve at each visit. We know how important a straight, beautiful smile is, which is why we provide the following state-of-the-art appliances and revolutionary services:

Invisalign®– A teeth-straightening system that uses clear, plastic aligners that are virtually invisible. No one will notice you are straightening your teeth unless you tell them!
Orthognathic Surgery– Also known as corrective jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery corrects abnormalities of the facial bones which can cause difficulty chewing, talking or sleeping. This surgery will improve the overall appearance of your facial profile.

If you are in search of an orthodontist to simply straighten your teeth, or maybe you want to fix your bite to get a healthy smile, look no further than Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics. To schedule a consultation or for more information about our office, please contact us at (805) 687-7417.