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04-07-2013

Does Invisalign Work?

People often ask Bay Area Invisalign Dentist Josh Bernstein, “Does Invisalign work?”  This patient, who gave us permission to use his photos, came to us with jaw pain from TMD/TMJ and very crooked teeth. As a grad student, he wanted to solve both problems. Using Invisalign, with our special way…

05-15-2012

Quality Dental Services and Quality Ink Jet Cartridges

Hewlett Packard had an ad in the paper that caught my eye today.  Back when I was entering college in 1975, HP had a reputation for making the finest quality products available.  Their calculators were state of the art.  They used “reverse Polish notation,” which was the precursor for they way we all…

07-05-2011

TMJ Treatment for Bay Area Residents

Do you suffer from headaches?  Do your jaw muscles feel overworked?  Do you have a clicking sound in your TMJ (the joint just in front of  your ear)?  Does your bite feel strained?  Are your teeth wearing out? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you…

06-19-2011

Straight White Teeth With Invisalign in the Bay Area

Everyone wants straight white teeth.  Invisalign orthodontics is a great way to straighten your teeth without braces.  Using thin clear plastic aligners, which are changed every two weeks to gradually move your teeth, Invisalign allows patients to get the straight teeth they’ve always wanted without braces.  Bay Area Invisalign dentist…

01-25-2010

Invisalign for Teens

Lately, several people have called, saying they heard that Invisalign does not work on teenagers.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Teenagers are some of our best Invisalign patients. Teenagers do not like metal braces for many reasons. 1. Braces are hard to clean. 2. Braces are embarrassing to…

01-18-2010

Straight Teeth for Teens and Adults Without Braces or Extractions

Everyone wants straight, white, beautiful teeth, but who really wants braces? Teens and adults, who are already self-conscious about their crooked teeth, usually don’t want to add to their embarrassment with a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. And who really wants to have perfectly healthy teeth removed to…

12-12-2009

Invisalign San Francisco Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley, Orinda, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Alameda, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito, Moraga, Kensington

Increasing numbers of patients prefer Invisalign to metal braces.  Invisalign has some real advantages: 1. The aligners are make it easier to clean your teeth than with braces because the aligners are removable. 2. The aligners are clear so they’re almost invisable which makes smiling in public a lot easier.…

11-25-2008

Clear Braces

Many adults shy away from getting braces to fix their poorly aligned teeth due to the embarrassment of walking around with a mouth full of metal. However, by avoiding correcting your teeth, you may be setting yourself up for future dental problems. At Dr. Bernstein’s office, we offer an alternative…

06-13-2008

Tonsils, airway, and orthodontics

This very sweet 12 year old girl came into my office for an Invisalign consult. She has already been through the first round of orthodontics with traditional braces. She only bites on her 1st molars. No other teeth touch. Her tongue is constantly resting between her upper and lower teeth…