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Six Reasons to Consider Invisalign

June 1st, 2017

Welcome to The Smyl Co., where we are happy to be Elite Invisalign providers in the Phoenix area. Invisalign is a state-of-the-art method for straightening teeth that is virtually invisible. The Invisalign system uses a set of clear, plastic aligners that are customized to fit an individual’s teeth. Invisalign is a comfortable and convenient option for straightening teeth, with additional perks listed below:

Benefits of Invisalign:

  1. Eat whatever you want. Due to the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable, feel free to eat whatever you want. Traditional braces restrict you from eating things like nuts, corn on the cob, popcorn and other sticky and hard foods. With Invisalign, just make sure to remove your aligners and you’ll still be able to indulge in your favorite foods.
  2. Better oral health. Brush, floss and care for your teeth the way you normally would. With Invisalign, there are no brackets or wires to get in the way of flossing and brushing, making your teeth easy to clean and care for. This will result in optimal oral health in addition to your straightened teeth!
  3. Removable. As mentioned before, Invisalign aligners are easy to remove. If you need to eat, brush your teeth or just want a break from wearing them, simply remove them! It’s that easy. However, do make sure to wear your aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours a day!
  4. Less time at the orthodontic office. You’ll save time when you choose Invisalign vs. braces, since you have no wires or brackets that require tightening or adjusting. With Invisalign, your chair time at the orthodontist is minimal.
  5. They’re invisible! Lastly, one of the best features Invisalign has to offer is that it straightens teeth while being practically invisible! This is one of the major reasons adults choose Invisalign over braces. Continue living your life without worrying about braces getting in the way. Choose Invisalign today!

If you’re in the Downtown Phoenix and have questions about Invisalign or about any other services we offer, please feel free to contact us and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you. 602-362-2444

Tips to adjusting to life with Invisalign

May 5th, 2017

Recent survey results have demonstrated the fact that straight teeth can increase one’s self-esteem, confidence and happiness. If you’re one of the thousands in the Phoenix area who have selected the Invisalign treatment process to straighten your teeth, you are well on your way to a beautiful new smile.

Invisalign is a preferred orthodontic treatment method for Phoenix orthodontists like The Smyl Co for those who want to perfect their smile with the least amount of notice. The clear plastic aligners are hardly noticeable and allow the teeth to move without the hassles of bracket and wires.

Despite the many advantages of your Smyl Co Invisalign treatment, it may take some time to adjust to the aligners in your mouth. Here are some tips to help you through your Invisalign treatment to ensure a smooth and convenient experience.
Invest In A Travel Kit
Invisalign aligners only work if you wear them. Our Invisalign patients must commit to wearing their aligners 22 hours a day. However, plan to take the aligners anytime you eat or drink something throughout the day. Before you put them back in, be sure to brush your teeth to ensure the aligners are being placed over clean teeth. Never insert your trays after eating if you haven't brushed your teeth. Putting your trays in without cleaning your teeth puts you at risk for developing cavities and staining your aligners. A small travel toothbrush can be the mainstay of your dental travel kit. Add a travel-sized toothpaste, dental floss, an aligner case, and mini mouthwash, now you’re set to be on the go as you travel about Phoenix or beyond. Just place this travel kit in your purse or pocket every morning ensures you have it with you whenever you need it.
Use A Nail File
Although the chances of your Invisalign aligners cutting into your mouth and gums is far less common than with traditional braces, it can sometimes happen. Your Invisalign aligner trays can come out of the molds a little sharp and rub the inside of your cheeks. To solve this problem, you can round off the more pointed ends using a new emery board.
Clean & Refresh Aligners Often
Having anything in your mouth for 22 hours every day can leave a weird taste in your mouth and your breath. When you take your aligners out to eat, we recommend that your brush your aligners with a toothbrush and toothpaste and rinse them off with cold water. To thoroughly clean your Invisalign aligners, consider soaking them in a glass of water with a denture or retainer cleaning tablet.
Use Your Phone Timer
It’s so easy to forget to put your aligners back in after you eat or drink. Don’t let the hours slip away. Maintain your 22 hours of aligner wear each day by setting the timer on your phone or watch to remind you a half hour after every time you take them out. This may seem like too much, but the more hours you have your aligners in, the faster your treatment time will be and the closer you will be to a new, healthy, beautiful smile!
Invest In A Removal tool
Because you will need to remove and replace your Invisalign aligners several times every day, you may want to invest in an Aligner Removal Tool. This will not only keep your hands out of your mouth, it will protect your manicured nails from damage. DentalKit.com offers one for less than $4. And, on Amazon.com, you can purchase the Outie tool for about $20. These plastic tools hook onto your plastic aligners for fast, easy removal.

All of these tips should help you live a happy life during your Invisalign treatment with The Smyl Co. If you have any questions or want to offer your own Invisalign tip, contact the professionals at The Smyl Co at (602) 362-2444. Our staff and doctors are ready and waiting to help you and see if Invisalign is right for you. We look forward to creating that smile of your dreams!

Our Doctors are Board Certified – But What Does That Mean?

April 4th, 2017

At The Smyl Co. we take pride in helping our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles that last them a lifetime. We are committed to high-quality treatment, and we work hard to create customized treatment plans that are highly effective for each patient. We also take pride in the fact that all of our orthodontists are board certified – but we realize that for many of our patients, that term is a mystery. Rest assured, though: it's an important qualification, and it gives you the peace of mind of knowing that you're in good, capable hands.

What Is a Board Certified Orthodontist?
A board certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their judgment, skills and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. They have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists.

An orthodontist is a dentist who has not only completed a graduate program in dentistry to receive their DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery), but has also gone through a competitive residency at an orthodontic program for an additional 2-3 years to be trained specifically in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

If an orthodontist is board certified, they've completed not only traditional college and dental school, but an additional 2-year postdoctoral program devoted to the study of orthodontics. This means that in all, a board certified orthodontist has gone through 10 years of schooling to earn their certification! Board certification also means that the orthodontist has been evaluated by the board and earned their "stamp of approval."

But beyond the years of training, certifications, and exams, board certification denotes an orthodontist you can trust. A board certified orthodontist is dedicated to their craft and committed to the health and well-being of their patients, and you can trust that they'll bring their expertise to bear in helping patients achieve a beautiful smile. Board certification isn't just a stamp or a piece of paper: it's a crucial symbol of professional competence and dedication.

Contact Your Phoenix, AZ Board Certified Pediatric Orthodontists
We're very proud to have an expert team of orthodontists at our practice, all of whom are board certified. We've helped countless patients throughout the Phoenix, and Scottsdale areas achieve a beautiful smile. If you'd like to talk about your orthodontic health or schedule for an initial examination, please use our easy online form or reach out to us at our contact page.

Exciting Announcement: Our Downtown Phoenix Location!

November 29th, 2016

Drs. Bruce Goldstein, Michael Feinberg, and Tal Masserman are pleased to announce the opening of The Smyl Co. Orthodontics in Downtown Phoenix.  The Smyl Co. offers a new concept in orthodontic care that will be focused on providing the most esthetic and virtually invisible treatment options. The center will cater to Downtown Phoenix working professionals, residents, and students that want to straighten their teeth but need esthetic alternatives to traditional braces. Digitally-crafted Clear Aligners, like Invisialign and Suresmile, will be utilized to provide individualized treatment in a world class, state-of-the-art environment geared for the busy individual. Unmatched convenience and premium quality will be our Motto.

Our focus is on convenience.  We are located in the epicenter of Downtown Phoenix, easily accessible from all office and residential buildings.  A light rail stop is a few steps away from our front door. Product delivery to your office, virtual consultations that can be accessed on your schedule, and flexible appointment times will make the experience exceptional.

The Smyl Co.’s Board Certified Orthodontists are highly reputable in the community, honored as Phoenix Magazine Top Dentists for the past 14 consecutive years, and winning the 2016 Best Orthodontists in Arizona Foothills Magazine Best of our Valley. Only 30 percent of all Orthodontists are Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction that The Smyl Co. Orthodontists are proud to hold. Our doctors teach, lecture internationally and are considered experts in the field of digital orthodontics.  All the doctors are committed to offering the highest quality of orthodontic treatment available.

We will offer both an Align and a Refine program.  The Align program will cater to those individuals that require more comprehensive treatment. The goal will be to achieve the most  ideal treatment result  possible.  The Refine (express) program will be for patients that want only limited tooth movement.  This program is ideal for people that had previous orthodontic treatment and have stopped wearing their retainers or for those individuals that want to minimize their treatment.  This program offers a less expensive alternative that still achieves the smile that you want.

We are very excited to bring The Smyl Co. to Downtown Phoenix.  We are reserving appointments now and our center will be open for business on December 1st, 2016.  We are offering incentives for the those patients that schedule early. For more information and to view our current promotions, please visit our website at www.thesmylco.com. Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

The Smyl Co.

10 W. Adams St.

Phoenix, AZ 85003

(480) 362-2444


Our doctors are Premier Providers of Invisalign clear aligner treatment, and use it exclusively to create the smile you’ve always wanted without using metal wires and brackets.

Drs. Masserman, Feinberg, and Goldstein are board-certified orthodontists. They have been examined by their peers on the basis of knowledge and clinical skills. Becoming board certified signifies their pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.

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