Archive for the ‘ Orthodontic Treatment ’ Category

Braces vs. Aligners

Orthodontic treatment is always evolving, allowing Dr. Maslowski and Dr. Michel to provide more treatment options than ever before to patients.  But how do you know which orthodontic treatment is right for you? The two most common types of treatment are traditional braces or aligner systems, such as Invisalign®.  So we’ve broken down the pros […]

Gingival Recontouring: Improving a Gummy Smile

Concerned about your gummy smile? Wondering how you can make a change? We have a solution! Vivid Orthodontics is thrilled to offer diode soft-tissue laser treatment to painlessly remove excess gum tissue for our patients. The procedure, called gingival recontouring or gum recontouring, is performed by Dr. Maslowski or Dr. Michel with a laser to […]

Orthodontist vs. Dentist: How do they differ?

Working hand-in-hand, orthodontists and dentists are the ultimate power team in creating comprehensive plans for overall oral health. However, it’s important to know the difference between the two so you can be sure you are visiting the right provider for services. What is a Dentist? Dentists have the same initial education as an orthodontist, but […]