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5 Advantages of Invisalign over Traditional Braces

If you are a patient who wants a straighter smile, you might consider opting for Invisalign clear braces in our Fayetteville dental office. When adults choose to undergo orthodontic treatment, one of the biggest obstacles holding them back is the idea of wearing brackets and wires for years on end to achieve a straight, healthy smile, which is why Dr. Wade Kifer proudly offers Invisalign clear braces at Northwest Arkansas Family Dental.

According to our patients, here are the top five benefits of Invisalign.

#1 Invisalign Braces Are Completely Clear

Unlike metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign uses a thin, plastic aligner to gradually shift teeth into alignment, achieving a beautiful smile and improved ...

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3 Ways That Dental Implants Improve Your Life

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When considering the best way to replace a missing tooth, choosing a top dentist in Fayetteville, AR can make the difference between a smile that makes your life better, or a smile that requires constant upkeep and repair.

Many of our patients have told us that dental implants have improved their lives in a number of ways. Here are the top three:

Dental Implants Give You Your Smile Back

Tooth loss leaves a gap in your smile, and depending on where that gap is located, you might feel embarrassed about smiling. Dental implants match your natural smile with realistic color and shading. You can smile confidently knowing that no one will notice that ...

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Does TMJ Treatment Hurt?

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If you have a painful jaw, the last thing you will want is to have someone poking around or increasing your discomfort. When treated in the early stages of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD or jaw pain), the treatment is typically noninvasive and will relieve or decrease pain within a week or two. We offer treatment of TMD, or painful jaw joints, in our Fayetteville dental office.

Oral Appliance Therapy – Occlusal Splints and Nightguards

Occlusal splints and nightguards are similar oral appliances made of durable acrylic and custom-designed to fit your teeth perfectly with a thin frame and snug comfort. 

While both are typically worn at night, a nightguard is designed to keep ...

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3 Signs That Mean You Should Consider a Full Mouth Reconstruction

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Sometimes patients feel that their dental health is so far gone that nothing can be done to make their teeth hurt less or look nice again. Our team at Northwest Arkansas Family Dental are here to give you hope – and a new smile that looks and feels fantastic.

It’s never too late for full mouth reconstruction in our Fayetteville dental office. While it might seem like a big undertaking, full mouth reconstruction simply means that we approach dentistry with a whole-health approach to restore appearance and chewing function, and to eliminate sensitivity and pain.

Your Teeth Are Worn or Short

One of the most common signs that full mouth reconstruction is that ...

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Is it Too Late to Save My Smile?

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It’s easy to lose hope if you start having a smile breakdown. It might seem logical to simply have all of your teeth extracted and start over with dentures. Extractions and teeth-replacement with implants or dentures are certainly one option to consider if you have broken and decayed teeth that require constant upkeep. 

Another option is full mouth reconstruction to save the teeth you have and replace your missing teeth for a fully functioning and beautiful smile that you feel proud to show off.

What Is Full Mouth Rehabilitation or Full Smile Makeovers?

Sometimes, diseased teeth and poor gum health can lead to a chain reaction of more oral conditions and tooth loss.

Neglect, ...

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Great News! A Study Found That Kids Are Seeing the Dentist More Than Ever!

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Getting kids to the dentist for their early childhood preventive appointments directly impacts their oral health for life. If you are seeking children’s dentistry in Fayetteville, we are here to help you and your little one get off to a healthy start with their smiles.

Early Childhood Dentistry

Many people don’t know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child have that first dental appointment by the time his or her first tooth makes an appearance or by that first birthday.

A recent study from the ADA Health Policy Institute shows that nearly 50 percent of children age two to 18 are seeing the dentist and taking advantage of their ...

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Don't Let Misunderstandings Cloud Your Opinion of Dental Implants

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A recent study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery shows that patients are not as aware of how dental implants work and what to expect with treatment as you might first imagine with all of the dental implant information available today. 

This could lead to misunderstandings that keep you from seeking appropriate treatment. It is more important than ever to find a dentist experienced in dental implants in Fayetteville to get the information you need to make an excellent decision for the future of your smile.

What Dental Implants Are Made Of

Most dental implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that fuses with natural bone. Because the fusing ...

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