Not Too Late To Get Them Straight

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Are you an adult in Royal Oak with crooked teeth?

Do you regret not having orthodontic treatment when you were a teen? It’s not too late to straighten your teeth—and there are more types of braces available than ever before.

Perhaps you are not familiar with the latest types of braces. Here is a quick rundown.

If you don’t want the whole world to know you are wearing braces, ‘behind the teeth’ or lingual braces may be a good option.

Invisible braces work great for people of all ages. Some types of braces are offered in ceramic, which are also less visible than metal braces. These are often called ‘clear braces.’

Invisalign, Damon, and iBraces, are some of the trade names of proprietary orthodontic systems used in the Michigan dental community.

Once the orthodontia patient has completed treatment, he or she needs to wear a retainer to keep those pretty teeth in line. The traditional Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and holds them in place. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in either the upper or lower part of the mouth.

Clear retainers are also popular with orthodontists and their patients. They fit the teeth like a transparent glove without the need for hardware. Some patients believe clear retainers are more comfortable than other types.

If you want more beautiful teeth, come into Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak and discuss your goals with Steven Gustafson, DDS. Dr. Gustafson will examine your teeth and recommend the most effective system for you.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Looking For The Top Orthodontist In Royal Oak?

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Hello friends! Welcome to our blog. This site is for our remarkable patients and anyone looking for exceptional orthodontic care in Royal Oak.

When a new patient comes in for an orthodontic consultation, we do a thorough exam and evaluation.

At the same time, we encourage prospective patients to thoroughly evaluate Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry.

We Evaluate Your Orthodontic Needs, You Evaluate Our Practice

If you aren’t yet a patient, we invite you to come to meet our team.

Let’s discuss:

  • Dr. Gustafson’s skills and experience
  • The variety of orthodontic services we provide at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry
  • Before and after photos of our orthodontic patients
  • All the extras that make your visits pleasant and comfortable
  • Our ability to explain the important technical details of procedures

Fair enough? Dr. Gustafson will evaluate your orthodontic goals. You can consider everything about our Royal Oak dental practice.

We have been providing orthodontic care since 1984. We offer cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and dentures. We serve patients in Royal Oak and the Detroit area.

We believe you will like what you find.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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4 Teeth All In A Row

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Perhaps getting everything lined up for a breathtaking smile can take a bit of finagling. Maybe you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry. At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, Dr. Steven Gustafson is commonly seen working miracles on all types of smiles.

Here are 4 ways to get all your ducks (or teeth) in a row for your new smile:

Tooth #1 The Two Front Teeth
Knowing how to get to us will be critical. Find our own “two front doors” at Royal Oak, Michigan zip code 48067. Jot it down; put it in your phone or GPS; do whatever you have to do. Especially if you’re out in Detroit.

Tooth #2 The Wisdom Tooth
Do a little research. Search for before and after smiles and see what’s possible. A little wisdom will go a long way. But, no worries, we’ll take care of educating you about the possibilities if the research is out of your reach. We want our patients wise about the care they can receive.

Tooth #3 The Canine Tooth
Rest assured you are not barking up the wrong tree. Just as a sampling, we offer these services: dentures, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, and dental implants. It’s likely we are just who you need.

Tooth #4 The Sweet Tooth
Talking with our sweet and friendly staff will be a superb experience. Let them set you up.

With all your teeth in a row, you are prepared! We hope you’ll choose our practice, Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry. See you soon.

 

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Toothache? Broken Braces? Knocked-Out Tooth?

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Let’s talk about three dental issues that may require immediate treatment.

Toothache

Most of us experience a toothache at some point in our lives. Even one day with oral pain can seem like an eternity.

A toothache could be a symptom of an abscess. If an abscess progresses, it can destroy the root of the tooth. It can even destroy the surrounding bone.

Possible causes of a toothache are tooth decay, an injury to the tooth, a broken crown, an infection, and TMD (temporomandibular disorder).

Let Dr. Gustafson take care of you. You will quickly be back to pain-free eating, speaking, and sleeping. What a relief!

Call Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry if you have a toothache.

Broken Braces

What if one of the wires on your braces comes loose? It can damage your teeth or gums. If this happens and you cut the inside of your mouth, rinse with a solution of salt and water.

Call Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry if a wire on your braces breaks. We have extended hours for when an oral problem can’t wait.

Knocked-Out Tooth

We hope this never happens to you. But we are here in the unfortunate event that it does. And it’s not the end of the world.

If a tooth is knocked out, it may be successfully re-implanted if done swiftly. Make sure you hold the tooth only by the crown. Never touch the root!

If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently with water. Be cautious not to brush off any tissue attached. It is best to reinsert the tooth into the socket. (This may not be possible with younger children.)

These are just a few of the urgent-care issues we treat at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry. But we are also a full-service dental office.

We perform:

  • Root canals
  • Tooth extractions
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • CEREC same-day crowns
  • Same-day teeth whitening

Save our number in your contacts on your phone. If you have a dental emergency, you can call without delay.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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6 Ways To Prepare For Your Dental Procedure

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Nervous about an upcoming procedure? Let Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry offer 6 ways to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically before your big dental day.

First, remember Dr. Steven Gustafson is trained to provide the best care and comfort possible.

Second, take some time to relax and identify what you are apprehensive about. Take deep breaths and slowly let them out as you weigh the reasons for and against taking these steps to a better you. Remember that many individuals have been in your shoes and everything worked out fine.

Third, know your medical history. You may be asked to complete a medical history and medications form, so be sure you know what medications and supplements you are currently taking and review past hospitalizations and illnesses.

Fourth, have a dental plan. Come in for a thorough consultation. If we know all the dental work or cosmetic dentistry you want to get done, then we’ll know if combining any of it can save you time and money. We offer cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dentures, Invisalign, and general dentistry to name just a few.

Fifth, trust the outstanding staff at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry to guide you through the before, during and after the process. We’ve been doing this since 1984.

Sixth, our final important suggestion! Ask all the questions that you want to be answered before you have dental tools and gloved hands in your mouth!

 

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry

Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Gustafson Morningstar DentistryHello Detroit dental blog visitors, welcome to the Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry blog. I am Dr. Steven Gustafson of Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak.

A close friend of mine told me about her upcoming root canal and her fear of the procedure. She was stressed about the perceived pain she might have and also about getting work off for the multiple dental visits to finish up. I assured her that painful root canal procedures are a thing of the past with modern dentistry.

With the latest technology and anesthetics, a root canal (endodontic treatment) is no more painful than receiving a filling. Most root canals can be completed in one or two office visits.

If you have been neglecting your teeth because of fears or concerns about a particular procedure and have not been to your Royal Oak dentist recently, I encourage you to schedule an exam, cleaning, and consultation today.

We are accepting new patients at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry and would love to serve you. At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we offer cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, and general dentistry.

 

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Porcelain Veneers And Instant Orthodontics

Royal Oak Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics

If you have been paying attention to developments in orthodontics in recent years, you probably know about clear braces and speed braces. These new teeth straightening procedures have been welcomed by many individuals, especially adults who want an alternative to traditional metal braces.

There’s more good news for individuals who want to straighten their teeth. How about ‘instant orthodontics’?

If you want immediate teeth straightening, you can get beautiful porcelain veneers from Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak! We can help you find out if porcelain veneers are for you.

In addition to correcting minor tooth misalignment, porcelain veneers are used to whiten teeth and restore broken teeth. Porcelain veneers are attached to the front of teeth and often require no removal of healthy tooth structure. Another advantage? They are usually  than complete crown restorations but look just as natural.

To schedule a consultation, call Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak. Porcelain veneers may be the best way for you to receive a smile makeover at a fraction of the cost.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 


Excellence In Family Dentistry At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry

Excellence In Family Dentistry At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry

At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak, we are proud of our legacy of dental excellence. Our dental service menu includes general, cosmetic, and orthodontic services for every member of the family.

We create a pleasant dental experience for our youngest patients at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry. We want to make sure they look forward to visits and never develop dental anxiety.

If you have toddlers and young children, we can guide you in pediatric oral care, sealants, and fluoride treatments.

If you have older children and teens, in addition to general dentistry, we provide orthodontic services, custom sports mouth guards, and wisdom teeth removal.

Hundreds of our patients have dramatically improved their smiles with cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry techniques and materials are better than ever and some procedures can be completed in just one visit!

At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak, we treat you like family. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 


Spotlight-Ready Smiles: Cosmetic Dentistry In Royal Oak

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A mouth full of dingy or crooked teeth can really distract from anyone’s appearance. With cosmetic dentistry from Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak, you’ll get a red-carpet-worthy smile.

Cosmetic dentistry can restore the luster to your smile, that may have faded from years of wear and tear. All it takes are procedures like dental veneers, teeth whitening, or straightening.

What are dental veneers? Veneers are paper-thin shells of durable material (ceramic, porcelain, or composite resin) bonded to the teeth to provide strength and add beauty to any smile.

What are dental implants? A wonderful long-term solution for missing teeth, dental implants are artificial roots surgically implanted in the jaw to anchor a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, or denture.

What is teeth whitening? Professional teeth whitening products can restore the glow to your smile. It far surpasses anything that comes out of a toothpaste tube.

The best way to find out if veneers or dental implants are a possibility is to meet with Steven Gustafson DDS at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry for a smile makeover consultation.

At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak, cosmetic dentistry can create a smile you will be proud to flash.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 


Perfect Smiles? Cosmetic Dentistry in Royal Oak

Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Detroit Residents Perfect SmilesCosmetic dentistry has taken major steps forward in recent years. You may be surprised to find out what Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak can do for your smile!

Teeth whitening is increasingly popular and there are several options available, including whitening toothpastes. But no toothpaste can whiten the way professional treatments can. We provide a take-home teeth whitening system that we monitor closely every step of the way. Brighter teeth can be the centerpiece of your new, youthful look.

Veneers are customized to cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. Porcelain veneers are useful for men and women who have chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to repair.

Clear braces are a popular choice for those who want to straighten their teeth. We offer Invisalign clear braces. These braces are effective, but so inconspicuous that people standing just a few feet away may not realize you’re wearing them.

So, why wait? Now is the time to get the desirable smile you’ve always wanted, and we are here to help. The friendly staff here at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak would love to answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures or general oral health.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067