Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cosmetic Dentist - Orange County

In Orange County, including the communities of Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine, Mission Viejo, and Lake Forest, changing your smile can be one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself.

85% of the poplation feel that the whiter brighter smile is one of the most important part of feeling attractive. As a cosmetic dentist in mission Viejo, providing specialized care by placing veneers,( da vinci, lumineers, porcelain cosmetic veneers, or resin veneers)my goal is to let the patient have a beautiful smile that stays white forever. As a cosmetic dentist in Mission Viejo and Orange County, California, transforming a smile with the possible choice of veneers is the fastest way. Other options include invisalign, lumineers, and davinci veneers.

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When choosing to complete a smile makeover,there are many options. But prior to placing cosmetic dentist veneers such as all porcelain veneers, lumineers, da vinci, it is necessary to get a dental exam. There may be areas of concern with the need for teeth whitening with zoom or the need for possible root canals. Patients that play sports in Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita are advised to have x-rays taken to determine the best care needed.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Orange County Cosmetic Smile Makeover

This older patient presented to our office wanting to whiten his smile. He knew that a whiter and brighter smile ( through zoom teeth whitening, veneers, lumineers, or davinci veneers) bestows confidence and pride in oneself.

Not knowing a cosmetic dentist in Orange County, he researched the area including Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Irvine, Laguna Hills, and Mission Viejo. A friend referred him to our office and a great smile makeover was ready to take place.

Several teeth needed whitening. We began by whitening his teeth with zoom in dental office whitening. As a cosmetic dentist, using veneers such as davinci, lumineers, and porcelain cosmetic veneers it is important to whiten your teeth as much as possible to achieve optimal results. Zoom whitening before porcelain cosmetic veneers will make your smile its best. Four all porcelain cosmetic dentist veneers were placed. If a greater amount of decay was present, root canals, crowns and sometimes bridges are needed. The white smile achieved using zoom whitening of his teeth and porcelain veneers achieved the positive results for our patients smile makeover. Any patient in South Orange County, from Ladera Ranch to Lake Forest, to Coto De Caza, and Rancho Santa Margarita can have a wonderfule smile.

My name is Dr. Richard O'Braitis. I am a cosmetic dentist in South Orange County. As a practicing dentist in Mission Viejo, I have been able to treat patients through cosmetic dental care throughout Orange County. My patients come from Ladera Ranch, Coto de Caza, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Irvine, Laguna Hills, and San Juan Capistrano. Being a cosmetic dentist in Mission Viejo, has given me a great opportunity to create a whiter brighter smile using cosmetic veneers, porcelain crowns, white fillings. Using Zoom whitening procedures in the office enhances such procedures as porcelain cosmetic veneers, lumineers, davinci veneers, even resin cosmtic veneers. See more information at our website,

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dentistry as a Career

My name is Dr. Richard O'Braitis. I am a cosmetic and general dentist practicing in Mission Viejo, California. As a member of the Mission Viejo community, I have become strongly involved in the community. As the dental consultant to the Mission Viejo football team, my office has provided over 500+ sports mouth guards in an effort to make the sports the safest possible. In the past 4 years, my office has donated over $125,000 in donated services.
One of my most enjoyable treatments to perform for the community of Mission Viejo and surrounding communities of Ladera Ranch, Coto de Caza, Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Hills and the remaining communities in South Orange County is Cosmetic Dentisty. Cosmetic Dentistry includes bonding, implants, Cosmetic porcelain veneers, all porcelain crowns, non metal crowns, porcelain cosmetic veneers. Cosmetic dentistry such as veneers can transform someones life. I have been told by some of my patients that they hated their teeth. Their smile never made them happy. By completing a smile makeover using cosmetic porcelain veneers( whether they are davinci or lumeneers) patient's lives are transformed. The symmetry of the smile creates a wonderful feeling. Brighter, whiter smiles by using Zoom whitening is the fastest way to whiter teeth. Look for more information at are website

Sports Dentistry- Lacrosse,Football etc

As a family and cosmetic dentist in Mission Viejo, California, I have had the opportunity to provide over 500+ custom fitted sports mouth guards for the athletes of Orange County. Find out more about our office at

I have been working with the Mission Viejo varsity football program since 2004 and have fitted every varsity football player with their own custom fitted sports mouth guard. Each Mission Viejo football player has the confidence that their teeth and jaw is protected with a custom fitted sports guard. The benefits of a sports guard from our office include ideal fit, proper thickness to help prevent potential concussion and improved ability to speak and breathe.

Trauma to teeth can result in a lifetime of dental care equalling upto $15,000 per tooth. This could include the continued need for cosmetic dentistry. Such dental care could include zoom whitening, porcelain crowns, cosmetic veneers, possible bridges and implants. If trauma does occur whether you are using a custom fitted sports guard, see our office immediately. Please call us at 949-770-9533.

cosmetic smile makeover

At our Family and Cosmetic Dental Office, creating a brighter and more beautiful smile is one of our many goals. Through a new brighter smile by using porcelain veneers allows a patient to have the confidence that they should have. And by placing veneers, a smile makeover is possible for everyone. Find more information and samples of some of our smile makeovers using porcelain cosmetic veneers and porcelain crowns at out website

This 25 year old patient initially came into our office to brighten his smile. We performed a ZOOM in office bleaching treatment prior to preparing the patients teeth for veneers. With a brighter smile, veneers are a conservative option to a smile makeover. When discussing the important features that are considered to make a person attractive, the smile was # 1, at 85%.

The patients teeth were prepared and he left with temporaries in place that was to be identical to his permanent veneers. Two weeks after the veneers were prepared, the patient left our office with porcelain veneers and a brighter outlook on his professional career. A smile creates confidance. Call our office to find out more at 949-770-9533

Fractured Tooth - Treatment

Just the other day, it was closing time at our cosmetic dental practice when I was presented with a message that one of our patient's children had fallen and fractured his tooth. It was 5:15 pm, but with dental trauma, time is of the essence.
When trauma occurs to our teeth, several senarios can happen. We can avulse our tooth ( knock it out) , intrude the tooth( push it into the gums), we can luxate the tooth( make it wiggle) or nothing at all. All of these situations require the need to see your dentist immediately. Each case requires an immediate exam, and radiograph to establish a baseline for future treatment.
Now back to our patient. The 13 year old male presented with a class II horizontal fracture ( cracking the enamel and dentin) There was no pulp exposure and the x-ray showed no presence of a root fracture. We disinfected the tooth, took an intraoral photo for reference, and bonded a tooth colored filling. The patient returned the next day and a complete bonded filling was placed.
Future treatment for the patients teeth require a follow-up x-ray and post op visits. It will be important to watch for any discoloration of the tooth, which would be an indication that the nerve has died and a root canal treatment be rendered. When the time is appropriate, a cosmetic porcelain veneer will need to be placed. Cosmetic veneers or a lumineer veneer is a conservative dental cosmetic treatment that will all the patient to maintain a beautiful smile and a whiter and brighter future for his teeth.
For prevention of such trauma, a sports mouth guard needs to be worn during all sports activities. The sports guard can be made by our dental office. Our sports guards are custom fabricted to fit the teeth of each patient. Custom sports mouth guards allow for easy breathing and better comunication. The stable and constant thickness improves protection from potential concussions by preventing the jaw from hitting the base of the skull. Such sports guards can be worn during football, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, skate boarding and baseball. More information about my office can be found at