CG Orthodontics: Your community orthodontist

We are your neighbors and we are your friends.

At CG Orthodontics, just as important as the treatment, is the caring attitude that is employed by the doctors, staff, and everyone in between. This same attitude is transferred to the surrounding area as we look to provide a community full of beautiful smiles.

Whether it’s volunteering at a local event, or making a monetary donation, it’s the act that matters. Even the smallest good deed can ignite change, and positively impact the community by providing a renewed reason to smile.

It is this reason Dr. George and Dr. Cogan are always searching for new ways to have an impact. The office has volunteered at community events like Northampton Days, supported local causes like Autism Cares Foundation, ran 5Ks to support MS (multiple sclerosis), and spoke at local elementary schools to educate the young minds on the importance of oral hygiene. This last one is dear to our hearts, as future smiles depend on it!

Most recently, we were and continue to be inspired by the sacrifices made by our local healthcare workers battling this pandemic. To show our gratitude in May, we gifted complimentary treatment to a deserving healthcare worker nominated by you, our community. It was such an amazing way to bring a smile back to someone who truly needed it in a time like this.

It doesn’t stop there. We are always looking for new and interesting ways to participate and give back. So please, reach out with causes that are dear to your heart and our community.

And remember, your greatness is not what you have, but what you give.

What is Invisalign? And how does it work?

Align Technology first introduced Invisalign to the market in 1999 after recent advances in digital technology enabled the creation of sequential removable aligners to move teeth. Once novel, Invisalign is now a digital orthodontic appliance used to treat millions of patients.  Invisalign, however, is not the only company to use this technology. Many companies are now utilizing this technology allowing your orthodontist to select the appliance that works best for you.

How does it work?

Invisalign, or the generic term clear aligners, are customized appliances created by the aid of sophisticated 3D imaging and animation tools that enable virtual simulation of tooth movements.  Tooth movements resemble a filmstrip, and each frame is called a stage.  Each stage corresponds to a set of clear plastic aligner trays.  As the trays are worn by the patient, every tray pushes the teeth .25-.33mm at a time. Each tray or aligner is composed of clear, removable polyurethane, which provides esthetic and more comfortable appliance wear experience than the traditional fixed appliances like braces. This unique and esthetic alternative to tooth movement continues to recruit more patients to orthodontic therapy.

Virtually invisable trays gradually straighten your teeth over the course of treatment

The importance of using an expert

The weakness of this system and software is that it assumes tooth movements in the patient will mirror the virtual treatment.  It hardly happens perfectly with every patient every time.  Yet, some clinicians are very successful in producing the desired result whereas, the rest of the world maybe disappointed. Thus, orthodontists, dentists, or at home aligner systems who plan to use clear aligners must rely heavily on their past clinical experience, highlighting the importance of seeking treatment by an expert. Fortunately, both Drs. George and Cogan are not only Board-Certified Orthodontists, but experts in the field of Invisalign and clear aligner treatment. Together, they have treated thousands of Invisalign cases and are confident that our office can provide you with the smile you have always dreamed of.

Give us a call today and let us help you achieve the happier, healthier you.