Invisalign Clear Braces Could be Available from Your Berlin Dentist

Interested in Invisalign in Berlin, CT?

For many children and some adults, metal braces can either be championed with the owner pleased to be showing that they are straightening their teeth, but for the rest they can form an extremely depressing period of time for the owner, until the day they are removed. Fortunately, technology has moved so far forward at your local dentist could potentially provide invisible braces that help straighten your teeth and allow everyone to smile while wearing the braces.

For anyone considering your dentists advice to wear braces for a period of time, you no longer have to worry about wires, brackets and metal bands. Invisalign is a brand name for the company that provides invisible braces that are designed for the wearer. Unfortunately, not every patient will be able to say yes to clear braces, because traditional braces will still be required, but many people can benefit from clear braces, so it well worth your time asking your dentist if it’s a good option.

How Invisalign Works

This is a system that is virtually invisible. It is an extremely comfortable method that can straighten teeth without the need for traditional braces. They are clear trays that are removable when necessary. You can wear these clear removable teeth aligners which gradually straighten your teeth without the need for applying metal brackets or wires.

Invisalign makes the most of modern 3-D computer imaging technology. This allows a complete treatment plan from the current position of the teeth through to the finished alignment. This produces a series of clear aligners which all custom-made specifically for you.

These aligners move your teeth and because of their perfect placement, they control and apply just the right amount of force on the appropriate teeth. Each set of aligners moves the teeth gradually and lasts for a few weeks and then it is replaced by the next in the series. This continues throughout the course of time until the final position has been achieved.

The Benefits of  Invisalign

Because Invisalign is completely clear, they are virtually invisible. As they are removable, you will be able to drink and eat as you normally would, throughout your entire treatment process. Brushing and flossing teeth can carry on, ensuring that you keep up good oral hygiene, while they are being worn.

Without metal brackets or wires that can cause a considerable amount of mouth irritation, clear braces are comfortable to wear and give you the advantage of spending less time in your dentist’s chair to receive a range of adjustments.

The marvels of modern dental technology mean faster results and less pain. If you’re interested in Berlin, CT Invisalign options, we would be happy to help you determine if this might be the right option for you.


Benefits of Searching Berlin, CT Dental Reviews

berlin, ct dentistReading dental reviews can be a great way to find a new dentist. Whether you need help for something urgent or want to find a new dental practice to look after your family’s needs on an ongoing basis, reviews could be a great place to find what you are looking for.

If you are in or around the Berlin, Connecticut area, for example looking up dentist reviews in Berlin could help you find a list of potential places to call for an appointment /consultation. It has become commonplace to read reviews when looking at products and the same can be said for services, too. It’s wise to get a good idea of who you will be dealing with when it’s something as vitally important as your oral health.

Reading dentist reviews for a specific city can help you see which dentists are nearby, what services they have to offer, and what others say about them. This can link to you to their website where you can learn more, too, such as:

  • Before and after photos, which can tell you a lot about the skills the dental practice possesses. Many dental websites have smile galleries with before photos of people’s mouths and then after photos showing the difference that specific treatments can make.
  • Financing option information. If you need services that are not 100 % covered by your health insurance, dental websites can tell you about financing options that practice offers.
  • Detailed information about a practice, accreditation, and their approach to dentistry. Not all dental offices operate the same way.  Learning about treatment approaches can help you find someone who can serve your needs now and in the foreseeable future, too. Some dentists are more current than others in terms of technology, techniques, and offerings. It’s smart to see what sort of value you can get.  Some modern practices offer things like computerized smile imaging to help you get a good idea of what you could look like with a smile makeover, for example.
  • Hours of operation. Some practices have extended hours and some do not. This could make a difference when you’ve got an emergency appointment requirement. If you’re in Berlin on business, for example, and need urgent help because of a sudden toothache, lost filling, or other problem, it helps to read reviews to find someone who can help you quickly.
  • And more…

Of course it’s more helpful if a dental practice has many reviews for you to sift through and that’s not always the case but combing info found on review sites with what you find on a dental practice’s website could help you make a short list of potential numbers to call to get what you need.

We serve clients needing a dentist in Berlin and surrounding area and have had many positive client reviews and testimonials. We hope to get an opportunity to help you with your smile!

Invisalign Discount Event


Dr. Mike Maroon & Advanced Dental are having an INVISALIGN® SPECIAL EVENT on Wednesday, December 5th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. 

We’ll be available to answer your questions about Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten your teeth. If you have wondered if Invisalign is right for you, make time for this special event.

  • Complimentary records with dollar value up to $820
  • Complimentary teeth whitening – a $200 value
  • 30% off our customary fees – up to $1,800 in savings
  • 0% interest finnancing options available
  • Prize raffles for event guests
  • Food and drink!

Contact us by email at or call (860) 218-9450 to register today! Space limited to the first 20 appointments. Thank you!


Cosmetic Dentistry – Berlin, Connecticut Dentist Makes Smiles More Beautiful

cosmetic dentistry berlin, ctBeautiful smiles were once something that only the precious few who hit genetic jackpots were afforded. Times have changed today. With proper dental care and great cosmetic dentistry, Berlin, Connecticut residents don’t need to look far to find the beautiful smiles they’ve always wanted. Whether you’re only interested in whitening and brightening what Mother Nature has provided or you need a whole-mouth makeover, the right dentist can turn your mouth into a masterpiece.

Who Needs Cosmetic Dentistry?

Anyone interested in improving their smiles can benefit from consulting with a cosmetic dentist. Let your dentist explain to you the options and technology that’s available today to improve smiles and bring out a more vibrant and confident you.

Are you one of the many people in the world who has been plagued by insecurity concerning your smile? We live in a world of Hollywood magic where all smiles are white and bright and all teeth are picture perfect. But, did you know that you too can have those beautiful smiles that are winning hearts on the big screen? It’s true. Almost all of them have a cosmetic dentist to thank for their stunning smiles at the very least.

What Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Options are Available?

The technology involved in dentistry has grown by leaps and bounds in the past couple of decades. Procedures and services that were only dreamed about in the past are now common place in dental offices around the world. These are some of the cosmetic procedures you may wish to discuss with your dentist.

  • Teeth whitening
  • Tooth fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Invisalign (straightening)
  • White tooth fillings
  • Caps
  • Crowns
  • Lumineers
  • Bridges

As you can see, there is a long list of procedures that are available to help bring out the best in any smile. The trick is in finding the right combination of procedures to really make your smile shine.

Whether you’re hiding behind a mouthful of broken and cracked teeth or you just need a little whitening and brightening in order to light up your smile, the right cosmetic dentistry can not only restore your teeth to near perfection but also help you transform your smile to the one you’ve always wanted to have.

Of course, with a job like this you can’t leave it to just anyone. You want to work only with the best in cosmetic dentistry Berlin, Connecticut has to offer. Take your time and find the right dentist to meet your needs and give you the smile you deserve.

Looking for a Berlin CT Dentist? You’ve Got Options

If you live in the area of Berlin, CT, a dentist with the skills and demeanor you want can be found. The professionals at Advanced Dental and The New England Center for Cosmetic Dentistry are available for both your traditional and cosmetic dentistry needs. Whatever it takes to keep your smile bright, healthy and happy, they can help.

The Difference between Traditional and Cosmetic Dentistry

At some point in your life, you will most likely need both traditional and cosmetic dentists to take care of your oral health. With traditional dentistry, this field focuses on the every day aspects of your oral hygiene and includes preventing, detecting and treating oral problems such as cavities, gum problems and disease. Seeing a dentist at least twice a year for teeth cleaning and inspection to ensure there are no cavities or gum disease is the minimum requirement to maintain a healthy mouth.

Cosmetic dentistry builds upon the traditional foundation of improving a person’s teeth, oral health and overall smile. Sometimes, this involves replacing old metal fillings for those tooth-colored resin options. It might be taking out old bridges and crowns and replacing them with more cutting edge, comfortable options. Dentures, Invisalign for teeth alignment, porcelain veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening and dental bonding are just a few of many available cosmetic procedures that might become necessary at some point in your future. In fact, some of these dental options cross over into what is known as restorative dentistry. Whatever it takes to restore your smile into one that you are proud to flash to anyone, the professionals at Advanced Dental can do it.

Other Services That Can Help

Not everyone has perfect teeth that require only twice a year cleaning and maintenance. There are other health conditions that also require dental care. For instance, if you are suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ, a dentist can help. TMJ involves jaw pain that is associated with where the upper and lower jaw hinges together. Nerves and muscles can be affected causing extreme pain in the head, neck, jaw, face and head. Often times, it takes some dental work and therapy to resolve the problem.

Did you know that even if you have excellent oral hygiene methods, you can still have bad breath? The professionals at Advanced Dental can help with identifying the underlying cause of bad breath, also known as halitosis. Gum disease, mouth infections, upper respiratory illness and other factors all come into play with bad breath. A dentist can help pinpoint the cause and offer treatment options to resolve it.

Whether you need a Berlin,CT dentist for every day oral health matters or you require more specialized treatment, call Advanced Dental and The New England Center for Cosmetic Dentistry. They provide a gentle, laid-back atmosphere and will make you feel at home – qualities necessary for an exceptional, relaxing dental experience.

New York City’s Ban On Sugary Beverages Applauded by the ADA

NYC Ban on Large Drinks Applauded by the ADA

NYC Ban on Large Drinks Applauded by the ADA

In a somewhat controversial move the New York City Board of Health enacted a ban of large-sized sugary drinks. The American Dental Association’s (ADAs) President William Calnon made a statement thanking Mayor Bloomberg from bringing attention to the issue that “Frequent and excessive consumption of soda and other sugary beverages raises the risk of adverse health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.” While Calnon admits that a ban of the sale of large sodas and other sugary drink at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters may not be the most publicly favored method, he applauds that the attention on this matter is a step in the right direction.

The banned products include sweetened rinks in containers larger than 16 ounces and may consist of:

  • Energy drinks
  • Presweetened iced teas
  • Non-diet soda

Drinks not affected:

  • Fruit juices
  • Dairy based drinks (ex. Milkshakes)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • No-calorie diet sodas

Dentists and other health professionals have long stressed the importance of a healthy diet, particularly one that was void of health-damaging products such as soft drinks. A study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that people aged 20 to 44 had the highest rate of untreated cavities, at 25 percent. It is estimated that pain from untreated dental disease results in millions of missed school and work hours.

The ADA has long awaited an opportunity to educate the public on the effects of nutrition on oral health. New York City’s ban on large soft drinks has opened the doors for the ADA to gain widespread exposure so that they may warn the public on the harms of tooth decay and cavities.

If you have damage to teeth such as weakened tooth enamel or cavities the cause may be from sugary food and drinks. To remedy these maladies your dentist may be able to help fill your cavity with a tooth-colored filling or improve the appearance and condition of your damaged tooth with various restorative or cosmetic treatments.

Women’s Hormonal Changes Linked to Gum Disease

Hormonal Changes & Gum Disease

Women's Hormonal Changes Linked to Gum Disease

A recent review of women’s health studies has shown a link between women’s health issues and gum disease. Hormonal changes that women naturally go through such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause have been shown to fluctuate women’s hormones so much so that they can change conditions in the mouth and allow bacteria to grow, enter the bloodstream, and intensify certain health issues such as bone loss, fetal death and pre-term birth.

The data from the study reviewed 61 journal articles with nearly 100 studies that helped the scientists determine that women’s hormonal changes do in fact have a relationship to gum disease and the other health issues named above. The message the researchers wanted to get across to women is that they need to be even more vigilant about maintaining good oral health to prevent or lessen the impact of these health-related issues.

Of particular interest in this research are women’s hormones during pregnancy. There is existing research that states that hormones can cause gum problems during pregnancy and women who are attempting to get pregnant or are pregnant need to be extra cautious about the state of their dental health. There was a time when women were discouraged from visiting the dentist while pregnant but this study shows evidence that a dental cleaning and examination before or during pregnancy is now recommended.

Gum disease is caused by the accumulation of bacterial plaque on the teeth and under the gums. Left untreated for extended periods of time, it can cause inflammation which can release harmful and toxic byproducts into the bloodstream. These toxins can result in tooth loss, bad breath, bloody gums, bone erosion in addition to the multitude of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and pregnancy problems.

Connecticut Veteran in Need of Dental Care Sought by Dr. Mike Maroon for A Soldier’s Smile Charity

Restorative dentist Mike Maroon is actively seeking a U.S. veteran who is in need of advanced dental treatments as part of his affiliation with the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE) “A Soldier’s Smile” charity. The charity is being presented by ACE with the help of marketing agency Results, Production & Marketing (RPM) and celebrity Montel Williams. Together the dentists, marketing agency and campaign spokesperson (Williams) will be doing their part to find and help veterans who are in need of life-changing dental care treatments.

Once a veteran in Connecticut is found they will be placed under the care of Dr. Maroon and his highly trained restorative and cosmetic dentistry team. They will then coordinate a treatment plan for the veteran that will help them restore both their oral health and smile. The procedures used may include but are not limited to orthodontics, dental bonding, crowns or implants, periodontal therapy, or TMJ treatments. The A Soldier’s Smile charity is seeking veterans who are in dire need of dental care services and whose lives are affected by their poor dental condition. Dr. Maroon notes “We are excited to help a veteran improve their quality of life beginning with a new smile. Our practice has always given back to the community but this charity gives us a chance to give back to the men and women who give so much but ask for so little in return.”

The VA is also working closely with ACE and RPM to find troops who may be ineligible for dental care through the hospital or who are limited by financial restraints. The A Soldier’s Smile charity will be providing the dental services completely free of cost and their story may be shared with America on national television. Montel Williams and RPM are working to get the events televised and to bring attention to the cause so that other businesses and individuals will give back to our veterans the way the ACE dentists are exemplifying.

To learn more about Dr. Maroon and his Connecticut practice visit him at or contact his office directly at (860) 218-9450. To learn more about the A Soldier’s Smile charity visit or submit your story regarding a veteran in need to RPM owner Rustin Savarese at

Berlin, Connecticut Dentist Offers New Patients Free Exams and X-Rays

Photo: Advanced Dental welcomes Dr. Josephine Franzese to our office!Dr. Josephine Franzese earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ) in 2006, where she served as president of the Student Research Association. Dr. Franzese was privileged to present her research on the impact of oral hygiene practices in the prevention of hospital-acquired nosocomial pneumonia at the NJ Dental Association Annual Meeting and the ADA National Student Conference of Dental Research in 2004. Dr. Franzese also completed the General Practice Residency program at Danbury Hospital in 2007 and has been working with our esteemed colleague, Dr. Dana Jones in Ridgefield, CT for the last few years. She joins our dental practice and looks forward to working in both the Ridgefield & Berlin communities.During her early tenure in the Ridgefield and Danbury dental communities, Dr. Franzese has quickly developed a reputation for providing “compassionate care.”  Her natural empathy and understanding of the patient experience is supported by an education that includes caring for children, the elderly and medically compromised patients. In addition to her Doctorate degree, Dr. Franzese holds a B.A. from Virginia Wesleyan College in Virginia Beach, VA, where she double-majored in Psychology and Health and Human Services.A Westchester County native, Dr. Franzese moved to Ridgefield in the summer of 2006 with her husband, Adam, and Labrador Retriever, Molly. Together they’ve since welcomed their children Jack Michael (2010) and “big-sister” Ella Marie (2007). Dr. Franzese is an avid skier and enjoys hiking with her family in tow. She is involved in local parenting groups and enjoys time with her children and friends at local playgrounds and parks. Dr. Franzese is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Fairfield County Dental Club.Dr. Franzese will be working Fridays at Advanced Dental. We invite you to get to know Dr. Franzese with a $99 New Patient Special which includes a complete dental exam, x-rays and cleaning. Contact us at (860) 828-3933 or to arrange a convenient appointment time.

Dr. Josephine Franzese

Dr. Josephine Franzese of Advanced Dental in Berlin, CT is offering new patients a free dental exam and x-rays through a Facebook special this summer. Dr. Franzese joins Dr. Mike Maroon, an esteemed cosmetic and restorative dentist, at the Connecticut practice to provide passionate and empathetic patient care that Advanced Dental is known for. Dr. Franzese is building her client-base at Advanced Dental and will be providing these free services valued at over $250 for free this summer.

A dental examination is an important part of preventative health care and should be completed every six months along with a cleaning and x-rays. During this examination, Dr. Franzese will be identifying patient risks for gum inflammation, cavities, tooth decay or bone loss. A patient can expect a discussion regarding their diet and oral hygiene in the event that there are some concern areas regarding their oral health. In addition to the dental exam and x-rays, Advanced Dental can also provide free digital photos for patients who are interested in a cosmetic evaluation. New patients are also encouraged to get a cleaning along with their exam and x-ray to remove plaque and bacteria that may have accumulated along the gumline.

To learn more about Dr. Josephine Franzese visit and follow the link to their Facebook page. Or contact the office directly at (860) 218-9450 to schedule an appointment over the phone.

Connecticut Dentist Works With Veterans, Montel Williams

Recent Press Release about Dr. Maroon:

Dr. Michael Maroon of Advanced Dental in Berlin, CT is known mostly as being a leading smile designer for celebrities, beauty queens, and people from all walks of life. As part of his involvement with Montel Williams’ A Soldier’s Smile charity, he may be known for something else. Dr. Maroon is one of the founders of the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE), a dental association committed to providing advanced dentistry, knowledge sharing and patient care. ACE and Dr. Maroon went into a marketing venture with company RPM where they teamed up to form the A Soldier’s Smile charity amongst other ventures.

Montel Williams was introduced to the ACE network by RPM owner Rustin Savarese who worked with the board members and Montel to figure out a way they could give back to soldier’s in need. The result was the A Soldier’s Smile charity where ACE dentists donate their resources so that veterans can benefit from restorative dental care that they may be ineligible for through the V.A. The first A Soldier’s Smile treatment already was performed to a veteran whose cardiologist told him that he would not perform on him until he got his teeth fixed. This patient was a remarkable story of the importance of oral health and why the ACE dentists and Montel Williams are seeking to gain traction for these events across the country.

Currently only ACE dentists who are involved in the ACE/RPM Cooperative Marketing Platform are involved in A Soldier’s Smile. Other dentists can get involved either by joining the platform or getting listed on the A Soldier’s Smile dentist directory. To learn more about Dr. Maroon and the charity visit and look for the A Soldier’s Smile link.