New Normal, New Smile!

At Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics we’ve noticed a trend over the past year: more and more people are looking to straighten their teeth with orthodontics. Adults have always been interested in having a great smile but we think there’s a reason for this sharp increase in requests: they are looking to the future and ready to navigate the new normal with a new smile. As we return to our pre-covid (mask-less) routines again, many are seeking a Zoom-ready smile while they work from home while others who are heading back to the office are seeking that new and beautiful smile that they’ve always wanted for their grand return!

It’s not just any orthodontic treatment they’re after Invisalign is the most highly sought. Invisalign Clear Aligners are the way to go for adult orthodontic treatment. Not only do they take less time than traditional braces, but they’re virtually invisible! Plus, we can treat only the elements of your smile that are most important to you.

Get that new smile as we go fully maskless again!

Here’s how it works: we start with a digital scan of your teeth and then Dr. Woodfin and Dr. Cabassa use our digital imaging technology to map out a unique treatment plan and create custom aligners to guide your teeth along their journey. It will be important that you wear your aligners 22 hours per day – and since we’re all home more often these days, good hygiene will be easier to attain.

We know there are a lot of direct to consumer options out there – here’s why we think it’s important to seek orthodontic care at a local practice: Orthodontists MOVE BONES IN YOUR FACE. Your teeth are bones! Without proper x-rays you could cause serious damage to your jaw, bite and smile. Local orthodontists, like Dr. Woodfin and Dr. Cabassa, have spent years studying in dental school and then additional years of education to gain an Orthodontic specialty degree. The team at Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics has also been treating patients in the Pensacola area for over 25 years and is trusted by thousands of families in our community.

Ready for a new smile? Schedule an appointment with us today! Contact us today for a complimentary virtual or in-person consultation! Visit us online at www.gulfcoastbraces.com, or call us at any of our local offices:  Pensacola: (850) 477-2180 Gulf Breeze: (850) 934-2828 Perdido: (850) 477-2180.

Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics: Architects of Smiles, Builders of Relationships

The Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics team is committed to providing the highest quality clinical care and personalized service in a warm and compassionate atmosphere. Our staff enjoys getting to know each patient and their families, and love creating relationships that last multiple generations. At Woodfin & Cabassa Orthodontics, we pay personal attention to every patient and make sure our patients are educated on what we’re doing every step of the way. You’ll never feel out of the loop or pressured into any decisions at our practice. We take the time to make sure our treatment plans are clear and we work hard to get excellent results for every single patient and their family.

Drs. Woodfin and Cabassa have over 50 years of combined experience in the orthodontic field – the highest of any orthodontic practice in the Gulf Coast region.

Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.

Our treatment options include:

Hi-Tech Braces (Damon Smile): Thanks to these innovative new braces, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever thought possible! It doesn’t take 2 years anymore!

Aligners: Invisalign providers since 1998! Correct tooth positions discreetly while using clear aligners rather than metal braces. Most take less than 12 months!

Invisalign Teen: Even teens and adolescents can use this advanced technology now!

Facial pain (TMJ): We have years of experience managing pain related to jaw/tooth misalignment that can cause significant facial pain and headaches

Accelerated Orthodontics: New technology that helps for a faster, gentler way to accelerate your orthodontic treatment.

Anti-Snoring/Airway Concerns: Intraoral appliances have been found to be a significant aid for those that suffer from these airway related issues.

 

“I have been a practicing orthodontist for more than 30 years. During that time, I have had the opportunity to work with so many great patients, creating smiles that not only improve their appearance, but also enhance their self-confidence and self-esteem. Each patients’ unique orthodontic needs, and their individual personalities, make my professional life rewarding and fulfilling. One of the primary reasons I chose to become an orthodontist is because it is an area of dental care that patients seek out: not because of necessity, but because they want to change their lives. I am very blessed to be a part of that change! I am also passionate about continuing to learn and improve our practice. Staying current in the latest orthodontic techniques  results in being able to provide the most up-to-date orthodontic processes and treatments for our patients.” -Dr. Greg Woodfin

“I love my work as an orthodontist. My greatest joy comes from teaming with patients to create the perfect smile, one that will increase their self-esteem, boost their self-confidence, and transform their lives. I believe in delivering the best orthodontic care possible, and enjoy the one-on-one interaction I have with my patients. I like getting to know them as individuals with fascinating lives. We learn from each other, and that is incredibly rewarding. I also am a staunch believer in continuing education, which allows me to stay on the cutting edge of treatment options in orthodontics. This means I am able to provide the most comprehensive orthodontic treatment options for my patients.” -Dr. Sal Cabassa

Schedule an appointment with us today!

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. Contact us today for a complimentary virtual or in-person consultation! Visit us online at www.gulfcoastbraces.com, or call us at any of our local offices:  Pensacola: (850) 477-2180 Gulf Breeze: (850) 934-2828 Perdido: (850) 477-2180.

The Top Reasons Why You Should Only Seek Invisalign Treatment with an Orthodontist

It seems that there are many options for straightening teeth these days and there’s no question that Invisalign is a front-runner. You can enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening while continuing to eat the foods you enjoy, brush and floss your teeth normally for better oral health and minimize office visits. The choice is clear! However, you might wonder why it’s necessary to see an orthodontist for your Invisalign treatment. Here are the top reasons why only an orthodontist should treat you or your teen:

You only want to do this once. Do it right.

Everyone knows an orthodontist’s goals are straight teeth and a healthy bite. We ensure that the teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles are positioned so that you can bite, chew and speak well. Without taking these components into consideration, problems can arise, such as issues with the jaw joint (TMJ), headaches, excessive wearing or chipping of the teeth, premature tooth loss and gum problems.

Orthodontists identify the cause of the problem, and then solve it.

You may see crooked or gapped teeth. We see the cause of the problem. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to delve deep to discover the root of the issue and solve it in a way that is healthy and sustainable– for an attractive smile and a lasting result.

Orthodontics goes beyond your teeth.

Orthodontists study facial esthetics and understand how tooth movement can change your facial profile, smile line and general appearance. We understand how it relates to the face and future growth changes and take a holistic, comprehensive approach to your treatment so that your overall appearance is considered along with your smile.

Orthodontists are specialists.

After our dental school education, orthodontists devote an additional 2-3 years to the study of only orthodontics. We practice orthodontics exclusively. We focus our continuing education on orthodontics and see hundreds of patients per month. We are uniquely positioned to use our knowledge and skills to help you get the best possible result. Where You Receive Your Health Care Is A Very Important Personal Decision. Remember that orthodontic treatment is not a product or device – it is a professional, medical service.

Learn more about Dr. Greg Woodfin

“I have been a practicing orthodontist for more than 25 years. During that time, I have had the opportunity to work with many patients, creating with them smiles that not only improve their appearance, but also enhance their self-confidence and self-esteem. Each patients’ unique orthodontic needs, and their individual personalities, make my professional life rewarding and fulfilling. One of the primary reasons I chose to become an orthodontist is because it is an area of dental care that patients seek out: not just because of necessity, but because they want to change their lives.

In addition to my formal degrees, I am also passionate about pursuing continuing education opportunities. These allow me to keep abreast of the latest orthodontic techniques, which results in my being able to provide the most up-to-date orthodontic processes and treatments for my patients.”

Dr. Woodfin’s Education

Columbus State University, Bachelor of Science, Biology

Medical College of Georgia, Doctorate of Dental Medicine

Emory School of Dentistry, Orthodontics

Learn more about Dr. Sal Cabassa

“I love my work as an orthodontist. My greatest joy comes from teaming with patients to create the perfect smile, one that will increase their self-esteem, boost their self-confidence, and transform their lives. I believe in delivering the best orthodontic care possible, and enjoy the one-on-one interaction I have with my patients. I like getting to know them as individuals with fascinating lives. We learn from each other, and that is incredibly rewarding.

I also am a staunch believer in continuing education, which allows me to stay on the cutting edge of treatment options in orthodontics. This means I am able to provide the most comprehensive orthodontic treatment options for my patients.”

Dr. Cabassa’s Education

University of Florida, Doctor of Dental Medicine, 1990

University of Florida, Master of Science, Orthodontic Specialization, 1995

Before making any decision about orthodontic treatment, consider doing some research and having a complimentary in-person consultation at Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics. We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We’re happy to answer all questions and we’ll make sure you or your child receives the right treatment plan for them. Contact us today for a complimentary virtual or in-person  consultation! Visit us online at www.gulfcoastbraces.com, or call us at any of our local offices:  

Pensacola: (850) 477-2180 Gulf Breeze: (850) 934-2828 Perdido: (850) 477-2180

The Smile Tune-Up Program with Woodfin Cabassa Orthodontics

Many of the parents in our practice had braces in the past (but didn’t wear a retainer) or you’ve simply never been happy with your smile. We also know that it’s a big time and financial commitment to undergo years of braces as an adult. Our team values the relationship we have with the families in our practice and don’t want any roadblocks in the way of you having a beautiful smile… or having it back again. That’s why we’re offering our new Smile Tune-Up Program, where we will address only the elements of your smile that are most important to you. That means shorter treatment times and reduced fees.

If you’re interested in talking about whether you’re a candidate for our Smile Tune-Up Program, set up a complimentary consultation at one of our three office locations in Pensacola, Perdido, or Gulf Breeze by calling 1-850-477-2180. We would be happy to explore this option with you, free of charge!

 

Invisalign Teen: The Choice is Clear!

Many parents know about Invisalign®, the virtually invisible way to straighten teeth without metal braces that we now have over 20 years of experience providing for all patients. But we’re often asked for more information about Invisalign® Teen– a treatment option we have offered since 2008.

Our doctors, Drs. Greg Woodfin and Sal Cabassa have over 50 years of combined experience in the orthodontic field – one of the highest of any practice along the Gulf Coast area. With all of our team’s experience as Premier Invisalign Providers, we are happy to offer the answers to the top common questions that we’re asked about Invisalign Teen. It is a high priority to us that our patients are educated on what we’re doing every step of the way so that they understand their treatment plans and feel comfortable with our process and timelines – that goes for teens and parents! We hope you find these answers helpful!

What’s Invisalign Teen?

In short, rather than wires and brackets, Invisalign® Teen uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom-made for your teen’s teeth, a result of precise images we take with the sophisticated iTero Scanner. Your teen simply wears these aligners over their teeth and changes them out for a new set of aligners periodically—most often every two weeks. Little by little, your teen’s teeth gradually shift into place.

Can Invisalign Teen be as effective as wearing traditional braces?

When worn according to the customized plan we set in place, Invisalign Teen can be as effective as traditional braces. The chances are very high your teen will be a candidate for Invisalign as it can treat many of the common issues we see.

What are some of the responsibilities of wearing Invisalign Teen?

It’s very important that aligners are worn the majority of the day. Compliance and cooperation is critical to any orthodontic care but especially Invisalign. Invisalign Teen is most effective when worn 20 to 22 hours per day and changed approximately every two weeks. In fact, Invisalign Teen aligners have blue indicators that fade over time when used as directed so we can track compliance.

What sets us apart?

Our team wants to help boost all teen’s confidence! Research shows that parents underestimate the extent to which teens feel self-conscious about their smile—and their appearance in general. Wearing braces can often make this lack of confidence even worse. Invisalign Teen removes a potential source of anxiety, giving them more confidence during what can be a challenging time in their lives. Our team will support your teen throughout their treatment while educating them on the importance of following all of the steps that are included in the treatment process. Although this approach is not for every situation, we feel it should be considered when making your choices for teen, as well as adult, orthodontic treatment.

At Woodfin & Cabassa Orthodontics, we pay personal attention to every patient and make sure our patients are educated on what we’re doing every step of the way. You’ll never feel out of the loop or pressured into any decisions at our practice. We take the time to make sure our treatment plans are clear and we work hard to get excellent results for every single patient and their family.