As people grow older and lose their baby teeth, smiles can often change and even become a source of embarrassment that affects people’s confidence throughout their life. Often, smiles are corrected with braces in adolescence, but braces are no longer the only option. Now, both teens and adults can use the Invisalign treatment to adjust their smiles and properly align their teeth. But is there an age where you should, or should not, use Invisalign? Well, that depends on a few factors. Read on to determine at what age young kids, teens, and adults should consider using an Invisalign treatment. (more…)
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There are many different methods that people use to straighten their teeth and achieve a better smile. There is the classic method of using braces and there are also removable aligners. The aligners have been growing in popularity because of their convenience and (sometimes) affordability. If you’re considering your options for straightening your teeth, here’s an overview of Invisalign and how it works. (more…)
Invisalign is an invisible, custom-made aligner used to help straighten teeth. The aligner is interchanged about every two weeks and may be needed for six to eighteen months, depending on the severity of teeth misalignment. Invisalign has proven to help patients achieve straighter teeth for a beautiful smile they can feel confident showing off! Continue reading to learn more about Invisalign and how it is different than traditional braces. (more…)
Invisalign is very popular, as 65 percent of adults don’t have aligned teeth but do not want traditional braces. Invisalign has many advantages over braces, as they are virtually invisible, removable, and very comfortable. However, they do require some maintenance and extra care and should be worn an average of 22 hours a day for best results. If you are thinking about opting for Invisalign but aren’t sure if it’s the right choice for you, continue reading to learn a few important facts before making the decision. (more…)
If you are one of the 65% of adults who do not have aligned teeth, then you may be considering Invisalign over traditional braces. This comfortable and practically invisible aligner has become increasingly popular over the years. Before you make your final decision, you may want to weigh the pros and cons.
One of the most common things people ask when they have braces is, “How can I get them off faster?” It’s understandable, given that braces can appear unsightly and feel uncomfortable for many patients. If you’ve already been wearing braces for a long time, you may be wondering how you can speed up the process. Although there are no quick fixes for getting braces off, there are a number of things you can do to move treatment along.
It’s a common question among adult patients — could my teeth be shifting? Teeth do tend to shift over time, so it is possible for your teeth to move as you get older. This phenomenon is called “mesial drift”. Teeth movements can range from slightly to not so slightly. The reason for this occurrence is unknown, but dental professionals speculate that it was once useful when humans were much more likely to lose permanent teeth. Overcrowding has become more of a nuisance as life expectancy rates have gone up significantly. (more…)
Unsightly traditional braces can be a source of anxiety for many teens, which can cause a lot of undue stress at a critical growing stage in their lives. Fortunately, Invisalign is an effective treatment that can offer your child all the benefits of braces with none of the drawbacks. Here are a few things you should consider to determine if Invisalign is right for your teen.
As we transition into the new year, you may be thinking of ways to improve your overall health or appearance. Have you been feeling insecure about your smile? Do you have dental work that you have been putting off? Teeth that need straightening? Don’t delay, put your best smile forward in 2016! Let’s talk about how you can do that using Invisalign.