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What Makes Invisalign Unique? (Among Others)

 

What Makes Invisalign Unique Among Others?

Once upon a time, those who were born with crowded or crooked teeth had no choice but to straighten them with uncomfortable and unsightly metal braces. While these braces did their job efficiently, they also required numerous orthodontic visits, several lifestyle sacrifices and they left patients feeling embarrassed about all the metal in their mouth. Luckily, there’s a new solution for those who are wishing to achieve perfectly straight teeth. Invisalign is a straightening process which uses clear, flexible plastic aligner trays instead of painful and ugly traditional metal aligners.

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Preparing for Your First Orthodontic Appointment

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After a recent visit with the dentist, you learned that your children need to see an orthodontist. The dentist explained that their teeth are crooked, and serious issues will likely manifest if these issues are unresolved. Your kids may feel nervous about visiting this specialist, and when you can’t explain to them what the appointment can entail, then their trepidation may increase.

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Widely Spaced Teeth (Impacting Your Overall Health)

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Widely Spaced Teeth Impact Your Overall Health

In recent years, a small gap between the teeth has suddenly become trendy among models because people associate it with a youthful appearance. However, that trend has quickly come and gone, and more people are beginning to return to the realization that having gaps in their smile is not always ideal. In addition to marring your self-confidence, teeth that are misaligned can also impact your overall health by interfering with things such as you get proper nutrition. As you consider your options for correcting your teeth, here are a few points that you might want to cover during your meeting with your orthodontist.

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What Your Child Should Expect (Before and After Braces)

UPDATED 29-9-18

bracesWhat Your Child Should Expect Before and After Braces

Orthodontic treatment, which offers a variety of techniques and procedures to realign the teeth and jaw, is common among adolescents and even adults. Especially for the adolescent, there may be many questions about the whole process. Parents may also have a few questions. Here are the most frequently asked questions about the before and after off getting braces.

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No one is too poor to give a smile – a gift, often, of greater consequence than any sum of money ― Vironika Tugaleva

If you are on the low end of the spectrum when it comes to cash, you may feel that you do not have anything to give anyone. You may skip trying to donate to positive causes because you feel like your funds are just a drop in the bucket. You may shy away from trying to offer people assistance because you are poor. A wise person once said that no one is too poor to give a smile. That person was correct. In fact, a smile is often the only thing that some of us can afford to give, but that’s okay. Here’s why:

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Should I Consider More Treatment If I’m Not Happy After My Braces Are Removed?

LAST UPDATED: JULY 31, 2017

Most people expect to have a flawlessly straight smile as soon as their orthodontic equipment comes off, but sadly, this does not always happen. Despite the best work of any orthodontist, it is not always possible to predict the precise outcome of teeth straightening procedures. This can lead to your smile still being slightly crooked after orthodontic devices are removed. There are a few different options available for you if you realize that you still are not happy with your teeth after your orthodontic devices are removed.

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Tooth Brushing Mistake No 5: Not Brushing Correctly

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Not Brushing Correctly

Having a mouth full of healthy teeth is important for everyone, no matter what your age. Whether you have issues with the alignment of your teeth that require you to see an orthodontist for braces or Invisalign, brushing your teeth properly is absolutely essential. Many kids make mistakes by improperly brushing their teeth, which leads to other problems, like tooth decay. Others may brush too aggressively, which leads to damage in the mouth.

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Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-Ray

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Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-Ray?

Orthodontists perform x-rays for different reasons. Patients who have undergone an x-ray at a primary dental expert’s office are often baffled when an orthodontist requires another similar procedure. Dental x-rays don’t always provide comprehensive information that is required by orthodontists. People who have teeth misalignment, for example, need more than one x-ray. An orthodontist x-ray is primarily used as a diagnostic tool before and after the treatment process. The most common x-ray that is performed by orthodontists is the bitewing imaging, which provides a detailed look at individual groups of teeth. 

X-rays show the lighter areas of the tooth like the enamel and the fillings as well as the dark sections, such as the bones, root canals, and decay. Orthodontists are trained to assess both areas to identify abnormalities in particular sections of the mouth. Here are other reasons the orthodontist need to x-ray. 

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How [Long Would It Take to Fix] My Crooked Teeth?

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How Long Would It Take to Fix My Crooked Teeth?

You think about it every time you smile or look in the mirror. You wonder if people you talk to and smile at do not see your great personality and looks, but your crooked or crowded teeth. Now that you are ready to enjoy life with straight, perfect teeth, you probably have a lot of questions. How do I fix my crooked teeth? Can braces fix my crooked teeth? How long does it take to straighten crooked teeth? As you prepare for the journey of having perfectly straight teeth to go along with your awesome personality and great smile, here are the answers to your questions.   Read more

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How Do I Fix my Flared Teeth [After Braces]?

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How do I Fix my Flared Teeth After Braces?

Braces and other orthodontic care can be an important part of a healthy smile and mouth. If your teeth are overcrowded, it can lead to problems with self-esteem, talking, eating and doing other normal everyday activities. Unfortunately, many people assume that they can simply go for braces and be done with treatment in a matter of just a few months. In fact, braces are not the only treatment that most orthodontists recommend, as there are other appliances needed such as retainers and spacers to properly correct the teeth. Also, it is not at all uncommon to deal with flared teeth after having braces removed. In order for you to know how to fix flared teeth after braces, you need to speak with your orthodontist on your available options.

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