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Prepare for Invisalign® Treatment with These 5 Simple Tips

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Woman with manicured hand holding Invisalign alignerIf you have decided to get Invisalign, you have a lot to look forward to! It is a convenient, discreet, and effective method that could help you achieve your dream smile. However, it will change your routine. How can you make the transition into treatment as smooth as possible? You can prepare ahead of time with these simple tips:

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Answering 7 Popular Invisalign Questions

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Man putting in Invisalign alignersMost of us are lucky enough to naturally develop a perfectly straight smile. Fortunately, if you have misalignment issues, you don’t need to settle for a mouthful of metal brackets and wires either. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to slowly shift your teeth into proper alignment. This way, you can undergo orthodontic treatment discreetly. However, you may still have some unanswered questions, so continue reading. Here are the answers to some popular questions asked about Invisalign.

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Aligner Advice: The Do’s and Don’ts of Invisalign

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Woman smiling while working at homeAre you currently in the process of researching Invisalign? Maybe you’ve already started your clear aligner treatment and need a refresher on what you should and shouldn’t do to stay on-track with your treatment plan. Either way, you can read on to learn a few important do’s and don’ts of Invisalign! (more…)

Put Your Smile Back on Track: What Are Invisalign Refinement Trays?

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a person holding an Invisalign alignerIn an ideal situation, you would see a dramatically improved, perfectly aligned smile in just a few months with Invisalign. These clear aligners offer a more subtle and flexible way to straighten teeth. You should know from the start of treatment that orthodontists must make adjustments to their aligner cases to keep smiles on track. If you’ve been recommended for Invisalign refinements, keep reading to learn more about what they are and why they’re the best solution to ensure successful and beautiful results.

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Shifting Teeth: Possible Explanations & Solutions

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a person inspecting their teeth in a mirrorThe human body is constantly changing. As we age, we grow bigger, our features become more refined, and we accessorize and customize ourselves in a variety of ways. While we have great control over some of these changes, others occur whether we’d like them to or not. One frustrating, undesirable change that some encounter is shifting teeth. It’s not always obvious what causes teeth to move out of their original positions over time. Here’s a closer look at some of the possible causes of shifting teeth, along with how a professional intervention can address the issue.

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4 Stocking Stuffer Ideas That Are Perfect for Kids with Braces

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a stocking containing a wrapped Christmas giftThe holiday season is just around the corner, and you might be wondering how you’re going to bring a smile to your child’s face this year! If they have braces, this might be a little tricky. What can you put under the tree or in their stocking that won’t hinder their orthodontic journey, but will also make them light up with joy? Here are four awesome, braces-friendly stocking stuffer ideas that are certain to make your child happy.

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What Causes an Invisalign Aligner to Not Fit Properly?

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a pair of Invisalign aligners on a tableInvisalign clear aligners offer an alternative orthodontic solution for patients who prefer to avoid traditional metal braces. Fortunately, these flexible and aesthetically pleasing trays are easy to wear and require no compromise when it comes to your daily appearance. However, as you move through treatment, you may wonder why one or both of your trays are not fitting properly. If you fear that you’ll need an entirely new set of aligners, keep reading to learn why that may not be necessary and what you can do instead.

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4 Tips for Embracing Your Braces at the Workplace

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Woman smiling with bracesBraces can be a huge change to your day-to-day life, especially as an adult. It can be a challenge to get used to them and learn how to care for them properly. They will even make a difference in the foods and beverages that you like to enjoy. However, the beautiful results will make it all worth it! Here are some tips to help you navigate and embrace going back to work after getting your new braces.

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Why You Should See an Orthodontic Specialist to Straighten Your Smile

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Perhaps you didn’t get the chance to have braces when you were a teen, or maybe your teeth have relapsed to where they were years ago before treatment. In any case, you want to straighten your smile now for good. When you meet with your general dentist, they may refer you to an orthodontist for treatment. At first, you may be a little confused; why can’t your general dentist take care of this transformation? Is working with an orthodontic specialist really advisable? The short answer is, yes! In this post, you’ll learn why working with this specialist is important and the qualifications of an orthodontic expert that enable them to give you the perfect smile.

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How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

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Teen girl with braces, holding basketballSports provide great exercise, and they are a lot of fun. One downside is that there is a risk of injury. When a person is wearing braces there is an elevated risk of injury to the lips, cheeks, tongue and even the appliances themselves. How can you keep both your braces and your oral tissues safe while you are on the court, playing field or mat? Use this guidance on how to protect your braces while playing sports:

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