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What Can You Drink with Invisalign?
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What Can You Drink with Invisalign?

Making the choice to start Invisalign treatment is the first step toward straighter teeth. New users learn that they must keep the clear plastic aligners in for 20 to 22 hours each day. Dentists also tell patients to remove Invisalign when eating. But what about drinking? Is it okay to have a morning coffee or...

Do Lingual Braces Affect Your Speech?
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Do Lingual Braces Affect Your Speech?

There are plenty of options for correcting cosmetic dental issues like crowded or crooked teeth. Braces are one of the most common tools used by orthodontists. Braces can be placed on the front of the patient’s teeth, or, in the case of lingual braces, hidden behind the teeth.  Another less visible alternative uses plastic trays...

Invisalign vs. Braces: Which Is Faster?
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Invisalign vs. Braces: Which Is Faster?

The two most common orthodontic treatments for misaligned, crooked, or rotated teeth are braces and Invisalign (or other transparent aligner systems like byte). Many people, adults especially, prefer Invisalign because it is discrete and removable. But how long it take can matter, too. While Invisalign can work faster than braces, that is not always the...

How Much Do Lingual Braces Cost? What are the Alternatives?
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How Much Do Lingual Braces Cost? What are the Alternatives?

When deciding how to straighten teeth, dental patients often weigh the pros and cons of traditional braces and plastic aligners. Braces tend to work better on extremely crooked teeth, but aligners like Invisalign are less noticeable. There is a third option that offers the best of both worlds. Lingual braces are hidden from view, and...

Is There a Best Mouthwash for People With Braces to Use?
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Is There a Best Mouthwash for People With Braces to Use?

Many people add mouthwash to their dental hygiene routine. It can freshen breath and help boost the cleaning job that brushing and flossing accomplish. But what about people with braces? Some may wonder if there are special types of mouthwash for braces, or if it is even a good idea to use it at all....

Braces on Small Teeth: Do They Work? What Do They Look Like?
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Braces on Small Teeth: Do They Work? What Do They Look Like?

Even though there are other products available, sometimes traditional braces are still the best option to straighten teeth. Less visible products like Invisalign are not for everyone because they do not always use enough force to move seriously crooked teeth.  People with small teeth might have questions such as “Do braces work on small teeth?”...

Does SmileDirectClub Work? Dentists Weigh In
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Does SmileDirectClub Work? Dentists Weigh In

Clear plastic teeth aligners hit the market in 1997. They quickly became a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign, created by Align Technology, was the first (and for a long time, the only) option. Over the years, more products emerged under different brand names and with different sales models. One of the most prominent...

Clear Braces vs. Invisalign: Differences, Options, and Prices
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Clear Braces vs. Invisalign: Differences, Options, and Prices

No one wants a crooked smile, but it’s sometimes hard to get clear, unbiased information about the many options for straightening teeth. Two of the more popular options for teeth straightening that people compare are clear braces vs. Invisalign. Sometimes, these two terms are used interchangeably. For our purposes, we use “clear braces” to mean...

Invisalign vs. Braces Cost: Which is the Better Investment?
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Invisalign vs. Braces Cost: Which is the Better Investment?

Dental work can be expensive, so it’s no surprise that questions about cost come up when dental patients consider straightening their teeth. Invisalign and braces are both effective ways of fixing teeth that are crooked, crowded, or irregularly spaced.  Cost shouldn’t be the only consideration, though. Every patient’s case is different, so they need to...

6 Factors in the Debate Over Invisalign vs. Lingual Braces
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6 Factors in the Debate Over Invisalign vs. Lingual Braces

Once upon a time, the only way to get straight teeth was with clunky (and sometimes painful) metal braces. Times have changed, and there are now options that are less noticeable but just as effective. This is good news for adults who want straight teeth but worry about how the look of traditional braces will...