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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...

The Scary Truth About Halloween and Dental Work
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The Scary Truth About Halloween and Dental Work

Kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy Halloween goodies. Plenty of adults like to eat candy and treats too. Everyone has heard warnings about Halloween treats that can cause cavities, but they can also wreak havoc with dental restorations and orthodontics. That goes for kids’ fillings or sealants as well as grownups’ bridgework or Invisalign. ...

“Does Invisalign have BPA?” Your Safety Concerns, Answered
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“Does Invisalign have BPA?” Your Safety Concerns, Answered

For decades, the simplest solution for straightening teeth was braces. Fortunately, Invisalign provided another alternative for consumers, using a series of nontoxic, clear aligning trays to reposition crooked teeth and gradually move them back into their vertical position. However, despite its success, many current and prospective users are worried about potential BPA toxicity when they...

Smile Direct Club vs. Invisalign: Is There a Clear Winner?
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Smile Direct Club vs. Invisalign: Is There a Clear Winner?

In 1997, Align Technology disrupted the world of orthodontics with an alternative to braces. Their new product was Invisalign, a device that promised to straighten teeth without metal, or even clear plastic braces. Since then, other brands have introduced similar transparent teeth alignment trays. And now, Align Technology also produces trays for Smile Direct Club,...

Invisalign Trays Cracking: Patient Experiences, and What to Do
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Invisalign Trays Cracking: Patient Experiences, and What to Do

“What if my Invisalign cracks?” It’s a common question patients have. In fact, after we wrote about the phenomenon last year, seven out of 10 of the top search queries bringing readers to our site were around the topic of Invisalign trays cracking or breaking. As it turns out, Invisalign cracking or breaking is not...

Big Trends in Dental Technology: 3D Imaging and “Cone Beam” Computed Tomography (CBCT)
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Big Trends in Dental Technology: 3D Imaging and “Cone Beam” Computed Tomography (CBCT)

The technology used in modern dentistry is always changing and progressing. Many dentists stay on top of these technological advances, using them to create better patient experiences and outcomes. This month, we take a look at some of the newer 3D imaging technologies, including cone beam technology, that are making dental surgeries easier. Why 3D...

Reducing Pain and Discomfort with Invisalign Aligner Trays
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Reducing Pain and Discomfort with Invisalign Aligner Trays

Thousands and thousands of patients have had a positive experience using Invisalign to straighten their teeth and get the smile they want. There are times, however, when the aligner trays cause some pain and discomfort. It’s not typical, but it’s also not impossible. What, then, can an Invisalign patient do to lessen their pain and...