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It’s National Compliment Day. Here’s How to Give them a Reason to Smile.
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It’s National Compliment Day. Here’s How to Give them a Reason to Smile.

January 24 is National Compliment Day. This is the perfect reminder to give the people in your life a compliment.  Research has shown that receiving a compliment can improve task performance, enhance social interaction, and bring about positivity in relationships. Which only raises the question: Why don’t we compliment each other more? On the one...

Covering the Cost of Invisalign
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Covering the Cost of Invisalign

A number of factors go into deciding which method to use to straighten crooked teeth. Patients need to consider what will provide the best result for their specific problem, how long it will take, and how well it fits with their lifestyle. For many people, Invisalign checks all of the boxes. Invisalign is an extremely...

Invisalign: Surviving Holiday Food and Fun
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Invisalign: Surviving Holiday Food and Fun

The holiday season is here and it’s time to start gearing up for all the office parties, family gatherings, and get-togethers with friends. Opportunities to eat, drink, socialize, and perhaps even travel can be a lot of fun, but they also tend to get us out of our normal health routines.  People who choose Invisalign...

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...

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...