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Can a General Dentist Do Invisalign?
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Can a General Dentist Do Invisalign?

It’s rare to find a dentist who will provide patients with traditional braces for their crooked teeth. Metal, ceramic, and lingual braces are typically only fitted by orthodontists. But there are other options out there to straighten teeth. Invisalign is one of the most popular and successful. Patients often ask “Do I need to find...

Invisalign: Is It Painful?
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Invisalign: Is It Painful?

For many people, nothing boosts confidence more than having a smile with two rows of beautifully straight teeth. Invisalign is often at the top of the list when patients search for an alignment option that is right for them. Since the level of pain they can expect can be an important consideration for individuals, many...

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...

Who Offers Invisalign? Your Best Option
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Who Offers Invisalign? Your Best Option

Invisalign aligners have given more than 8 million people, including 1.4 million teenagers, a straighter smile. They’ve become so popular because of their innovative approach to straightening teeth. Unlike traditional braces, they use a series of clear plastic aligner trays that are nearly invisible and removable. Once a patient determines if they are a good...

Can I Get Invisalign? How to Tell If It’s Right for Me
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Can I Get Invisalign? How to Tell If It’s Right for Me

If you’re contemplating having your teeth straightened and have been researching options, you’ve probably heard of Invisalign. According to Invisalign’s website, more than 7 million people have used the non-traditional orthodontic device. As a discreet, removable alternative to metal braces, it is very popular with teens and adults. If you’re wondering “can I get Invisalign?”,...

Get More Confidence this Valentine’s Day…from Your Dentist?
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Get More Confidence this Valentine’s Day…from Your Dentist?

Many of us have suspected that confidence helps in the romance department. It turns out that the science proves what we all suspect: A 2016 article from European Psychologist looked at several studies correlating self-esteem, confidence, and romantic relationships. Their main finding? That high self-esteem is, in fact, beneficial in romantic relationships. And as cliche...

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...