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Do Chewies Really Help Invisalign?
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Do Chewies Really Help Invisalign?

As successful as Invisalign is at straightening teeth, the plastic aligner trays sometimes need a little help. For example, dentists may place Invisalign attachments or buttons onto the teeth to provide leverage, giving the trays something to push against.  Another common accessory is called a dental aligner seater. These are small devices that help the...

How Long Does it Take Lingual Braces to Work?
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How Long Does it Take Lingual Braces to Work?

Lingual braces have the power of traditional braces without the obvious “metal mouth” look. They work with the same type of brackets and wires as braces, but they are hidden behind the teeth, making them even less noticeable than clear aligner trays like Invisalign.  With any kind of straightening treatment, patients want quick results. How...

How to Remove Invisalign Without Pain
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How to Remove Invisalign Without Pain

Invisalign uses a series of clear trays to gradually straighten crooked teeth over time. Because teeth are being moved, there may be some mild pain involved with the treatment, especially when patients switch to a new set of trays. Many patients report that discomfort is most noticeable when removing the trays. Luckily, there are a...

What are Invisalign Attachments? Why Are They Needed?
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What are Invisalign Attachments? Why Are They Needed?

Anyone considering Invisalign for straighter teeth has no doubt heard a lot about its advantages. But they may not have heard about Invisalign attachments, also called Invisalign buttons. Two of the biggest selling points for Invisalign are that the clear plastic aligner trays are less noticeable than old-fashioned braces, and that you can take them...

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...

Keeping Invisalign Clean—How to Do it and Why It’s Important
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Keeping Invisalign Clean—How to Do it and Why It’s Important

People love the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable. It allows patients to eat whatever they want or just take a short break for things like a photo or job interview. It also allows wearers to keep the alignment trays—and their teeth—sparkling clean.  Some might think that because Invisalign trays are disposable (they are swapped...

What Invisalign Looks Like, and If It’s Right for You
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What Invisalign Looks Like, and If It’s Right for You

A primary reason that millions of people choose Invisalign to straighten their teeth is right there in the name—they are hoping for a nearly Invis-ible product. Obviously, no product is completely invisible, but Invisalign is far less noticeable than metal braces or even clear braces.  Invisalign aligners, called trays, are made of transparent plastic that...

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...