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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...

Invisalign and Composite Bonding: Common Questions Answered
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Invisalign and Composite Bonding: Common Questions Answered

At first glance, Invisalign and composite bonding might not seem to be related. Invisalign’s purpose is to straighten teeth, while bonding is usually used to fix imperfections like chips, cracks, or stains. But the two cosmetic dental treatments can work hand-in-hand to create a straighter, more pleasing smile—or in some cases, the two treatments might...

New Year, New You: 8 Ways to Improve Your Smile in 2021
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New Year, New You: 8 Ways to Improve Your Smile in 2021

Is one of your New Years’ resolutions to improve your smile? The events of 2020 may have forced you to cancel or postpone some dental work, or maybe there’s something that’s been on your wishlist for a while. Either way, the coming year could be a great time to do something special for yourself. How...

What Should I Do With My Invisalign When Eating?
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What Should I Do With My Invisalign When Eating?

A big part of Invisalign’s popularity is that, unlike with regular braces, wearers of the clear aligners can take them out to eat whatever they want. While that’s convenient, it also presents the problem of what to do with Invisalign when eating. Proper care of Invisalign aligners is essential. Their success for straightening teeth depends...

Invisalign vs. byte: Which is a Better Choice?
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Invisalign vs. byte: Which is a Better Choice?

Clear aligners have a definite appeal for straightening teeth compared to traditional braces. They’re generally less noticeable and work faster. Since 1997, Invisalign has been the industry leader in alternatives to braces. But there’s a newer product, on the market since 2018, that has caught consumer’s attention. It’s called byte, and patients are wondering which...

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...

“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,...