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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...

“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...

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...

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...

How to Find an Invisalign Specialist Near You
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How to Find an Invisalign Specialist Near You

Considering Invisalign? You might think that you need an orthodontist to get a course of Invisalign treatment. That’s not necessarily the case: Some dentists also specialize in offering Invisalign to their patients. So, when searching for Invisalign near you, you should look for professionals that are declared Invisalign specialists. In the end, their training and...

My Invisalign is Cracking! What Should I Do?
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My Invisalign is Cracking! What Should I Do?

Did one of your Invisalign trays crack? Don’t panic–there are steps you can take to keep your treatment on track. Invisalign is an extremely popular method of correcting mild to moderate crowding, crookedness, and gaps. While they serve the same purpose as braces, their methods are different. Most notably, Invisalign uses a series of clear...

Are Invisalign and Clear Braces the Same Thing?
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Are Invisalign and Clear Braces the Same Thing?

Years ago, the only choice to correct crooked teeth was metal braces. More recently, other orthodontic options have become available. Patients can now choose clear braces or other clear devices such as Invisalign. Transparent options are popular with teenagers and adults. They offer a less conspicuous method of straightening teeth than old-fashioned metal braces. Does...

How Long Before My Invisalign Starts Showing Results?
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How Long Before My Invisalign Starts Showing Results?

So you started with Invisalign? Congratulations! You are on your way to straighter teeth and a better smile. All that said, it’s natural to ask the question: “How long will it be before my Invisalign starts showing results?” (If you have not started yet, we recommend reading Invisalign Reviews: Is Invisalign Really Worth It? and...