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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...

What to Do When Permanent Teeth are Coming in Crooked
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What to Do When Permanent Teeth are Coming in Crooked

Kids start to lose their baby teeth around the age of 5. The last ones fall out by about age 12. Parents sometimes worry if they see their kids’ permanent teeth coming in crooked. And while some teeth might need straightening, it is important to remember that children in this age range are still growing....

The Top 6 Myths About Toxic Dental Materials
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The Top 6 Myths About Toxic Dental Materials

Modern-day dentistry has advanced in some remarkable ways. Things like dental implants that look and feel just like real teeth and dental sealants that help children avoid getting cavities would have surprised dentists and patients alike 100 years ago.  As welcome as these advancements are for many people, they are bound to raise some questions....

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...

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...

Widening a Smile With Invisalign. Does It Work?
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Widening a Smile With Invisalign. Does It Work?

Straightening teeth with Invisalign can give people the confidence to smile wide. But can Invisalign literally widen a smile—meaning, can it move teeth enough that more are visible when a patient smiles?  The success of Invisalign at widening a smile depends on the alignment problem of the teeth. When teeth are crowded together, they may...

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...