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Different types of Invisalign treatment

There are 3 different types of Invisalign treatment, so obviously this would depend on the age of the patient, the patient types are as follows Adult, Teen and Child. Once we have chosen the patient type, we can then choose what package you are suitable for depending on the dentition and complexity of the treatment. 

-Invisalign comprehensive package is 5 years unlimited additional aligners

-Invisalign lite package is up to 14 aligners and 2 sets of additional aligners

-Invisalign express package is up to 7 aligners and 1 set of additional aligners

The orthodontist will assess your teeth and then they will decide on which option is suitable for you. Each package has a ...

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Technology and orthodontics, where does it go? And when?

I had some blogs about technology for the last couple of days, I think I'll stay on topic for this one.

It seemed like something I should be keen on, I've seen enough sci-fi movies, but I have no specific interest in techie things and gadgets. It took me a while and a Palm Pilot to realise this, but knowledge of self is always handy even when it comes late.

There's a classic description called the Rogers Curve, where people get used to new technologies or progress in general. Some are really at the start of it  - innovators. They love the new stuff as long as it's new. As soon as ...

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The march of technology - orthodontics waits for no man or woman

Yesterday, I was talking about compatibility of technology, today I thought I'd look at the change in technology in an area that is special to me....music.

I'm old enough to remember vinyl records not merely before  they made a come back for hipsters, but before they went away in the first place. In fact, I remember record players that had settings 33/45/78 - that is, they could play vinyl records (and probably acetates) that were made in the 1920s or before. Singles were at 45 rpm, and the LP was at 33. My dad was never keen on the idea of my brother or me buying singles because they were bad value. An ...

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The new conventions, corporate indifference or protectionism

Yesterday I bought some blue tooth headphones.

Sony.

I normally have a caution about mega brands, because I think the price reflects the cost of making them a mega-brand, and telling everyone about them, as well as simply building a good product, but I had a series of other brands that had let me down, and I use Sony noise cancelling headphones for plane journeys, so I took a punt. The thing for me isn't the sound quality, it's how well they fit my ears and how long the battery lasts. Sony does very well on both counts. But when I went to plug in my charger....it didn't fit. I had to ...

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Top 10 Tips about your Invisalign aligners

Top 10 Tips about your Invisalign aligners

  1. The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in cold water, you can also use the Retainer brite cleaning tablets. It’s important that you brush your teeth after each meal before re-inserting your aligners to maintain good oral hygiene.

 

  1. You should wear your aligners all the time during treatment, except when eating, drinking, playing sports, brushing or flossing teeth. Recommended wear is 22 hours a day.

 

  1. The vast majority of patients report no effect on speech. However, as with traditional orthodontic appliances, there is an initial adjustment period associated with having something new in the mouth.

 

  1. The orthodontist ...

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Can I Have Invisalign?

When most people think of orthodontics, they imagine unsightly and painful metal braces. However, recent advances in dental care allow patients to straighten their teeth without metal wires and brackets. If you're looking for a discreet teeth straightening option, you should strongly consider Invisalign.

 

Invisalign technology uses clear plastic aligner trays to slowly move your teeth into their correct positions.

 

What Problems Does Invisalign Fix?

 

Gaps: Gaps can leave your teeth vulnerable to decay and your gums vulnerable to infection. Invisalign can easily bring teeth together and close considerable gaps.

Crowding: Crowding occurs ...

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What's really possible with Invisalign?

What's really possible with Invisalign?

Are you interested in Invisalign or Invisalign Teen for your child? Are you asking yourself ‘is it the right choice for me’?

Maybe you’ve already had a consultation with a dentist, and you’ve been told that Invisalign can straighten your front teeth, and that’s all that really matters, right?

 

Wrong!

 

Invisalign is a lot more capable than that, in the hands of a skilled Orthodontist.

It is more than possible to correct your bite and improve jaw function with Invisalign.

 

Importance of a good bite

 

Why is this important? You might ask. Over-bites, under-bites, cross-bites and open-bites can cause severe problems if left untreated.

Your jaw muscles are very strong. They generate considerable force as your teeth ...

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