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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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Looking after Invisalign Teen Aligners

Looking after Invisalign Teen aligners

 

Your Invisalign Teen aligners have been delivered and now you’re on your way to a great smile. But you’re wondering: How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

Proper cleaning essential for keeping your Invisalign aligners invisible and odour free.

Here’s Your Smile Specialist’s list of Do’s and Dont's to keep your aligners in great condition.

Do:

  1. Rinse your aligners every time you take them out. 
  2. Soak your aligners in denture cleaner every day.
  3. Brush and floss after every meal- you don’t want food trapped between your aligners and teeth.
  4. Use an anti-bacterial mouth wash.
  5. Brush your aligners gently to remove any food or plaque.

Don’t:

  1. Leave them in to eat and drink (apart from water)
  2. Clean them with toothpaste- that can ...

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Braces and your teenager: What are your options?

The teenage years can be a difficult time in the life of your child. Kids are pressured to take perfect selfies, have flawless skin, and maintain model-like figures.

Many children who have noticeably crooked or unevenly spaced teeth suffer from bullying and low self-esteem.

Parents have several options:

 

How does your smile make you feel?

Many teenagers feel self-conscious about their teeth and equally stressed about having treatment. Traditional braces can draw attention to that part of the body that teenagers most feel stressed about.

On top of that, brackets and wires can irritate mouths, further compounding stress levels.

If you decide traditional braces are the right choice for your ...

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