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Tips, Tricks, & News From Sacks Orthodontics

We know you have questions about orthodontics — treatments, products, dental issues, etc. We're here to give you those answers. Our blogs are created to answer some of your common questions about who we are, what we do, and how we do it. 

February 7, 2021
Benefits Of The iTero Scanner

The iTero scanner is one of many intra-oral scanners used in orthodontic offices. While iTero was not the first brand to introduce intraoral scanners to the world of dentistry, it is one of the most advanced, easy-to-use, and accurate scanners on the market. Although they may seem expensive, iTero scanners are worth it in the end as they provide the most accurate information in a matter of minutes. Additionally, it is safer than any other machine as it does not expose patients to radiation like other scanners.

January 30, 2021
An Invisible Solution For Teens: Invisalign Teen

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign Teen aligners are removable, which means you can go ahead and eat all the things you love without worrying about breaking a bracket or losing a rubber band. Cheers! It’s your life, keep it that way!

January 7, 2021
All About The Invisalign Process

Whether you’re considering Invisalign treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the entire process can help you be more confident in your decision to choose Invisalign. During your initial consultation, you and Dr. Sacks will discuss your concerns to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. We will take x-rays of […]

December 20, 2020
Maintaining Your Invisalign After Your Christmas Feast

With the holiday season among us, we have compiled a list of tips and reminders on caring for your Invisalign aligners. This is a time of year where a variety of foods and drinks are in abundance, but that doesn’t have to ruin the progress of your Invisalign treatment. Remember that Invisalign aligners are meant to move your teeth over time gradually, so if you’re not wearing your aligners during this holiday season, then the treatment will not be as effective. Taking good care of your aligners requires a bit of care and patience.

December 16, 2020
Cleaning Your Invisalign Clear Aligners With Cleaning Crystals

Invisalign crystal packets are used to dissolve plaque and kill bacteria that may be growing on your Invisalign trays. The Invisalign crystal packets are formulated to sanitize your trays during everyday use. Bacteria can get trapped in the crevices and cause plague and other issues if not cleaned thoroughly every day. They are completely safe and are specifically made to clean and disinfect your aligners. They are made of safe compounds and are clinically proven to prevent discoloration, staining, and odors from building up.

November 30, 2020
Does Invisalign Fix An Overbite?

Many patients who have an overbite take into careful consideration whether to choose a standard wire braces treatment or Invisalign to correct their smile. Some people may prefer going the more traditional route and choose wired braces, which for the most part come with much more care restrictions than Invisalign. Invisalign is able to repair a patient’s overbite and ensure a straight beautiful smile in minimal time. While it is easier to correct an overbite in younger patients, clients of all ages may use Invisalign to fix their overbite.

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