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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. 

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.

November 18, 2020
Holidays With Invisalign: Your Survival Guide

With the holiday season around the corner, the time of festivities and tradition typically follow along with it. Especially the holiday foods and treats that consist of baked goods and flavorful feasts. The experience and joy the holidays bring are very tempting and irresistible, especially for people with braces and Invisalign. Although many may believe that their orthodontic treatment is restricted to the types of food they are allowed to eat, Invisalign aligners provide a flexible treatment that will ensure the patient indulges this holiday season with minimal worry.

November 6, 2020
Everything You Need To Know About Invisalign First

Invisalign First is a treatment plan created by Align Technology that targets young children and their growing teeth. While Align Technology is known for developing clear liners that adults more commonly use, this treatment was designed to straighten and protect the teeth of young children to prevent dental problems in the future. The treatment helps expand the patient’s jawline to open up space for incoming teeth but also helps prepare the child for phase 2 of Invisalign treatment if necessary. Children can begin Invisalign First from as young as 6 years to up to 10 years of age. The total cost of this treatment can vary between 2000 dollars up to 7000 dollars depending on the patient’s dental status. Invisalign First is designed to take anywhere from 6-18 months to complete the treatment.

October 26, 2020
Halloween Vs. Invisalign: What You Should Know

Halloween is right around the corner, and along with it comes the tempting flavors of desserts, treats, and most importantly, candy! For many, these treats have almost no effect besides raising their blood sugar or giving them a sugar rush, but for those who have braces and Invisalign, eating candy may be something to reconsider.

October 5, 2020
First Days In Braces: What To Expect

The adhesive used for attaching the braces to your teeth sets rapidly at first but takes 24-hours to cure completely. You can eat anytime after leaving our office. However, we ask that you be mindful of the suggested list of foods harmful to the braces. Until you become accustomed to eating with your new braces, you may find it beneficial to follow a diet consisting of soft foods.

September 4, 2020
What Are The Differences Between Invisalign & Other Clear Aligners?

Thinking about getting orthodontic treatment? Then you’ve come to the right place. Researching your treatment options can get a bit overwhelming, but we are here to make it simple. If you have already started to look at your options, then you’ve most likely come across treatments like traditional braces and Invisalign aligners. Traditional metal braces are a good option for those with complex issues like severe overcrowding. Braces are usually made up of metal brackets and wires, but there is also a ceramic option for those looking for a more subtle tooth-colored look.

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