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5 Reasons Invisalign Is a Great Choice for Athletic Teens

By | April 28th, 2019|Invisalign|

Are you raising a teenager who plays sports competitively? If so, you probably take great pride in watching your child compete. It doesn’t matter if your teen scores the winning goal, makes an awe-inspiring defensive play or warms the bench. Having a teenager who plays sports is rewarding for parents and their kids no matter what. Just like you take pride in having a child who plays sports, you want your teens to be proud of their smile. That can be difficult for some kids, particularly those who have a smile that’s less than perfect. Today, treating a crooked smile for athletic teens is often different than treating one for kids who don’t play sports. This is especially true for teenagers who play contact sports like football or hockey. […]

How Does Invisalign for Teens Differ from Invisalign for Adults

By | April 25th, 2019|Invisalign|

There are plenty of things that can chip away at your self-confidence, but many of them will go away with time. A bad haircut will grow out, for example. Acne will clear up. Those extra pounds will fade away with some dietary changes and exercise. While you can control certain things like where and how your hair is cut and what you eat, some things are beyond your control. The position of your teeth is one thing you can’t control on your own. Unfortunately, a misaligned smile is a source of discomfort for too many people and it can negatively influence their self-esteem. […]

Treating Gap Teeth with Invisalign

By | April 22nd, 2019|Invisalign|

It’s common knowledge that smiling provides some meaningful benefits. Smiling can alleviate stress and improve your mood, for example. If you’re unhappy with your smile, you may be missing out on those benefits. In fact, your smile may be a source of stress rather than stress relief. Just as alarmingly, your smile may negatively impact your self-esteem as well as your self-confidence. If you work with people face-to-face, your smile may have an undesired influence on your career, too. There’s no reason for you not to enjoy the benefits of smiling. And there’s certainly no reason for your smile – perfect, imperfect or otherwise – to negatively influence any aspect of your life. Thanks to Invisalign, there’s now a way to fix a smile you’re unhappy with in a non-invasive way that’s not overly obvious to onlookers. […]

How Are Invisalign Clear Aligners Made?

By | April 16th, 2019|Invisalign|

For some people, hiding their smile is a way of life. When they do smile, those individuals often do everything they can to ensure their lips stay together so their teeth remain unexposed. Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, it’s a tough choice. Do you continue to hide your smile or should you talk to your dentist about treatment options to fix your crooked teeth? If you go the latter route, you may already be dreading the inevitable referral to an orthodontist and the subsequent metal braces you’re sure to get. Rather than dreading what’s to come, you should look forward to meeting with an Invisalign-approved orthodontist or dentist. Invisalign for adults and teens has transformed the way trained medical professionals are able to “correct” imperfect smiles without the invasiveness, obviousness or inconvenience of traditional braces. […]

Traveling with Invisalign

By | March 29th, 2019|Invisalign|

Many people are curious about Invisalign treatment and whether it’s right for them. Whether you’re interested in Invisalign for teens or you’re wondering about Invisalign for adults, it’s likely you have some questions if you’re unfamiliar with Invisalign clear aligners. A simple search on the Internet will introduce you to the basics of Invisalign and the various conditions it’s used to treat. What’s a little trickier to find is information about whether patients can travel during their Invisalign treatment. If you want to know if you can travel during your treatment, the answer is, “Yes, you most certainly can.”   […]

Treating a Crossbite with Invisalign

By | March 27th, 2019|Invisalign|

For you to have a bite that’s considered normal, your upper teeth should rest slightly outside your lower teeth at the front and back of your mouth and along the sides. When that doesn’t happen, it means you have a malocclusion, which is often referred to as a “bad bite.” Overbites and underbites are two common kinds of bad bites. A crossbite is yet another kind of bad bite that patients often seek treatment for. A crossbite occurs when at least one of your upper teeth are out of alignment with your lower teeth. Types of Crossbites In general, there are two kinds of crossbites that typically require the attention of an orthodontist. A posterior crossbite is when your top back teeth come down inside the bottom teeth located at the back of your mouth. It’s estimated that between one and 16 percent of kids experience this type of crossbite before their permanent teeth grow in. The other kind of crossbite is an anterior crossbite. If you have an anterior crossbite, your upper front teeth rest behind the lower teeth located at the front of your mouth. The estimated incidence of anterior crossbite is between four and five percent. […]

Treating an Underbite with Invisalign

By | March 25th, 2019|Invisalign|

When medical professionals talk about dental issues, you’re bound to overhear some words that may instill fear if you’re not familiar with them. “Malocclusion” is one word you may come across. While that’s a big word, it’s not nearly as overwhelming as it may seem on the surface. When someone has a malocclusion problem, it means the individual has an issue relating to the position of their teeth when their jaw is closed. An underbite, which is also referred to as an underjet, is an example of a malocclusion issue some people grapple with.   […]

Treating Crowded Teeth with Invisalign

By | March 21st, 2019|Invisalign|

There are many reasons some people are unhappy with their smile. One common reason people often complain about is crowded teeth or dental crowding. Dental crowding is a sort of “bad bite” that’s the result of a person’s mouth not having enough room for all of the individual’s teeth. When this happens, the person’s teeth move in directions they’re not necessarily supposed to in order to fit in the individual’s mouth. This movement can lead to your teeth bunching up, overlapping, or twisting. It can also cause teeth to get pushed forward or backward. […]

The Most Common Differences Between Invisalign and Traditional Orthodontic Methods

By | March 19th, 2019|Invisalign|

If you’re looking for a way to transform your appearance that doesn’t require surgery or any downtime, you may want to start with your smile. Sometimes, people with imperfect teeth get so used to covering their mouths when they smile that the movement becomes second nature. That’s a shame because every smile is beautiful because of the emotions it relays regardless of how straight or white a person’s teeth are. While that’s the truth, some people remain self-conscious about their smile well into adulthood. Luckily, there are several different ways to improve your smile, including braces, Invisalign clear aligners, and other aligners. […]

5 Ways a Straighter Smile Can Improve Your Teen’s Confidence

By | February 28th, 2019|Invisalign|

Let’s face it – being a teenager is difficult. Teens aren’t just contending with hormonal changes. They’re also dealing with pressure from friends, teachers, coaches and, of course, their parents. Dealing with these external forces can be challenging but handling the pressure they put on themselves is even more overwhelming for teenagers. According to various studies, both girls and boys worry about their looks during their teenage years. This stress alone can lead teenaged girls to adopt unhealthy coping mechanisms and elevate the symptoms of depression in adolescent males. […]