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Orthodontists and Dentists: Why You Need Both

Without knowing much else about either profession, most people at least understand that dentists and orthodontists both work with teeth. However, it is very important to appreciate that both professions specialize in very different aspects of the teeth.

In other words, just because you have a dentist doesn’t mean you don’t also need an orthodontist. While there are some similarities between the two, chances are good that you may need to make good use of both over the course of your life or the lives of your children. Knowing the difference between the professions may help you make a smarter decision about where to go for which services. Continue reading “Orthodontists and Dentists: Why You Need Both”

Five Ways Invisalign is Ideal for Teens

For decades, adolescence has served as the period in a person’s life when it’s time to straighten out teeth, mostly because that’s when all the baby teeth are officially gone and all the adult teeth have taken their place. However, teens also have been forced to deal with metal braces as the main means of fixing those crooked teeth, but Invisalign has completely changed that in a number of important ways. Continue reading “Five Ways Invisalign is Ideal for Teens”

Three Reasons Invisalign Is a Great Option for Adults

When it comes to getting braces, many people assume that the overwhelming majority of those who get them are teenagers. While that may be true to a certain extent, it doesn’t mean people can’t opt for straighter teeth long after their adolescent years have come and gone. After all, getting braces at age of 40 means the adult can enjoy straighter teeth for four or five more decades, which is half of their life all over again. Continue reading “Three Reasons Invisalign Is a Great Option for Adults”

What is an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider?

Most of the American public has at least a general sense of what Invisalign is, and those who have heard of it understand that it represents a convenient, aesthetically-pleasing orthodontic alternative to traditional braces. Those that are interested in trying Invisalign, however, don’t always know where to start. Here at Clearsmile Orthodontics, we recognize that reality and want to help patients make the best possible decisions about their orthodontic needs. Continue reading “What is an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider?”