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Invisalign for the Working Professional

Available since the late 1990s, Invisalign has straightened millions of smiles around the world since the clear aligners first hit the market. While images of teenagers often spring to mind when people think of traditional metal braces, many adults have a desire to straighten their teeth as well. Although it’s not uncommon to see a young middle or high schooler wearing braces, working adults sometimes feel that getting braces will make them seem unprofessional.

If that’s a concern, you may find yourself researching how to straighten teeth without braces. Luckily, your research can come to an end now that you’ve found out about Invisalign and Clearsmile Orthodontics.

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Understanding Invisalign and Dental Insurance

Most people are thrilled when they learn they’re a candidate for Invisalign treatment. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is a more discreet and less intrusive method of straightening teeth and correcting a host of issues, such as teeth crowding, spacing, and underbites.

Although it’s great that Invisalign is comparatively discreet and non-invasive as it relates to your lifestyle, you still have to pay to undergo Invisalign treatment. In fact, that’s really the only downside to this method of straightening teeth! While some people dread the thought of having to pay for orthodontic work because they’ve heard others discuss the cost of their own treatments, you shouldn’t let cost prevent you from undergoing Invisalign treatment.

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The Best Invisalign Hacks

People looking to improve their smile without having to get metal braces often ask, “How does Invisalign work?” after they hear about the treatment. Invisalign employs a series of clear aligners to gently move a patient’s teeth into proper position over time. Whereas braces can cause a person pain for weeks or longer, any discomfort caused by Invisalign aligners typically dissipates on its own within days.

While Invisalign treatment is discreet and comfortable compared to traditional braces, there are still some things you can do to make your treatment even more bearable. Also known as hacks, our tips will help you enjoy your Invisalign treatment more than you might without them.

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Can I Finish the Invisalign Process Faster?

If you’ve researched teeth straightening online, you’ve probably noticed plenty of links to information about Invisalign in your search engine results pages. Over the past few decades, Invisalign has emerged as a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. More discreet and patient-friendly than conventional braces, Invisalign is similarly effective at moving teeth into proper position over time.

People who get hung up on the words “over time” often find themselves wondering, “How long does Invisalign treatment take?” With every Invisalign treatment being custom-made to suit the needs of individual patients, there is no set timeline for the treatment that applies to every patient. While that’s the case, the treatment typically lasts 12-18 months.

Although 12-18 months isn’t long to achieve their best smile, some patients ask if there are things they can do to hasten their way through treatment. Luckily, there are some basic things you can do to speed up your treatment and enhance your results along the way.

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5 Things to Know Before Getting Invisalign

While you may already know that Invisalign is a discreet alternative to metal braces for teeth straightening, you may have some questions about this comparatively new treatment. Invisalign is as effective as traditional braces for fixing common problems like overbites, spacing, and teeth crowding. 

It would be a shame if you missed the opportunity to forgo braces in favor of Invisalign just because you didn’t know enough about the treatment. To prevent that from happening, we thought it would be a good idea to share some information everyone should know before they choose Invisalign treatment.

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What to do if a Doctor Says You’re Not a Good Candidate for Invisalign

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? You may notice your beautiful eyes or you might focus on your new, flattering hairstyle instead. If your smile is less than perfect, you may find yourself deliberately ignoring your teeth or focusing on your misaligned teeth exclusively.

No matter what you may think of your smile, we can assure you that every grin is beautiful. While that’s true, you may want to improve your smile by straightening your teeth. In years past, people had just one choice to straighten their teeth, metal braces. Although braces are still used quite often, you now have another option for achieving your best smile. And that option is Invisalign.

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What Are Invisalign Attachments?

Invisalign is widely recognized as being a perfectly comfortable way to straighten teeth in a manner that’s barely noticeable to anyone but the patient undergoing Invisalign treatment. While Invisalign treatment is meant to be undetectable to onlookers by its very design, the treatment is highly effective at giving patients their very best smile.

To achieve their best smile, some patients need more than Invisalign clear aligners. In addition to their aligners, some people will need Invisalign attachments to achieve the results they’re hoping for.

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Does Invisalign Hurt?

When they first look into it, many people ask us if Invisalign treatment hurts. While Invisalign isn’t typically as painful as wearing traditional metal braces can be, the treatment isn’t exactly pain-free.

As is the case with conventional braces, Invisalign treatment is intended to move your teeth into proper position. Because each set of Invisalign clear aligners you receive straightens and repositions your teeth, they can cause some pain. Although that’s true, most people describe the pain associated with Invisalign as a mild discomfort that’s usually fleeting.

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