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Five Invisalign Tips Every Patient Should Know

By | January 28th, 2019|Invisalign|

Making the decision to use Invisalign aligners is important for any orthodontic patient in search of a straighter smile and more comfortable bite, but deciding to get Invisalign is not the end of the experience. There are a few things every Invisalign patient should know once they take home their aligners for the first time. Yes, they will straighten your teeth, but they’ll only do their job if they are handled the right way. […]

Your Guide to Wearing a Retainer

By | January 24th, 2019|Invisalign|

Because braces and Invisalign require a significant financial investment, and because the end results typically look so fantastic, it doesn’t take much to motivate people to wear their Invisalign trays as often as they should. Most of our patients here at Clearsmile Orthodontics desire a straighter, more aesthetically-pleasing smile, and they understand that wearing the trays is essential for that. […]

Can Seniors Get Invisalign?

By | January 22nd, 2019|Invisalign|

The word “senior” can mean one of two things here at Clearsmile Orthodontics. It is one of those versatile words that can mean either, “senior in high school,” or it can mean, “senior citizen.” In either context, the question as to whether Invisalign for adults is appropriate for someone of a certain age, the answer is always a resounding, “yes.” […]

Three Things to Consider Before Purchasing Invisalign for Your Child

By | December 28th, 2018|Invisalign|

When people decide to have children, they do so with at least a cursory understanding of the financial commitments that come along with kids. Day care is the first major expense, but a lot of families also start saving at an early age for college. In between those two major life events, however, comes the possibility of orthodontics, as many children can face crooked and/or crammed teeth that only braces or Invisalign clear aligners can correct. […]

Keeping Your Invisalign Aligners Clean

By | December 27th, 2018|Invisalign|

One of the major benefits of using Invisalign braces rather than traditional braces is the ability of orthodontic patients to remove the trays completely when they want to eat, participate in sports, or take a formal photograph. But one of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is that the trays themselves are so much easier to clean than braces, though it is important to understand the best way to go about that process to avoid damaging the trays. Here are a few tips for keeping your Invisalign aligners clean: […]

Why Teenagers Love Invisalign

By | December 20th, 2018|Invisalign|

Teenagers do not enjoy traditional orthodontics in the slightest, and it’s no surprise as to why this would be the case. Not only can braces be painful for teenagers, but they also look and feel bulky in the teen’s mouth, are difficult to clean, and require frequent visits to the orthodontist. Thankfully, there is an alternative to traditional braces that teens here at Clearsmile Orthodontics prefer: Invisalign. For years now, Invisalign for teens has been the preferred option for a number of reasons, including the following: […]

Seven Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist Before Getting Invisalign

By | December 18th, 2018|Invisalign|

If you are thinking about investing in Invisalign as the best way to straighten out your smile, congratulations! You’re on the right path toward straightening your teeth in a way that will have people congratulating you and, ultimately, smiling right back. Of course, like all important choices in a person’s life, the decision to meet with an orthodontist and actually purchase this product is one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. […]

Orthodontists and Dentists: Why You Need Both

By | November 28th, 2018|Invisalign|

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. […]

Five Ways Invisalign is Ideal for Teens

By | November 21st, 2018|Invisalign, Invisalign Provider|

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. […]

Three Reasons Invisalign Is a Great Option for Adults

By | November 14th, 2018|Invisalign|

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. […]