Can I Get Invisalign if I Grind My Teeth?

By | September 19th, 2019|Invisalign|

Let’s face one simple fact—everyone has a beautiful smile. While that’s true, it doesn’t mean every person has their best smile. If you want to improve your smile, Invisalign treatment might be for you. […]

5 Hygiene Tips To Follow While Using Invisalign

By | September 9th, 2019|Invisalign|

Invisalign is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces for correcting dental issues like overbites and gaps. While both options can certainly yield an improved smile at the end of treatment, using Invisalign clear aligners instead of conventional metal braces doesn’t require you to make any significant lifestyle changes. For example, you won’t have to avoid certain foods or wear a custom mouth guard when you play contact sports. Although you won’t have to modify your lifestyle like you would with metal braces, undergoing Invisalign treatment does require you to be vigilant about your oral hygiene. While that may sound intimidating, it isn’t. In fact, you won’t even have to change the way you brush or floss your teeth as you would with braces. […]

Playing Sports While Wearing Invisalign

By | September 3rd, 2019|Invisalign|

Are you interested in improving the appearance of your smile? If so, you have two options to choose from, traditional metal braces and Invisalign treatment. Correcting an imperfect smile is a good idea for more than “just” aesthetic reasons. When teeth are properly aligned it can reduce your chances of experiencing tooth decay, cavities and periodontal disease. While metal braces and Invisalign can help you avoid those things while improving your smile, athletes may wonder which option is best for them. Once you’re familiar with Invisalign treatment, you’ll quickly understand why Invisalign is often the option that’s preferable to athletes, particularly those who play contact sports like football, lacrosse or hockey. […]

Invisalign’s Typical Timeline

By | August 28th, 2019|Invisalign|

When they first learn about Invisalign, many people have questions about the innovative treatment. While Invisalign has been around since the late 1990s, the treatment is still considered innovative by people who are just now learning about it. That’s particularly true when Invisalign treatment is compared to traditional metal braces. One of the things many prospective patients inquire about is the timeline for Invisalign treatment. We’re not just asked about a timeline for the treatment to end. People also ask us about how long it will take for them to start seeing results, how long they need to wear their aligners every day and other things. Because people are so curious about a typical Invisalign timeline in multiple contexts, we thought it would be a good idea to explain what a typical treatment timeline might be in several ways.   […]

Invisalign FAQ

By | August 20th, 2019|Invisalign|

People who are just starting to investigate the options that are available to them to improve their smile often come across two topics—Invisalign treatment and metal braces. If usually doesn’t take long for them to realize that Invisalign is preferable in most cases. While that’s true, they often have questions about Invisalign. For this reason, we thought it would be a good idea to answer some of the questions we’re asked most often at Clearsmile Orthodontics.   […]

Benefits of Invisalign Other Than Your Smile

By | August 14th, 2019|Invisalign|

If you’ve researched Invisalign treatment as an alternative to metal braces, you’re probably already familiar with the wonderful results it can yield. While an improved smile is by far the most visible and obvious result of this type of treatment, it’s far from the only benefit you’ll smile about when your treatment wraps up.   […]

7 Benefits of Choosing an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider

By | July 29th, 2019|Invisalign|

If you’re like many people, you probably read online reviews before you buy something. Why do you do that? It’s probably because you know that all goods aren’t created equally. The same can be said about the people you rely on to do things—they don’t all have the same skills, capabilities or accreditations. When it comes to choosing an Invisalign consultant, you can rest assured that every Invisalign orthodontist has received specialized training in addition to completing the education required to earn the title of “orthodontist.” While every Invisalign orthodontist has the training to be able to create a custom Invisalign treatment for patients in need, some of these talented professionals have earned meaningful accreditations which set them apart from their peers. […]

What Happens if I Lose My Aligner?

By | July 17th, 2019|Invisalign|

At Clearsmile Orthodontics, we know our patients live their definition of an active, full life every day. We’re thrilled that our patients range in age from children to seniors and we’re equally happy that our patients have such a wide range of lifestyles. Over the years, we’ve noticed that our patients are all vulnerable to the same thing. And that’s “life.” Life often brings many things to your doorstep that can make it impossible for you to keep track of or maintain your Invisalign clear aligners in good condition. Even though we give you a case to keep your Invisalign aligners in when you’re not wearing them, you may realize you neglected to put your aligners in the case when you removed them at lunch, leaving you to wonder where they are. While you may have been careful to put your aligners on the edge of the sink when you brushed your teeth, it doesn’t mean your dog didn’t sneak in to see how they fit his chompers…only to subsequently use them as a chew toy. […]

What Age is Best for Invisalign?

By | July 11th, 2019|Invisalign|

If you’re the parent of a teenager, think about what you saw at the last school function you attended with your child. Did you see parents casually covering their smiles with cocktail napkins only to see some of your kid’s friends quickly rub the underside of their noses when they grinned? Unfortunately, too many grown-ups and young adults have developed a near-reflexive reaction to cover their mouths when they smile. When you think about the behavior of your child’s friends when they were in elementary school, you probably don’t remember those same insecurities. Instead, you probably recall your kid’s buddies laughing open-mouthed with the reckless abandon you might miss dearly. It seems that many people grow increasingly aware of their smile as they get older, particularly during the years after they lose most or all of their baby teeth. Why is that the case? Peer pressure to have the perfect smile might be to blame. A loss of hope as permanent teeth fail to grow in properly may be another reason. No matter what your motivation might be, there’s no reason for you—or anyone else—to be ashamed of your smile. There’s also no reason for the majority of young and older adults to resign themselves to wearing braces to correct an imperfect smile. That’s because an alternative to braces has become readily available to people in most age groups in recent years. And that alternative is Invisalign. […]

5 Reasons Invisalign Is So Popular Today

By | July 1st, 2019|Invisalign|

If you have an imperfect smile for any reason, you might research treatments to straighten your teeth. In recent years, patients have been turning to Invisalign rather than traditional metal braces to fix their imperfect smiles. Like conventional metal braces, Invisalign aligners can be used to address a variety of conditions, such as overbites, underbites and gaps, to name a few.   […]