Brace Yourself

You’ve just had your regular visit with your dentist and you’ve been told that either you or your kid needs braces. Brace yourself. While the cost of braces can be overwhelming, these devices help to realign and straighten teeth so that you not only have a more uniform smile, but your bite and chewing are improved ...

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Dental Braces for Children

As children we balked at the idea of having to endure the horrors of braces. After all, they’re bulky, painful and just not pleasant. Especially considering the fact that we’re stuck with them for an average of one and a half years, which feels like an eternity when you’re 12 years old, the thought of them may make some of us cringe ...

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Orthodontics and the Different Types of Braces

Orthodontics has been valuable both as an art, and most especially as a science in the field of dentistry. Thousands of mouths have been saved from prolonged discomfort ...

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Is the Cost of Braces Worth It?

Orthodontic treatment is a necessity in many cases. It may be just one of several options if the problem is only a minor alignment one ...

What Are The Different Types Of Braces?

What are dental braces? Braces refer to removable or fixed orthodontic appliances normally used to correct various teeth defects such as alignment of bite and teeth. Dental braces can either be placed on the lower side, upper side or both sides based on the type of correction required ...

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5 Tips to Read Before Getting Invisalign

By Blake Abel

From the very first day when you walk into the dentist office, you think to yourself, this is going to suck! If you’re in good hands it makes it so much easier. The Orthodontist makes the difference to Invisalign’s success and failure. If he is ambitious and thorough, you will most likely succeed through the Invisalign treatment. If he double books patients, tells you to come back, and you can’t get a hold of him when your mouth hurts, then your Orthodontist is lame; get a new one.

Tip #1: Make sure you have a good Orthodontist or Invisalign provider. Nothing is worse then when you’re in the middle of treatment and Dr. Smith can’t make time for you and there is nothing better when a dentist is professional and caring and you like coming in for check-ups.

If you truly want to enhance your self-esteem and quality of life then capturing your dental health needs is essential. It is a great self-satisfying reward when you complete the Invisalign treatment and have a new beautiful smile. In order to do this aligners are a huge factor to your success. (aligners are the Invisalign molds on your mouth).

Tip #2: Keep your aligners in! Since they are removable, patients think they can just remove them anytime they want. The treatment will be shorter, and lot less painful if you keep the aligners in. We have had people go months behind in treatment because their teeth go back to where they were, all because they too their aligners out. They come out. Take them out, but don’t abuse it. Dentists recommend 20 hrs a day for Invisalign to stay in.

This one is not really a tip but you need to know this before you get Invisalign.

Tip #3: Invisalign Aligners have a thing called “buttons” that are attached to your teeth and then the aligners. These are “ATTACHED” to your teeth. They are usually attached in the back and on the sides, but sometimes they are attached on one of your two front teeth, and that makes the invisible aligners a lot more visible. Talk to your orthodontist and see if there is a way to avoid it. If not, don’t fret, it doesn’t look horrible it is just more visible.

This one is a no brainer.

Tip #4: Brush your teeth and your aligners on a regular basis. The aligners can get plaque built up on them pretty bad. (More than you would think). This makes them not very invisible. Brush them. Don’t buy Invisalign’s cleaning tool kit. It is too expensive and there is a lot of ways you can clean your aligners without it. One great way is to purchase a denture cleaning product like Efferdent and clean the aligners with that.

Tip #5: Be patient with Invisalign. It can be a long process if you have a messed up mouth and even longer if you are not patient with the treatment. Invisalign is a great product when used properly with the right Orthodontist. Keep these things in mind when looking for a dentist and deciding on Invisalign.

Blake helps people with questions about Invisalign San Jose and what you can expect from clear braces Blake works for an informational site dedicated to information about Invisalign braces located in San Jose.