Invisalign After Braces: Straightening Your Teeth (Again) as an Adult

Invisalign Nova Scotia - Top Considerations When Selecting a Provider

If you had braces as a teen, you know there’s nothing quite like the unbridled joy that comes when your braces are finally removed. You’re no longer a socially-awkward teen with a mouthful of metal! Unfortunately, the next step, wearing a retainer, can be almost as challenging. Metal retainers, like braces, are not particularly attractive. They’re tight, they can make speaking awkward, and they’re easy to misplace. If you stopped wearing your retainer shortly after you got your braces off, you’re not alone. For one reason or another, most young adults stop wearing removable retainers. A decade later, that bad habit can catch up with you. Your formerly straight teeth are crooked again. Can Invisalign save the day? Absolutely. More»

Braces or Invisalign: Which is Right for Me?

Braces or Invisalign

“Straight Talk” from an Orthodontist Who Offers Both – Trying to decide between braces or Invisalign? Choosing between these two options can feel a bit overwhelming. On the one hand, both braces and Invisalign achieve similar end results. They straighten your teeth, support good oral health and help you achieve your dream smile. On the other hand, the process and timeline for each differ.

Invisalign uses clear aligners to straighten your teeth. These aligners are virtually invisible and can easily be removed for eating and cleaning. Braces, on the other hand, are metal brackets that are glued to your teeth and held together with wires and tiny, rubber bands. Clear and enamel brackets are available, but these options are still not as discreet as Invisalign. More»

When Will I See Results from Invisalign?

selecting an Invisalign provider

Ready to finally take the first step to straighten your teeth? Once you’ve made the decision to achieve your dream smile, it’s natural to be eager to see results as soon as possible. Invisalign, like braces, will straighten your teeth very gradually, so you may not notice a dramatic difference over night. It’s unrealistic to expect to start with Invisalign one week and see results the next. You won’t have to be patient for too long, however! While result speed varies between patients, some patients may begin to notice a subtle difference within 10 to 12 weeks. More»

Best Solutions for Crooked Teeth: Traditional, Invisible or Invisalign Braces?

Change Your Smile Change Your Life

Dreaming about a straighter smile? Maybe you never had braces when you were younger and now, as an adult, you feel self-conscious about your crooked front teeth. Or, you may have had braces when you were younger, but your teeth have moved a bit since then and you’d like to re-straighten your teeth. From choosing the right orthodontist to evaluating different treatment options and cost, just thinking about straightening your teeth can seem a bit daunting! More»

Invisalign for Teens: Better Than Braces?

Invisalign or Braces

For multiple generations of teens, awkward, uncomfortable metal braces have been a rite of passage. Now, today’s teens have a new option for straightening teeth and achieving that perfect smile: Invisalign Teen. Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisible way to straighten teeth without the restrictions and embarrassment typically associated with metal braces. Rather than wires and brackets, Invisalign Teen uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gently shift your teen’s tooth placement. Depending on your teen’s needs, Invisalign is just as effective as braces– and doesn’t include the pain or stigma typically associated with them.

Is Invisalign Teen better than braces? Here’s what you need to know: More»

Docbraces is a Top 1% Invisalign Provider

Top 1% Invisalign Provider

June 14, 2017 – Orthodontists’s Dr. John McManaman, Dr. Kevin Knowlton, Dr. Andrew Thompson, Dr. Deepak Arora, and Dr. Donald Johnston, and the Smile Team of Docbraces are proud to announce their status as a Top 1% Provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in North America. This achievement places Docbraces as the only Top 1% Provider in both New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. This prestigious distinction sets Docbraces and it’s Orthodontic Specialists apart as having achieved the top 1% of all Invisalign providers in North America – meaning Docbraces has treated more Invisalign cases than 99% of all other Doctors, and have developed extensive expertise in offering this leading-edge treatment to their orthodontic patients. More»

Why Summer is the Best Time for Teens to Get Braces

Best Time for Teens to Get Braces

Is there a “right” time for your teen to get braces? Many factors ranging from schedules to family finances can influence the timing of your child’s orthodontic treatment. Braces by their very nature are all about change! We love watching our patients smiles change and progress over their treatment time. That’s why summer is a great time for teens to get braces: they have time to adjust to the initial changes of braces outside of school, more flexible schedules for appointments, and plenty of time to develop good hygiene habits at home.
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