Is Invisalign Worth the Investment?

Is Invisalign Worth the Investment?

Dreaming of a straighter smile this holiday season? If Invisalign is at the top of your holiday wish list, now is the perfect time to make this dream a reality. Invisalign aligners are a clear alternative to conventional metal braces. This discrete solution means no one but you will know that you are straightening your teeth. Invisalign gives you the freedom to attend holiday celebrations and enjoy all your favourite seasonal foods without the potential embarrassment or discomfort associated with braces.

Invisalign, like any teeth straightening solution, does represent a significant financial investment. It’s natural to wonder if the end result is truly worth the cost of treatment. While every patient is unique, Invisalign can be truly life-changing. When you are no longer self-conscious about how you chew, bite or speak, this boost in self-esteem and confidence will positively impact your personal life and career.

These are five Invisalign treatment benefits to keep in mind: More»

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

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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»

When Will I See Results from Invisalign?

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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»

“Smile Ever After”: How to Achieve Your Dream Smile for Your Wedding

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You’ve tried on hundreds of dresses, selected the perfect venue, checked the guest list twice, and you’re ready to dance the night away with your groom. There’s just one problem: is your smile ready for your wedding day close-up?

From Instagram to Snapchat, the first photo many brides share on their wedding days is a selfie. More and more brides are posting selfies on social media while they’re getting ready with friends, preparing to walk down the aisle, or just after they’ve tied the knot and said, “I do!” Even with Instagram filters, selfies and other close-up are pretty revealing and unforgiving, showing the good and the bad– including crooked teeth. More»

What is an ‘Elite Provider’ of Invisalign?

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Dreaming of straighter teeth and a perfect smile? If you’re considering Invisalign, it’s natural to have questions about this process and what to expect. One of the most common questions prospective patients ask is, “How do I select the right Invisalign provider?”

While many different factors may play a role in your final selection, the provider’s experience is one of the most important factors. The more successful cases a provider has completed, the more confident you’ll feel that the provider can do a great job on your teeth, too. Not every Invisalign provider is the same. To help put an Invisalign provider’s experience and skills in perspective, Invisalign has introduced five provider designations. These designations are based on the number of cases the provider has handled in their lifetime, as well as the number of cases the provider consistently handles each every six months. These are important distinctions. Lifetime reflects cumulative expertise while ongoing case counts ensure that the provider’s skills are fresh. Understanding these designations will help you feel more confident with your provider selection. More»

Is there an age limit to Invisalign treatment?

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“Am I Too Old for Invisalign?”

This is a common question our orthodontists get asked all the time at Docbraces. If you’ve always dreamed of a straighter smile but never had braces as a teenager, you may be wondering whether it’s “too late” to straighten your teeth. Here’s the good news: as long as your teeth are healthy, it’s never too late to straighten them! In fact, taking action now can help prevent future oral health problems, including bad breath, bleeding gums, and tooth loss. More»

What REALLY Matters When Selecting an Invisalign Provider

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Congratulations! You’re ready to take a big step and make your dream smile a reality by getting Invisalign. There’s just one small problem– you need to select a provider. Maybe your current dentist offers Invisalign as a treatment, but you aren’t sure if you should see an orthodontist instead. Maybe you’ve been flooded with recommendations from well-meaning friends and co-workers and aren’t sure how to evaluate all these different options. Now you’re overwhelmed by options and you’re not any closer to getting straight teeth!

Choosing the right Invisalign provider can make the difference between a smooth, easy treatment program and an expensive, frustrating experience. While it’s great to consider several different providers, it’s critical you have a system for comparing your different options and you know which questions are the right ones to ask.

Keep these guidelines in mind when making your decision: More»

Dating Woes? Boost Your Confidence with Straighter Teeth

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Roses are red, violets are blue, your smile is… crooked? Nothing kills confidence faster than feeling insecure about crooked teeth. When you’re feeling insecure about your smile and appearance, this lack of confidence can affect your romantic life, too.

In a world where modern dating has been reduced to swiping left and right in an app, your profile picture can make or break your dating chances. Worse, if you actually do land that dream date, once you do meet up in person those same old insecurities can bubble back up. Maybe you’re afraid to laugh or smile too much because you don’t want your date to notice your uneven teeth. Rather than being the best, most confident version of yourself, you’re insecure and nervous– killing any potential romance before you even get halfway through a cup of coffee. More»

New Year, New You: Why Get Invisalign in 2017

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Lose those pesky extra pounds, go to the gym, eat healthy, achieve my dream smile with straighter teeth …

Are straighter teeth on your New Year’s resolutions list? By the end of January, even the most well-intentioned resolutions like losing weight or exercising more fall by the wayside. Straightening your teeth is an easy resolution to keep. The first step is as simple as an appointment with an orthodontist. More»