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

Invisalign for brides

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?

Braces for Baby Boomers

“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

Valentines Smile Boost Your Confidence

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»

Braces for Baby Boomers: Why Invisalign Works for Patients 50+

Braces for Baby Boomers

Wish your teeth were straighter or you could reduce gaps between your teeth, but worried about whether you’re “too old” for Invisalign? Good news: you’re never too old to achieve your dream smile. Here at Docbraces, nearly half of all our patients are over the age of 50. Invisalign can help you discreetly achieve your dream smile– no awkward metal braces necessary! More»

Invisalign Nova Scotia: Top Considerations When Selecting a Provider

Invisalign Nova Scotia - Top Considerations When Selecting a Provider

You’ve been thinking about getting your teeth straightened and have finally decided that Invisalign is the right solution for your straightening needs. You want to be sure you’re getting the highest quality care at a price you can afford. Now comes the tricky part: selecting the right Invisalign Nova Scotia provider.

If your dentist offers Invisalign in addition to routine adult dental care, it’s certainly tempting to stay with your current provider. However, keep in mind that Invisalign for straightening teeth, like braces, is a highly specialized process and a significant financial investment. You want to select a provider that not only is highly experienced in this field, but also is impeccably qualified with stellar reviews. More»

A Sticky Mess? How to Enjoy Halloween Candy with Braces

Halloween Candy with Braces

No matter how old (or young) you may be, the best part of Halloween is getting to indulge in all the candy and treats that are normally “off limits” during the year. Enjoying Halloween candy with braces, however, could be challenging, biting into a candied apple or a toffee candy bar could result in a sticky, unpleasant mess. Every year, we treat patients for candy-related emergencies, like popped wires or broken brackets. As anyone who’s found themselves in a similar sticky mess will tell you, Halloween is not the time for an orthodontic emergency!

Candy corn, Starbursts, skittles, Tootsie Rolls, licorice and Snickers candy bars can all spell disaster for your Halloween plans. Can you still get your candy fix without damaging your braces or bending a wire? Absolutely! Just stick to this list of what to eat – and not to eat – to have a fun and disaster-free Halloween. More»