If you’re considering Invisalign or another treatment process, the length of treatment is an important decision making factor. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just snap our fingers and achieve our dream smile? Unfortunately, like most great things in life, we need to be patient and put in the necessary work in order to achieve our goal, but how long will Invisalign take? Several factors impact the length of Invisalign treatment including your individual alignment needs and how regularly you wear your aligners. More»
One of the most challenging questions patients will ask the Docbraces team is actually a pretty common one: “Can I get Invisalign from a dentist?”
Yes, some dentists do offer Invisalign treatment. Additionally, Invisalign as a procedure can seem pretty straightforward. There are no metal brackets to attach to your teeth or wires to tighten. A dentist could straighten your teeth with Invisalign, right?
Unfortunately, as our Halifax orthodontist will tell you, it’s just not that simple. Invisalign is an alternative to braces for straightening teeth. Just like with braces, however, patients who receive Invisalign treatment will still need to undergo a proper diagnostic exam and treatment planning procedure from a provider who is experienced with bite correction and jaw alignment. While your primary goal for receiving Invisalign treatment may be a straighter smile, jaw alignment and bite correction are still important and need to be treated at this time. Many different factors can affect treatment length and outcomes, and only an orthodontist is trained to understand, anticipate and manage these factors correctly. More»
Dreaming of straight teeth? Ready to smile and laugh again with confidence? For many adults, the only thing worse than a crooked smile is flashing an embarrassing mouthful of metal braces! Good news: Dartmouth Invisalign is an alternative to braces that will straighten your teeth without that embarrassing mouthful of metal. Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made plastic retainers to shift your teeth into proper position. People who would otherwise have been too embarrassed to wear braces as an adult are now considering Invisalign treatment.
For many of these individuals, cost is a major factor in their decision making process. If you are considering Invisalign, being able to estimate the cost of treatment in advance will help you better understand what to expect and prevent any financial surprises down the road. More»
Did you know that a Dartmouth orthodontist can offer orthodontic treatments beyond braces?
When we think about orthodontics, braces are generally the first thing that comes to mind. Today’s braces are made from bands, wires and brackets that fit around the teeth and gradually pull them in to proper position. While today’s braces are lighter, smaller and use far less metal than in the past, braces are not the only solution for teeth straightening.
Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that corrects improperly positioned teeth and jaws. Crooked teeth are more than just unattractive. They can also be harder to clean and be at greater risk for tooth loss due to decay or periodontal disease.
At Docbraces, our Dartmouth orthodontist offers specialized orthodontic care to address these health concerns. Alternatives to braces include Invisalign, a virtually “invisible” teeth straightening solution. Docbraces is an elite Invisalign provider for adults and teenagers, and also offers pediatric orthodontic consultations. More»
Dreaming of straighter teeth but don’t want to get braces as an adult? You’re not alone: thousands of Canadians are opting to straighten their teeth without braces using Invisalign. Worldwide, more than 3 million patients have been treated with Invisalign. Today, they’re enjoying straighter teeth and a confident, healthy smile. Here’s how an Elite Halifax Orthodontist can help.
Docbraces is the leading provider of Invisalign in Atlantic Canada. Our Smile Team works with patients in Halifax Nova Scotia, Moncton New Brunswick, Summerside Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, Dartmouth Nova Scotia, and Amherst Nova Scotia to help them achieve their dream smile. More»
There was a time when having orthodontic treatment was considered strictly for children or teens. Adults who didn’t have their teeth straightened during their childhood or adolescence had simply “missed the boat” when it came to enjoying straighter, more attractive smiles and healthier teeth. But today, all that’s changed, and adult braces are becoming increasingly more common. In fact, according to the Canadian Dental Association, more adults than ever before are opting to have their teeth straightened with traditional braces, ceramic braces or removable aligner systems like Invisalign. More»
Are you avoiding a trip to your Nova Scotia orthodontist because you don’t want to get metal braces? A crooked smile is unattractive as an adult, but unfortunately the alternative – a mouthful of metal – is hardly any better. Adult braces can be uncomfortable, awkward and downright embarrassing. Wondering how to straighten teeth without braces? Good news: common orthodontic problems including crooked teeth and overcrowding can be corrected without braces. More»
Do you hesitate to smile for photos? Do you feel self-conscious laughing or talking because of your teeth? A crooked smile can be downright embarrassing as an adult. Unfortunately, many adults are reluctant to straighten their teeth because they are worried about the cost, discomfort and perceived embarrassment associated with braces. Delaying orthodontic work, however, can ultimately lead to bigger problems down the road. Crooked teeth that do not fit together may look unattractive right now, but things could get even worse should tooth decay or gum disease occur. Straightening your teeth can significantly improve your overall oral health, reducing the risk for tooth decay and gum disease that go hand-in-hand with overcrowding or misaligned teeth. Invisalign or Braces can help, but which is right for your smile? More»