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»

“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?

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»

Discreet Solutions for Crooked Teeth

Solutions for Crooked Teeth

Admit it: you’re embarrassed about your crooked teeth, but you’re even more embarrassed at the thought of wearing metal braces! Traditional orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth has long been associated with images of awkward, self-conscious teens sporting a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. There’s hardly anything discreet about that image! Invisalign is the exact opposite. It’s a modern, teeth-straightening solution that’s completely discreet: only you and your orthodontist will know you’re using Invisalign. More»

Is Invisalign Worth the Cost?

Is Invisalign Worth the Cost?

Can you put a price tag on the perfect smile? The shape, colour, and alignment of your teeth can have a big impact on your confidence. Just as a perfect smile can be a huge boost to your self-esteem, crooked or discoloured teeth can hurt your confidence. Crooked teeth are not just visually unattractive, but they’re also associated with an increased risk for oral health problems and bad breath– yikes!

If you spend time thinking about ways to hide your teeth or avoid smiling, you’re missing out on a full life. Smiling in social and professional situations sends a message that you’re approachable and friendly. Not smiling or looking down when speaking in an attempt to “hide your teeth” sends the opposite message. Rather than attracting people with your engaging personality and bright smile, you’ll be sending a “please don’t bother me” message. That’s not a great first impression to make when going on a date or interviewing for a big job.

Don’t let bad teeth ruin your confidence. If you’re embarrassed by a crooked or an imperfect smile, it’s never too late to make a change. Imagine life with a straight smile and no more crooked teeth: you’ll laugh without hesitation, speak confidently at your next presentation, and smile freely on a date without the fear of scaring your date away! More»