Brace Yourself

You’ve just had your regular visit with your dentist and you’ve been told that either you or your kid needs braces. Brace yourself. While the cost of braces can be overwhelming, these devices help to realign and straighten teeth so that you not only have a more uniform smile, but your bite and chewing are improved ...

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Dental Braces for Children

As children we balked at the idea of having to endure the horrors of braces. After all, they’re bulky, painful and just not pleasant. Especially considering the fact that we’re stuck with them for an average of one and a half years, which feels like an eternity when you’re 12 years old, the thought of them may make some of us cringe ...

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Orthodontics and the Different Types of Braces

Orthodontics has been valuable both as an art, and most especially as a science in the field of dentistry. Thousands of mouths have been saved from prolonged discomfort ...

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Is the Cost of Braces Worth It?

Orthodontic treatment is a necessity in many cases. It may be just one of several options if the problem is only a minor alignment one ...

What Are The Different Types Of Braces?

What are dental braces? Braces refer to removable or fixed orthodontic appliances normally used to correct various teeth defects such as alignment of bite and teeth. Dental braces can either be placed on the lower side, upper side or both sides based on the type of correction required ...

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Invisalign Is Good For You

By Jason Lagden

You may think that widely spaced teeth, overcrowded teeth, cross bites, under bites or overbites cause no harm, but that’s where you are mistaken. These conditions can lead to problems like unnatural wear and tear of teeth, painful jaw and joint problems or even gum diseases and bone loss.Wearing metal braces can be a real bother. However, an effective technique to straighten your teeth without having to wear metal braces is by opting for Invisalign. This method of ‘invisibly aligning’ your teeth involves putting on sets of near- invisible plastic aligners.

Invisalign is easy and quick

The entire procedure of straightening your teeth from start till finish, is easier and quicker by Invisalign as compared to the traditional straightening methods using metal braces, which can take up to two to three years to align your teeth. On your first consultation with your dentist, they would take impressions and photographs of your teeth, which are sent to Invisalign to prepare a 3-D model of your teeth. Invisalign then prepares another 3-D model of how your teeth are expected to look at the end of the alignment programme. Using Align Technology’s ClinCheck® software, you can view the progress of your teeth through the course of the treatment. Your custom-made aligners are produced for you following the results of the ClinCheck® software. You receive a set of two aligners which puts a different kind of pressure on your teeth, which changes at each stage of the treatment, thereby moving your teeth slowly, until it is has lined up to its final position. You will need to change your Invisalign aligners once every two weeks for a new set of aligners. The entire process may take less than a year, depending on your case. Minor corrections can be done sooner.

Invisalign is convenient

Invisalign aligners are removable. For effective results in minimal time, you will need to wear it for at least twenty hours a day, but they can be taken out while eating or brushing and flossing your teeth. So you can still tuck into your tacos or popcorn without fearing that it will get stuck in your braces. They are also much smoother and feel more comfortable when you wear them, unlike metal braces which are sharp and can poke your mouth in places.

With Invisalign, you can certainly kiss your love, but don’t ever try chewing gum! It’s a great way to have even, well-spaced teeth without impacting your lifestyle.

Have you been thinking about how whiter smile can enhance your life? We recommend a chat with our dentist at the Hills Dental and Implant Centre, a practice that is widely recognized for its excellence in advanced cosmetic and implant dentistry. For advice on best cosmetic dental procedures that can give you a sparkling smile, visit Hills Dental and Implant Centre website today.