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4 Braces Hacks from Pros

Braces Hacks

Braces, whether traditional or Damon System, can straighten your teeth, increase your confidence, correct bite and alignment issues, and address spacing or crowding problems. Every patient is different, but the average person wears braces for about two years. That’s two years of perfecting tricks, hacks and coming up with tips for new wearers. Anyone considering braces should know you don’t need to learn the hard way. Thousands of people have worn them before you, and have discovered shor

Is Invisalign Teen for Your High Schooler?

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen is a teeth-straightening system designed just for teens, since they make up the bulk of orthodontic patients. Invisalign is the revolutionary, invisible system that uses sets of aligners that are swapped out every two weeks instead of old-school strategies. The good news is that the metal-mouth days are behind us, because today’s braces come in every color imaginable, require fewer in-office tightening sessions and are much more comfortable. The better news is that with Invisal

The History of Invisalign

Invisalign

Most people have heard of Invisalign, the invisible way to straighten teeth with removable aligners, but do you know the history of this innovative orthodontic product? Align Technology, the creators of Invisalign, was founded in 1997 by Zia Chishti and Kelsey Wirth in San Jose, California. The business currently has over 3,000 employees and an annual revenue of around $560 million. Created as a braces alternative, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that patients swap out every two weeks

5 Questions for Your Orthodontist

Orthodontist Questions

If you’ve been referred to an orthodontist, your general dentist likely knows about his or her solid reputation. However, blindly trusting someone — even a professional — with something as important as your teeth is risky. It’s up to you to do your research and meet with a handful of orthodontists before moving forward. Orthodontic treatments are available in three major types: traditional braces, Invisalign and the Damon System. With due diligence, you’ll probably narrow these systems

Dating with Braces?

Dating With Braces

Would you date someone with braces — or do you have braces and are thinking of getting back into the game? Instead of asking, why, most people these days are asking, why not? The old cliché that braces get in the way of dating is like believing, “Boys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses.” Both braces and glasses are the pillars of geek chic, and it’s about time. More and more adults are opting to get them, finally taking care of aesthetic issues, bite problems or misaligned te