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What is Invisalign? How does it work? Is it right for everyone? Is it right for me?

So, what exactly is Invisalign?

Much as we use the words Kleenex to talk about facial tissue, or Band-Aid when we mean bandage, Invisalign is frequently used to describe what orthodontists call “aligner treatment”. Invisalign is the largest and most well-known company that provides aligners. So, their name has become a generic trademark for all aligner treatments.

What is the aligner treatment that Invisalign, Clear Correct, and other companies offer?

While aligner treatment may seem complicated, the basic principle of how it works is not. The secret to moving teeth with aligners or braces is just in applying [...] Read More

Why is it important for my child to have an orthodontic screening by age 7?

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children have an orthodontic screening by age 7. However, many parents are surprised to hear about this recommendation. Others just wonder why this is important. After all, children don’t have all of their permanent teeth by that age. Also, most children are not indicated for any treatment at that age. So just why is it important that children have a screening by that age?

There are actually a variety of reasons for this. Problems that can benefit from early treatment typically fall into one of three general categories. The first and [...] Read More