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123 Dentist Presents: The History of Braces

123 Dentist Presents: The History of Braces

All month 123 Dentist has been offering our best ever promotion on Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces. It’s almost hard to remember a time when braces weren’t metal wires fastened to your teeth, but Invisalign is helping to make the past feel more distant. Now dentists and patients have a better option, one that achieves the same result without the downside.

Invisalign costs about the same as regular braces, treatment takes around the same time and you can eat and drink what you want without worry. Invisalign represents the most current and best solution for most patients looking to straighten their teeth or correct any number of other issues, from jaw alignment to crowding and gaps. But what came before? How did we get here? To close out our month long look at this special 123 Dentist Promotion we are taking a closer look at the history of braces.

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Invisalign Teen: The Invisalign Experience for Parents!

Invisalign Teen: The Invisalign Experience for Parents!

Being a teenager is tougher than ever. There’s a lot of pressure at school and at home; socially with friends, even dating and that’s before the extra curricular clubs, sports and fine arts activities. It’s a magical time in all of our lives, full of fun, memorable experiences and it should be the best days of our lives, to quote Bryan Adams. But almost nothing puts a damper on it like traditional wire braces. Not being able to smile like yourself makes it harder to get though the day to day, which is one reason why Invisalign is so popular with teenagers.

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The Invisalign Treatment Process: What to Expect from Start to Finish

The Invisalign Treatment Process: What to Expect from Start to Finish

Continuing our special month long focus on Invisalign, we are celebrating the clear alternative to braces with $500 in savings, right now at select 123 Dentist clinics. We’ve talked about the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces and even shared some experiences real patients have had, what can you or someone you know expect from the treatment process?

In this week’s blog, imagine you are visiting a 123 Dentist clinic and meeting one of our doctors for the first time. What’s involved in that first visit? How long will you have to wear Invisalign aligners? What will your day and night be like through the treatment? Will you need to visit the dentist regularly throughout treatment and how often? This is the Invisalign Treatment Process and what to expect through the average treatment.

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How Invisalign Is Improving Braces For Millions!

How Invisalign Is Improving Braces For Millions!

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that has been gaining popularity for years with the thousands of patients in Canada who have experienced it first hand. Invisalign replaces traditional braces with clear, custom made plastic aligners that are changed every two weeks to correct crooked teeth, remove gaps and improve a patient’s bite.

Invisalign offers several advantages, including the invisible look that it’s name implies. You can remove Invisalign for meals and eat what you want, you can brush and floss and chew gum. Invisalign can help teens and adults and is covered by many insurance plans for teens. To learn more about Invisalign, speak to your local 123 Dentist office for a consultation.

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Everything You Need To Know About Invisalign

Everything You Need To Know About Invisalign

We all want great looking teeth, but for various reasons many people never really feel confident in their smiles. The effects can be damaging socially and psychologically, so why don’t more people seek treatment for crooked smiles, unsightly gaps or crowding? One major reason, it turns out, is a fear of traditional braces.

It’s not hard to see why. Even though the end result is a beautiful smile, traditional wire braces bring their fair share of issues. Irritation, limitations on your diet, regular maintenance and of course, how they look. Thankfully, there is an alternative to traditional braces, called Invisalign, and most 123 Dentist member clinics offer it. In this blog, we’re going to explore common questions about Invisalign and tell you everything you need to know before consulting a dentist.

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Will Wearing Invisalign Feel Uncomfortable at First?

Will Wearing Invisalign Feel Uncomfortable at First?

Having a beautiful smile is important to many people, and having properly aligned teeth is an essential part of this scenario. If your front teeth have gaps in between them or your teeth are slightly crooked, having them straightened through Invisalign can restore their natural beauty.

So does Invisalign feel uncomfortable? If you don’t have any experience with Invisalign and you don’t know anyone who has, you probably have a few questions, such as:

  • Does it take a long time to get used to wearing Invisalign?
  • Does Invisalign feel uncomfortable to your teeth, jaws, or soft tissues when you first begin to wear your trays?
  • Is there anything you can do to ease this discomfort?

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The Main Differences Between Traditional Braces and Invisalign

The Main Differences Between Traditional Braces and Invisalign

If you would like to have straighter or neater teeth, you may be wondering whether you should opt for traditional braces or Invisalign. This guide will help you to understand when each of these options is most appropriate in different circumstances, and give you an overview of the pros and cons that are relevant to traditional braces and Invisalign.

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How Well Does Invisalign® Work?

How Well Does Invisalign® Work?

Getting your teeth straightened so that they align properly is a process that takes many months. If you want something other than metal braces, then you are probably interested in the Invisalign® process. Does Invisalign® work? Using a series of clear retainers rather than metal brackets and arches, Invisalign® allows people to get their teeth straightened without making it readily apparent to everyone who sees them. Does Invisalign® work well? Yes, it does a great job as long as you follow the advice of your dentist.

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How Effective is Invisalign at Different Ages?

How Effective is Invisalign at Different Ages?

The decision to get Invisalign is an important one, and some patients have been waiting years to decide that their teeth are important enough to invest hard-earned funds into. Unfortunately for some patients, age creates a very real obstacle to actually getting the procedure done. Whether you are a younger patient currently wondering if you can wait or an older patient worried that you have waited too long, here’s what you need to know about Invisalign and age.

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Are You Losing Your Smile?

Are You Losing Your Smile?

Many of us believe that if you are born with good teeth, you will have a great smile for the rest of your life and vice versa. This actually isn’t the case, as teeth move, grow, and change throughout an adult’s lifetime. Proper dental care can result in a healthy, bright smile, and neglecting your teeth can turn a great smile into a dull one.

This is why it is so important to visit your dentist for regular checkups and to see how your teeth are doing. If your teeth are shifting and you are losing your smile, your dentist can refer you to get Invisalign braces – which most adults prefer so they can avoid the stigma of getting braces – as soon as possible.

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