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Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

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InvisalignInvisalign is a special custom-made, clear aligner tray for the upper or lower teeth that can be changed every 2 to 10 weeks, depending on the severity of misalignment. Usually, treatment with Invisalign lasts between 6 to 18 months. The clear trays are similar to dental retainers that are designed to keep the teeth from moving after they’ve been aligned. Invisalign clear aligners are practically invisible, which makes them well-suited to teens.


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Invisalign Compared to Traditional Braces

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InvisalignA nice smile can make a huge difference in a person’s self-confidence. Everyone wants straight teeth! But how you achieve the goal of an amazing smile is something that can be accomplished in a number of different ways. Many people need orthodontic treatment in order to correct problems like overcrowding, gaps, or crooked teeth. In some cases, Invisalign is a treatment option, while in other cases, standard braces must be used to make the teeth straight. At Silver Lake Orthodontics, we offer both treatment options.


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Learn About Invisalign Clear Aligners

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Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign straightens teeth with the use of clear aligners. These aligners are provided in tray form. Each individual tray is customized to gradually move the patient’s teeth into the right positions. Patients who adhere to the orthodontist’s plan for Invisalign clear aligners and switch out trays at the right time will find their teeth straighten and also develop the proper spacing. Let’s take a closer look at what Invisalign clear aligners are all about.


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Why Invisalign Is Great for Adults

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Invisalign for Adults

Invisalign is a revolutionary new orthodontic method for straightening and correcting teeth. Although Invisalign is a method that work very similarly to braces, Invisalign retainers are significantly more comfortable and stress-free than traditional braces or other techniques of teeth-straightening.


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The Types of Orthodontic Treatment

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Everett Orthodontist

There are all different types of orthodontic treatment available for patients with crooked teeth, improperly spaced teeth, and additional oral health challenges. However, the average person is aware of the field of orthodontics yet does not understand there are significant differences in orthodontic treatments and procedures. The overarching aim of each of these unique treatment types is to improve oral aesthetics and functionality to promote healthy teeth and gums. However, the treatments significantly vary from one another. Let’s take a quick look at the different types of orthodontic treatments to give patients a better understanding of what this field is really all about.


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Benefits of Getting Braces As An Adult

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Braces for Adult

There is a common misconception that only tweens and teens can benefit from dental braces. Plenty of adults also benefit from braces in spite of the fact that few people aside from those who work in the field of orthodontics know it. Adults use braces to improve the look of their smile, enhance their oral hygiene and enjoy a potentially life-changing self-confidence boost. Let’s take a closer look at the litany of benefits for adults who wear braces.


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What to Expect With Getting Invisalign

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Invisalign

Chances are you have heard of Invisalign. However, you probably don’t fully understand what Invisalign is really all about and why it is garnering such significant hype. Invisalign straightens smiles quicker, more easily, and also in a manner that is more aesthetically pleasing than other options such as braces. Instead of worrying about brackets, wires, and adjustments as is the case with braces, opt for Invisalign and you will simply have to switch out your trays in accordance with the timeline provided by the orthodontist. Let’s take a closer look at what patients should expect from the Invisalign process.


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What to do in an Orthodontic Emergency

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Orthodontic Emergency Treatment

Orthodontic emergencies have the potential to arise at some point down the line. What matters most is how you react to the emergency. The response to your orthodontic emergency should not be a DIY (do it yourself) attempt to rectify the problem. Rather, it is in your interest to have our orthodontic experts analyze the emergency and determine how to alter or replace your orthodontic appliance as necessary. Time is of the essence. If you wait too long, the problem could worsen to the point that it is irreparable or that much more expensive. Here is a quick look at exactly what to do.


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What do Orthodontic Expanders Do?

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Everett Orthodontists

The average person has heard of orthodontic expanders yet might not understand exactly what they do. Orthodontic expanders perform a function similar to what their name suggests. In short, orthodontic expanders widen/expand a patient’s palate or jaw, creating that much more space for the adult teeth to emerge in a natural manner.


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How can I afford braces or Invisalign treatment?

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OrthodontistThe cost of traditional braces or Invisalign treatment varies from patient-to-patient depending on the treatment requirements including total treatment time, complexity of the issues, health of the gums and teeth, and other factors. Patients differ too in terms of their ability to pay for treatment, but luckily, there are lots of options available to patients to make treatment more affordable at Silver Lake Orthodontics.


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