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5 Reasons Invisalign is Better Than Mail-Order Aligners

March 29, 2022

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Bottom Invisalign aligner on dental moldAchieving a straight smile is more accessible than ever because of countless treatment options. Metal braces aren’t the only method of correcting bite and alignment problems. Clear aligners are a preferred choice because you can achieve the results you want using a solution that’s virtually invisible. While clear aligners used to only be available through a dental office, the popularity of mail-order braces is on the rise. Although they may seem like the affordable, convenient option; however, there are risks of cutting out the middleman. Here are 5 reasons you should visit a professional for Invisalign.


4 Tips to Prepare for Invisalign Treatment

February 3, 2022

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Invisalign in blue case

Your Invisalign appointment is rapidly approaching, and that means that you are probably eager to see exactly how much it can transform your smile. By following your dentist’s instructions as directed, you will have perfectly aligned pearly whites in just a matter of time. Until you get your first set of aligners, there are some steps that you can take to prepare for your treatment. Continue reading for some helpful tips.


Can You Get Invisalign If You’ve Already Had Braces?

January 18, 2022

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person holding Invisalign, giving thumbs-up, and smiling

Many people wore traditional braces when they were younger to correct issues with their smiles. Though your orthodontist at the time likely stressed the importance of wearing your retainer to keep your teeth from moving back into their previous positions, the results of one study showed that 25% of patients stopped wearing their retainers within 24 months of finishing orthodontic treatment. If you’re a part of that group, your teeth may have shifted back to their previous position. Now that you’re older, you may be considering getting Invisalign to correct this issue, but is that even possible? Read on to learn about getting Invisalign after braces.


What Do I Need to Know Before Getting Invisalign?

December 4, 2021

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smiling man outside

When you make a significant purchase, such as a car, for example, it sure is great when you can try before you buy. When that’s not an option, you want to at least learn as much about the product as possible.

While you can’t exactly test drive Invisalign aligners to straighten your teeth since they are custom-made for your mouth, you can hear points brought up by people who have gone through treatment.

Keep reading to find out what to know before getting Invisalign in Fresno.


5 Reasons Why Invisalign Is Better Than DIY Clear Aligners

November 5, 2021

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woman with Invisalign in Fresno

Founded in 2014, SmileDirectClub is a teledentistry company that offers “do-it-yourself” clear aligners so you can straighten your teeth at home. Though this may seem like the best option for correcting crooked and misaligned teeth on a budget, Invisalign is well worth the investment. To explain why that is, here are five reasons why Invisalign in Fresno is better for your smile. 


Can I Get Invisalign If I Have Dental Restorations?

September 17, 2021

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Woman with Invisalign in Fresno

As you get older, you may find that you have more restorations in your mouth to maintain excellent oral health. Some common ones include dental crowns, veneers, and bridges. These all serve a purpose when it comes to maintaining the wellbeing of your smile, but do they prevent your ability to get Invisalign in Fresno to straighten your smile? Continue reading to learn how each restoration will play a role.


Looking for an Invisalign Provider? Here Are 5 Tips to Help!

August 31, 2021

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Patient holding up Invisalign aligner

Do you struggle to smile confidently due to crooked, spaced-out, or otherwise misaligned teeth? Fortunately, you don’t have to endure months or years of metal brackets and wires to straighten your teeth! Invisalign’s clear aligners are not only incredibly discreet, but they are comfortable, safe, and often deliver results in a fraction of the time. So, the only decision you have to make is which dental professional to choose! Keep reading to learn how to find an Invisalign provider that’s right for you.


What Makes Dental Implants a Successful Tooth Replacement Option?

July 22, 2021

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Woman smiling with dental implant

Tooth loss is an issue that affects many people across the country. Approximately 178 million Americans have lost at least one tooth while 40 million have lost all of their teeth. Fortunately, losing a tooth no longer means that you need to go the rest of your life without it. There are several tooth replacement options out there to help. Dental implants have become a preferred option because of their numerous benefits, including their high success rate. Read on to learn some reasons why they have become so successful.


Think You Have to Be in Pain to Need a Root Canal? Think Again.

May 27, 2021

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Closeup of man looking at tooth in mirror

If your jaw wasn’t already open, it would’ve dropped to the floor as your dentist shared that you need a root canal. After all, don’t you have to have a moderate to severe toothache for that treatment to be necessary? Not quite. In fact, pain is just one of the many signs that signal to your dental team that something is wrong underneath the gumline. Keep reading to learn what they are and why this tooth-saving treatment isn’t as bad as you may think!


When a Toothache Goes Away, Don’t Let Your Guard Down

April 13, 2021

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Woman with a toothache touching her tooth with her fingerWhen you’re experiencing a toothache, it’s a sign that your body is trying to tell you something. In this case, it means that there’s likely an underlying problem inside your tooth that needs attention. With that said, you may notice the discomfort associated with your toothache is beginning to diminish. While it’s rare, it may even go away entirely on its own! According to a dentist, this may not actually be a good thing. Learn why and what you should do instead of going about your day.


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