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Aligners and contact sports

As an athlete, or even a weekend-warrior, you have a lot on your mind when you're on the field or court. You're thinking about your opponent's next move, memorizing plays and doing everything you can to win. You don't want your teeth or aligners taking up valuable thought space as you play. If you're new to wearing aligners while playing sports, you might question how to successfully navigate this task. You may wonder if you can play rugby with aligners, or if you should wear a mouthguard over y...

December 14, 2021

Rachel & John's Invisalign Journey

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November 21, 2021

Why does having straight teeth matter?

If you're one of 81% of adults that think their teeth are unattractive when they see them in photographs, it might feel good to know you're not alone. But it still doesn't change how you feel.  Many adults are self-conscious about their smiles because they don't have straight teeth. Whether they opted to forego braces as a child or dental conditions in their adult years have left their teeth less thanstraight, many adults are self-conscious about their teeth. There's a lot to...

November 21, 2021

How to clean your aligners and retainers

Invisalign is a modern-day blessing. Before the days of clear tooth aligners, many of us had middle-school nightmares of banded braces and all the associated complications — food stuck in brackets, yellowing teeth and a metallic smile.Believe it or not, Invisalign comes with similar issues, minus the "brace face." Invisalign trays require daily cleanings for health and hygiene. Not sure about the right ways to keep your Invisalign and your smile clean? Here, I'll cover how to clean In...

October 13, 2021

Wearing Aligners when you are sick

Getting sick is never enjoyable. For those trying to straighten their teeth, they must manage their aligners while nursing themselves back to health. Wearing aligners for 22 hours each day complicates your normal routine, so catching a cold or the flu can throw off your routine entirely. You still want the results of the aligners even while you are sick, which requires you to adapt your habits to bounce back from falling ill.1. Stay Hydrated Doctors constantly preach how important fluids are for...

September 9, 2021

Braces or Invisalign?

Since launching in 2000, over 8million people have been treated worldwide with Invisalign and each year it seems increasing number of patients are opting for removable aligners rather than traditional braces.  When I started with Invisalign in 2008, the decision of braces versus Invisalign was, in the main, determined by how severe any crowding was. I have some colleagues who will disagree with me, but back then Invisalign was primarily focused on getting a great smile - as soon as things b...

July 8, 2021

My Invisalign Journey

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June 18, 2021

Claudia's Invisalign Journey

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June 7, 2021

The five things you need to know about Aligners & Invisalign....

I started my treating my first Invisalign patient in 2008. Prior to this, as a cosmetic dentist, if my patients didn't like their smile I could only really offer them two solutions - braces or veneers. The majority of my patients weren't too keen on braces, and veneers always seemed such an invasive way of getting things looking good. Did I really want to be drilling teeth down in a person who is in their 20's and 30s? Not really - the healthiest tooth is one that has never had to be touched by ...

June 1, 2021

Damian's Invisalign Journey

Read more about Damian's treatment Here...

March 9, 2021

Invisalign: The first week

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November 13, 2020

The Last 5% - Achieving the best result with your Invisalign treatment

Undergoing any orthodontic treatment is a big investment - not only financially, but also in terms of the time and dedication required to wear the aligners throughout your treatment. At the end of treatment it is important that you are happy with the final result achieved. For teenagers this often is just a case of getting the teeth in the right position - but for adults there are a number of other factors that can determine whether ultimately you are happy with your smile or not.In this post I ...

October 9, 2020

Sara's Invisalign Journey

Sara started her Invisalign journey with me 14 months ago and we finished today (well nearly, the retainers are still being made). Sara has been amazing client and has always been so enthusiastic and motivated no matter what was thrown her way - attachments on front teeth, recontouring, apocalyptic global pandemics shutting the practice for 2months - Sara took it all in her stride! Sara has kindly let me share her journey so lets see where we first began..... (readers: I would be grateful if you...

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