Keep Your Smile Healthy and Sparkly


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     Watching children play, observing puppies roll around with their litter-mates or simply watching a beautiful sunset can put a smile on your face.  Happy memories of people and places can generate a smile.  Keep those smiles bright and shiny and healthy by following our six tips for maximum oral hygiene.

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How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

his question reminds me of the quip attributed to J.D. Salinger, author of Catcher in the Rye: “How long should a man’s legs be? Long enough to touch the ground.” It’s similar when considering Invisalign treatment. Invisalign treatment takes as long as it takes, and it’s impossible to know for certain until the computer designs your customized treatment plan.

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Invisalign Introduces “Express” Option

Invisalign is an innovative tooth-straightening option that has helped millions of adults and teens get straighter teeth without the discomfort or embarrassment of wire-bound braces. And it continues its drive to make tooth straightening more convenient–and quicker–for appropriate candidates by introducing an “express” option for Invisalign.

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Invisalign® – How it Works

Invisalign® is a series of clear plastic aligners that gently move your teeth into their proper alignment. Now you know what Invisalign® is, here’s how Invisalign® works:

Using the latest in computer imagery, Ohio Invisalign® dentist Dr. Sheridan will take pictures of your teeth. With these pictures, Invisalign® software will map out the ideal position of each individual tooth. This information will be used to create your customized Invisalign® aligner trays.

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Invisalign® Health Benefits

There is a direct link between oral health and systemic health. This makes one of the largest Invisalign® health benefits the ability to properly clean your teeth. Because they can be removed, Invisalign® aligners will not interfere with proper brushing or flossing. Removed also while eating, no food particles will get lodged into your aligners, helping prevent tooth decay and gum disease which has been linked to systemic problems including a heart attack and stroke.

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Invisalign® vs. Traditional Braces

There are distinct differences between Invisalign® and traditional braces. There are even distinct differences between Invisalign® and “clear braces.” The primary difference is that Invisalign® uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to straighten your teeth. Both traditional and clear braces use brackets attached to the teeth and connected by wires.

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