Invisalign is a popular method for achieving a straighter smile among patients and dentists alike. If you’ve been wondering what all the fuss is about, you’ve come to the right place! Today, we briefly go over what you should know about Invisalign clear aligner therapy to help you decide if it’s the right option for you.
INVISALIGN MINIMALLY DISRUPTS YOUR APPEARANCE
Many people are reluctant to straighten their teeth because they don’t want the hassle and annoyance of bulky wires and brackets. Does this worry you? Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign process utilizes a series of thin, clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth into their optimal placement. The aligners are virtually invisible, so you can still feel confident showing off your smile while inconspicuously working to straighten it!
Depending on your level of misalignment, you may need special attachments bonded to your teeth to increase the aligner’s power. These little bumps serve as anchors to keep the aligners snugly against your teeth. While they are slightly more noticeable than the aligners alone, they are small and tooth-colored.
INVISALIGN EFFICIENTLY DELIVERS RESULTS
Sometimes patients put off orthodontic treatment because they believe it will take several years to have any effect. While the length of time varies according to each individual patient, Invisalign treatment normally takes between 12 and 18 months to complete when you wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours each day as recommended. During your consultation with Dr. Marbell, he’ll provide you with a time estimate based on your unique needs.
INVISALIGN HAS LESS DIETARY RESTRICTIONS THAN BRACES
Certain foods like nuts, popcorn, and many others can bend or otherwise damage braces’ wires. Because Invisalign aligners are removed when you eat and drink anything other than water, they don’t have the same dietary restrictions as braces. However, snacking during the day will mean more regular brushing, flossing, and cleaning of your aligners. So although you can eat as normal after taking your aligners out, you still need to keep your teeth and trays clean.
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It appears that far more people and even very young adults are carrying a lot more stress these days, and more people now than ever would benefit from a dental night guard. As we return to more normalcy with daily routines, I encourage you to consider your daily oral hygiene habits as well as take a moment to take stock of your stress level. Just because our habits have changed, this does not mean they have to remain! Let’s all make a concerted effort to get our brushing and flossing back up to par. -Dr. Harward We are accepting new patients, as well as scheduling routine appointments for cleanings and other needs. Most insurance plans renew in January and any unused benefits are lost at that point. Now is a great time to go ahead and schedule to use your benefits! Call our office or schedule online today! 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Millpond Monthly January 2023 Welcome, 2023! We hope that your new year has been fantastic so far. As we consider this time of fresh starts and resolutions, we want to remind each of our patients to be diligent about their daily dental care habits! We have seen a big increase in patients who got out of the habit of daily brushing and flossing when the pandemic hit and some of those habits have lingered, almost three years later. Let’s join together and commit that 2023 is the year to jump back to brushing thoroughly twice a day and flossing each day! We are passionate about preventing the need for larger dental procedures and this is a great way to do so. If you need some encouragement on why it’s important to brush and floss, check out our YouTube videos on what (beyond sugar) causes cavities [https://youtu.be/F3i12EnQ5Ns] and why flossing daily is more important than the tool you use to floss [https://youtu.be/cwnVlr4w6tk]. Last month we celebrated one year since we opened our doors and our first patients joined the practice. Check out our celebration video [https://www.instagram.com/p/CmO40EAOy8C/] to see all of the growth and updates around the office this year. We are so grateful for each one of our patients and the trust that you have placed in our practice. It is an honor to know and care for you and your family! God has blessed us greatly with the opportunity to be part of this community. Most insurance plans have started benefits fresh for the new year. If you have dental work that was postponed due to maxing out your plan's limits last year, now is the time to get those treatment plans moving! Call our office (984) 465-1544 or schedule online [https://www.flexbook.me/millpond/1]! Or, click Book Online in the top right corner of our website and follow the prompts from there! We are accepting new patients! . As a growing small business, it always means so much to us when a new patient was referred by one of our existing patients. Please help us spread the word and send your friends and family our way for comprehensive care for their entire family! One way that you can help is to leave us a Google review [https://u15434925.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=EpG5klrGXa4sWiUID5ZtsxRU9oRltbIcJf0fHxfhpiDrJMUnFNr4VOj4etAma-2BSr-2FSeWaVcgW-2FYCYXlTIM-2Bzg4AkWAoqXu4r-2FugNGP0-2FquoqOpJi43lQaKUUexjiXrAlDwM8FGja5DYUv-2FyifZ2hDCdfArtDN-2BL-2BC-2FIwIGhAs-2FxkmYP78-2FrvosJCuK0cyqsUQ-2BinB1QdUace3-2F2S-2BPXbWEGOwugYViSoUFZBEtXJSdEa3rWTunWMeiCkQ8zi-2FAXLPHOxwI72MrtB1CcY9OGhEpfoUaRqJj1VE2gIPgor7naZU3UBwLYCkcbHOQfLEYIJwSbtwPO1NbpwwBjVttq1I8LSFEB-2B-2BrNNHqdA6SO75NWRM47PoeMUvXksv-2FI-2BfEgG-2BqlMYTvms9LOtWQx7vCU0qrPu5GbsvnQW85Td1RvqrCu16j8SuPOaFYCo7qy7aE-2F-2BHXXwkrKGnaC2Cp2J2XvgfIt5Ffz1wU-2FsA4QPHfmiHU-2FxrbicAa-2FeHSZx8bXXrHvtoza9qmecM2DsHlIC33CRvelCHGPfY-2BIUP1DYozAb1Fur5nLwIU5wNJRSpR2DHx-2F9njhKFmxLHzLqTGZuprKDg-3D-3DBBSw_xAaQ0fENsHjFyXJF5AHJQjwwZigMQcX7JG0c6AAVlmBu62vyKbUW1U-2FGmUkqWvxjZTSaubY08hKSOlN7XcuvabaQkjM6LwgCAt19Z8O3AqaqZdAYWRnvUErgDu89YYt9YPGcz7v8IdRekwP6Ny0-2FEzaUuwvUqbzBQshBx6AAFsOF2EG44LWweqfpCCIUFKhyJnUwgw0It8Tc0L5ksshOWdtxR8Vuu5uK720vugmfP1U-3D] of your experience, and follow along with us on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram! https://u15434925.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=EpG5klrGXa4sWiUID5Zts6caAVMY-2FUvqVtB8VyuiFlt78wkhUuO9yNYGFtewNYoZhprpOy8kxUZTQswrOFGSdGEWImg8jyFTvAvQdfSH4paYkyPneiDNyb3qVQzw72IXWs24B07fsFnNC3sPWHpiPDIOnFBeWFH6e0zeZPO7bNE-3DdiKd_xAaQ0fENsHjFyXJF5AHJQjwwZigMQcX7JG0c6AAVlmBu62vyKbUW1U-2FGmUkqWvxjZTSaubY08hKSOlN7XcuvaWla-2BD5W2r3Eo9XLmVz3tkLRRJnFzOXIOl4jeaDeBAUBf7x9Q6B5X-2B0Rks-2F-2BCG55HRdDUkrCHSMQ2zZkjXzcejRk7AhofOyQmka5kPEbVjLkCzl8OI-2BMsh5WJsxrqlvy7LUMEfKgs1kWwo6mSG4PR6g-3D https://u15434925.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=EpG5klrGXa4sWiUID5Zts72-2F1-2F1UpAdLsokoNyuGZkRymEjkYM9Ry8PcNxVsXtVMb0Em57yWFHZTKXLySqpksXcGEkxHMsdh-2FjAJN2tXn9K0wKZ-2Bh9yIumHMYO-2BKfMwUnFLufzcbuOZuzjL3OQv94wMyJsKmV-2FiSXdUVPxJQz-2Bo-3DGVBp_xAaQ0fENsHjFyXJF5AHJQjwwZigMQcX7JG0c6AAVlmBu62vyKbUW1U-2FGmUkqWvxjZTSaubY08hKSOlN7XcuvaY9Jt9NjsexouPyM3udZpp4ZguydKOxFAcbJ-2BxmgKF-2BHdqE4bS-2BcLK62PgOf58b3m5GuEARGJ5lVr5ltUr6AjQoz-2BE29M7iUrhPO09HnIOXKKFPdgQ-2F6kyhnZ-2F60g7bREIfMMjKHVAJzA4NAgplUV64-3D https://u15434925.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=EpG5klrGXa4sWiUID5Zts1B3n5TeHjDAwCmgJIFcMWQhXZTY7ib6TjSF91ZC1KrK5WeY5YF1-2BSq2zwJDY2s1fjhh449ZJz0g6e2ucmUonjwUzb8WanlHWLQOGKsHNkt01GpsYF0-2FhZhXHckBp0GZYbuspth4VShZK0Bv3AtR8GU-3DogP0_xAaQ0fENsHjFyXJF5AHJQjwwZigMQcX7JG0c6AAVlmBu62vyKbUW1U-2FGmUkqWvxjZTSaubY08hKSOlN7XcuvaXhhLG8OSEQWlFmd9hq7JTZ5yxj-2BekhLsmNzbgPnOBPSmipY404M1Xjig23E0Wko7DprA9uADdG676S6zPXuQ-2FA-2Fy3FcXiNWrBvxrYLhtJodh7VmmHyyLbY27MvRRrlSifakNRp0kyYyopSNteAO6z8-3D We are excited for the new year and fresh start it brings, and are looking forward to all that 2023 holds! p: (9 [tel:984-465-1544]84) 465-1544 | e: [email protected] [[email protected]] 3490 Kildaire Farm Road Suite 170, Cary, NC 27518
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