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What is Invisalign and How Does It Move Teeth (Part 2)?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on December 30th, 2016
What is Invisalign and How Does It Move Teeth (Part 2)?

(This is Part 2 of a 2-part Invisalign post. Part 1 of this article discussed the design and manufacturing of Invisalign aligners.) After your Invisalign aligners have been designed by your orthodontist and manufactured by Align Technology, the entire set is shipped to your doctor’s office. There is more to achieving a successful result however than merely handing a box full of plastic shells to a patient. If that were not the case, Align would merely ship the aligners directly to the patient and cut out the “middleman.” There are three additional procedures provided by your orthodontist at the delivery…

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What is Invisalign and How Does It Move Teeth (Part 1)?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on December 4th, 2016
What is Invisalign and How Does It Move Teeth (Part 1)?

Before 1997, practically the only way to straighten the teeth was with braces. While colored rubber bands made kids a little more excited about having treatment, adults were less enthusiastic, even if the braces were tooth colored or attached on the inside of the teeth. In 1997, a company called Align Technology introduced a technique for moving teeth using a series of customized clear aligners they called Invisalign. Invisalign is an orthodontic system comprised of a series clear plastic shells that fit tightly around the teeth. Picture the thermoformed plastic packaging surrounding most items you purchase at retail stores. This…

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Does It Really Matter Where I Get My Invisalign?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on September 6th, 2011
Does It Really Matter Where I Get My Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the most remarkable advances in orthodontics in the last 20 years. I use it. Invisalign offers patients an alternative to old-fashioned wires and brackets. It is more attractive, allows more normal eating during treatment, and permits better hygiene…all positives! Because it doesn’t require learning how to use complicated brackets and wires, Invisalign has attracted the attention of general dentists in addition to orthodontists. Is Invisalign treatment the same no matter who provides it? Teeth move in response to pressure. They don’t care where it comes from. Braces move teeth. Thumb sucking moves teeth. It is no…

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