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Does invisalign also serve the purpose of a nightguard?

Does invisalign also serve the purpose of a nightguard?

No: I agree with dr. Niknia. The purpose of invisalign is to align your teeth. The purpose of a nightguard is to prevent wear from occuring on your teeth if you are clenching or grinding your teeth. Get invisalign if you're a candidate for it to align your teeth. Get a nightguard/bite splint to prevent further damage from occuring on the biting surfaces of your teeth. Plastic is more easy to replace. ...Read more

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Invisalign (Definition)

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are clear plastic trays designed to tip your teeth into improved alignment. They are extremely esthetic, and must be worn >22 hours/day to be effective. They are not a braces substitute, are only about 60% as effective, take longer, are more expensive, and don't provide as much post-treatment stability. See an Orthodontic ...Read more


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If i grind my teeth at night, can I use invisalign? I've ground my teeth at night for a long time, and have a night guard. I would like to get my teeth straightened, hopefully with invisalign, but don't know if i'd be able to wear the night guard and alig

If i grind my teeth at night, can I use invisalign? I've ground my teeth at night for a long time, and have a night guard. I would like to get my teeth straightened, hopefully with invisalign, but don't know if i'd be able to wear the night guard and alig

Be careful: Invisalign is only about half as effective as braces in the hands of a qualified orthodontic specialist. In the hands of gp, less so. And it's usually more expensive. Your grinding may indicate a number of different occlusal problems. Don't be fooled by tv advertising. Go see an orthodontist for a qualified opinion. Make a decision based on your personal need, not on the hardware. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a night guard to serve as a temporary retainer?

Is it possible for a night guard to serve as a temporary retainer?

Yes: Clear night guard are passive they are thicker. They can be used as temporary retainer as long as they fit well and tight. ...Read more

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Is Invisalign just as effective as standard braces? Also do they cost about the same? Was told I am a candidate for Invisalign and want good results.

Is Invisalign just as effective as standard braces? Also do they cost about the same? Was told I am a candidate for Invisalign and want good results.

Braces better: Braces are still the gold standard. Clear aligner a can produce amazing results, but can't "finish" as well as braces, so post-Rx stability not as good. Aligner a usually more expensive because of lab costs. More important than the appliance is training, skill, & experience. See s fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for highest level of care. ...Read more

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Can invisalign correct overbite? If so, do 1 or 2 teeth need to be pulled out to make room to push the overbite back in? Also, how much the retainer post the alignment cost? Should the quoted price for the procedure include pulling out teeth and the ret

Can invisalign correct overbite? If so, do 1 or 2 teeth need to be pulled out to make room to push the overbite back in?  Also, how much the retainer post the alignment cost?  Should the quoted price for the procedure include pulling out teeth and the ret

Limits: Aligners can reduce minimal overbite, but are statistically only about half as effective as braces. If extractions are required treatment may exceed the capabilities of clear aligners to resolve. Extraction Fee will be charged by the Dentist who does the extractions,; it's not part of Orthodontic Fee. Retainers usually included in overall orthodontic fee. See Ortodontistic Specialist. ...Read more

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Can biotene toothpaste and mouthwash make your teeth extra sensitive for long term use? Feels like toothache on all. Also had wore invisalign in past.

Can biotene toothpaste and mouthwash make your teeth extra sensitive for long term use? Feels like toothache on all. Also had wore invisalign in past.

No, biotene should: Not cause any sensitivity. Most people who use biotene products do so because they have dry mouth. Dry mouth can lead to a whole host of dental problems including tooth decay and gingival (gum) problems - these problems can in turn cause sensitivity. Please see your dentist for a full evaluation, it is the only way you will know what is really going on. ...Read more

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Is invisalign effective?

Is invisalign effective?

It is effective: Most conditions that require orthodontic treatment can be accomplished with invisalign. The length of treatment depends on the complexity of what needs to be done. Not all dentists or orthodontists are comfortable with this mode of care so seek one who is experienced and skilled in this area. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have invisalign done?

How long does it take to have  invisalign done?

It depends...: It all depends on what you are moving and how far. Also how many teeth are you moving. Invisalign is not faster nor slower than regular braces, if it is being done properly. Not all bites can be fixed with invisalign either. Only your orthodontist can tell you how long it will take. ...Read more

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How effective is invisalign?

How effective is invisalign?

It is effective: Most conditions that require orthodontic treatment can be accomplished with invisalign. The length of treatment depends on the complexity of what needs to be done. Not all dentists or orthodontists are comfortable with this mode of care so seek one who is experienced and skilled in this area. ...Read more

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Will invisalign work after 20?

Will invisalign work after 20?

Absolutely: Invisalign, and any orthodontics for that matter, will work at any age as long as the teeth are healthy. Often times adults do better with invisalign due to the increased level of compliance necessary. ...Read more

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Night Guard (Definition)

Night guard is used to separate teeth , it will help patient that ...Read more