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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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Can anyone get invisalign?

Can anyone get invisalign?

Of course: However, Invisalign doesn't make the best choice for correcting all types of deep overbite, malocclusion or other orthodontic disorders. See your orthodontist for examination, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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Night guard changing my bite?

Night guard changing my bite?

Possibly: A nightguard is a very sensitive splint that must be 'balanced' perfectly so that there are no interferences with your upper or lower teeth. The teeth that fit against the acrylic must all articulate at the same time or it may very well change your bite. ...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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Will invisalign work in any case?

Will invisalign work in any case?

Today's Invisalign: Today's version of invisalign is so advanced compared to where it started years ago. We use invisalign today for difficult cases we would have avoided years ago. Especially for adults and people in the speaking or entertainment industry, invisalign is an exceptional system. For most cases, I submit a revision as the computerized version can be modified to produce a much better result. ...Read more

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When will my invisalign stop hurting?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs: Of course, Invisalign is not without side effects, and one side effect to consider is pressure and pain. You mostly only experience pain for the first day or two. Take the Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID OTC to manage this pain. ...Read more

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Invisalign broke in two, what should I do?

Simple Solution: I would recommend to call you dentist and ask them to get you a new tray. Problem solved. ...Read more

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What to do to keep my night guard from smelling?

What to do to keep my night guard from smelling?

Deep cleaning: Use a mixture of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Soak the night guard for at least 45 minutes. ...Read more

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What is the cause for invisalign without insurance?

Invisalign: Invisalign is just another way to straighten your teeth instead of braces. Insurance doesn't have anything to do with invisalign. Either your insurance pays for orthodontics or it doesn't. Then you and your doctor can decide whether or not to use invisalign or braces. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to know if I'm still a candidate for invisalign?

Consultation: The best way to find out if you are a good candidate is to have an evaluation by an orthodontist or a general dentist that uses Invisalign. Many consultations are done at no charge. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is invisalign suitable for teenagers?

Can you tell me is invisalign suitable for teenagers?

Yes: And many orthodontist will point you in that direction as its more profitable. That said, we do not recommend it at all and will only treat a teenager if the parents are adamant about it (in contrast we treat TONS of adults with it). kids lose the aligners (expensive), it costs you the parent more money and they do not have the sigma of braces that adults can potentially face ...Read more

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How to tell if I am a good a candidate for invisalign?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Invisalign Provider: Usually, good candidates for Invisalign are patients who have healthy teeth and gums and have teeth that are moderately crooked or misaligned. The fact is that only a trained Invisalign Provider (dentist, orthodontist) can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. ...Read more

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Is it ok for me to go one night without my invisalign?

Sort of: One night won't be a problem. However one night this week, two nights two weeks later, leave it out for 2 hours next week, then an afternoon the following Thursday, or forget to wear it at work, and pretty soon your Orthodontist is going to start pulling his/her hair out. The more you wear the trays, the sooner and better the finish. Don't get into the habit of cheating yourself. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can put invisalign in the dishwasher?

Never: The heated water from the dishwasher alone is enough to distort the aligners and render them ineffective. Invisalign provides wriiten instructions as to the best manner in which to cleanse them effectively without impacting their effectiveness. ...Read more

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Can you kiss with invisalign?

Yes, definitely: One of the advantages to invisalign is there are no metal parts sticking out from your teeth to your lips. Plus no way to get your braces stuck to some one else's. ...Read more

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Will invisalign help a crossbite?

It can: Depends on the severity and available room. A consultation with a local orthodontist can clear things up for you rather quickly. ...Read more

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Could smoking discolor invisalign?

Yes: Smoking while having invisalign on is not recommended and can discolor the plastic. ...Read more

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Is invisalign good for 12 year old?

Is invisalign good for 12 year old?

Contraindication: Invisalign works best when all secondary teeth (permanent teeth) have erupted. Not sure if this is the case for the patient in question, but even if it is, compliance in wearing the aligners may be difficult at that age. Consult with an orthodontist regarding traditional orthodontic brackets and wires. ...Read more

Night Guard (Definition)

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