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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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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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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 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?

Consult: Call your dentist for a consult and he will tell you the next steps in your treatment. Good luck as invisalign is a very nice approach to getting that perfect bite. ...Read more

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Night Guard (Definition)

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