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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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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