Is The Plastic Used in Invisalign Safe?

These days, patients are more savvy than ever, and people are increasingly concerned about ingesting chemicals or other foreign materials. Because Invisalign® clear plastic aligners are still relatively new, many of our Pittsburgh-area patients express concerns about the materials used in the creation of these aligners. Is this plastic safe? The answer is an unqualified yes. Invisalign® aligners are completely safe. They're made from medical grade polyurethane resin and do not contain bisphenol-A,
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Invisalign vs. Traditional Metal Braces

Traditionally, if you were a McCandless-area resident suffering from an overbite, underbite, cross-bite or any other mis-alignment, there was one solution: metal braces. These braces were uncomfortable and unsightly, but they got the job done, and they were the only option. Well, not any more. These days, if you're suffering from an alignment problem that calls for orthodontic adjustment, you have options. One of the most popular choices is Invisalign®. Invisalign®'s clear plastic aligners
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Invisalign Candidacy

Would you like to correct crooked teeth to achieve a straight, beautiful smile? If so, Invisalign might be the right option to give you the smile that you have always desired. Invisalign is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses a series of clear, plastic aligner trays to align teeth and fix bite problems. Invisalign is often a desirable option to adults because it is virtually invisible and the aligners are removable for meals and to brush your teeth. This allows you to eat all of your favorite
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Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Many people think that Invisalign is only for minor teeth adjustments, but this form of braces is capable of doing a lot more than you may realize. Depending on the severity, Invisalign can correct teeth gaps, teeth crowding, over and under bites, and even cross bites. You’re never too old to get it, and even older teenagers are eligible. Metal braces are clunky and require painful adjustments; Invisalign does the same job with less pain and a clear smile. Invisalign is a process that uses clear
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Am I a Candidate for Invisalign Clear Braces?

If you don’t want the unappealing look of metal braces and you want to be able to care for your teeth normally, Invisalign® is a clear choice. However, not all orthodontic problems can be corrected with Invisalign®. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for clear braces is to make an appointment with our experienced Pittsburgh cosmetic dentist. Good candidates for Invisalign® do have some things in common. Here are a few of them: Good dental health:       Healthy teeth and
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Benefits of Invisalign

Many of the benefits of Invisalign are obvious. If you want to straighten your teeth without the obvious visual impact of metal braces, Invisalign may be just what you are looking for. Invisalign allows you to brush and floss normally, and eat all the same foods you already enjoy. You may be surprised to discover that the benefits of Invisalign don’t stop there, however. Straightening your teeth can affect your overall dental health, according to the American Dental Association. The benefits
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5 Reasons to Undergo Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult

Teenage orthodontic treatment is almost a rite of passage. Leaf through any middle school or high school yearbook, and the thought of undergoing orthodontic treatment as an adult might make you cringe. But advances in orthodontics mean that today’s grownups can get the treatment they need without a mouth full of metal. There are many good reasons to undergo orthodontic treatment as an adult. Here are five of them: You’ll look younger. A straight set of bright, white teeth is a universally
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What Are the Benefits of Invisalign®?

If you would like to straighten crooked teeth but don’t want to deal with the hassles associated with metal braces, then you may want to consider Invisalign®. Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional orthodontics that uses a series of clear, removable plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth over time. Each Invisalign aligner is worn for two weeks. You then move to the next aligner in the series and continue this process until your teeth have reached their optimal position. You
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Invisalign: The Discreet Orthodontics Option

If a desire to avoid a "mouthful of metal" has kept you from undergoing important orthodontics treatment, then you may want to consider Invisalign. In recent years, Invisalign has become a very popular alternative to traditional metal braces due to their convenience and the discreet nature of the treatment method. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth to their desired position. Dr. Quartuccio and Dr. Frye will take an impression of your teeth which will
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Four Reasons to Choose Invisalign over Braces

Metal braces are so ubiquitous that they’re almost a rite of passage. But if you or your child’s teeth need alignment and you’re concerned about the inconvenience, it’s time to give Invisalign a look. The clear alternative to braces, Invisalign treatment is easy and effective. Both metal braces and Invisalign align teeth by placing pressure on them. Over time, the soft gum tissue slowly adapts to this pressure and allows the teeth to move into their corrected positions. But for many patients,
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