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3 Tips Invisalign Patients Should Keep in Mind This Halloween

October 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstandrabik @ 7:23 pm
Candy and a bucket for trick-or-treating

Since Invisalign gives you the freedom to eat whatever you want, your clear aligners won’t prevent you from enjoying your favorite sweet treats this Halloween. That being said, if you want your Invisalign treatment to stay on track, you will want to think carefully about the way you enjoy your candy. To help you protect your Invisalign aligners (and your smile) this Halloween, your orthodontist is here to offer 3 useful tips.


Can Invisalign Correct TMJ Dysfunction?

September 17, 2023

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Woman with jaw pain

Do you ever experienced clicking in your jaw when you chew your food, frequent headaches when you wake up, or not fully being able to open your mouth thanks to lockjaw? TMJ dysfunction is very common, and it can cause all sorts of discomfort. Fortunately, there are some ways to get relief. Continue reading to learn more about this condition and how Invisalign may be able to ease some of your uncomfortable symptoms.


How Long Should I Wear My Retainer After Invisalign?

July 14, 2023

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Woman putting clear aligner on top row of smile

If you’ve just completed your Invisalign journey, congratulations! While you may not want to be tied to a retainer for the rest of your life, there’s a reason retainers are given to orthodontic patients to this day: they work. Thankfully, retainers are now more comfortable and discreet than ever – they’ll be as invisible as your clear aligners. Here’s how long you should wear your retainer after Invisalign.


Invisalign: It’s Never Too Late for a Straight Smile!

April 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstandrabik @ 3:57 pm
older adult smiling happily putting in her Invisalign aligners

Did you miss the chance to straighten your teeth with braces when you were a teenager? If you’re an older adult who has always wanted a more aligned smile, it isn’t too late! Thanks to modern orthodontic technology, many people in advanced age are now turning to Invisalign as a way of achieving their dream smile. Read on to learn how effective Invisalign is for older people and what benefits you could expect from undergoing treatment!


Why Do Your Teeth Feel Loose While Wearing Braces?

April 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstandrabik @ 12:37 am
a woman getting her braces examined by a dentist

The wonderful thing about modern times is how much easier, convenient, and reliable many things are now. This even includes orthodontics! You can get the straight pearly whites you’ve always wanted with ease and comfort. However, you may feel at times that your teeth feel loose as you journey toward your dream smile with traditional braces. Read on to learn how braces work and why they can sometimes make your teeth feel out of sorts.


What to Expect After Your Braces are Removed

February 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstandrabik @ 8:35 pm
Woman pointing to her perfectly straight smile

If you have been wearing braces for a while, you’re probably looking forward to the day when you can finally have them removed. However, the orthodontic process isn’t completely over the moment your braces are taken off your teeth; there are steps you’ll need to follow to help the results of your treatment last. Here are the basics of what you can expect after you’re done with braces.


What Are the Health Benefits of Having Straight Teeth?

January 4, 2023

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people exercising in pool

Maybe you’ve heard that your smile is the first thing people notice. So, nobody can blame you for thinking the main benefit of straight teeth is how they benefit someone’s appearance. The truth is straight teeth have advantages that go beyond skin-deep. They can actually improve your health. Keep reading to learn from an orthodontist how valuable properly aligned teeth really are.


5 Myths About Braces—Busted!

December 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstandrabik @ 6:34 pm
Smiling teen wearing braces

For some reason, braces are subject to some of the most prominent myths in all of dentistry. Part of it may have to do with how far metal braces have come in the last 50 years or so, meaning that many people’s ideas are outdated.

Whatever the case, these myths can make potential orthodontic patients unnecessarily nervous about getting metal braces. To help ease your concerns, here’s why some of the most common orthodontic myths aren’t quite what they seem.


The 3 Best Ways to Care for Your Retainer

October 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstandrabik @ 8:53 pm
Blue retainer soaking in a bowl of water

Getting your retainer is the “second phase” of your orthodontic treatment, and it’s just as important as the first. You put a lot of time and effort into making your teeth straight, so now that the hard part is over, you just have to keep them that way. That means taking good care of your retainer. Here’s how to make sure that you get the most out of your oral appliance.


Can Invisalign Help Fix Overbite and Other Bite Issues?

September 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drstandrabik @ 2:22 pm
Close-up of hand holding an Invisalign aligner

You’ve struggled with your overbite for years, and you’re ready to finally have it corrected. However, you’d rather not have to wear braces to work or school if you can help it. While researching orthodontic treatments, you learn about Invisalign, which uses clear aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. Could Invisalign be a potential solution for overbite and other bite problems? Here are the facts.

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