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What are the differences between all the Invisalign kits?

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Invisalign is a revolutionary braces system for effective and discreet tooth straightening. These braces can fix many different complex tooth alignment problems, including overbite, underbite, overcrowding or protruding teeth. Invisalign is a buzz word brand in dentistry at the moment simply because of the advantages it offers its users.

The clear aligners that you’ll wear over your teeth are so discreet, that many people you speak to are unlikely to be aware that you’re even wearing a tooth straightening device. You can remove the braces at mealtimes and to clean your teeth, so there won’t be the problems with food lingering, which is so often the case with some of the more traditional orthodontic braces.

So, we’ve established why customers like Invisalign, and why 3 million people have had them fitted worldwide, so let’s have a look at the particular Invisalign system that’s going to best suit you.

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Care Plan: What is it and how can Lion Dental help?

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Dental treatment is a necessary expense, but what are the alternatives to having dental treatment when you need it? A mouthful of missing teeth? Horrendous toothache that is so bad shop-bought painkillers don’t work? Unsightly crooked teeth, that make it impossible for you to look at a photo of yourself? You don’t need to live with teeth that hurt, or reduce the confidence you have in your appearance. Our care plan makes dental treatment affordable for everyone.

We don’t know what will happen in the future that may cause us to need dental attention, whether it’s an emergency, an accident, or general wear and tear, but if you have a care plan, you will at least know you can find the money to pay your dental bill when the unexpected takes place.

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Lion Dental Centre – Which orthodontic braces are right for me?

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A 2011 study looked at the different ways in which adults with straight and crooked teeth were perceived. The results were dramatic. People with straight teeth were perceived by far more people to be happier, healthier, friendly, more popular, more trustworthy and have higher self-esteem. What’s more, this perception translated into real world benefits for those with straighter teeth, in that they were offered jobs more frequently, usually with more money and enjoyed more dating success, given the fact that they were considered more attractive.

Anybody can have straighter teeth. It’s a very achievable goal and if you’re in Stourbridge looking for orthodontic treatment, the Lion Dental Centre can help. In this post we’re going to look at the different, effective means of straightening teeth we offer here.

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Why go to the dentist for teeth whitening over home whitening kits

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When we feel happy with our smiles, we are naturally more confident. There’s an extra spring in our step and the smile we present to the world is natural and radiant. Did you know that a great smile is more likely to make you attractive to others, both for friendship and romance? It’s also more likely to get you a promotion at work, or the job you really want. It really is the little things in life that matter when it comes to getting ahead, and those little things are our teeth! Read More…

What are the main differences between the orthodontic treatments at Lion Dental Centre?

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If you’re thinking about having an orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth and you’re researching your options, you may find it helpful to understand a bit more about the orthodontic treatments available here at Lion Dental Centre in Stourbridge, including their main differences.

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Have you got the My Invisalign Smile app yet?

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If you’re having orthodontic teeth straightening treatment with Invisalign, are you using the My Invisalign Smile app yet?

Invisalign announced the launch of its new My Invisalign Smile app – now available in the UK only – back in February 2016. The app allows you to take pictures of your smile using a special grid to make sure it’s the right size, so that you can make side by side comparisons to earlier pictures and see how your treatment is progressing.

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Why wearing a retainer is a must after orthodontic braces

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Wearing orthodontic braces or aligners is an investment in your time and money that takes patience and trust in your orthodontist as you wait for the final results. What’s surprising is the number of people who risk this investment by choosing not to wear a retainer or follow their retention plan once their treatment has ended.

Your teeth have had years in their starting position, so it makes sense that they will need some help to stay in their new, straighter arrangement. Without the support of a retainer to keep them in line, your teeth may well stray back to their original placement.

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How dental implants are changing the experience of wearing dentures for the better

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If you wear dentures or you’ve been told that dentures are on your horizon, you may have some questions and concerns. It not unusual for patients to tell us that they remember their grandparents wearing dentures and have quite negative associations – common memories include dentures falling out or their grandparents expressing that they were uncomfortable.

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Don’t leave home without it – your on-the-go oral hygiene kit for adult braces

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If you’re considering adult braces or aligners, one thing to consider is that following a good oral hygiene routine will be more important than ever during your treatment.

Invisalign clear aligners are popular with our adult patients because they are removable, meaning that you can brush and floss your teeth easily. Even so, brushing your teeth twice a day won’t cut it any more. Even if you choose removable aligners, you will still need to brush your teeth every time you eat or drink to stop food getting trapped in your aligner or discolouring it.

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