Is Smile Direct cheaper than seeing a specialist?

One of the questions we’re often asked is: Is it cheaper to use a DIY aligner company like Smile Direct Club than visit a specialist orthodontist?  The answer is simple. Yes.  Just as it would be cheaper to fix your own car than take it to a mechanic, if you don’t involve the expertise of […]

Invisalign: Do I Need to Take My Aligner Out For Eating?

Among the many benefits of Invisalign, the ability to remove your aligners and eat whatever you want is perhaps the most popular.  Unlike traditional metal braces, you don’t need to alter your diet while using Invisalign. There’s no need to worry about food becoming lodged in a bracket or damaging the rubber bands or wires […]

5 Problems You Might Have With Retainers — And How To Solve Them

Once you’ve achieved your new smile with Invisalign, the next step is to maintain it. That’s why you’ll be encouraged to use a retainer to prevent your freshly aligned teeth from moving out of position.  Like your Invisalign aligners, retainers are made of durable, clear plastic. They’re custom-fit to your smile and require a bit […]

Problems Invisalign can (and can’t) fix

Invisalign has come a long way since it was first introduced. In those early days, the clear plastic aligners were seen as a discreet way of straightening crooked teeth and not much else.  But thanks to years of fine-tuning and innovation, Invisalign is now a market-leading system that more than holds its own when compared […]

The biggest problem with DIY aligners

Imagine you could skip the hassle of visiting a specialist orthodontist and instead achieve a picture-perfect smile at home — would you do it?  A lot of people are trying to make this dream a reality thanks to an upsurge in online aligner companies like SmileDirectClub. In fact, many of these companies promise straighter teeth […]

6 ways to look after your teeth during lockdown

In lockdown or during self-isolation, the days can blend and certain things end up taking a back seat.  A healthy diet and exercise are the obvious victims of being housebound, but we’ve also seen complacency set in when it comes to good oral hygiene. In fact, a report back in August 2020 found that only […]

Problems With Invisalign? We’ve got the answers

Invisalign remains one of the most popular orthodontic treatments around. Discreet, easy-to-use, and suitable for adults and teens alike, there are plenty of benefits to enjoy. But this doesn’t mean they’re completely immune from criticism. Some patients have problems with Invisalign, which can make sticking to a treatment plan more challenging.  For instance, some dislike […]

How to Clean Your Retainer: Everything You Need to Know

Once you’ve finished your Invisalign treatment, we’ll encourage you to use a retainer to prevent your new smile from shifting out of shape.  Like Invisalign aligners, retainers are made of durable, clear plastic, and custom-fit to your smile. And just as you did with your aligners, you need to take care of your retainers to […]

11 Invisalign myths debunked by Specialist Orthodontists

Over the years, we’ve straightened countless smiles, fixed thousands of bites, and aligned even the most crooked teeth, all using the innovative Invisalign treatment method.  So it’s fair to say that what we don’t know about Invisalign isn’t worth knowing.  And in that time, we’ve heard all of the tall tales, misconceptions, and downright lies […]