Does Invisalign have a bad reputation?

Occasionally patients visiting our office will express surprise when we recommend the Invisalign appliance.  They will report that they were told by their dentist (or another orthodontist) that Invisalign couldn’t correct their specific condition.  They wonder why those doctors seem to disagree with our office?  Sometimes, it seems that Invisalign has a bad a reputation.[…]

Can I use Elastics (Rubber Bands) with Invisalign?

The simple answer is Yes – absolutely you can wear rubber bands with your Invisalign aligners.  Just like fixed appliances (aka “Braces”), Invisalign allows for the correction of front-to-back bite problems with elastics (rubber bands).  The elastics hook onto little cutout slits on the aligner itself or on specialized auxiliary attachments (buttons or hooks) that[…]

Compliance the Elephant in the room

Banksy, the provocative street artist, once ran afoul of animal rights advocates for painting an elephant the same pattern as the wallpaper of the “room” it occupied.  Banksy seemed to be trying to evoke the notion that some things are understood but rarely addressed verbally; the proverbial “elephant in the room”. Orthodontics has its very[…]