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The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.



The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Thinking About Invisalign? 3 Things To Consider

by Rose Hale

Orthodontics are a great way to get an attractive smile. If you are unhappy with your teeth, braces can help you get the smile you are looking for. There are a variety of options when it comes to braces other than just traditional metal braces. If you are looking for a less obvious option, you may want to consider ceramic brackets, lingual braces, or clear plastic aligners. Clear plastic aligners, or Invisalign, have recently become very popular. They are convenient and effective. Here are three things to consider if you are looking into Invisalign:

What Can Be Treated

If you are wondering whether or not Invisalign will work for you, the good news is that it can be used treat a variety of orthodontic issues. Invisalign can be used as a treatment for people of all ages. It uses clear plastic aligners to gradually move the teeth into the desired position and can even work for complex cases. This treatment is appropriate for those with overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, crowded teeth, gap teeth, and more. Your orthodontist will be able to tell whether or not this treatment is appropriate for your needs. 

The Cost

With any type of orthodontic treatment, the total cost will likely play a role in your decision. Invisalign is comparable to other types of braces in terms of the total costs; the average cost ranges from $3,000 to $8,000. In comparison, the cost of traditional metal braces ranges from $3,000 to $7,350 on average. Your dental insurance plan may cover a portion of your treatment, but in most cases you will need to pay the total amount out of pocket. Many orthodontists offer payment plans to make the cost of braces easier to deal with.

How Long Treatment Takes

Like other types of braces, Invisalign aligners require a significant time commitment. You will need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. They can be removed while you are eating and drinking and also for you to brush and floss. You will receive a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, and regular visits with the orthodontist will be needed in order to make adjustments to your treatment. The average treatment time is 12 to 18 months. 

If you are thinking about Invisalign, there are a few things to consider. First, Invisalign can treat most orthodontic issues, but if you are not sure if it will work for you, an orthodontist can advise you on the best treatment. Costs range from $3,000 to $8,000 on average, making Invisalign comparable to traditional metal braces. Treatment takes a few months for most people, and you have to wear your aligners for hours each day.