Dr. Jesse Teng

Monica Berg

Invisalign or Cosmetic Braces?

Whether you need a more professional smile or just don’t like how traditional braces look, you can choose cosmetic braces that blend in with your teeth or invisible aligners like Invisalign. Which option is right for you?

Paying for Orthodontics

The average cost of Invisalign is $3,000 to $8,000. Those might seem like daunting numbers at first, but you likely won’t pay the full price. Even so, you might be wondering what determines how much Invisalign costs, especially if you’ve gotten different quotes from different doctors. Here are the main factors that determine the cost: …

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Myths About Orthodontics

Your first thought when someone mentions “orthodontics” might be the clunky, expensive braces you’ve seen in movies. How much of that is the truth? Treatment is too expensive Whether through insurance or payment plans, your orthodontist is here to help you get the treatment you need at a price you can afford. Talk to your …

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Adult Orthodontics and You

If the first thing you think about when someone mentions “orthodontics” is an awkward high schooler wearing a headgear in a movie or that it is limited to teen-specific treatment, you aren’t alone. Many people are unaware that orthodontic treatment is available for adults. Even those that know aren’t interested in having a mouth full …

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What if I Can’t See my Orthodontist?

Whether it be the weather, an emergency, or a schedule mix-up, sometimes you can’t see your orthodontist past the time of your next appointment. What should you do in the meantime? If you are currently wearing orthodontic appliances (including Invisalign, braces, and other corrective equipment): Continue wearing your appliances unless told otherwise. Failure to wear …

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Maximizing Invisalign’s Effects

Invisalign: the clear, removable alternative to braces. No more diet restrictions or clunky brackets! How can you make the most of your Invisalign aligners? Leave them in Your Invisalign aligners need to be left in for at least 22 hours a day to maximize effectiveness. Any less, and your teeth may not move where or …

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Why Bother with Retainers?

Finishing orthodontic treatment is exciting! Finally, no more braces or Invisalign, no more appointments to tighten braces or receive more aligners⁠⁠—but, wait, isn’t treatment finished? Why do you need to wear retainers? The “Why” of Retainers Orthodontic treatment takes advantage of the ability your teeth have to shift. Your orthodontist is specially trained to get …

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Which Orthodontic Treatment is Right for Me?

With all of the advancements in orthodontic technology, it can be intimidating to talk to your orthodontist about what types of braces and/or appliances you need for treatment. Check out this guide to see what kind of treatment might be right for you!

How to Take Care of Your Removable Appliances

Whether you’ve just started orthodontic treatment or are almost finished with it, taking care of your orthodontic appliances and retainers is important to maintain your healthy, beautiful smile! Check out this guide to keeping your appliances and retainers safe.

Debunking Myths about Braces

Worried your braces will interfere with radio signals and loop bad 80s music in your head all day? Fret not: braces interfering with radio signals is just a myth, as are some of the “facts” you might have heard.

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