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The Top 7 Benefits of Invisalign

by Dr. Gemmi on September 1, 2016

Are you interested in Invisalign but not sure where to start?  Maybe you've heard about Invisalign invisible braces, but are not quite sure what they are.  Or maybe you're interested in how Invisalign Teen can help boost your child's self-esteem. Maybe you're looking for the cost of Invisalign. Regardless of what information you're looking for, we've got a great primer on those interested in Invisalign: The Top 7 Benefits of Invisalign. Our infographic  helps you get a big-picture idea on...

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10 Ways Invisalign Teen Can Improve a Teenager’s Self-Esteem

by Dr. Gemmi on August 31, 2016

Most parents approach the idea of braces and Invisalign as a medical or health issue. And while straighter does mean a healthier mouth, most teens are more concerned with how straight their teeth are, rather than whether or not straight teen make it easier to clean those teeth. The teen years can be difficult and even teens that are surrounded by good friends and have supportive parents might struggle with self-esteem. It’s becoming an...

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7 Questions Every Parent Has About Invisalign for Teens

by Dr. Gemmi on April 26, 2016

Braces have long been a staple of the teenage years. When we were growing up, most of our friends probably had them, all at about the same time. I myself had metal braces for the last two years of high school. In my group, they were so commonplace that they weren’t something that anyone was teased about. The same probably could not be said of other groups and other people. The most aggravating thing about braces was not even the possibility of being teased—it was the discomfort and...

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5 Questions Every Teen Has About Invisalign

by Dr. Gemmi on March 23, 2016

When it comes to any kind of orthodontic treatment, you are bound to have questions. Invisalign, because it is still so new and because many of your friends may still be getting braces, instead of getting Invisalign, may be kind of a mystery. How does it work? Will it work for me? What are the restrictions? What do I do if I lose an aligner? All of these are legitimate questions to have and to ask before you actually start your treatment. Here are five questions every teen has...

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What Percentage of Teenagers Get Invisalign?

by Dr. Gemmi on March 3, 2016

Are you researching Invisalign for yourself or your teenage son or daughter and wondering what percentage of teenagers get Invisalign?  Did you know that upwards of eighty percent of all teenagers will get braces or Invisalign? This means that in a group of your teen and his four best friends, four of them are either wearing braces, have worn braces, or will get braces before they become adults. Though for teenagers, Invisalign is still a relatively new treatment, more and more teens are...

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Does Invisalign Hurt?

by Dr. Gemmi on October 20, 2015

One of the most common questions we hear about Invisalign treatments is whether or not they hurt. Those who are familiar with traditional metal braces know that while the pain you feel might never be intense, there is a certain amount of pain that comes along with this time of orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is often advertised as being pain-free, or, at the very least, less painful than metal braces. But that doesn’t mean that Invisalign doesn’t hurt. When moving teeth and...

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How Do I Choose an Orthodontist in Philadelphia?

by Dr. Gemmi on June 18, 2015

In their search for the perfect orthodontist, Philadelphia residents often take to the internet to see what they can find out about what an orthodontist does, when they should visit one, and how to pick one that will actually be able to address their problems in an effective and efficient manner. Dr. Gemmi and Dr. Middleberg have a passion for helping their patients, and because they are certified both in traditional metal braces and Invisalign treatments, they have the ideal mix of skills to...

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The Benefits of Choosing Invisalign Teen for a Teenager

by Dr. Gemmi on June 8, 2015

In Philadelphia, Invisalign Teen is a popular choice for teenagers who want the benefits of straighter teeth without all of the annoyances, inconveniences, and confidence issues that come along with traditional metal braces. Though Invisalign was originally introduced for adults, they quickly realized that it could be easily adapted for teenagers, and that many teenagers would far prefer the removable and invisible aligners to metal braces. Our Philadelphia Invisalign Teen program offers...

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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Invisalign Treatment

by Dr. Gemmi on November 21, 2014

Invisalign is a great option for those who don’t want to go with the traditional metal bracket and wire braces. Invisalign and Invisalign Teen is less painful and more convenient, making it easy to take out your treatment, in order to eat and brush your teeth, something that is absolutely impossible with traditional braces. It is still an orthodontic treatment, however, and to get the most out of your treatment, we have a couple tips and tricks in order to make sure Invisalign does what...

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What questions should I ask when choosing an orthodontist?

by Dr. Gemmi on November 7, 2014

Choosing the right orthodontist at the right time can be a difficult task; however, there are a few questions that can make the process much easier and help you determine if a certain orthodontist is right for your needs, or if you should move on and choose another. What treatments do you offer? Though most orthodontists have been trained in all orthodontic treatments, not all are willing to perform them on their patients. Some treatments may be more extreme than others, and some...

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