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Invisalign Express Refinement

11 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Got Invisalign

11 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Got Invisalign There's a "refinement period." I thought I'd be done after 40 trays, until my sister said, "Oh no, honey. After that, you'll have a set of refinement aligners to fix any stubborn teeth." So basically, after the initial set of aligners are complete

Digitally Streamline Debanding and Retention

Digitally Streamline Debanding and Retention As an orthodontist, there is nothing more frustrating than finishing up a case, only to have the patient return later due to tooth movement. While you want to do everything possible for your patients, refining just one tooth can take time from your day

Align Technology Announces Invisalign Express 5, New Cost Effective Treatment ...

Invisalign Express 5 will be available beginning January 30 to Invisalign doctors in North America at a lab fee of $549 with the optional one-time refinement for an additional lab fee of $125. For more information, please visit

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick She slips out her Invisalign and clicks it into a plastic case. "Supergross." It's this kind of down-to-earth, pretension-free charm that has endeared Kendrick to Madison Avenue—a budding relationship she's eager to pursue as well. "Lately I've really

In Favor of Invisible

If a patient gets off track, corrections and refinements can be made midtreatment. ClearCorrect, for instance, uses a phase-based approach, manufacturing and shipping only four aligner sets at a time, to make it easy to incorporate changes. When

Natural disasters like Hurricane Irma tend to change areas forever – which can be good or bad

Hurricane Irma is already the strongest ever Atlantic hurricane and may this weekend become the strongest ever to make landfall in the United States. It follows swiftly on the tail of Tropical Storm Harvey, which may well turn out to be the costliest storm ever to hit the US.

While our first thoughts should always be of the human cost of such events – the impact on people’s lives and, sadly, sometimes the loss of life itself – there is also an economic burden. If extreme weather is becoming more frequent, and there is some evidence that it is, then we need to think about this.

There used to be a straightforward analysis. In the first instance, after any natural disaster there would be an immediate cost resulting from the disruption. You can see that very clearly in the case of Harvey, which knocked out about 10 per cent of the US’s oil refining capacity. The effects of such disruption can be felt worldwide. Here in the UK petrol prices look to be rising about 4p (and going higher than diesel) as a direct result.