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SportinSmiles online manufacture of dental retainers, teeth grinding guards, sports mouthguards, and teeth whitening trays

  1. Difference between retainers and Invisalign?

    Difference between retainers and Invisalign?

    Invisalign and Clear essix retainer might look the same, but they are designed to do different tasks. Invisalign is designed to move and straighten the teeth in small stages. With Invisalign you typically will have sets of clear aligners that you wear for two weeks at a time then go on to the next set of aligners. This process slowly puts...
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  2. What are whitening gel reservoirs and why they are important.

    What are whitening gel reservoirs and why they are important.

    Not all custom whitening trays are the same quality. They might be made of similar materials, but there are small differences that can make them more comfortable and effective. Sporting Smiles Home Teeth Whitening First you want your whitening trays to have reservoirs. Reservoirs are small pockets that are on the whitening trays on the front of the tooth’s surface...
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  3. 5 Ways to prevent Dental Retainers from breaking

    5 Ways to prevent Dental Retainers from breaking

    Are your clear retainers cracking or breaking? One of the downsides of Essix retainers are they are fragile and can easily break if not properly cared for. The most common reason retainers break is improper removal. The second most common time retainers are broken is when they are being cleaned. 5 Ways to prevent Dental Retainers from breaking. Get Essix Plus...
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  4. Using FSA account to get Retainers.

    Using FSA account to get Retainers.

    Did you know that you can use your FSA (Flexible Spending Account) to get a backup or replacement dental clear retainers! Most FSA accounts will accept an invoice from SportingSmiles.com for replacement retainers. Please verify with your FSA account before purchasing. If you need a detailed invoice please ask and we can send you one that you can forward to...
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  5. How much does Dental Retainers Cost?

    How much does Dental Retainers Cost?

    The price of a replacement retainer can vary on where the retainers are purchased from and the type of retainer. There is 3 different types of retainers available. Hawley Retainers- This type of retainers are also referred to as wire retainers. They are made using metal wire and dental acrylic. Hawley Retainer One Hawley Retainer cost $175.00 – $325.00 Permanent...
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  6. How to get a retainer from your own Molds.

    How to get a retainer from your own Molds.

    Do you have your own molds from your dentist and want to get a replacement retainer made, but can’t find a company to make them? At SportingSmiles.com we can use your existing molds, but there is some stipulations on using outside dental molds. No Warranty- We can’t warranty outside molds because we don’t know how old they are. The new...
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  7. Top 10 terms for Teeth Grinding Guards.

    Top 10 terms for Teeth Grinding Guards.

    Terms for Teeth Grinding guards. Occlusal Splint- Occlusal is the relationship between the upper and lower teeth. Bite Guard- Your bite is another dental term for occlusal surface. Night Guard- Since most people wear their teeth guard at night this term has become popular. TMJ Guard- TMJ is the pain associated with jaw joint and surrounding muscles. Typically one of...
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  8. My Gums Hurt from Teeth Whitening.

    My Gums Hurt from Teeth Whitening.

    The most common issue with teeth whitening is that your gums burn during teeth whitening. We get asked this question all the time. If your gums hurt or burn, or if you see white spots on your gums this is all caused by the same reason. You are putting to much whitening gel in the tray and the gel is...
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  9. Teeth whitening for the whole wedding party?

    Teeth whitening for the whole wedding party?

    We had brides and grooms order our custom whitening trays in bulk for gifts for their bridal party. We thought this was such a great idea that we made it one of our products. Teeth Whitening for you bridal party. Giving the wedding party a gift of teeth whitening isn’t just a gift for your guests. It also helps to...
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  10. Why do dogs eat retainers?

    Why do dogs eat retainers?

    We hear at least 4-5x a week that “my dog ate my retainer!” Dogs love to eat dental retainers Dogs are attracted to the saliva, the smell, as well as the material that the retainers are made from. The clear Essix style retainers are made from EVA (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate). This is often the same type of vinyl found in a...
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