Invisalign The Clear Choice For Discrete Braces

This year has marked the spectacular milestone achievement for the discreet clear braces brand, Invisalign. Align technology announced that the number of people who have chosen to turn their back on traditional fixed braces and embrace the ultra modern methods of the Invisalign system has now reached 4 million people worldwide.

Additionally, the time it has taken the company to reach 4 million customers, was reached in just half the time it took to reach 1 million customers. This is a great example of the snowball effect. As soon as a few people started finding out out about how effective these virtually invisible braces are, the glowing reviews they wrote affected others.

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Living with teeth that need straightening

Living with crooked teeth can be a miserable experience, whatever age you are. It’s no fun being the subject of jokes, no matter how well meaning. Even if you’re not being teased, your perception that you are different, or somehow inferior, because you don’t have a perfect smile, can lead to feelings of self-doubt, low self-esteem and in some cases, even depression.

The solution to crooked teeth, a situation which all too often causes you to have a negative image of your facial appearance, is of course to have corrective alignment treatment. However, until Invisalign hit the marketplace, potential orthodontic patients had to think hard about whether the benefits of an improved smile was worth wearing a prominent metal device on your teeth for 6 months to a year, until their teeth were straightened. The dilemma was that a traditional brace would surely draw my attention to the features these patients wanted to keep hidden.

Thanks to Invisalign’s pioneering treatment program, you can achieve your goal of having your teeth straightened, but without having to advertise your orthodontic device in the meantime. You can go incognito with Invisalign and gain your perfect smile, without anybody even realizing what you’ve been going through.

What does the Invisalign process involve?

Are you wondering how Invisalign braces differ from traditional fixed braces? For a start, they’re not made of metal and they’re not bonded to your teeth. The Invisalign aligner trays are made of thin, clear plastic, which fit snugly over your teeth, rather like a retainer. They are very discreet, so the people you speak to, are unlikely to even realize you’re having alignment treatment.

However, if you’re going to a social event and you feel self-conscious about them, simply leave your aligners at home. As long as you wear them for 20 hours a day, the Invisalign trays can still do their job effectively; which is dragging your teeth out of their unflattering, overlapped or protruding position, into a straighter more attractive one.

You won’t just wear the one tray. A series of trays will be worn, one after the other, with each designed to bring your teeth a little closer to their final positions, like a relay race. You’ll visit your dentist every 4 to 6 weeks to have a new tray fitted.

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Invisalign teen

Invisalign braces aren’t just a popular choice of adult braces, but many parents are also choosing them for their teenage children. The transition from childhood to adulthood is a difficult period emotionally. Invisalign teen is a brace that is dedicated to helping teenagers achieve the perfect smile, without any social awkwardness, just in time for embarking on adulthood.

Studies have shown that a great smile can help people achieve greater success in work and love, so why not help your teen get the best possible start in his or her adult life? To find out more about leading Invisalign providers, please use a search engine to find a trusted local Invisalign dentist.

Champions League draw: Manchester United to face Barcelona in last eight

Manchester United will face Barcelona in a heavyweight Champions League quarterfinal after the draw was made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Friday.

Serie A giants Juventus will face Ajax following the Dutch side’s incredible victory over Real Madrid while last year’s beaten finalists Liverpool was arguably handed a favorable draw against Porto.

Meanwhile, Tottenham will face the competition’s top scorers Manchester City in the only all-English quarterfinal.

The semifinal draw was also made on Friday, with Manchester United or Barca due to face Liverpool or Porto, with the winner of the tie between Manchester City and Tottenham playing either Ajax or Juve.

The quarterfinal first legs will be played on April 9/10 with the reverse fixtures scheduled for April 16/17.

The semifinals will kick off on April 30 and May 1 — with the second legs set for May 7/8 — ahead of the final at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium on June 1.

English dominance returns?

It is the first time in a decade that four English Premier League clubs will be in the Champions League quarterfinals, with Chelsea the last side to win the tournament in 2012.

Only two other English teams, Liverpool in 2005 and Manchester United in 2008, have been crowned European champions this century. In the same period Spain has had 10 Champions League winning teams.

United fixture reversed

United last met Barca in the 2011 Champions League final when it was well beaten by a side inspired by Lionel Messi. However, confidence will be high for United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his squad after a dramatic second leg comeback saw them overturn a 2-0 deficit away to Paris Saint-Germain.

That both Manchester clubs have reached the last eight has provided an organizational headache for Champions League organizers UEFA and a small bragging rights victory for City, a club former United manager Alex Ferguson once Old Trafford’s “noisy neighbors.”

Local authorities in Manchester have made it clear that both teams cannot play on the same night in the city nor on consecutive nights during the knockout stages.

So UEFA has ordered Barcelona’s game against Manchester United be switched, meaning the first leg will now be played at Old Trafford, with Solskjaer returning to the Nou Camp — the scene of his last-minute goal in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich — on April 16.

Champions League knockout matches are played over two legs with many managers and players preferring to play the first leg away and the second leg at home.

A 2007 paper published in the Journal of Sport Sciences found the “second leg home advantage” phenomenon was “real” with the teams who play the second leg at their own stadium historically having a greater than 50% chance of progressing to the next round.

However, the study also found that the extent to which having the second leg home at home was advantageous had decreased significantly in modern times.

A 2017 paper from academics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, also found a “slight second-leg home advantage” remained evident.

Europa League

In the Europa League quarterfinals, Arsenal face a tough fixture against Napoli while Chelsea will play Slavia Prague following the Czech side’s stunning comeback against Sevilla in the last round.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is looking for his fourth Europa League success after winning three successive titles as manager of Sevilla.

Elsewhere, Spanish side’s Villarreal and Valencia were drawn together and Benfica will face Eintracht Frankfurt.

The first legs will kick off on April 11 with the reverse fixtures scheduled for April 18.

‘Big Bang Theory’ star Kaley Cuoco reveals why she was originally denied Penny’s role

“The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco revealed she almost wasn’t cast as Penny ahead of the series finale in May.

As the hit CBS comedy is preparing to come to a close, Cuoco told TV Insider she was “too young” for the role of Penny, then named Katie, when they originally cast the show.

“I didn’t get [the role of Katie] the first time around. I was too young, which I love saying because I don’t get to say that I’m too young anymore,” Cuoco told the outlet.


Instead, actress Amanda Walsh got the role for the original pilot, which failed for the 2006-2007 season.

“In the first pilot, the character of Penny [originally named Katie] was not as appealing as that proverbial girl next door. It was not the actress but rather the concept of the character,” Peter Roth, Warner Bros. president and the chief content officer, told TV Insider.

“Fortunately, Nina Tassler, then-president of CBS Entertainment, realized we had something very special and said, ‘Let’s do it again,’” he added.

For Cuoco, that was the second chance she needed.


As the beloved sitcom prepares to end after 12 seasons, the cast members have been getting emotional about the one-hour finale, scheduled to air on May 16.

Cuoco’s co-star Johnny Galecki (Leonard) posted on Instagram Tuesday about the final airdate.

“273 episodes filmed. 26 days left on the Big Bang stage. 6 episodes to be filmed. 66 days until the 1 hour finale airs. All VERY surreal. Much ❤️ to all the fans,” he wrote.

Cuoco herself posted a throwback picture of herself and castmates Galecki, Kunal Nayyar (Rajesh), Jim Parsons (Sheldon) and Simon Helberg (Howard) on Instagram earlier this month.

“#mcm men crush Monday on these handsome boys! This photo was taken at our very first Comic Con many moons ago. We only have a few episodes left, the nostalgia is getting insanely real,” Cuoco wrote in the caption.