What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign consists of a series of clear custom-made aligners used to straighten and shift teeth into proper alignment. Each set of aligners are worn for two weeks and gradually shift the teeth until they are perfectly aligned. Invisalign is the ideal option if you are looking to correct dental issues and straighten your teeth without having to wear uncomfortable metal brackets and wires.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
To determine if you qualify as a candidate for Invisalign, you will need to schedule a consultation with us. Although Invisalign can address a wide variety of dental issues, it is unable to correct overbites and extensive jaw damage. Invisalign is intended to treat mild dental issues, these include:
- Crowded and gapped teeth
- Misaligned bite (overbite, underbite, and crossbite)
No One Needs to Know
One of the primary advantages of Invisalign is the fact that nobody needs to know that you are wearing them. The aligners are constructed out of clear, plastic that is virtually invisible. This allows you to treat your dental issues and achieve your dream smile without distracting from your appearance.
Braces can Limit Certain Foods
Braces require dietary restrictions. Anything that can damage the appliance is completely off-limits, for example, candy, popcorn, and beef jerky.
With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry. You can enjoy all your favourite foods because they are removable. The aligners are also removed during brushing and flossing.
Invisalign Offers Flexibility
Teenagers love the flexibility that Invisalign offers. Unlike braces, Invisalign does not interfere when you are participating in sports or playing a musical instrument. Also, the aligners can be removed before any activity, if needed.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Choosing between Invisalign and braces isn’t an easy decision to make. As with all orthodontic treatment, each option has pros and cons. Some of the advantages of braces is that they are most effective at treating severe and complex cases. Braces also tend to be more cost-effective.
Alternatively, Invisalign can straighten teeth quickly without affecting your appearance. In addition, Invisalign is removable which improves oral care and health. Ultimately, the decision is best made in consultation with our dentist.
Many patients are surprised at the affordability of Invisalign. The cost of Invisalign can vary depending on the needs of the patient and treatment time. Be sure to discuss orthodontic coverage with your health insurance provider and ask us about our payment plans.
Invisalign Before and After
You can achieve impressive before and after results with Invisalign treatment. Take the first step in achieving your dream smile, and schedule a consultation at our dental clinic today.