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Why consider Invisalign®?

Invisalign has several advantages that may help you choose between traditional metal braces and clear aligners. Here, our Calgary dentists discuss some of the benefits of Invisalign

About Invisalign

There are several options available to straighten your smile. Invisalign orthodontic treatment consists of a series of clear custom aligners that are hard to detect when worn.

Invisalign's series of custom aligners are designed to straighten teeth without the brackets or wires that come with traditional metal braces.

Your orthodontic treatment schedule will be mapped out in your personalized treatment plan. During your Invisalign treatment, you will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set in your series. This process will continue until your treatment is finished.

Invisalign vs Braces

Invisalign clear aligners have several benefits that make them appealing to those who want to straighten their smile without the look of traditional braces.

Invisalign for Different Stages

Invisalign offers orthodontic aligners specially designed for adults, teens, and even young children.

Because children's smiles change so rapidly, Invisalign was once thought to be unsuitable for them. However, recent advancements have resulted in Invisalign, Invisalign for Teens, and Invisalign First for children, which are designed to address the unique needs of each stage of dental development.

Discreet

If you're concerned about the appearance of traditional metal braces, Invisalign's clear plastic aligners are for you. The aligners used by Invisalign are made of a thin, clear plastic that is barely visible when worn. People usually don't notice if you're wearing them.

Removable

When you straighten your teeth with Invisalign, you won't have to give up any of your favourite foods. The Invisalign aligners are easily removed. All you have to do is remove your aligners and place them in their convenient container while you eat. After eating, simply brush and floss your teeth, rinse your aligners, and replace them in your mouth. You won't have to forego the popcorn on your next date night to the movies.

Convenient

Invisalign aligners, unlike traditional metal braces, do not require adjustments. This means that you will only need to see the orthodontist for checkups and progress reviews during your orthodontic treatment.

Things to Consider

While Invisalign may be appealing to many people, it is important to understand that this treatment option is not appropriate for all cases. Those with severe misalignments or jaw misalignments would most likely benefit from a different treatment option.

You should also keep in mind that, while being able to remove your aligners whenever you want is convenient, the more time you spend without your trays in your mouth, the longer your treatment will take. It is critical not to abuse this privilege! To be effective, your aligners must be worn for 20-22 hours per day.

To find out more about the benefits of Invisalign, and why you should try Invisalign first, contact our Calgary dentists to book a consultation. 

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