07/02/2020 0 Comments
Invisalign®: The Clear Choice for Your Dream Smile
Invisalign® braces are a modern, innovative way to straighten teeth. They get you fast results without having to endure the discomfort of traditional metal braces. There are no metal brackets, wires or elastics to put up with. There is no need for painful adjustments. Food won't get stuck in the wires and there are no limitations on the foods you can eat.
Many of our patients in Red Deer ask us what makes a good candidate for Invisalign® braces. They are ideal for patients 16 years or older who need one or a combination of the following procedures:
- Teeth straightening
- Closing gaps in teeth
- Correcting overcrowding
- Realignment of overbites, underbites or crossbites
Before consulting with your Appleway dentist in Red Deer, it helps to know exactly what Invisalign® braces are and some of the advantages they have.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® braces are custom-made aligner trays made of smooth, clear plastic that you wear directly over your teeth. The innovative Invisalign® technology allows your teeth to gradually and gently shift into their proper position. Approximately every two weeks or so, you are given new custom-made trays that will progressively move your teeth toward the end of your treatment - and the smile you've always wanted.
What Are the Advantages of Invisalign® over Metal Braces?
- Faster results
- Less noticeable
- Easier to clean
- More comfortable
- No food restrictions
- Removable by the patient
- Won't cause cavities or gingivitis
- More socially accepted (no "brace-face")
Metal braces are something of a trial-and-error basis, offering no insight into the outcome or duration of treatment. Because Invisalign® uses a fully computerized treatment plan, both you and your dentist will know exactly what to expect and the length of time your treatment will take before you ever begin wearing them.
With metal braces, you may have to wear them for as long as five years. With Invisalign®, most treatments take one to one-and-a-half years depending on the case, significantly reducing the amount of time you'll need to undergo orthodontic treatment. There are less frequent visits to your dentist as well, only requiring you to attend appointments about once every six weeks.
There are many reasons to choose Invisalign®, but they're not for everyone. So, if you're looking for a dentist in Red Deer, or you are already an Appleway patient, contact us to see if Invisalign® is right for you.