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5 Benefits Of Invisalign Over Traditional Metal braces

One of the first things people will notice about you is your smile. Crooked smiles or crowded teeth can harm a person's self-esteem and make them self-conscious. 

Many people choose expensive, traditional metal braces to fix crooked teeth, unaware that a potentially better option may exist. Indeed, technological advancements have led to more subtle alternatives such as Invisalign. Not only do these braces almost look invisible from an arm’s length, but they can also guide your teeth back to their correct position quicker than conventional braces. 

Invisalign is ideal for individuals who tend to be more self-conscious about their appearance and who are self-disciplined enough to keep their braces in place for at least 22 hours a day.

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How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment to align teeth.

Unlike traditional braces that use a metal wire and bracket to push and pull teeth into their optimal placement, Invisalign uses a series of plastic aligners to push the teeth into their correct positions. The Invisalign process looks like this:

  • At your first appointment, your dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign or if other treatment options would be more beneficial for your needs.
  • Next, the dentist will take an impression of the patient's mouth and perform x-rays and digital scans to send off to the Invisalign lab to have the custom aligner trays created.
  • Once the trays have been made, the patient will have their first fitting to ensure proper fit and to make any necessary adjustments. The dentist will also describe aftercare processes and how to clean the aligner trays correctly.
  • These aligners must be changed every 1-2 weeks or as directed by your dentist until the teeth are correctly aligned. Once the treatment process is complete, patients can enjoy their picture-perfect smile!

5 Benefits Of Invisalign

The benefits of Invisalign go beyond their aesthetic appearance. Other benefits that Invisalign can offer include:

Easy Cleaning

Traditional braces require a higher standard of oral hygiene; they require intricate flossing between the brackets and wires, which can be easily damaged. With Invisalign, individuals can remove them entirely before brushing and flossing. This makes it easy to clean food particles stuck between teeth and maintain proper oral hygiene. 

Fixes An Array Of Dental Issues

Invisalign is suitable for all ages and is an innovative cosmetic dentistry technique that can fix problems such as:

  • Crossbite
  • Gap teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Protects Dental Restorations

Bad bites or malocclusions (crooked teeth) cause uneven forces every time you bite down. This can affect your natural teeth as well as any restorations or dental fillings you may have. Since Invisalign corrects a person's natural bite, they will no longer be at risk of accidentally biting down too hard.

The Aesthetic Factor

The biggest benefit of Invisalign is the clear, tray design, which is much less noticeable than brackets and wires on braces. Individuals who want to confidently smile without worrying about having unappealing metal in their mouth would most likely love Invisalign.

Improves Dental Health

Having straight teeth is imperative for healthy gums and overall oral health. By reducing gaps between teeth, individuals will be able to clean them more efficiently and reduce the risk of tooth decay.

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The best solution to create a perfect smile without walking around with clunky braces is Invisalign. This teeth-straightening solution has gained immense popularity and is considered the safest and fastest way to correct crooked teeth. 

To find out more about the costs and benefits of our customized Invisalign treatments in Calgary, contact our dental clinic by calling 403-245-9099 or book a consultation.

FAQs

Is Invisalign faster at correcting teeth than metal braces?

The Invisalign teeth straightening process depends on individual needs. Wearers can expect to use Invisalign for 12-18 months, which is typically faster than traditional braces. It is necessary to wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours a day to see optimal results.

Does Invisalign hurt like traditional braces?

Invisalign is significantly less painful than traditional braces. Most patients experience slight discomfort for the first few days as their teeth get used to the liner. Patients may also feel some discomfort for a day or two after receiving new trays. 

Will Invisalign scratch or irritate my gums?

Invisalign is designed to not touch your gums at all! This means you will not have to worry about any irritation or pain in your gums that can be caused by poking or scratching. The trays do not need to touch your gums to apply the force needed to move your teeth to their correct positions.

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