Are you trying to decide between traditional braces and clear aligners? In this blog, our Calgary dentists share with you some of the benefits of Invisalign clear aligners that you should consider when choosing your orthodontic treatment.
What is Invisalign?
When it comes to orthodontic treatment methods there are various options you may be able to choose from. Invisalign treatment consists of a series of custom-made clear aligners that casual observers will have a hard time seeing when being worn.
Invisalign's series of custom aligners are designed to straighten teeth without the brackets or wires that come with traditional metal braces.
The schedule for your clear aligners treatment will be mapped out in your personalized treatment plan. During your time with Invisalign, you will need to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, before changing to the next set in the series. You will repeat this process until you have completed your treatment.
Invisalign vs Braces
There are various benefits to Invisalign clear aligners that make them appealing to patients that want to obtain a straighter smile without having to contend with the appearance of traditional braces.
Invisalign for Different Ages
Invisalign offers orthodontic aligners specially designed for adults, teens, and even young children.
Invisalign used to be thought of as unsuitable for children due to the fact that their smiles are changing drastically. But with recent developments, Invisalign, Invisalign for Teens, and Invisalign First for children are designed to address the unique needs of each stage in dental development.
Are you worried about the aesthetics of traditional metal braces? If so, you may be able to enjoy the transparency of Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign's aligners are crafted from a thin clear plastic that is hard to see when they are being worn. Most of the time people won't even be able to tell that you are wearing them.
There's no need to give up enjoying any of your favourite foods when you straighten your teeth with Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are removable. All you do is remove your aligners and store them in their handy container while you eat. When you're finished eating, simply brush and floss your teeth, rinse your aligners, and return them to your mouth. Now you won't have to miss out on the popcorn when you're enjoying date night at the movies.
Invisalign aligners don't require adjustments, unlike traditional metal braces. Therefore, you will only have to visit your dentist for progress reviews and brief checkups during your orthodontic treatment.
Things to Take into Consideration
While many people may find Invisalign fairly appealing, it is important to know that this treatment option isn't suitable for every case. Those with severe misalignments or cases of jaw misalignment would likely benefit from a different treatment option.
You should also consider that while it is convenient to be able to remove your aligners whenever you want, the more time spent without your trays in your mouth, the longer your treatment will take. It is important not to abuse the privilege! Your aligners must be in your mouth for 20-22 hours per day in order to be effective.