Can I choose invisalign instead of traditional braces?

What are invisible aligners ? 

Invisible aligners such as Invisalign are an alternative to metal braces for anyone who is interested in straightening their smile. They consist of a set of transparent and removable moulds that work to correct the alignment of teeth gradually over time. While they may not replace the effectiveness of metal braces for severely crooked teeth, for minor misalignments they provide a suitable solution with many benefits. 

5 Benefits of choosing Invisalign:

1. They are almost completely invisible.

The biggest benefit of invisalign is that they are virtually invisible. We find this allows patients more confidence in their daily life, while still moving towards straighter teeth. While you do have to wear your mouthpiece all day, people tend to feel more comfortable wearing it due to it’s subtle appearance.  

2. They are more comfortable.

A major drawback of traditional braces is that they can be extremely uncomfortable. With invisalign, you completely eliminate the discomfort you experience from metal braces, while still receiving the benefits of an orthodontic intervention.

3. They are removable.

When you go to bite into that toffee or apple, you simply remove the guard and enjoy. With metal braces, you often don’t have the same freedom to enjoy foods that are tough or difficult to chew. 

4. Less maintenance compared to braces.

With invisible aligners, follow ups are typically every 4 – 6 weeks, so you don’t have to come in for monthly treatments that are required for braces. 

5. Reduce treatment time.

Wearing Invisalign for an average of 20-22 hours each day could have you smiling straighter in as little as 6 – 22 months, which is significantly shorter than many treatment plans for metal braces. This flexibility is the defining feature, and we know you’ll love this option.

Is Invisalign right for me? 

Both invisible aligners and traditional metal braces are designed to align your teeth and improve the function and appearance of your smile. Invisalign is a modern tool for teeth straightening which is convenient, cost effective, and confidence boosting. If you’d like to straighten your smile, speak to a dentist at Acadia Dental to find out if invisible aligners are right for you. Get in touch to book an assessment appointment in our Saskatoon dental clinic! 

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