Invisalign: An Alternative to Metal Braces
Facts About Invisalign
Below are some advantages that have made Invisalign an ideal treatment:
The aligners are carefully custom-made to your teeth. Our dentist at Family Dentistry of Yukon will make your aligners and answer any questions you have. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. Made of a clear material, they easily blend in with your natural teeth and aren't noticeable the way conventional braces are, making them an ideal choice for those who want a low-profile treatment.
The clear and smooth material makes it a comfortable choice to straighten your teeth. With no metal rubbing against your inner cheeks or lips, the feeling is very different than wearing conventional metal braces.
Conventional metal braces can often trap food in its brackets or hard to reach places in the mouth, resulting in patients having to perform a more careful oral cleaning during treatment. Invisalign is made to be removable, which makes it easier for patients to enjoy certain foods or drinks.
Unlike conventional braces, you can also remove Invisalign aligners for a special occasion or while taking pictures. And when you do wear the aligners, they are clear, making them less noticeable than metal braces. Just make sure to reinsert the aligners back into place, as it can take longer to align teeth if they are constantly being removed.
Treatment time varies from patient to patient depending on the severity of the misalignment. Talk to our dentist to find out how long this process will take in your specific case.
Invisalign aligners require maintenance just like other braces do. Whenever you take off the aligners, make sure you brush them properly under warm water before putting them on again. This removes any residual bacteria.
Some types of Braces have come under scrutiny because of the suspected toxins they are said to release. If you are uncomfortable with the possible release of toxins that metal braces could provide, you will have peace of mind in knowing that Invisalign is BPA-free.
Many who have used Invisalign have reported great results in the alignment of their teeth. It is a method that has proven efficient and convenient and thus has increased in popularity among those looking for a straight smile.
The developments in the world of cosmetic dentistry have allowed oral health professionals to develop useful solutions to many dental problems, including the readjustment of crooked teeth and a less-than-ideal smile. Today, there are many dental procedures and treatments, with their own advantages and disadvantages.
For more information on these and other treatments, visit our dentist at Family Dentistry of Yukon for a professional dental consultation and service that will get you the smile you’ve always wanted.