Traditional orthodontics is the most effective treatment for realigning the teeth in your smile. As effective as braces and their supporting equipment are for developing a straight, healthy smile, these treatments have the drawback of being very noticeable. People will know that someone is wearing metal braces when they smile or speak.
This aesthetic disadvantage is not a reason to avoid braces if your smile requires realignment for health reasons. However, if you need a straighter smile for mostly cosmetic reasons, then you might not need to worry about the appearance of metal in the smile.
Invisalign clear aligners can straighten a patient’s smile that has mild misalignment. In cases where the positioning of the teeth creates cosmetic issues without any serious health problems, these plastic trays enable you to improve your dentition aesthetic quality without undergoing the drawbacks of traditional metal braces.
The Benefits of Invisalign
The main advantage of Invisalign clear aligners is that they are clear, making them difficult to notice while worn. They do not stand out in the smile like traditional orthodontic treatments.
Additionally, Invisalign clear aligners offer the following benefits:
- Invisalign trays are removable. They can be taken out when you eat, floss, and brush your teeth. As long as the aligners are worn for 22 hours a day, you do not need to change your dietary or oral hygiene habits to receive treatment.
- Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than braces. The force generated by each set of alignment trays is generally less than that provided by traditional orthodontics, with the success of treatment lying in the timely swapping out of old trays for new ones.
- Teens who need to straighten their smiles and who play sports are at a higher risk of oral injury if they wear traditional metal braces. Invisalign plastic aligners do not carry this same risk, so qualified teens can develop their desired smile and still play the sports they love.
Contact Us for Esthetic Alternatives to Braces
Ellerslie Dental Studio helps patients in Edmonton straighten their smiles with Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. Goswami can prescribe this treatment if you are eligible and assist you throughout the treatment process. For more information about Invisalign, call us at our dental practice in SW Edmonton today to schedule a consultation!