FAQs About Invisalign with Summer Sernecky
Do you wish your teeth were straighter? Do you ever smile with your mouth closed in pictures so people don’t see your crooked grin? You may have thought about investing in braces, but perhaps you disliked their intrusive, obvious look. You’re in luck—metal braces are not your only option. Talk to a dentist at Belle Rive Dental Clinic about using Invisalign® in Edmonton for a straighter smile.
Invisalign® straightens your teeth with a series of customised aligners consisting of smooth, fitted plastic. The aligners are nearly invisible—many people won’t notice you’re wearing the Invisalign® trays.
The dentist creates a plan for your mouth. Each aligner shifts your teeth a little more than the last. Every two weeks you’ll use a new set of aligners until you finish your treatment.
Straightening your teeth does not need to interrupt your daily life or appearance. With traditional braces, your orthodontist will recommend you avoid certain foods that can get stuck in or break the brackets. With Invisalign®, you simply pop out the aligners every time you brush your teeth or eat.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Invisalign treats a wide variety of dental problems but generally can’t fix large overbites and extensive jaw damage. Instead, Invisalign treats mild dental issues, including the following:
Crowded and gapped teeth
Misaligned bite (overbite, underbite, and crossbite)
We recommend Invisalign for anyone over the age of 15. Many teenagers worry about wearing braces, but Invisalign offers a great alternative fix. Since Invisalign requires constant wear 24 hours a day, children shouldn’t use Invisalign until they are old enough to understand the process and keep the aligners in for long periods of time.
Remember, Invisalign only works if you wear the aligners every single day and night.
No One Needs to Know
One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign is that no one even needs to know that you are wearing them. The aligners used are made out of clear plastic that visibly disappears once positioned on the teeth. Teenagers that are worried about braces distracting from their appearance can smile without fear the entire time their teeth are being pulled into alignment.
Braces Can Limit Certain Foods
Braces can also limit the types of foods that can be eaten. Things like sticky candy or popcorn are completely off limits when you are wearing braces. Invisalign allows for the freedom to eat anything you like because they are completely removable. While the aligners are off, you can also brush and floss your teeth without braces getting in the way.
Invisalign Offers Flexibility
Finally, many teenagers love the flexibility that Invisalign offers. Braces can sometimes interfere with sports or play a musical instrument. No such worries with Invisalign! They can often be worn while participating in almost any activity or they can be quickly removed if necessary.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Choosing between Invisalign treatment and braces can be a difficult and complex decision. Each treatment type has specific pro and cons. Traditional braces are most effective at treating very crooked teeth and tend to be less expensive. On the other hand, Invisalign can help to straighten teeth quickly while helping patients avoid feeling self-conscious about wearing visible metal brackets or wires. Making a decision in the debate between Invisalign vs. braces is best made in consultation with your orthodontist and by carefully evaluating your priorities and budget.
Enjoying the convenience and appearance of Invisalign can be surprisingly affordable. The total Invisalign cost of treatment varies widely by patient depending upon the difficulty of the case and how long the treatment will last. To increase the affordability of Invisalign treatment, many patients are able to take advantage of orthodontic coverage in dental insurance plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, and convenient payment plans.
Invisalign Before and After
The results achieved by Invisalign treatment can be dramatic. Invisalign before and after photos show a marked improvement in the appearance of crooked teeth and demonstrate the effectiveness of Invisalign in creating healthier, more beautiful smiles.
To learn more about this braces alternative, visit the Invisalign® website. Then, schedule an appointment at Belle Rive Dental Clinic. When you’re ready, you can talk to a dentist about whether Invisalign® is right for you.
Learn More & Contact Us
You can have the smile you want without metal brackets running across your teeth. Straighten your teeth with Invisalign® in Edmonton.
BelleRive call us at: 780-473-4867 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.