If you are like most individuals, you may be a little apprehensive when your dentist or orthodontist informs you that you need braces to straighten your teeth. Fortunately, your trusted dentists at Langley Dental Centre offer you the opportunity to straighten your teeth without metal braces. The Invisalign treatment involves custom-made clear aligners or trays that help gradually situate your teeth in the correct position. Your aligners are replaced every few weeks to reposition your misaligned teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign Aligners
As Invisalign aligners are almost invisible and you can take them out whenever you decide, it makes them quite desirable. Both teens and adults, find them extremely convenient since you can remove Invisalign aligners to eat, or brush and floss your teeth.
Invisalign Aligners Help Your Self-Confidence
The main reason most people decide to correct the alignment of their teeth is that they want to improve their appearance. The traditional metal braces, however, can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Consequently, treating your misaligned teeth without the use of metal braces, makes you feel more confident about your appearance. This encourages you to take part in social activities without worrying about what others may say.
Worrying about your appearance while treating your teeth with metal braces is a concern that is especially on the mind of younger individuals. The self-esteem of teenagers, for example, is affected to a greater degree by their appearance, so fixing their smile without visible metal braces can be quite important. Nevertheless, whether you are an adult or a teen, you can get the beautiful smile you have always wanted without people noticing the fact that you are straightening your teeth.
Invisalign Aligners are More Comfortable
Most people with traditional metal braces also dislike wearing them because they can be uncomfortable, and the sharp edges can sometimes cut their lips and cheeks and cause sores. On the other hand, with Invisalign removable aligners, you don’t have to worry about this. The aligners are custom-made for your teeth and have smooth edges which don’t cause injuries to your mouth.
Moreover, if for some reason you need to remove your aligners for a few hours, your treatment won’t be affected. Normally, most Invisalign dentists in Langley will advise you to keep your aligners in for about 20 hours a day. However, on a super special occasion, you may wear them for a much shorter time.
Best of all, you don’t have to sacrifice precision and effectiveness when straightening your teeth since the aligners are custom-fitted and replaced every few weeks in order to adjust your teeth into the desired position. Each adjustment is made with detailed precision to ensure the most comfortable treatment.
Maintain Oral Hygiene Easier with Invisalign
Maintaining your oral hygiene is important whether you have braces or not. Unfortunately, metal braces can make it challenging to practise dental hygiene and as a result, can cause other dental issues. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, keeping up with your normal oral hygiene routine is much easier. You basically remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth just as you have done before your treatment.
You don’t have to worry about problems such as plaque build-up that could lead to gum disease and tooth decay. You can also easily clean your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush or soak them in a cleaning solution that is specially formulated to disinfect Invisalign aligners.
You Can Eat and Drink Without any Issues
No one likes to have limits or restrictions when it comes to what they can eat or drink. Traditional metal braces, unfortunately, can create issues when you want to consume some of your favourite foods and beverages. In fact, if you decide to get metal braces, your orthodontist will give you a long list of foods that you need to avoid to protect your braces and maintain your oral health.
Invisalign aligners, however, don’t restrict what you can eat or drink since you are able to remove them. For example, when you wear metal braces, you shouldn’t be eating hard or sticky food because the wires of your braces can snap off or bend. It is important, to keep in mind that after each meal, you should brush and floss your teeth before wearing your aligners to avoid food particles from getting lodged between your teeth and the aligners.
Are Invisalign Aligners Right for You?
Correctly aligning your teeth with Invisalign aligners is not ideal for large overbites and extensive jaw damage so you will most likely be referred to an orthodontist. Invisalign treats mild dental issues, including crowded or gapped teeth and a misaligned bite (overbite, underbite, and crossbite).
At Langley Dental Centre, we recommend also Invisalign for individuals over the age of 15. 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. Call us at 604-455-6247 or contact us online to learn more about our Invisalign aligner treatment and our dental services in Langley.