Are you worried about crooked or crowded teeth? Are you wondering what would be the best method is to fix them?
You’ve heard there are at least two choices; Invisalign or traditional braces. You might first wonder, what even is Invisalign? They are also called “clear aligners”. Invisalign was invented in 1997 by two Harvard students; Zia Christi and Kelsey Wirth. These two brilliant people invented and founded the Align Technology®. Most people know what braces are. Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including the use of braces. In 1728, French dentist Pierre Fauchard, who is often credited with inventing modern orthodontics, published a book entitled "The Surgeon Dentist" on methods of straightening teeth. Modern braces come with different variations of materials like metal (traditional braces), ceramic braces, lingual braces, and self-ligating braces. Invisalign is also classified as a brace, though it may not look like your traditional one.
dentist takes a 3D image of your mouth and shows you using software what your
smile will look like after the treatment
aligners are made to take your teeth from where they are to where you want them
to be over the course of the treatment, a little change at a time
are transparent and therefore most people won’t notice you’re wearing them
can be removed easily
to continue regular dental hygiene, brush and floss as normal (meaning do it
trimmed to gum line for a more comfortable fit
take less time than traditional braces
method to straighten teeth
from high-grade stainless steel
to be more affordable than Invisalign
usually recommend traditional braces for those who have overcrowded teeth
choice for people who can’t or won’t remember to wear their Invisalign 22 hours
Invisalign is an innovative class of braces but
it is not a perfect tool. Though it is a high-tech tool for fixing your smile
it still has its drawbacks. For example: it turns yellow when you casually
smoke or drink soda, it is often more expensive than traditional braces, and
you must remember to put them in and remove them while eating.
Traditional braces are the “go to” for many
dentists especially for teenagers and children. Same as Invisalign, traditional
braces are not perfect either. There are issues with eating; especially crunchy
and sticky foods, wires tend to loosen, it usually takes 1 - 3 years depending
on the patient’s case. These are just some examples of the cons of having
Whichever method you choose, don’t hesitate to
gain the confidence and healthier life that a beautiful, straight smile can
bring. We would love to help you achieve this.
Visit our website or call 587 317 4161 today to book your assessment and start on the path to a brilliant smile.