Is your smile less than perfect? Do you wish that you could have a perfect smile, but don’t want to go through traditional, unsightly braces? You are in luck! Invisalign offers an alternative solution to achieving the perfect smile that you’ve always dreamed of having. But, before you run to your local dentist Vancouver, here are 9 things about Invisalign that you need to know!
Determine if Invisalign is Right for You
Invisalign can effectively correct a wide range of orthodontic issues that are preventing you from having a perfect smile. With more than 10 years of clinical trials, Invisalign provides results that are similar to traditional braces.
Invisalign is More Discreet
Invisalign differs from traditional braces by using a transparent mouthpiece instead of the highly visible metallic wires and brackets. While the Invisalign mouthpiece isn’t completely invisible, it is much harder to see than the alternative method to achieving straight teeth.
Customized to Fit You
Every Invisalign mouthpiece is different because each one is customized to fit your teeth, and work to shape them according to your own individual needs. Your dentist or orthodontist will used 3-D technology and modeling techniques to create and mold a one-of-a-kind mouthpiece customized to fit your teeth.
Better Than Braces
Individuals who go the traditional braces route often complain of the pain caused by the braces, the permanence of having the braces fixed to their teeth, and the unattractive addition added to their pictures. This is what makes Invisalign better, they are transparent, meaning no unattractive addition to smiles, and are generally less painful than traditional wires and bracket braces.
Not for Everyone
While Invisalign can be used to correct a wide number of orthodontic issues, it cannot correct everything. Complex issues may need to be corrected using traditional braces, it is best to consult with your dentist or orthodontist who has experience in working with Invisalign to know how effective it will be in correcting your orthodontic issues.
Safe for Teens to Use
In order for Invisalign to be effective, it requires a set of fully grown adult teeth. Therefore, Invisalign cannot be used on children but it can be used on teenagers. The version that is used for teens is a slightly modified system than what would be used for adults, to accommodates their lifestyle, but does not affect the effectiveness of the system.
Takes Time to Work
Invisalign takes time to work, it is not an overnight solution to solving orthodontic issues. In most cases it is recommended to wear the mouthpiece for 22 hours a day for a minimum of 12 months, if not longer depending on the recommendation from your orthodontist or dentist. Patients who have more complex issues may need to wear the mouthpiece for up to three years to achieve optimal results.
Due to the fact that Invisalign is more effective and more efficient than traditional braces, there is less pressure placed on the teeth. As a result, there is less pain. Additionally, as the mouthpiece can be removed, it is easier for patients to integrate the treatment into their lifestyle.
Can Eat Anything
The Invisalign mouthpiece is intended to be removed during mealtimes, allowing patients the freedom to eat anything that they choose to. There is no need to worry about compromising your treatment as the mouthpiece will be out when eating, eliminating the risk of getting food stuck or caught in the mouthpiece.
To learn more about Invisalign and to see if you are a viable candidate, contact Atlantis Dental Roundhouse, your premier dentist Vancouver today!