Contrary to popular opinion, straightening your teeth is much more than just a cosmetic concern. Straight teeth not only improve the way you look, but are also easier to clean and are less susceptible to cavities and other dental problems. The cost of teeth straightening is a worthwhile investment which can prevent larger expenses to treat oral issues in the future such as gum disease and tooth decay.
According to the American Dental Association, there are numerous benefits to having straight teeth, including:
- Healthier teeth and gums
- Improved self confidence
- Easier cleaning
- Improved overall physical health
At Macleod Trail Dental, we see Invisalign, as an affordable teeth straightening solution.
Invisalign vs Braces. Pros and Cons.
Different solutions work better for different patients. Here are some points for consideration:
|Medicalgrade polyurethane resins clear/invisible||Material/Color||Metal Typically silver|
|6-18 months depending on patient (removable)||Treatment Time||Average of 2 years (irremovable)|
|With Invisalign, patients are able to eat mostly everything that they want.||Food||Patients have to keep away from certain hard, crunchy, chewy or sticky foods such as popcorn, carrots and nuts.|
|Due to the removable aligners, you are able to continue your regular teeth cleaning routine, preventing the buildup of plaque.||Hygiene||Because traditional braces aren’t removable, maintaining optimum oral hygiene can become a challenge, leading to tooth decay and plaque buildup.|
|The superior quality, smooth material of Invisalign gives you unparalleled comfort so you never have to worry about any mouth irritation.||Comfort||The regular wire tightening can cause discomfort in your jaw. Additionally, painful mouth abrasions are a common side effect.|
|Because Invisalign aligners are invisible, no one will ever know you’re wearing them!||Appearance||Braces can cause severe self-consciousness and embarrassment.|
|Invisalign treatment is fully computerized, so you’re aware of what to expect and how long your treatment will take.||Technology||The cost and treatment time of braces can be unpredictable.|
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using technology and medical practices, Invisalign is able to fix a wide range of orthodontic issues, ensuring the best possible results for our patients.
Contact our Calgary Dental Clinic, (conveniently situated on Macleod Trail) at 403-253-1248. We’re happy to explore all available alternatives and help you determine the best treatment for your needs.