Invisalign started to gain popularity in the late 1990s, and since that time, more and more people have decided to opt for Invisalign to correct orthodontic problems over traditional, metal braces, and for good reason!
Invisalign is a clear, plastic device that is custom-made to fit your mouth and available at Petrolia Dental – your favourite family dentist in South Edmonton. Invisalign can solve most issues related to tooth alignment from crooked teeth, protruding teeth, malocclusion, underbites and overbites. Elastics can also be added to Invisalign devices to increase their efficacy in more serious dental misalignment cases.
Here’s why Invisalign is such a popular orthodontic solution.
Invisalign is invisible!
Just as the name implies, Invisalign devices are nearly invisible in the mouth, because they are made of a clear plastic material. It’s important to clean your Invisalign devices regularly to maintain their transparency and invisibility. Your smile is often the first impression you make when you meet someone – Invisalign helps you smile with confidence.
They are removable
Unlike metal braces that can make eating certain foods a real challenge, Invisalign devices are removed before brushing, flossing and eating. This makes it easier to keep them clean, easier for you to enjoy your regular routine, and helps keep them as invisible as possible.
While they are easy to remove, it’s important to remember that you need to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day in order for them to be effective at correcting your orthodontic issues.
They are comfortable
Invisalign was designed to be comfortable to wear. They are easy to remove when it’s time to eat, drink, brush, or floss, plus they put less pressure on your teeth and gums, making them much gentler on your mouth than metal braces.
The smooth, plastic finish and lack of metal wires also mean you won’t get the cuts that are common with traditional metal braces.
They are easy to care for
While there are Invisalign care kits available to purchase, all you really need to do to care for your aligners is to brush and rinse them with warm water twice a day.
They are quick
Invisalign treatment takes 12-18 months for adults, which is much faster than the average amount of time that traditional metal braces must be worn. Tweens and teens have a similar treatment time to regular braces.
For more information about Invisalign treatment and to find out if this is the right option for you, call Petrolia Dental in South Edmonton to schedule a consultation!