If you want to straighten your teeth, you might be afraid that you’re confined to metal brackets and wires. But you don’t have to get braces—thanks to recent advancements in orthodontics, you have another option!
Invisalign is a more comfortable and discreet way to straighten your teeth. An Invisalign retainer is made of clear plastic. Place it over your teeth, and they’ll gradually get straighter. You can remove the retainer whenever you need to—like when you’re eating, taking photos, or brushing your teeth.
It’s exactly what you’ve been looking for: A safer, more convenient, and faster way to a beautiful smile. Keep reading to find out what Invisalign in Saskatoon can do for your teeth:
What Is Invisalign?
It’s a system that uses custom-made aligners to straighten your teeth. About every two weeks you will move onto a new set of aligners, helping your teeth move into perfect alignment. Your treatment plan can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.
The aligner trays will feel secure and comfortable on your teeth; they’re designed to fit the exact dimensions of your mouth.
The retainers are made out of medical-grade thermoplastic polymers. This is a clear, flexible plastic that’s far less noticeable than braces—Invisalign looks virtually invisible! On top of that, it’s completely BPA-free.
Invisalign Vs. Braces
What makes Invisalign clear aligners different from traditional metal braces?
While both are effective at straightening teeth, Invisalign has a few key differences.
For one, Invisalign aligners can be removed at any time. Braces can only be removed when it’s time to take them off for good, and you’ll need to visit an orthodontist for that.
When you’re wearing braces, you need to be careful to avoid certain foods that may damage the metal brackets. For example, steer clear of bagels, popcorn, sticky candies, and anything you bite directly into (like an apple or corn on the cob).
That won’t be a limitation with your clear aligners! Simply remove them before you eat any foods like these, then brush and floss your teeth and put them back on. This makes it easier to keep your teeth clean.
Benefits of Invisalign
Here’s why you should give these clear aligners a shot:
Treats a wide variety of issues
With Invisalign, our dentists can correct the following:
- Rotated teeth
- Underbite and overbite
- Gaps between teeth
- Crowded teeth
More comfortable than traditional braces
Feel more confident flashing your pearly whites when you’re wearing clear aligners. The smooth retainers will fit comfortably in your mouth—unlike metal braces, which may cause sores to develop on the surrounding tissue.
A faster way to fix misaligned teeth
With adjustments made every 2 weeks, Invisalign treatment will fast-track you to a straighter smile.
Limitations of Invisalign
What do you need to know to ensure your treatment is successful? Make sure to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours of the day. Otherwise, your teeth may shift back into their original positions.
Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign in Saskatoon?
This is a question only your dentist can answer. During your consultation, your dentist will determine if Invisalign is a suitable way to correct your smile.
Say Goodbye to Metal Braces—Book Your Invisalign Consultation Today!
Ready to start your Invisalign treatment? First, you’ll need to schedule an appointment at Dental House. One of our dentists will take a look at your teeth and see if you’re a good fit for Invisalign.
After your smile assessment, we’ll put together a custom treatment plan for your smile. Schedule your free consultation today!