Invisalign is an alternative to braces. At Legacy Dental Clinic, we use clear, almost invisible aligners. Patients wear a series of aligners that gradually move their teeth into the desired position. The Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth.
Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?
Invisalign aligners are removable. This means patients don’t have to worry about food restrictions or avoiding teeth-staining drinks. They can also remove the aligners to brush and floss their teeth, which helps to maintain good oral hygiene.
The Invisalign Process
Invisalign uses a series of custom-made aligners that gradually move your teeth into the desired position. First, the doctor will digitally scan your teeth and, through special software, develop a plan for the gradual movement of your teeth to their proper positions. Then, a series of aligners will be fabricated to progressively straighten your teeth. Every two weeks, you receive a new set of aligners, which you wear for 22 hours a day. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, so no one will even know you are wearing them.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign clear aligners are removable. This means you can take them out before eating, making it easier to brush and floss your teeth. Some people find that food gets stuck in their aligners, so being able to take them out and clean them makes that less of a problem.
In addition, Invisalign aligners are custom-made out of smooth plastic for your teeth. This makes them more comfortable than other types of braces, which can sometimes scrape, poke, or otherwise hurt the inside of your mouth.
What Results Can I Expect With Invisalign?
With Invisalign, most patients can expect a 70% to 90% reduction in their alignment issues. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, patients can enjoy their smiles without having to worry about metal braces or wires. Invisalign aligners are removable and easy to clean, making them a popular alternative to braces.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
Invisalign treatment takes an average of only one year. However, treatment times can vary based on individual needs. More complicated cases can take a year or two, while simpler cases may take only a few months.
To learn more about the advantages of Invisalign, contact Legacy Dental Clinic at 4224 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada 060701, or call (825) 467-8888.