Invisalign is an alternative form of orthodontic cosmetic treatment adults, teens, and tweens can use when they have crooked teeth or gaps in between teeth they want to eliminate, yet have concerns over getting traditional bracket-style braces installed over their teeth. Unlike traditional bracket-style braces, Invisalign requires using a set of clear, custom-made plastic inserts which are worn over the teeth, except when brushing, flossing, drinking, or eating.
How Does Invisalign Straighten My Teeth?
Invisalign treatment consists of wearing the clear plastic inserts and replacing these every two weeks for a new set. Your Brampton dentist will custom design the inserts for your mouth and teeth. Every time a new set is replaced, there are slight differences between them as they slowly shift the teeth to the desired results.
Is There a Difference in Treatment Times Between Braces and Invisalign?
The actual treatment time with either orthodontic appliance is about the same. In tweens and teens, the average treatment time with braces or Invisalign is about two years. In adults, treatment time averages about a year. Keep in mind you actual treatment time depends on your cosmetic dental objectives.
Are There Any Benefits of Using Invisalign over Braces?
One of the primary benefits people enjoy is not having to worry about others noticing they are straightening their teeth. In tweens and teens, this can be extremely important because they are very conscientious of their appearance and how others perceive them. In addition, it can be easier to keep the teeth clean because you are not having to try brush around or get in between the metal brackets found on braces or worry about food getting stuck and causing tooth decay.
How to Start Invisalign Treatment
There are several steps required to begin Invisalign treatment as follows:
To find out if Invisalign is right for you, contact Kennedy Square Dental by calling 905-789-7339 to schedule a consultation appointment today!Tags: Invisalign