Take the first step toward the smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign® in Lethbridge from London Road Dental. Our dental professionals fit and supply Invisalign clear aligners in our Lethbridge office that are more comfortable and better fitting than traditional braces and work up to 50% faster.
While both traditional braces and Invisalign are designed to correct crooked teeth to improve the appearance of your smile and promote oral health, braces require that metal brackets be glued to your teeth and held together by wires and tiny rubber bands. Wearing this complicated contraption is uncomfortable for many patients and may cause some pain, irritation or sores in your mouth from wires, brackets or tooth movement.
Metal Braces vs. Invisalign
Traditional metal braces are very noticeable in the mouth and of course they are not removable. They are, however, highly efficient and often work faster than Invisalign braces on issues such as closing gaps between teeth and providing proper tooth alignment. The brackets and wires can make proper dental hygiene a challenge, but it is very important that you continue to brush and floss regularly to ensure ongoing good oral health.
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed before eating or drinking. They are also more comfortable to wear for most patients because they are constructed from smooth plastic that won’t irritate cheek and gum tissue. Invisalign aligners straighten your teeth noninvasively, using a series of custom-fitted trays that are constructed of smooth and virtually invisible plastic and worn over the teeth. These aligners gradually straighten your teeth by gently shifting them into alignment. The gradual progression of the aligner trays allows patients to swap out a new set every few weeks until treatment is complete.
Invisalign aligners are removable because they must be taken out before eating or drinking anything other than water. This is convenient when brushing and flossing because it allows easier and better access to all surfaces of the teeth. Metal braces, on the other hand are glued into place and must be worn while eating and drinking, which can lead to food particles becoming trapped between brackets and wires.
With no metal brackets or wires to get in the way, Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear and nearly unnoticeable in your mouth. You achieve straight teeth and a beautiful smile with the minimum possible interference in your day-to-day life.
Don’t fret anymore about your misaligned teeth. Invisalign aligners offer a convenient and cost-effective alternative to traditional braces, and are available at our office in Lethbridge. Contact us today if you have any questions about Invisalign or if you’d like to schedule an appointment. The straight, healthy smile you’ve always dreamed of having may be more affordable than you think.