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Having braces is no picnic. Still, anyone who has had them will tell you that it’s worth it. What if there was a less painful and better-looking alternative that gives the same results? Dental Invisalign does precisely that.

Invisalign is a brand of transparent braces used to treat several orthodontic issues. They are made of a flexible thermoplastic material and are a common alternative to orthodontic braces.

Dental issues commonly treated by using Invisalign

While it’s true that these clear aligners have been a gamechanger in orthodontic treatment, it still has its limitations. Here are the most common reasons why your orthodontist might suggest Invisalign to improve your smile:

  • Crooked teeth

  • Gaps in teeth

  • Crowded teeth

  • Overbite

  • Underbite

  • Crossbite

  • Open bite

Invisalign vs braces

Here’s why you may want to consider Invisalign over traditional braces:

  • Aesthetically better

The obvious reason that makes Invisalign so appealing is its design. These invisible aligners blend in seamlessly with the teeth. If you prefer to keep your teeth alignment process discreet, Invisalign is definitely your best bet.

  • Less discomfort

On average, Invisalign doesn’t take longer than regular braces for orthodontic treatment. The custom-fit also allows teeth to move gradually, which some have found to be less painful than traditional braces.

  • Hygienically better

Invisalign is removable, which makes it easier to maintain your oral hygiene practices. Traditional braces make it hard to clean your teeth as food can get stuck between the wires and brackets. With Invisalign, you can simply remove them when it’s time to do your oral hygiene routine.

  • Fewer complications

Invisalign doesn’t require any intense tools and procedures like braces do. They’re pretty low maintenance. With braces, when removed, your dentist might suggest treatment like teeth whitening. Often the area where the bracket was cemented can end up a different colour than the rest of the tooth.

The proper way to use Invisalign

For best results, you should wear your Invisalign 20 to 22 hours per day. You should rinse them every night with lukewarm water. Be sure not to use water that is too hot, as this can warp your Invisalign and alter the fit. When not in use, store your Invisalign in a protective case.

You should give your clear aligners a good clean with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s advised that you purchase a different toothbrush that is only for cleaning your Invisalign. Use a gentle or hypoallergenic liquid soap to clean it from any accumulated food particles. Be sure to rinse it well, so you don’t get a soapy taste.

Are Invisalign braces worth it?

When done and fit correctly, there’s no doubt that Invisalign braces are worth it. If orthodontic braces make you feel self-conscious, Invisalign is a discreet and effective way to treat your oral issues. Don’t postpone perfecting your smile. Talk to your Toronto dentist about these invisible braces today!


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