Invisalign is becoming a popular alternative to traditional metal braces in treating crooked teeth, overbites and underbites, crowding, uneven spacing and crossbites. Invisalign is a completely customized plastic braces system that’s effective for teens and adults. Using durable plastic moulds created specifically for your teeth, Invisalign gently straightens teeth like traditional braces, without all the drawbacks.
The biggest advantage is that the system is transparent, allowing you to use your teeth naturally and keep your smile while your teeth are being treated. The Invisalign process requires less maintenance and fewer office visits, and gives you the option to remove your braces for photos and events. Invisalign won’t cut the delicate tissues on your cheeks and gums like metal braces often do. Because they’re removable, you can brush and floss your teeth as you normally would throughout the entire treatment. Even when wearing Invisalign, you can still eat all your favourite foods, including crispy pizza, doughy bagels and corn on the cob.
One common concern we hear from parents is that they can’t be sure their teens are wearing Invisalign as much as they’re supposed to, because the system is transparent. However, Invisalign is one step ahead — there are blue indicator dots on the side of every set of braces that fade with wear. The colour of the indicator will be able to tell you at a glance whether your teen has been keeping his or her Invisalign in.
At your first visit, we’ll make a mould of your teeth and diagnose any other dental problems you can expect Invisalign to treat. When your braces come in, we’ll take you through all the guidelines — but don’t worry, maintenance is easy and cleaning is simple.
Whether you’re a teen, parent or adult looking to straighten your smile, Invisalign is a superior option to traditional braces. Book a consultation with us today, and let’s find out how Invisalign can make your smile even brighter.