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Clear Aligners, Clear Benefits: Why Choose Invisalign™?

Learn why Invisalign™ is the clear choice for a straighter, more confident smile.

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Do you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite? Traditional metal braces can fix these problems, but you might be a candidate for Calgary SW Invisalign™. Clear aligners are a discreet way to correct your dental issues without using noticeable brackets and wires. They are great for children and adults and offer an alternative to typical teeth straightening methods.

What is Invisalign™?

Known as invisible braces, these clear aligners are made of flexible thermoplastic and can drastically improve your smile. They come in the form of a tray that fits over your teeth, are removable, and are typically worn for two weeks before switching out to a different set. Minor alignment problems are easily corrected using this orthodontic device.

How Do You Know If You Are a Candidate for Invisalign™?

  • Good Oral Hygiene – Do you have a healthy mouth for Invisalign™ to inhabit? A main requirement for this appliance to properly function depends partially on an atmosphere clear of bacteria.
  • All Permanent Teeth in Place – You must have all your adult teeth to be considered for an Invisalign™  treatment. Typically, teens and adults are the only age groups getting this procedure. Using clear braces before all the permanent teeth have erupted could cause issues with the normal growth pattern of your teeth. 
  • Responsible – Are you a responsible person? This is important for getting invisible braces since they require daily maintenance. You must wash them diligently so as not to harbour bad bacteria. You will also need to wear them throughout the day, only taking them out to eat and drink. 
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The Many Benefits of Invisalign™

Invisalign™ in Calgary SW is the ideal choice for anyone who prefers not to have traditional braces. Some benefits are: 

  • Unaware – People may not even know you are wearing braces when you have Invisalign™. The transparent material lets you smile with confidence throughout your treatment. This is especially great for children who can be embarrassed about having a mouth full of metal. Take photos with confidence and no photoshopping is required.
  • Less Difficult – When wearing metal braces food particles often get stuck in between the brackets. This can be difficult to clean out and requires you to use a special brush to make sure food particles are not left behind.  With invisible braces, you can take your aligners out for ease of eating and drinking without worrying as much about the cleaning process.
  • Comfortable – Calgary SW Invisalign™ is more comfortable on your gums and cheeks. Traditional braces often take a lot of getting used to. Constant adjustments mean periodic discomfort when the metal rubs against the inside of your mouth in different areas. Smooth aligners are barely felt and though you still must get accustomed to them, the process is a lot easier.
  • Save Time – Forget visiting the dentist every month as you would with traditional braces to have them tightened and adjusted. With this invisible treatment, you only need to see the dentist about every six weeks. Planning your life is easier when a simple switching out of trays is required.
  • Faster – Regarding the length of treatment time, Invisalign in SW Calgary can show results in as little as 12 months. Of course, treatment differs depending on your situation, but metal braces typically require two years for the final results to be visible.

How Do You Wash Invisalign™?

Take time every night to rinse your aligners with water. You are also required to brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and liquid soap to get rid of particles that have stuck to the orthodontic appliance. Make sure all the soap is off the aligners and they are completely dry before putting them in a container or back in your mouth. This keeps germs away. It is also a good idea to brush and floss your teeth before putting the aligners back in your mouth.

Are You Ready for Invisalign™?

Are you a previous braces wearer who needs to correct changes to your oral cavity due to age? Maybe you just want to fix minor alignment problems. Calgary SW Invisalign™ can be a terrific solution for you. At Glenbrook Dental, we walk you through the entire process and check up on you every step of the way to ensure treatment goes smoothly. We want you to get the results you desire!