InvisalignIn previous generations, many teens were unhappy with braces, and most adults simply refused to wear them. Made of metal and attached to teeth, these appliances are uncomfortable, bulky, and inconvenient. Today, orthodontic patients have a uniquely esthetic and hassle-free alternative. Bayley Dental in Waterloo, ON is proud to offer Invisalign, the transparent aligner system that revolutionized orthodontics.
What is Invisalign?Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign does not contain metal. Instead of brackets and wires attached to teeth, this system straightens your smile with thin, removable aligners. They are custom designed to fit over your teeth, applying gentle force to achieve tooth movement. Each aligner is worn for two weeks, and then exchanged for the next in the series.
The benefits of Invisalign include:
- Aligners are removed during meals, so you can eat what you want.
- With no brackets or wires in the way, oral hygiene is simple.
- Invisalign can achieve results comparable to those of standard braces, in about the same timeframe
- Checkup appointments are fast and convenient, because there are no wires to adjust
- Aligners are ultra-thin and lightweight for maximum comfort
- When you smile, people see your teeth instead of your braces
The importance of orthodontic treatmentMany people think of braces as a cosmetic treatment. While it is true that properly aligned, straight, evenly spaced teeth are more attractive – that is not the only reason to choose orthodontic treatment.
- Misalignment of the jaws can cause migraine-like headaches and other symptoms.
- Crowded or crooked teeth can be difficult or impossible to clean thoroughly, increasing your risk of decay and gum disease.
- When teeth are not properly aligned, chewing force is not evenly distributed, which can lead to premature wear or even fractures.