How well do Invisalign braces in Etobicoke ON work?
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You deserve to love what you see in the mirror. You should be able to feel proud of your smile. Orthodontic problems can put a damper on your confidence. They can also affect your oral health. Yet, you do not want to wear uncomfortable, unattractive metal braces. We understand. That is why we are proud to offer Invisalign braces here at Sherway dentistry in Etobicoke, ON.
How do braces work?
Braces move teeth gradually, using gentle pressure at strategic points. After teeth have shifted a little, the pressure is increased to cause a little more movement. The process continues until the desired result is achieved. Both Invisalign and traditional style braces use this tried-and-true technique but accomplish the goal in very different ways.
Traditional braces include brackets, which are attached to your teeth. There is a wire that connects the brackets and applies pressure where needed. Your dentist or orthodontist will adjust the wire frequently to facilitate continued tooth movement.
Invisalign braces work with removable thermoplastic aligners, which slip over teeth like retainers. Each aligner is custom designed to apply pressure at strategic locations. Rather than adjusting the device, you simply discard it after a couple of weeks and begin wearing the next one in the series.
Does Invisalign work as well as standard braces?
When Invisalign first came on the market more than two decades ago, it was less powerful than traditional orthodontics. However, that changed as materials and techniques improved over the years. Today’s Invisalign system is appropriate for adolescents and adults. Furthermore, it can correct problems ranging from minor tooth misalignment to major orthodontic cases.
The most obvious benefit of Invisalign is cosmetic. Because the aligners are made from clear materials, there is nothing obscuring your smile. However, that is just one of many reasons why people choose Invisalign. Aligners are incredibly convenient because you can remove them at mealtime. Since the aligners are made from ultra-thin, lightweight thermoplastic, they are also more comfortable to wear than bulky metal braces. Last but certainly not least, there are no brackets in your way when brushing and flossing. This not only makes oral hygiene easier, but also means you are less likely to miss food particles and harmful plaque.
Are Invisalign clear braces right for you?
Invisalign can treat crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth as well as overbite, underbite, and crossbite. No matter what your age or the nature of your orthodontic problems, odds are you will be a good candidate for this attractive and convenient solution. However, the only way to be sure is to visit an Invisalign provider for a consultation. If you are in or near Etobicoke, ON you are in luck. Invisalign is available from the dental team you know and trust, right here at Sherway dentistry. Just give us a call at 416.639.2546.