Reasons to Get Invisalign

Posted Jun 15th, 2023

While many people think of the aesthetic effects of Invisalign, there are actually some practical uses as well. Here, our Lethbridge dentists share some of the reasons that you might choose to get Invisalign and how it might be able to help your smile.

Orthodontic treatment is one of the options available that may be able to correct misaligned, gapped, or crooked teeth. Our Lethbridge dentists offer Invisalign orthodontic treatment to help straighten the teeth of patients and alter the overall appearance of their smiles.

Here, our dentists offer the most common reasons why patients choose Invisalign:

Invisalign aligners can be a discreet treatment option.

If you are in need of orthodontic treatment and are worried about having to deal with the appearance of metal braces you might be in luck. Invisalign aligners are difficult to detect once they are on your teeth because they are made of a clear plastic material.

If you want to straighten your teeth without people realizing it, then Invisalign may be a good option for you.

Invisalign aligners can be taken out to eat and drink.

Invisalign clear aligners offer certain benefits that cannot be found with traditional braces resulting in a different experience.

For starters, you can take them out to eat, which means that you don’t have to worry about any dietary restrictions. All you have to do is take them out before you eat and put them back in (after brushing and flossing) once you’re done.

As you can probably guess, the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable makes oral hygiene during your orthodontic treatment straightforward, too. You can take your aligners out and brush and floss just like you normally do.

And cleaning the aligners themselves is also a fairly simple process. When you take them out, wash them gently with mild, clear soap and a soft toothbrush, and then rinse them off. That’s all there is to it!

Invisalign aligners don't have any metal pieces.

Many patients find Invisalign aligners to be quite comfortable due to them being made of a smooth plastic material. Because there are no metal pieces attached to your teeth, you’re unlikely to experience much irritation inside your mouth. That said, you may find they feel a bit tight at first until you get used to them.

Straightening Your Teeth Can Also Lead to Dental Health

When it comes to orthodontic treatment the results do more than just affect the appearance of your teeth, it may also treat certain dental conditions.

Misaligned teeth can cause all sorts of oral health problems. They are more difficult to brush and floss properly because they often have deep crevices that a toothbrush or floss can’t properly access. This can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Over time, misaligned teeth can also contribute to jaw problems. These include TMJ or TMD, pain in the joints, jaw joint clicking and popping, misaligned jaws, inefficient and painful chewing, or the inability to chew effectively.

In other words, undergoing Invisalign treatment can help improve your overall oral health!

If you would like to learn more about orthodontic treatment using Invisalign, please feel free to contact our dentists at Southridge Dental to request a consultation!

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