Invisalign has become the most popular method of teeth straightening over the past few years, with many teens and adults choosing these clear retainers over traditional braces. At Constitution Dental, our dentists are trained and experienced in Invisalign treatments, and we help patients get the beautiful, straight smile they deserve. Here are a few reasons why so many people love Invisalign!
The main reason patients prefer Invisalign over other orthodontic treatments is that this teeth straightening method is far more subtle. As opposed to braces, which have metal brackets, wires, and sometimes rubber bands, Invisalign is virtually unnoticeable to others. These “clear braces” come in the form of clear retainer trays that blend in with your teeth, allowing you to talk, laugh, and go to school or work without feeling self-conscious. With Invisalign, you won’t dread family photos or school pictures!
Invisalign is also a far more comfortable alternative to braces. As mentioned above, these “invisible braces” are in the form of clear aligner trays, so you don’t have to deal with metal brackets and wires poking your cheeks and gums. Not only that, but Invisalign retainers are also removable, so you can eat, drink, and brush your teeth without having to maneuver around metal brackets or pick food out of your wires. Just remember — Invisalign trays are meant to be worn for at least 22 hours per day, otherwise it’ll take longer than 15 weeks to complete the treatment.
Another great thing about Invisalign is that the process takes less time to complete than traditional braces do, and with fewer visits to your local clinic. With braces and other orthodontic accessories, your dentist has to tighten and/or adjust your treatment every few months. The beauty of Invisalign retainers is that they are mapped out for you, so you know exactly when to move on to the next aligner and can do so without the help of your family dentist. Of course, we’ll still want to check up on the progress of your treatment several times, but you won’t leave our office with sore teeth.
Unlike braces, the treatment duration for Invisalign is short and predictable. Typically, teeth straightening with braces takes between a year and two and a half years to complete, with many patients having their treatment duration extended past when they originally planned to have them taken off. With Invisalign, your treatment plan is literally mapped out for you — our dentists have the technology and software to show you the final results before you even get started. As long as you wear your aligners as instructed, you can expect your treatment to be completed in just 15 weeks.
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Are you ready to find out for yourself why so many of our dental patients love Invisalign? Contact us today to book an appointment at Constitution Dental in Downtown Ottawa, or stay tuned for future blog posts about the benefits and cost of Invisalign, as well as what to expect when you start this teeth straightening treatment. We look forward to seeing you!