Invisalign braces are a set of clear aligners made to close teeth gaps and fix crooked or misaligned teeth. Unlike the traditional metal braces, these aligners look like dental guards that snugly fit into the patient’s teeth. They gently move and position the patient’s teeth without using metal brackets. They are made from clear and thermoplastic materials, making them the new invisible braces.
The benefits of wearing Invisalign braces
Designed for convenience
Dentists require patients to wear Invisalign braces at least 22 hours a day. They can freely remove these orthodontic appliances during mealtime or teeth cleaning. There are no more bulky metal brackets trapping food particles which gives them the freedom to brush and floss easily. Hence, it’s more convenient for patients to eat and clean their teeth afterward.
Decrease the risk of gum disease
Since patients are able to exercise proper oral care, the risk of developing gum disease during the treatment is reduced. The accumulation of plaque and bacteria is unlikely as opposed to wearing dental brackets. When gums remain healthy, the progress of teeth movement is fast. In effect, the target orthodontic treatment period is achieved.
In most cases, patients who wear traditional orthodontic braces have difficulty mingling with others. They are too shy to smile because of their “metal mouth”. On the contrary, patients who wear new invisible braces feel confident to smile even in public without fear of being bullied. Their photos showcase their confident smiles because the aligners are invisible.
Digitally modeled to provide comfort
Invisalign is gaining popularity over traditional braces because of the comfort it offers. Dentists use 3D technology to design clear plastic aligners to move the teeth based on the patient’s need. The teeth movement can be horizontal, vertical, or in a slight rotation. The aligners’ smooth edges don’t cause discomfort to the patient while teeth are straightened, unlike the metal brackets. Furthermore, patients no longer experience developing mouth sores as opposed to when they have metal braces.
Digital scanning for an easy treatment plan
The treatment planning of Invisalign braces does not involve an invasive or uncomfortable procedure. Taking of dental impressions to fabricate Invisalign is made easy with digital scanning. What’s more, digital technology enables more precision in crafting the aligners. Patients and dentists already see the end result of how many aligners are needed for the whole duration of the treatment.
It’s time to wear those new invisible braces for better teeth alignment. Choose Invisalign in London, Ontario!