ThirtyTwo Dental is so excited to introduce Invisalign to our office! Many people are now familiar with the name Invisalign, as this popular technology has been around since 1999. What you may not know is exactly what it is or how it works.
Basically, Invisalign is a modern approach to move and straighten teeth. Instead of metal brackets and wires (that traditional braces use), Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually and gently move your teeth into position.
Invisalign has been praised as a welcome alternative to braces for many reasons:
- It’s nearly invisible. It is only when a person looks very closely that they be able to tell you’re even wearing it.
- It’s comfortable to wear. The smooth clear plastic conforms to the shape of your teeth, so adjusting to the aligners is easy.
- It’s removable. You can take it out when you’re eating or cleaning your teeth. This means you don’t have to avoid eating certain foods, and you can brush and floss normally. Anyone who has ever worn conventional braces can tell you how much food gets stuck around them and what a pain they are to clean.
Invisalign can be used on teens, but it can also be a great option for adults who don’t want to go through the pain and embarrassment of wearing braces, but who have always wanted straighter teeth. Many adults think it’s too late for them to go through the whole process, but the average Invisalign treatment only takes 1 year, and really that’s not that much time to devote to getting that smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign, however, cannot treat everyone because some cases may be too complex or require additional services to achieve the desired outcome. An Invisalign consult must be done to determine whether or not you’re a suitable candidate.
Check out the official Invisalign website for more in-depth information and call our office 780-428-2331 to book an Invisalign consult today!
We are thrilled to be able to offer this new service to our patients, because we know how important a beautiful smile is.