If you or someone you love needs to correct their teeth alignment, you are likely looking into your options. You might be determining what type of treatment would be right for you. Here, we discuss clear aligners for corrective treatment.
When you want an alternative to traditional braces, do not hesitate to fill out a contact form to book a consultation. We will determine whether you would be a good candidate for an Invisalign treatment. Please keep reading to learn more.
What are Clear Aligners?
Right now, the most popular product on the market for clear aligners is Invisalign. It is a thin piece of plastic material that you wear over your teeth for most of the day. They slowly align your teeth to achieve the ideal goal.
Every few weeks, the plastic molds get traded out to continue to progress your results until you finally reach your last mold where you will have the alignment that you wanted.
They produce very similar results to traditional braces with wire and brackets. They do, however, work quite a bit differently.
While clear aligners shift the teeth using a mold that progressively corrects the positioning of the teeth, traditional braces pull the teeth into alignment through tightening and adjusting of a fixture on the tooth itself.
Who is a Good Candidate for Clear Aligners?
The right person for clear aligners is someone who has minor to moderate changes to the teeth needed. Those with severe orthodontic issues might not be able to get the results that they need with just clear aligners.
What also makes you the right person to use a clear aligner over traditional braces is if you do not want your treatment to be so obviously noticeable.
If you are in school and do not want to spend years with metal in your mouth because you find it embarrassing, Invisalign could cure that worry.
If you do not want to have to eliminate foods from your diet while you have your alignment corrected, you probably do not want traditional braces.
Lastly, adults who are hoping to fix some minor alignment issues likely do not want to go through braces outside of puberty. You might be in a position where you present in front of people a lot and you do not want braces to distract from your work.
We can determine if you are a good candidate for clear aligners together during a consultation. You and our dentist will sit down together and discuss the pros and cons of your treatment options. If you are steadfast about wanting Invisalign, we will help you get started on the process. We are eager to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Call Our Calgary Dentist Today
When you are exploring your options for correcting your alignment to achieve a more perfect smile, please get in touch with our dentist. For those who are interested in learning about clear aligners, it is best to set up a consultation to talk about Invisalign with our Calgary dentist right away.