braces vs. invisalign
braces vs. invisalign
are you considering braces or invisalign?
Braces and Invisalign are both intended to straighten your teeth while also enhancing your smile and dental health. To make the wisest choice for you, do your research, ask questions, and speak with an orthodontist. Depending on the orthodontic issue that needs addressing, various treatment options could be appropriate for you. Invisalign is not always an option for certain individuals, which is why seeking professional guidance from your Orthodontist is critical.
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facts about braces
Traditional braces have been used effectively by dental practitioners for years to straighten and align teeth. They are usually constructed of metal and fastened to the exterior of the teeth, although there are also ceramic and lingual (behind the teeth) braces available. Metal wires and elastic bands are connected to the brackets to modify your teeth and treat orthodontic issues.
facts about invisalign
Invisalign, on the other hand, is intended to be completely undetectable. Aligner trays made of smooth, soft, BPA-free transparent plastic are worn over your teeth to shift them discreetly and gently. X-rays, photographs, and imprints will be used by your expert to generate an accurate 3-D representation of your teeth and to design your aligner trays appropriately.
cosmetic dentistry you can trust in Mississauga
Invasalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. You wear each set of clear aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position your orthodontist or dentist has prescribed. You’ll visit your orthodontist or dentist about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment progresses as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months, and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
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FAQ About Invisalign
At Derry Village Dental Care, we know that getting high-quality cosmetic dentistry services can be a hassle and potentially really expensive. We aim to provide an environment where the entire family can get top level, professional dentist work done at affordable rates. With Invisalign, our patients are getting the important orthodontic benefits of straightening their teeth without a bulky, wire filled mouth that accompanies the process with traditional braces. If you or someone in your family is thinking about braces, give our office a call today to learn more about Invisalign
How Does Invisalign Work?
An Invisalign-trained dentist will utilize 3D computer imaging technology to demonstrate the complete treatment plan from the initial to the desired position. This imaging technology is then used to design an individualized series of custom-made aligners. The patient wears the aligner for about two weeks while the teeth move incrementally. After two weeks, the current aligner is replaced with the next one until the final position is achieved.
What Do Aligners Look Like?
Aligners are clear and nearly invisible. If you’ve ever seen clear tooth-whitening trays, that should give you a good idea of what the aligners look like. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit and move your teeth.
Will The Treatment Be Painful?
Each time you change to a new aligner, there may be some temporary discomfort while your teeth adjust to their new position. This is entirely normal and is a good sign that the treatment is working.
Will Wearing Invisalign Aligners Affect My Speech?
Some people are affected more than others, but most adjust in a short period to the feeling of the aligners and do not have permanent changes in their speech.
How Often Will I Have To Wear My Aligners?
Invisalign only works while you’re wearing the aligners. It’s recommended that you wear your aligners full-time, day and night, except to eat, brush, and floss your teeth.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Cost is always a concern, and only your doctor can determine the price of treatment. It is typically in the same range as ordinary metal braces, ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 or more, depending on the requirements of your case.
Does Invisalign Really Work?
Yes. In orthodontic and dental practices nationwide, Invisalign has been proven effective at straightening teeth.
Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?
Any insurance plan that covers orthodontics should cover Invisalign. Visit the Invisalign Website for More Information.