Invisalign braces are a clear alternative to traditional braces that enjoy a great deal of popularity among people who are looking to straighten their teeth as discretely as possible. While definitely a good option in many different situations, Invisalign isn't right for everyone. The dentists of Edmonton's Azarko Dental Group feel that it is important for anyone who is considering orthodontic treatment to understand why Invisalign may or may not be the right choice for them.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear aligner trays which slowly move the teeth into the desired alignment over the course of six months to a year. These trays are custom-made using a scan of your teeth, which allows your Edmonton dentist to modify them in a way that best suits your treatment goals.
Many people who seek orthodontic treatment from an Edmonton dental clinic are hopeful that Invisalign might be able to meet their needs because of how discrete, comfortable, and quick the treatment can be. Invisalign trays rarely cause irritation or discomfort, and the aligners are virtually invisible when worn. The can also be removed when you are eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.
Despite these potential benefits, not everyone is a good candidate for Invisalign. While Invisalign works well for mild to moderate orthodontic problems, it is not suitable for correcting severe misalignment or overcrowding, overbites or underbites, or vertical issues. Invisalign also shouldn't be used by children or young teens because their facial structures are still growing.
Another reason why Invisalign may not be the best option for everyone is because it requires very strict and diligent adherence to the treatment plan. If the braces are not worn as required or if treatment is abandoned partway, then you will not see the desired results. Traditional braces, on the other hand, are bonded to your teeth and are not removed until treatment is complete. For people who might have trouble sticking to their Invisalign plan, traditional braces are likely a better way to go.
In the end, your orthodontic treatment should be guided by your unique treatment needs and goals, and by how likely you feel you are to adhere to Invisalign treatment. Invisalign can be a fantastic option in many different situations, but traditional braces still remain the better option in others.
When you meet with an Azarko Dental Group Edmonton dentist you'll be given an overview of your orthodontic options. We offer both Invisalign clear braces and other types of orthodontics in Edmonton, so our clinics are fully equipped to find the best solution for your unique situation and preferences. If your orthodontic needs require a more complex solution, then we will gladly refer you to a specialist.
If you'd like to learn more about our orthodontic options and about which one may be right for you, just contact the Edmonton dental clinic of Azarko Dental Group today.
14938 Stony Plain Rd.
Edmonton, AB T5P 3X8