Invisalign in Weston, Toronto, ON
If you think your teeth might need straightening, we can help at King and Weston Dental in Toronto, ON. There are several ways of straightening teeth. Braces were the most popular and most effective for many years. Invisalign clear aligners, however, started to steal the show after they emerged.
While there’s no doubt that braces are effective, they also have many side effects that make them intolerable. At King and Weston Dental, we can set you up with Invisalign clear aligners, so you get the same benefits of braces without many of its side effects.
What Are Invisalign Clear Aligners?
These are dental appliances worn over teeth to help straighten them. Studies have shown that Invisalign aligners are just as, if not more, effective than braces. They shift teeth gradually, causing less discomfort and irritation. Unlike braces, clear aligners can be removed.
We tell patients to take them off when they eat or brush their teeth. You should also maintain the hygiene of your aligners by regularly rinsing and cleaning them. Many of our patients prefer Invisalign because they’re more comfortable, and the fact that they can be removed is a plus.
Advantages of Invisalign over Braces
One of the main issues people have with braces is that they don’t look too good. They’re made of metal and are always there for everyone to see. Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible. People you meet throughout your day will not be able to tell that you have anything over your teeth.
The surfaces of clear aligners are smooth. Braces, on the other hand, are made of metal and have protruding aspects that injure the inside of the mouth. This causes pain and minor bleeding. Invisalign users don’t report these side effects as they’re made to be comfortable.
We’ll need to take measurements of your mouth before the aligners are made. Patients might need new aligners every several weeks as their teeth move and change their orientation. There’s no need to worry about your child not keeping their aligners on. There’s an indicator on them that can show how long they’re worn and compliance.