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Invisalign or Braces

Invisalign or Braces

If you have any of these conditions, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment that doesn't require you to wear braces:

Limited overcrowding:
If your teeth are only slightly crooked due to minor overcrowding, you may be able to resolve this by using retainers.
Correcting a bite out of alignment often requires appliances to adjust to the position of your jaw.
Underdeveloped palate or narrow the upper jaw:
Widening your palate with the help of expanders will create the space you need for your teeth to move into their correct positions.

Your orthodontist can ascertain how to straighten your teeth without braces depending on your orthodontic problems. Whichever method you eventually choose, be sure to maintain strict dental hygiene during treatment to ensure that your teeth remain healthy and strong.

Straight to the Basics

Both braces and Invisalign were designed to straighten teeth while improving your smile and oral health. Customers first began using Invisalign in 2000, so this treatment does not yet have the same history as braces.

Braces consist of metal brackets being glued to your teeth, and tied together by wires and tiny rubber bands. Currently, you can get brackets match your enamel colour (making them more discrete), or you can get them in colour to make a fashion statement with your mouth!

Invisalign, on the other hand, is designed to be invisible. Aligner trays made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free clear plastic are worn over your teeth to subtly and gently move your teeth. Your specialist will use X-rays, pictures, and impressions to create a precise 3-D image of your teeth and to configure your aligner trays accordingly.

To find out if you could benefit from this or another procedure schedule your consultation with our practice today.