Villanova Dental Studio in Stittsville, ON offers Invisalign®, a clear braces system to straighten crooked teeth and address mild to moderate malocclusion. Invisalign offers teen and adult patients several advantages over traditional braces. We understand that it can be a big decision to undergo orthodontic treatment. As your trusted dentist, we wanted to inform you of the four major benefits of choosing Invisalign:
Invisalign is invisble.
Probably the most obvious benefit of Invisalign is its discreetness. Because the Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic material, no one will know that you are undergoing treatment unless you remove the aligners in front of them. Teenagers love this feature of Invisalign because it allows them to improve their smile without the metallic aesthetics of traditional braces. However, Invisalign does not have an age limit. It’s also great for adults, especially young professionals who want to remain confident as they pursue their careers. As long as your mouth is healthy enough to undergo mild to moderate orthodontic treatment, we can consult with you to see if Invisalign will meet your needs.
Invisalign is removable.
When you get traditional braces, the brackets and wires are firmly secured to your teeth surfaces for the duration of the treatment. This could leave you with several years of metallic braces that have not been removed even once. With Invisalign, you can remove your aligners to eat or to brush your teeth. This is great because it helps you maintain your best oral hygiene routine with no additional steps or cautions. Because of this benefit, you are free to eat your normal diet with Invisalign. You can even remove your Invisalign aligner for a special occasion like a wedding or a job interview. As long as you wear your aligner 22 hours of the day, your treatment will still be on track.
Invisalign improves your bite pattern.
Dr. Barakat may recommend the use of Invisalign as a part of a comprehensive TMJ treatment plan to address issues related to malocclusion, or misaligned teeth. When your bite pattern is thrown off or misaligned, this can cause a variety of issues associated with TMJ disorders. This is because your bite pattern affects how you speak and chew on a daily basis. If your teeth aren’t properly aligned, your mouth and facial muscles have to work extra hard to perform these regular tasks. All of this extra strain on your dental health and jawbone can further develop into a TMJ disorder. Invisalign can be effectively used to realign underbites, overbites, or crowded teeth for a more comfortable jaw resting position. Not only will Invisalign straighten your teeth, but it will also help relieve you of TMJ symptoms such as tension headaches, jaw pain, and chronic fatigue.
Invisalign requires less time at the dentist.
When you receive treatment through traditional braces, you will be spending a lot of time at the dentist. This is because as your teeth shift into a straighter position, the wires of your braces will need to be professionally adjusted to move your treatment plan along. With Invisalign, you will be instructed beforehand of when to switch to a new set of aligners. This cuts out several dentist appointments for you, leaving your more after-school or after-work free time. While you will need to come in a few times as we monitor your progress with the treatment, it won’t be nearly as much as you would have to with traditional braces.
Schedule An Appointment
If you’re considering Invisalign in Stittsville ON, Kanata or Ottawa, contact Villanova Dental Studio today. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Barakat at his cosmetic dentistry office to find out how to get a straighter smile that you’ve always wanted. We look forward to seeing you soon.