Villanova Dental Studios, a Stittsville, ON cosmetic dentistry office, offers their patients Invisalign®, the leading brand of invisible braces. Invisalign® allows teens and adults to reposition their teeth without uncomfortable metal wire braces. Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that is comfortable and virtually unnoticeable. This custom-made clear aligners system is the most convenient way to straighten crooked teeth and address mild to moderate malocclusion. These custom aligners (also known as trays) are made up of clear, ultra-thin medical grade plastic.
Invisalign® vs Metal Braces
Discreet treatment – Invisalign® is clear, virtually invisible and unnoticeable to anyone else. Metal braces are very noticeable and unsightly. Oftentimes, food gets caught in the metal braces causing embarrassing situations especially for adults. With Invisalign®, no one will even know you are wearing braces.
No dietary restrictions – If you have to wear metal braces, there is a long list of foods you should avoid eating including food that is hard, chewy or crunchy. You are very limited on your food choices! One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign® is you can remove them to eat. Therefore, you have zero food restrictions.
Easy removal for cleaning and routine dental care – You can remove Invisalign® to brush your teeth and floss as you normally would. With braces, once they go on, they remain in place for the length of the treatment which can last up to 5 years. Being able to remove them to brush your teeth also eliminates the risk of tooth enamel staining from permanently attached metal brackets.
Comfortable – Metal braces are comprised of brackets that are bonded to your teeth then those brackets are connected with a thin metal wire which can often cause discomfort. These parts protrude from the teeth and can puncture or scratch the inside of your mouth. Invisalign® aligners are made from a mold of your mouth and teeth and therefore sit comfortably against your teeth.
Are You A Candidate For Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is for teens and adults who need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment. Dr. Ami Barakat, an elite Stittsville, ON Invisalign provider, will evaluate your condition to determine your candidacy. Invisalign® may be used to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Crooked teeth
- Tooth crowding
- Spaces between teeth
- Narrow tooth arches
- Underbite or overbite