Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces at Smile Dental Centre in London, Ontario
Did you know that we can straighten your teeth without braces? Traditional braces have gone through many changes since the inception in the 1700s. They have gotten smaller, clear or white, and faster. Invisalign was a game changer when founded by Align Technology Inc in 1997.
Invisalign uses a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. Therefore, we straighten your teeth without braces. You just pop in a new set of aligners every one or two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
These aligners allow you many freedoms prohibited by traditional braces. The aligners are completely removable, allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods whenever you want. This also means you can easily keep brushing and flossing as you normally would for proper oral hygiene.
These days many adults are seeking straighter teeth without metal wires and brackets. Perhaps braces were not an option as a child, or your parents didn’t know of the health risks associated with malpositioned teeth as an adult.
Poorly positioned teeth increases your susceptibility to periodontal disease by creating places where bacteria can collect easily yet are difficult for you to clean and free of disease. We also see more gum recession with crowded malpositioned teeth.
One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque build-up and eventually tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do.
Oral infections can also lead to other more serious ailments such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia, and diabetes. Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, thus reducing the risk of possible problems. And correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel.
We can personally attest to the ease and success of Invisalign. Both of our Dental Hygienists have first-hand experience as patients themselves. For more detailed information on Invisalign visit their website www.invisalign.com.
Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business and social reasons, or even for a special occasion like your wedding day. Or perhaps you're a teen or the parent of a teen looking for an effective yet modern-day solution. Either way, Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® can provide a simple way to accomplish this without having to put your life on hold. Take a moment to learn more about the entire Invisalign treatment process and how it can help you.
The Smile Dental Centre offers a full range of dental services backed by outstanding patient care for children and adults. The Smile Dental Centre won the Consumer Choice Award five years in a row (2013 – 2017) for general and cosmetic dentistry in the London, ON region. Now that’s something to smile about!