Being a teenager is tougher than ever. There’s a lot of pressure at school and at home; socially with friends, even dating and that’s before the extra curricular clubs, sports and fine arts activities. It’s a magical time in all of our lives, full of fun, memorable experiences and it should be the best days of our lives, to quote Bryan Adams. But almost nothing puts a damper on it like traditional wire braces. Not being able to smile like yourself makes it harder to get though the day to day, which is one reason why Invisalign is so popular with teenagers.
Continuing our special month long focus on Invisalign, we are celebrating the clear alternative to braces with $500 in savings, right now at select 123 Dentist clinics. We’ve talked about the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces and even shared some experiences real patients have had, what can you or someone you know expect from the treatment process?
In this week’s blog, imagine you are visiting a 123 Dentist clinic and meeting one of our doctors for the first time. What’s involved in that first visit? How long will you have to wear Invisalign aligners? What will your day and night be like through the treatment? Will you need to visit the dentist regularly throughout treatment and how often? This is the Invisalign Treatment Process and what to expect through the average treatment.
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that has been gaining popularity for years with the thousands of patients in Canada who have experienced it first hand. Invisalign replaces traditional braces with clear, custom made plastic aligners that are changed every two weeks to correct crooked teeth, remove gaps and improve a patient’s bite.
Invisalign offers several advantages, including the invisible look that it’s name implies. You can remove Invisalign for meals and eat what you want, you can brush and floss and chew gum. Invisalign can help teens and adults and is covered by many insurance plans for teens. To learn more about Invisalign, speak to your local 123 Dentist office for a consultation.
It’s not hard to see why. Even though the end result is a beautiful smile, traditional wire braces bring their fair share of issues. Irritation, limitations on your diet, regular maintenance and of course, how they look. Thankfully, there is an alternative to traditional braces, called Invisalign, and most 123 Dentist member clinics offer it. In this blog, we’re going to explore common questions about Invisalign and tell you everything you need to know before consulting a dentist.
Having a beautiful smile is important to many people, and having properly aligned teeth is an essential part of this scenario. If your front teeth have gaps in between them or your teeth are slightly crooked, having them straightened through Invisalign can restore their natural beauty.
So does Invisalign feel uncomfortable? If you don’t have any experience with Invisalign and you don’t know anyone who has, you probably have a few questions, such as:
- Does it take a long time to get used to wearing Invisalign?
- Does Invisalign feel uncomfortable to your teeth, jaws, or soft tissues when you first begin to wear your trays?
- Is there anything you can do to ease this discomfort?
If you would like to have straighter or neater teeth, you may be wondering whether you should opt for traditional braces or Invisalign. This guide will help you to understand when each of these options is most appropriate in different circumstances, and give you an overview of the pros and cons that are relevant to traditional braces and Invisalign.
Getting your teeth straightened so that they align properly is a process that takes many months. If you want something other than metal braces, then you are probably interested in the Invisalign® process. Does Invisalign® work? Using a series of clear retainers rather than metal brackets and arches, Invisalign® allows people to get their teeth straightened without making it readily apparent to everyone who sees them. Does Invisalign® work well? Yes, it does a great job as long as you follow the advice of your dentist.
The decision to get Invisalign is an important one, and some patients have been waiting years to decide that their teeth are important enough to invest hard-earned funds into. Unfortunately for some patients, age creates a very real obstacle to actually getting the procedure done. Whether you are a younger patient currently wondering if you can wait or an older patient worried that you have waited too long, here’s what you need to know about Invisalign and age.
You or someone you know thinking about getting braces?
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Braces have long been and will continue to be a fact of life for most children. Many parents may still recall days-gone-by when they heard taunting calls of “metal mouth” ringing through the school halls. But, times have certainly changed, as has orthodontic technology. The truth is braces offer children and teens more than the aesthetics of a beautiful new smile. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), corrective procedures such as braces not only straighten teeth, they also offer many health benefits that can affect facial features and future dental health.
Crooked or misaligned teeth not only look unsightly, they can also make cleaning the teeth difficult. Teeth that cannot be properly cleaned can eventually contract periodontal disease. This risks gum and bone damage, as well as tooth loss.