Our goal is to provide dental care to a high standard of excellence, and to deliver it in the most comfortable manner in a relaxed environment. The invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of custom-made, virtually undetectable aligners. Consultation is complimentary.
The invisible way to straighten your teeth. This has a positive impact on the smile, self-esteem, and will improve function as well. Many times we will bring it up to a patient at the hygiene visit because if your teeth are not functioning properly, or if you have crowded teeth, then you can be set up for gum disease or teeth wear if you are hitting the teeth at the wrong angle. The cumulative effect can lead to problems down the road.
The difference between braces and Invisalign
Braces are the old traditional orthodontic treatment that uses brackets and wires to exert forces that move teeth. Its biggest advantage is that it does not require the high degree of compliance needed for wearing Invisalign trays, and as such, is a common option for children and young teenagers.
Invisalign shares the same concept as traditional braces, but accomplishes it through a different approach. Invisalign applies forces that move teeth in a predetermined fashion and guides them into a certain position via a series of custom-made aligners.
While they are more aesthetic and almost “invisible” compared to braces, the difference is more than merely visual. The Invisalign is lighter and more hygienic. Braces are glued over the teeth and cannot be removed. This means food can get trapped, potentially causing decalcifications and plaque overtime. However with Invisalign, the aligners are worn throughout the day and night, and simply removed for meals, making it much easier to clean your teeth.
Another advantage of Invisalign over braces is fewer emergency visits. With braces, the wire can cause irritation of the lips and cheeks, the ligatures can come off while eating sticky foods, the brace can be knocked during sport or while eating a hard food. There is no such thing with Invisalign; the only emergency is losing the aligner. If this happens, we can order a replacement or simply move on to the next aligner.
When are braces more suitable than Invisalign?
Braces might be a better option in certain clinical situations, such as skeletal discrepancies, severe teeth misalignment, multiple missing teeth in a single arch or a lack of compliance.
Call us to book your complimentary consultation to assess your case and suggest which treatment suits you!