Everybody wants a great, attractive smile which is achievable through proper care and some investments along the way. Traditionally, people have considered braces to be the only method to achieve straight teeth. As modern technology advances, it has opened the door for more efficient and less invasive means of straightening your teeth. Invisalign provides an alternative to braces through the creation of personalized retainers which gradually shift your teeth’s position over time. Here are a few reasons why we would recommend investing in Invisalign if you are looking for a straighter smile:

Just as Efficient as Braces

Braces have long been the primary method to straightening out crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth. Other oral issues such as under and overbites, and gaps between your teeth, can all be improved when you choose Invisalign. When your teeth begin to shift after you have been receiving Invisalign treatments, the effectiveness of your retainer may need slight adjustments; therefore, you may require multiple different fittings and re-adjustments to account for the progress you’ve made through Invisalign treatments.

Improves Self-Confidence

Crooked and crowded teeth can lead to a misaligned bite and can contribute to horrible jaw pain. However, crooked or overcrowded teeth can also contribute to a decrease in self-confidence and overall happiness. Unlike braces, you will not have to worry about any reason to feel self-conscious or worry about what others around you might say because Invisalign is practically unnoticeable to the human eye. It works like a charm without all the metal wiring and brackets required in standard braces.

More Freedom to Eat What You’d Like

Braces are notorious for catching food in the wiring and the brackets, especially foods like popcorn, chewy candy, gum and even apples. When food gets stuck in these brackets, it can lead to more troubles including cavities, tooth decay and gum sensitivity. Since you can remove your Invisalign when you need to eat, it provides you with absolute freedom to veer your choice of meals and snack foods.

Pain Will Be Reduced

The sole purpose of Invisalign is to ensure that your bite is corrected and that your teeth are straight. When your jaw is misaligned, the pain in your jaw can be overwhelmingly powerful. With Invisalign, you will notice that the pain that you feel daily will begin to subside and that you will be talking and eating with less and less pain the more that you use it. Grinding your teeth is also very harmful to the state of your teeth and Invisalign acts as an extra buffer of protection between the upper and lower teeth to prevent grinding damage.

At Grande Prairie Family Dental Clinic, we understand how important your smile is to you, your confidence and your overall well-being. The team at Grande Prairie Family Dental Clinic can assess your current situation and provide you with recommendations and suggestions about what can be done to help better your health. Contact Grande Prairie Family Dental Clinic, in Grande Prairie, Alberta today and schedule an appointment!