Here at Silver Valley Dental, we receive many patients who are unhappy with their smiles because they are plagued with problems such as crooked or misaligned teeth. Not only are these issues unattractive, but they can result in many dangerous oral conditions that could end up costing you teeth.
The most common way of treating crooked and misaligned teeth is with traditional braces. However, traditional braces are not only unattractive, but they are also uncomfortable as well. Fortunately, we can treat these issues with Invisalign®, which provides a more user-friendly method for correcting your smile. Thanks to these plastic aligners, Dr. Raymond L. Chow is able to provide a more comfortable solution for these issues for his patients living in the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Mission BC areas.
There are many benefits exclusive to Invisalign that can make it a more attractive teeth straightening procedure than traditional braces. Let’s take a look at some of these now.
Unlike the garish metal brackets and wires of traditional braces, Invisalign is made from a clear plastic. This plastic is perfectly molded to your mouth, allowing it to lay flat against your teeth and gums. Because of this, once your Invisalign aligners are in place, no one will even be able to see them in your mouth. This allows you to smile your brightest even with your aligners in place, confident that no one will notice them.
When you receive your traditional braces, it is very possible that you will have to leave them cemented to your teeth for years. In fact, the average length of treatment with braces is 27 months. Treatment with Invisalign, on the other hand, lasts about a year on average. While braces require an office visit about every two weeks for tightening, you will only need to see Dr. Chow about every 6 to 8 weeks so that he can make adjustments and check your progress.
One of the main complaints we receive about traditional braces is how uncomfortable the treatment is. It is possible for your lips and cheeks to get caught in the metal wires and brackets of your braces. You can even cut your tongue on your treatment. The plastic used to make Invisalign aligners is both soft and smooth and the edges are curved, giving you no opportunity to harm your mouth with your treatment. With Invisalign, you will be able to straighten your teeth without having to worry about your treatment damaging your mouth.