Did you know that crooked or overlapped teeth could be impacting your dental health? When teeth are not aligned correctly, they're more difficult to brush and floss. When you can't clean in between your teeth, the risk of developing problems like gum disease and tooth decay increases.
Misaligned teeth may also contribute to problems with your jaw joints (TMJ), which have to compensate when you can't chew properly. TMJ problems can become quite painful and debilitating for some people.
Straightening your teeth may be a good solution to protect your smile and dental health. With Invisalign in South Calgary, you don't have to worry about wearing ugly metal braces on your teeth. Aligning your teeth is done with clear plastic trays instead!
How Invisalign Works
Instead of using traditional braces, Invisalign uses custom clear aligners to apply gentle pressure and gradually move your teeth. You'll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and 22 hours each day before moving on to the next set in the series.
Each patient's case is unique; however, most people can begin enjoying straight teeth in about 12 to 18 months.
Advantages Invisalign Offers
Discretion is one of the most significant benefits that Invisalign offers. Clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible, smooth, and comfortable to wear, so they don't interfere with your daily activities.
Because they're removable, you can take them out to eat so you don't have to change or restrict your diet during your orthodontic treatment. You can also take them out when it's time to brush and floss your teeth. It's more convenient than having to worry about brushing and flossing around brackets and wires.
Would You Like to Learn More About Invisalign?
If you'd like more information about how invisible braces in South Calgary can straighten your teeth, we invite you to contact Legacy Dental Care to learn more.