Invisalign® Clear Braces have proven to be an effective teeth straightening solution if you need mild to moderate teeth straightening. If you have severe malocclusion or misaligned teeth, then traditional orthodontics may be the better choice.

The Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign aligner trays are made from a comfortable and virtually invisible plastic. They are difficult to detect and removable for easy brushing and flossing. This flexibility also allows you to eat your favorite foods during treatment. Invisalign can treat most cases of dental misalignment and crowding (malocclusion).

How Invisalign Works

At your initial consultation, your dentist will take a detailed impression of your teeth and create a computer-generated simulation of your progress. You have the opportunity to view this transformation before you commit to the full treatment.

If you choose to proceed, your custom trays are fabricated and sent to your dentist. Depending on your needs, you will wear the aligner trays for three months to 18 months. These trays are replaced with the next set in the series every two weeks as your teeth gradually and gently move into the proper position.

Compliance and Invisalign

It is vital to wear the aligner trays for at least 22 hours per day for best results. This mandatory compliance sometimes not practical with children or special needs adults, who may be inclined to remove the trays too often.

Traditional Braces

For children and adults who may have difficulty keeping removable braces on their teeth, conventional braces are best. They can sometimes work faster and for complex cases of malocclusion, are typically the faster and more effective tooth straightening method.

Today, many dentists offer a choice of colors for brackets and wires, and tooth-colored options are popular with teens and adults.

Because they are not removable, oral hygiene becomes more complicated, and a vigilant routine is necessary to prevent decay and severe discoloration.

Learn More About Our Thunder Bay Orthodontic Treatment Options

When seeking orthodontic treatment with Invisalign or traditional braces near Thunder Bay, call ABA Dental Clinic. We have the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your best oral health.