Are traditional braces better than Invisalign? Ask a dentist near Oakville
posted by Burloak Centre Dentistry
At Burloak Centre Dentistry, Dr. Shefali Tuli and her team of professionals believe in providing a wide selection of services under one roof to ensure avoid the need to refer patients to other specialists they do not already know and trust. Therefore, she offers Invisalign. As a dentist near Oakville, ON, she is excited to provide patients with the opportunity to straighten their teeth without the need for traditional braces.
Invisalign is a wonderful solution for patients who are interested in realigning their teeth but don’t want to cover them up for months on end with metal brackets and wires. Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces and can provide patients with another option. Instead of using wires hooked to brackets glued to the teeth to reposition them, Invisalign utilizes custom-made trays that are fabricated using impressions of the natural smile. Patients are given a complete series to use from start to finish to achieve the results they desire. This is a way to successfully and gradually reposition the arch, improving not only aesthetic imperfections but addressing poor bite alignment.
Are braces better than Invisalign?
There is a time and place for traditional braces. For most patients who have mild to moderate misalignment of their teeth, Invisalign may be the answer. However, there are some patients who are evaluated for Invisalign and are not considered suitable. These patients will still need to be referred to an outside orthodontist to move forward with conventional braces. Fortunately, many of our patients are considered appropriate candidates for Invisalign and are excited to have this option available to them.
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Why choose Invisalign?
Invisalign has a variety of benefits that patients often consider when they are deciding between traditional braces and Invisalign orthodontics with their dentist. Invisalign is:
- An affordable option, often comparable in cost to traditional braces
- A successful and effective way to straighten the teeth without brackets and wires
- Removable, ensuring patients can take care of their smiles with brushing and flossing
- Comfortable to wear
- Discreet, allowing patients to improve their smile without wearing traditional metal braces
How do I get started with Invisalign?
The first step in achieving a beautiful smile with the help of Invisalign is to be evaluated to determine your candidacy. Dr. Shefali Tuli and the team at Burloak Centre Dentistry will assess your mouth with x-rays and a physical evaluation to decide if Invisalign could be beneficial. Once it has been decided that Invisalign is appropriate for a patient’s specific needs, digitized impressions are completed. These impressions are sent to the Invisalign laboratory, so they can fabricate a series of trays. Within weeks, patients come back into the dental office to pick up their trays. Dr. Shefali Tuli will educate patients on how to use them and how to take care of them. Patients are told how to move through the series of trays, wearing each one for two weeks, then moving onward throughout the process. By the end of the process, patients will be on their final tray. This tray means that the results have been achieved! At this point, many of our patients will continue to wear the final tray at night as a retainer.
Is compliance important?
Yes! Compliance with the treatment plan is incredibly important to achieve the expected results. If patients do not wear their trays as advised, they may experience delays in getting their results. Additionally, if patients fail to comply with treatment, there may be added costs if additional trays need to be made to replace others due to misalignment. Following the protocol for your smile is essential in getting the results as expected and within the timeframe referenced by the dentist.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about braces and Invisalign
Contact our team of professionals at Burloak Centre Dentistry today to book a visit and discuss the advantages of using Invisalign when compared to traditional braces. Our practice can be reached at 905.581.4436 to schedule a visit with Dr. Shefali Tuli and her team. We are conveniently located at 3515 Wyecroft Road in Oakville, Ontario, and welcome new patients into our facility.
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