Invisalign ®

Invisalign® braces offered at Kensington Health Clinic are the clear alternative to conventional braces. This modern method for straightening teeth relies on clear aligners which are almost invisible. Invisalign® braces corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at will. Wearing Invisalign® braces is almost like wearing no braces and making it the ideal alternative to metal braces for professionals and young adults who want to perfect their smile without feeling awkward about their appearance.

The following dental issues can be treated with Invisalign®

  • Overcrowding – This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth. Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.
  • Large gaps between teeth – This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
  • Crossbite – This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. As a consequence, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
  • Overbite – This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may occur.
  • Underbite – This is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover, the upper teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ can occur.

Reasons to choose Invisalign® treatment over traditional orthodontic treatment

There are a number of compelling reasons to choose Invisalign® treatment over traditional orthodontic treatment. In general, the benefits and advantages provided by Invisalign® can be classified into three distinct categories:

Aesthetic Advantages of Invisalign® – The primary difference between Invisalign® aligners and traditional, metal braces are that Invisalign® braces are made from clear plastic, and fit flush over the teeth. To the naked eye, they are all but invisible. Invisalign® aligners help maintain the appearance of your smile while helping to reposition your teeth.

Practical Benefits of Invisalign® – Unlike metal braces, Invisalign® braces are removable and don’t require constant adjustment or tightening. Though the aligners should be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day, they are removable for oral hygiene, meal times and photographs if you want your natural smile to shine through. For patients who are keen on contact sports, Invisalign will not slow you down. If you need to wear a mouthguard, simply remove the aligners and you are ready to go. You need not worry about sharp metal edges cutting or bruising your cheeks and gums in your active or everyday life.

Oral Health Benefits of Invisalign® – Maintaining the health of your teeth is easy when wearing Invisalign® trays. Traditional metal braces are a trap for food particles, and make it extremely difficult to properly clean your teeth. Among the reasons we offer the Invisalign® system at our practice is because you can align your teeth while also maintain them through regular brushing and flossing.

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