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Straighten Your Smile Effortlessly: Exploring the Benefits of Invisalign
Nov 23 2023

Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your crooked teeth or crowded smile? Do you want to straighten your teeth but don’t want the hassle of traditional metal braces? Look no further than Invisalign! With its virtually invisible aligners, Invisalign offers a comfortable and convenient solution for achieving a straighter smile.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign aligners are custom-designed to snugly fit over your teeth, applying gentle pressure to gradually reposition them. Crafted from a clear, thermoplastic material, the aligners are nearly invisible when worn. Each set is worn for approximately two weeks before being replaced with the next in the series, continuing until your teeth reach their desired position. An advantageous feature of Invisalign is the ability to remove aligners during meals, eliminating food restrictions and allowing you to enjoy your favourite foods throughout treatment. Additionally, easy removal for brushing and flossing enhances oral hygiene compared to traditional braces.

Benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces

While traditional metal braces effectively straighten teeth, they come with drawbacks such as high visibility, causing self-consciousness, particularly among adults. In contrast, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, allowing you to maintain a confident smile throughout treatment. Another advantage is their removable nature; unlike permanent traditional braces, Invisalign aligners can be easily taken out for eating, brushing, and flossing, promoting better oral hygiene and preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign treatment typically takes less time than traditional braces, with most cases completed within 12 to 18 months, in contrast to the potential two years or longer required for traditional braces to achieve desired results.

Is Invisalign right for you?

Invisalign offers an excellent solution for many, but it’s not universally ideal. The best candidates typically have mild to moderate orthodontic concerns, like crooked teeth, gaps, or mild bite issues. However, for more severe malocclusion or jaw alignment problems, Invisalign might not be the most suitable choice. In your initial consultation, your dentist or orthodontist will assess your teeth to decide if Invisalign is suitable for your needs, considering alternatives like traditional braces or clear aligners based on your individual circumstances.

Frequently asked questions about Invisalign

  1. How long does Invisalign treatment take? Invisalign treatment typically takes 12 to 18 months, but the exact length of treatment will depend on your individual needs.
  2. How often do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners? Invisalign aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours per day, only removing them for eating, brushing, and flossing.
  3. Do Invisalign aligners hurt? While you may experience some discomfort or pressure during the first few days of wearing new aligners, this is typically mild and temporary.
  4. Can I eat and drink while wearing my Invisalign aligners? No, you should remove your Invisalign aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water.
  5. How do I clean my Invisalign aligners? You can clean your Invisalign aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water or toothpaste, as these can damage the aligners.


If you seek a comfortable, convenient, and nearly invisible method to align your teeth, Invisalign could be the perfect solution. Its clear aligners and removable design enable you to maintain your lifestyle without interruption. Consult with your dentist or orthodontist to assess whether Invisalign suits your needs, and prepare to embrace a straighter, more confident smile! Book an appointment today with A&B Dental Clinic today by calling 604-877-0664.

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