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With children and adults alike, the idea of getting braces to correct misaligned teeth can be troubling. Social anxiety over traditional braces is understandable, but with Invisalign®,  there is now another choice.

Invisalign®  are clear retainers that are almost invisible when fitted onto your teeth, offering similar orthodontic correction as regular braces, but with a more discrete appearance. Invisalign® retainers are tailor-made, and are typically worn for a two-week period before you are given a new aligner. Treatment time is usually one year, with 18 – 30 retainers dependent on the individual.

Problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign®:

  • Overcrowding – When there is little space for teeth to align normally in the mouth, overcrowding can occur. This also causes the likelihood of gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Large gaps between teeth – This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
  • Cross-bite – 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.
  • Open Bite – Occurs when there is a lack of physical contact between some teeth on the lower and upper jaw. This is caused by genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking which results in poor/painful chewing and speech impairment.

Some advantages with choosing Invisalign® vs. Braces include:

  • The ability to eat whatever foods you enjoy
  • The adaptability to remove the device whenever you want
  • The convenience of brushing and flossing your teeth
  • Less pain, discomfort or injuries to the gums
  • Average cost is roughly $5000

Come in for a consultation to see if Invisalign® is right for you!

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