3 Reasons To Consider Invisalign

Orthodontics in Winnipeg, MB by Dr. Doug McDermid of Lakewood Dental Centre

If you’ve been putting off straightening your teeth because you do not want to put up with traditional braces, we have good news for you. Stop dreaming of a straighter smile and call Lakewood Dental Centre at (204) 977-8515 to find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign!

With the help of our friendly team, our general dentists offer multiple options for orthodontics at our Winnipeg, MB dentist office. If your tooth misalignment is not very severe or you mostly want to improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, we may even be able to use Invisalign as a short-term orthodontic option. With our help, you could:

  • Get straighter teeth
  • Feel less self-conscious about your teeth while making first impressions
  • Be excited instead of shy when it’s time to take a group portrait or “selfie”

But cosmetic perks aren’t the only thing you could be looking forward to by straightening your teeth with Invisalign. According to the Canadian Dental Association, a bad bite caused by crooked teeth can:

  • Make your mouth more vulnerable to gum disease and cavities because crooked or crowded teeth are more hospitable to bad bacteria and decay
  • Eventually lead to your teeth wearing down in uneven ways
  • Cause teeth that stick out more than the others to be more susceptible to chips, breaks, and other damage
  • Put undue stress on certain areas of your mouth while chewing, leading to muscle strain in your jaw
  • Make chewing more difficult
  • Lead you to smile less than people with straight teeth

Now you may be wondering which of the details listed above are connected to the three reasons you should consider Invisalign that this blog alludes to. Consider the factors mentioned here a bonus and read on for three more reasons to ask your dentist about Invisalign!

Learn Why Many Patients Pick Invisalign

If you are curious about Invisalign, our team would be happy to discuss it with you. We’ll help you determine if this orthodontic option is a good fit for you and recommend other cosmetic dentistry services if that is not the case.

One reason you should think about straightening your teeth with Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. This one feature actually results in many perks in itself. For one thing, you can take out your Invisalign for special occasions. So long as you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, your orthodontic treatment should still work fine.

Because your Invisalign aligners are removable, you also won’t have to change your diet as you would with traditional braces. You can still enjoy bagels, chewy candies, and crunchy potato chips without having to worry about causing damage to your orthodontic treatment. When coworkers, friends, or family want to go out to eat, you can actually pick the foods you want!

Cleaning your teeth does not require any special techniques either. Just brush your teeth twice daily, floss once a day, and use a mouthwash or rinse if recommended. If someone you know has ever had braces, mention this feature to them to hear about how difficult cleaning around braces can be sometimes.

Since Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and are custom-fitted to fit snugly against your teeth, they are also more discreet than traditional braces. Many patients do not want traditional braces because they worry their colleagues or peers will notice. But that won’t be as much of a concern with Invisalign!

The smooth plastic design of Invisalign also makes them more comfortable compared to the metal wires and brackets of braces. They will still take some getting used to, but not in the same way that braces do. If you like to stay active, you also won’t have to worry about dental injuries as much because the smooth plastic is less likely to damage the inside of your mouth.

With Invisalign, you won’t have to visit us as often as you would with traditional braces. Even so, from the moment you arrive at our Winnipeg, MB dentist office, we’ll do all we can to put a smile on your face. To make your visits more pleasant, we offer various comfort options, including:

  • Warm blankets
  • Headphones so you can listen to relaxing music
  • TVs to entertain you while we work

To find out if Invisalign is a good option for your misaligned teeth, call Lakewood Dental Centre at (204) 977-8515 to schedule a consultation for orthodontics. You can also stop by our Winnipeg, MB dentist office in person or use our online form to book an appointment or ask us questions.

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