Straightening crooked teeth is a very worthwhile thing to do for your smile’s beauty and your oral health as well, but some options can limit your diet. If you’d like to get the set of straight teeth that you’ve always wanted and still be able to eat the foods you love in the process, call Lakewood Dental Centre at (204) 977-8515 to book an Invisalign consultation with us today!
We offer a wide range of orthodontics services at our Winnipeg, MB dentist office, including short-term orthodontics like Invisalign.
No matter your particular situation and smile goals, we will help you find the best option for your case. We’ll answer any questions you have and listen intently to what you have to say to ensure that you get the smile you want in the way that you want. Compared to other treatments, Invisalign does offer some perks because the clear aligners are:
- Comfortable, because they are made from smooth plastic instead of metal wires and brackets
- Discreet, since they are clear and fit tightly over your teeth, making them very difficult to notice
- Removable, so you can take them out to clean your teeth, eat, and for special occasions
Our dentists and team have extensive experience and will use their know-how to provide patient-centered care for you and your loved ones. Dr. Rose Dhillon has over a decade and a half of experience in the dentistry field and Dr. Doug McDermid has been treating patients for about four decades!
For your convenience, we accept several payment options and offer some extended hours as well. We close at 2:00 p.m. on Fridays, but aside from that, we maintain the nine-to-five schedule that you probably expect and offer early morning hours and late evening hours, too.
For example, our office opens early at 8:00 a.m. on Mondays and offers appointments even earlier starting at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We also stay late until:
- 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays
- 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays
- 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays
Straighten Teeth And Eat What You Love With Invisalign
If you have already had traditional braces or someone you know has, you may be aware that they can pretty dramatically limit your diet. This is because certain types of foods can get stuck in traditional braces or even damage them. Here are a few foods that you shouldn’t eat while using braces:
- Bagels, pizza crust, and other chewy and/or hard bread
- Raw apples
- Gum, caramel, and other sticky candies
- Certain crunchy foods like potato chips, hard pretzels, and popcorn
Generally speaking, if a food can easily get stuck between your teeth, there’s a good chance you shouldn’t eat it while you have braces on your teeth.
That said, depending on your particular case, traditional braces may still be the best option for you. And while it can be frustrating to limit your diet during treatment, the end result – a smile full of straight, beautiful, healthy teeth – will be worth it.
But if it’s an option, many patients choose to straighten their teeth with Invisalign instead. This cosmetic dentistry treatment uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually straighten teeth. The aligners are removable, so you can take them out during meals. Just be sure to put them back in when you’re done eating!
Many patients love this aspect of Invisalign not just because it allows them to eat what they want at home but also because it allows you more freedom in going out to eat with friends and loved ones. You won’t feel left out when everyone wants to go get pizza, for example. You’ll be able to go to the movies and snack on popcorn and candy just like the rest of your friends!
The dietary freedom that Invisalign allows patients can also be good news for people wanting to go on a diet for the new year. You’ll be able to consume raw fruits and vegetables that might damage braces. You could potentially improve your smile and your overall health at the same time with Invisalign!
Don’t settle for just any option when it comes to straightening misaligned teeth – get Invisalign from Lakewood Dental Centre so you can achieve your smile goals and still eat the foods you love most! Call (204) 977-8515, swing by our easy-to-find Winnipeg, MB dentist office in person, or use our handy online form to schedule or ask a team member questions.