Invisalign Compared to Other Orthodontic Treatments


girl with bracesHaving straight teeth can improve your life in more than just one way. Not only is your confidence increased, but your oral health, which can be linked to several other health aspects, is improved as well. The process to achieving your perfect smile can seem difficult to navigate through at first, but Invisalign makes this seemingly difficult task simple. More and more of our patients have found Invisalign to be the most comfortable and convenient treatment plan to give them the smile they’ve always wanted. Today, Dr. Georgie Rosenbaum from North Point Family Dentistry in Calgary, AB discusses how Invisalign stacks up to other orthodontic treatments on the market.


Types of Braces


Invisalign Clear Braces:

Invisalign is the ideal  and modern treatment for many patients looking to correct their misaligned teeth. The clear removable aligners are custom made to gently shift your teeth over time. The aligners are made out of a clear, smooth plastic that won’t irritate your gums like most treatment options. Since the aligners are removable, you’re not limited on what foods you can eat and how well you can keep up your oral hygiene. The clear aligners are discrete and you won’t have to worry about the embarrassment of metal braces.


Metal Braces:

Metal braces are what most people associate with orthodontic treatment and are seen as the traditional method for treating crooked teeth. This orthodontic treatment involves brackets that are glued to each tooth with wires to force a large amount of pressure on the teeth. Metal braces can often be painful and irritate the gums and inside the mouth. Since they are glued in the patient has to alter the foods they eat and they must work harder to keep up their oral hygiene.


Ceramic Braces:

Ceramic braces are very similar to metal braces, except they are not quite as visible as metal braces. Although they look slightly less noticeable, they are not as strong as metal braces. Ceramic braces are also not ideal for correcting certain biting patterns and since they are glued to the teeth, eating and oral hygiene is affected by treatment.


Lingual Braces:

Lingual braces are similar to metal braces except they are placed behind the teeth. This option would be ideal for those who are concerned with the look of orthodontic treatment. Although not many people will know you’re going through treatment, the braces on the back of your teeth can irritate your mouth more than metal braces. Additionally, placing brackets on the back of your teeth is more difficult and requires more upkeep.



As you can see, Invisalign offers the perfect smile without all of the hassle every other treatment option includes. If you have any questions regarding Invisalign, contact our offices to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.