5 Reasons to Choose Invisalign Over Traditional Braces for Your Child

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Why do kids need braces?

The main reason, of course, is to straighten their teeth and improve their appearance, but they might experience other benefits as well if you choose the right kind of braces. Invisalign, clear braces that can be removed throughout the day, are becoming increasingly popular among orthodontists and dental practices because they’re more affordable than traditional metal braces and have fewer side effects.

Here are five reasons why you should choose Invisalign for your child’s braces.

#1. What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear, removable aligner system that can straighten your kid's teeth without wires or brackets. Made from a smooth, comfortable plastic and virtually invisible, each of your trays will align your teeth in a couple of weeks.

You'll take them out and brush and floss twice daily before putting on another one—which you'll wear anywhere from 12–22 hours each day. The entire process will last up to 18 months. If you need dental work after that time period is up, your kid might need additional orthodontic treatment.

#2. How do you get started with Invisalign? (Calgary NW)

At Nosehill Dental, a thorough examination by one of our qualified dentists is mandatory.Since we obtained the necessary orthodontics expertise, our dental professionals have the required knowledge when it comes to teeth alignment and designing an appropriate treatment plan based on your specific needs.

Discuss options with us. Your Nosehill dentist will review all of the available possibilities with you. Because there are several different treatment plans available, such as traditional braces, clear aligners and other cosmetic approaches, it’s important that you discuss them all so you can make an informed decision about which one is best suited for your child.

When you decide that Invisalign is a good option, then your next step will be a thorough consultation at our Nosehill Dental Clinic. During this appointment, we will take detailed measurements of your child’s teeth and jaws so they can design a custom-made plan based on their unique needs. We may also take some photos during your visit to help better illustrate what treatment might look like once it has been completed.

#3. What is the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces?

The biggest difference between traditional braces and Invisalign is that with traditional braces, you’ll have to deal with metal hardware on your teeth. Not only will you have visible brackets, but wires as well.

On top of that, it may be hard to maintain your oral hygiene while wearing traditional braces. Many people find them uncomfortable and even painful at times, which can make brushing your teeth a chore rather than a pleasure. The cosmetic difference has proved to be extremely important to most people. Invisible braces are definitely preferred by all ages.

#4. Is Invisalign really invisible?

The honest answer is no. Although clear aligners may be less noticeable than traditional braces, people close to you will still see that you’re wearing them. From a distance, probably no one will notice that you are wearing braces at all.

#5. How much does Invisalign cost?

You might think traditional braces are cheaper than Invisalign, but that’s not always true. Not only do many orthodontists charge an initial fee of $500 or more just to put traditional braces on your child, but you’ll also pay a hefty monthly fee once they’re in place.

Clear aligners are often just as effective, and they can cost less overall when you factor in all related costs.

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The Dentists at Nosehill Dental are General Dentists (unless specified). As general dentists, they provide cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental braces, and teeth whitening as part of their General Dentistry license. Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry are not specialties recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). As NW Calgary Family Dentists, they provide General Dental procedures for all ages within the family.
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