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Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Metal Braces

Invisalign offers more comfort and convenience than traditional braces. Our Calgary family dentist can customize your Invisalign treatment for more effective, long-lasting and beautiful results. 

Straightening your smile has much more than just aesthetic advantages. Seeking orthodontic treatment, whether it’s traditional braces or Invisalign, is important if you have crooked or misaligned teeth and can help:

  • Give you healthier gums
  • Make cleaning your teeth easier
  • Decrease your risk of tooth injury
  • Improve your self-esteem and quality of life
  • Improve chewing function and decrease wear and tear of your enamel

At Marlborough Dental Centre, we offer a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry services including Invisalign, teeth whitening, and veneers to help your whole family achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces

If you or a family member are seeking treatment for a straighter smile, you may be wondering if Invisalign or braces is the best choice for you. The first step in deciding is booking an appointment at your local dental office.

An experienced cosmetic dentist can help examine your unique dental needs and determine which orthodontic treatment is right for you.

However, before you visit your family dentist, here are some things you may want to consider first:

What are metal braces?

Metal braces consist of standard metal brackets that are placed on your teeth with an adhesive and connected by a wire. They require periodic tightening so steady pressure can gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaw.

While traditional braces are often associated with mouth sores and discomfort, advancements in cosmetic dentistry now mean that metal braces are sleeker, smaller and much more comfortable.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear alternative to metal braces and consist of a set of clear, removable trays that your family dentist can custom fit to your teeth. At the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign is a virtually invisible method of straightening your teeth.

Every two weeks you will change the aligners for a new set that will cause your teeth to move a little more. As the treatment progresses, your teeth will straighten into their proper positions, as prescribed by your dental practitioner.

4 Benefits of Invisalign


One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque buildup and, eventually, tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way your normally do.


Metal braces are very noticeable, especially on adults, and can get food caught in them without the wearer being aware of it. Invisalign clear braces are barely noticeable. With the invisible aligners, many people won’t even know you are wearing them!


Conventional braces contain wire and protruding bits of metal that can puncture and scratch the inside of your mouth and gums. Invisalign aligners don’t contain any sharp edges and are smooth and comfortable.

Overall, family dentists often recommend Invisalign because it reduces the damage that traditional braces may cause including cavities and gum disease.


When considering Invisalign, patients undergo a dental treatment that is fully customized and computerized. This means that you will know exactly what to expect and how long you will need to wear the aligners before you begin wearing them.

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To find out more about how our cosmetic dentistry services can help you achieve a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile, contact our Calgary dental office today at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

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