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5 Advantages of Invisalign® over traditional braces

Crooked or misaligned teeth not only look unsightly, they can also make cleaning the teeth difficult.  Teeth that cannot be properly cleaned can eventually contract periodontal disease.  This risks gum and bone damage, as well as tooth loss.

Wearing teeth braces is a way to properly align the teeth.  However, conventional braces are less than attractive, decidedly uncomfortable,  and can be painful to wear.  Adults can be especially embarrassed to wear them. Invisalign® clear braces are a great alternative.  Here are five reasons why one might wish to choose Invisalign® over conventional metal braces:

#1. Appearance

Invisalign® Clear Braces Look Better

Metal braces can cause the appearance of the mouth to be unattractive, as though it is filled with awkward chunks of unsightly metal.  They are noticeable, especially on an adult, and can get food caught in them without the wearer even being aware of it.  Invisalign® clear braces are barely noticeable.  They look very much as though the person wearing them is not wearing braces at all.  They are decidedly more attractive than metal braces.

#2. Comfort

Clear Braces Can Be Removed When Necessary

Once we attache metal braces to someone’s teeth, the braces must remain in place until they are professionally removed.  Invisalign® clear braces are removable.  If, for any reason, the wearer of teeth aligners wishes to remove them for brief periods of time (to eat or drink), he or she may easily do so.

#3. Safety

Invisalign® Clear Braces Reduce Damage to Teeth and Gums

Conventional metal braces contain wire and protruding bits of metal that can puncture and scratch the insides of the mouth and gums.  Clear braces are smooth and comfortable. They do not include any sharp edges or protruding edges or bits. Conventional metal braces can affect demineralization and decaying teeth.  They use a great deal of force to straighten the teeth.  These problems do not exist with clear aligners.  Overall, clear braces reduce the damage normally caused by wearing braces, including gum disease and cavities.

#4. Duration of Treatment

Invisalign® Clear Braces Straighten Teeth Faster

Someone who wears metal braces might expect the treatment to take as long as 5 years.  Invisalign® can take from only one year, to a year and a half to work its magic and straighten your teeth.

#5. Knowing What to Expect

There are No Surprises with Invisalign® Clear Braces

In considering Invisalign®, dental patients undergo treatment planning that is fully computerized.  Therefore, they know exactly what to expect and how long they will need the braces before they begin wearing them.   Metal braces can be a trial-and-error situation that gives no clear idea of what is to come.

Overall, Invisalign® offers distinct advantages over conventional metal braces. It costs slightly more, but in the end, is well worth the price.  They are more comfortable than metal braces, pose fewer risks to teeth and gums,  and provide beautiful smiles much faster.  Anyone considering Invisalign® should book a consultation with Dr. Long Vo to determine if he or she is a good candidate to wear them.

• Food lodges between teeth
• Risk of sore, tender gums
Risk of periodontal disease

• Buildup of plaque and tartar
• Harbors harmful
  periodontal bacteria

Risk of periodontal disease,
  tooth, and bone loss

Why are crooked teeth a problem?

Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create a dental malocclusion.  If left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and premature wear of teeth that can worsen over time and even result in tooth loss. Periodontal disease may also increase the risk for
atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries).

What type of malocclusion do you have?

​Here are some potential issues:

Invisalign for Teens

Invisalign for Adults

Invisalign Braces in Burlington, ON

Braces aren't just for kids anymore because adults may be able to enjoy the benefits of discreet, comfortable Invisalign braces from Smile Centre Dental. Our Burlington, ON, practice is a trusted provider of this innovative treatment for bite and tooth alignment problems. This product is great for students, professionals, or anyone else who wants to improve their smile without having a mouth full of hardware in the process.

Personal Service

We believe in creating a trusting relationship with our patients, especially when their treatment may run the course of months or years. Our dental practitioner will offer you a complete evaluation and make a recommendation for treatment that will take into consideration your requirements and the state of your teeth. Once you treatment is agreed upon, we'll try to arrange your appointments during times that are less likely to interfere with work or school schedules.

Invisalign braces from Smile Centre Dental are a viable option to traditional corrective procedures for patients who want a convenient way to improve their smile. Contact our practice today to learn more. Our office is centrally located to serve clients throughout in Burlington, Oakville, and the surrounding area with efficient, affordable dental care.


Invisalign clear aligners take a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements that we plan out for you.  There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten.  You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve
the confident smile that you’ve always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.


In most cases, Invisalign clear aligner treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. However only after an examination can we determine the cost, based on your specific needs. Other factors may include your treatment goals, the difficulty of your case, how long you are in treatment, your orthodontic insurance coverage, and additional findings during the examination.


Yes.  Over 2.7 million patients worldwide are smiling with confidence thanks to Invisalign clear
aligners. Without brackets or wires, Invisalign clear aligner treatment takes a modern approach to teeth straightening and is virtually invisible.The number of Invisalign smiles grows daily. 


Treats a wide variety of cases
Straightens your teeth

Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy
Allows you to remove when you want
Enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening
Brush and floss your teeth normally
Consists of smooth, comfortable plastic
Office visits only every four to six weeks
Invisalign Teen: up to 6 free replacement aligners

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• Abfraction — small notch in
  tooth at gumline
• Gum recession, loose teeth
  and bone loss
Excessive, premature wear
  on back teeth

• Premature tooth wear and risk
  of chipped teeth
• Abfraction — small notch in
  tooth at the gumline
Periodontal disease, tooth,
  and bone loss














• Chipped or fractured front teeth
Trauma to front teeth

• Over-erupted lower front teeth
  that can damage the palate
Premature wear and chipping
  of the lower front teeth


3047 Appleby Line

Burlington, ON

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Why Choose Us?

• Risk of teeth chipping
  and breaking
• Jaw joint pain
Shortened or worn down
  front teeth

​Dentist in Burlington  oaKVILLE AND HALTON

Malocclusion and Periodontal Disease

Malocclusion affects 74% of American adults.  If you have malocclusion, it may affect your periodontal health, because it is difficult to remove plaque when teeth are not aligned. Periodontal disease can begin as gum redness or bleeding while brushing your teeth or using dental floss, and you may notice halitosis, or bad breath. If not treated, gum inflammation can become worse, leading to soft tissue damage, receding gums, the formation of pockets between teeth and gums, bone loss, and eventually tooth loss.