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Red Deer
6 Clearview Market Way, Red Deer, AB T4P 0M9, Canada
Red Deer Orthodontist
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825-500-5143
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3610 Rollyview Rd, Leduc, AB T9E 1C9, Canada
Leduc Orthodontist
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South Edmonton
1048 91 St SW, Edmonton, Alberta T6X 0P2, Canada
South Edmonton
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West Edmonton
1014 Webber Greens Dr NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4K5, Canada
West Edmonton Orthodontist
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Sherwood Park
2055 Premier Way, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0G2, Canada
Sherwood Park Orthodontist
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North Edmonton
15371 37 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5Y 0S5, Canada
North Edmonton Orthodontist
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Langley
8912 202 Street, Langley, BC V1M 4A7, Canada
Langley Orthodontist
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Invisalign vs Braces: Which is for you?

People are often confused between deciding whether their orthodontic treatment should be done with braces or Invisalign. Braces consist of little metal brackets that are attached the teeth and are connected by a metal wire which is gently tightened every 6 weeks for the duration of treatment. The wire tightening carefully pulls the teeth into the desired position. In some cases, the orthodontist may add elastics to the treatment in order to pull the jaw forward or back, to correct over bites, under bites, cross bites, and edge to edge. 

Invisalign works in a similar way in that a series of custom plastic aligners become progressively tighter and gently move your teeth into their desired position. Both teeth straightening methods have been shown to be highly effective in straightening out mild, moderate and severe alignment issues. Depending on the complexity of your unique bite issue, treatment time can vary but usually averages around 2 years.

Braces and Invisalign each offer unique advantages and disadvantages to our patients. Learn more about which method of tooth straightening can fit into your, or your child's, lifestyle by checking out our clear comparison infographic "Invisalign vs Braces".

You could also book a free, no obligation consultation to speak to an orthodontist!

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