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Why Invisalign and Dental Bonding Could Be the Answer You’ve Been Looking For

December 8, 2022 / DENTISTRY

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Invisalign is a comfortable, nearly invisible treatment for misaligned teeth. Dental bonding is an easily applied, non-invasive treatment to correct physical imperfections in the teeth like uneven surfaces, chips, cracks, stains, or small gaps.

The two don’t seem related.

However, combining these two dental treatments could be the perfect way to create the straight, even, perfectly aligned smile you’ve been wanting your whole life.

Here are some more details about both treatments:

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a non-invasive alternative to traditional metal braces. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, acrylic retainers (also referred to as aligners) to gently guide misaligned teeth into place. The system works without the need for any sharp, metal wires or brackets and no longer has patients feeling self-conscious about walking into a classroom or business meeting with a mouth full of shiny metal.

What is dental bonding?

Composite bonding uses a composite resin material applied to the surface of the teeth to even out any misshapen, stained, or cracked teeth, and even fill small gaps between the teeth. This treatment is a less permanent and less invasive alternative to dental veneers.

Why combine the two?

While both treatment options take a vastly different approach, both Invisalign and dental bonding are used to improve the aesthetics of the patient’s face, mouth, and smile.

While composite bonding is effective when applied either before and after Invsalign treatment, most patients tend to use composite bonding as a follow-up to their tooth straightening journey to perfect the look achieved through the aligners.

Once the teeth are straight and aligned, using composite bonding can take the results one step further by creating a smoother shape for the teeth, ensure they are a consistent size, and fix any imperfections that remain.

While it is perfectly fine to opt for Invisalign alone to help align crooked teeth, and there is nothing wrong with using composite bonding on its own to fix any stains, chips or cracks, using both treatments in tandem is an easy, quick, cost-effective, comfortable way of building the smile of your dreams.

If you are interested in brighter, whiter, straighter, smoother teeth, call our team at Lawrence Avenue Dental in Toronto to set up an appointment today. We’ll examine and assess the current condition of your teeth, discuss each treatment option available to you, and work together to build a plan that will help you achieve your unique set of goals.

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