If you’ve considered getting orthodontics to align your teeth, the inconvenience of traditional braces may have impacted your decision to take the plunge. Thankfully, Dr JJ Serfontein at JJS Dentistry in Cape Town offers a new solution for people who want to align their teeth without traditional braces’ inconveniences.

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontics system. It offers all the benefits of traditional braces without discomfort and aesthetic impact. You can easily remove the aligners when eating or during important events and put them back in at your convenience. You can learn more about the processes involved here.

It sounds phenomenal – but there are some essential things you need to consider if you’re planning on orthodontic treatment:

Invisalign is not a suitable treatment for every case. 

Invisalign works for patients who need mild to moderate levels of correction to misaligned teeth. If you require more severe intervention for your smile to align, Invisalign may not work for you. The good news is that there are many options at JJS Dentistry – feel free to give us a call and schedule a consultation if you’re interested in Orthodontic treatment. We’ll explain all your options and guide you through the process.

Invisalign is not a short process.

Based on your unique case, your Invisalign treatment may take months or even years to conclude. It is not a quick-fix solution for misaligned teeth. The benefit is that you can remove the aligner tray when eating or for events, so no one will ever know that you’re wearing orthodontic devices.

Invisalign is a hands-on treatment.

Your aligner trays will need to be swapped regularly, depending on your progress, which means that you will need multiple appointments with your orthodontist throughout your treatment. At JJS Dentistry, we can map out your treatment plan so you know what you’re committing to before you start. 

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces

If you’re considering orthodontics, Invisalign is a convenient option with an aesthetic benefit – but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work just as well as traditional braces. In some cases, Invisalign can correct misalignment faster than conventional braces can! During your consultation at JJS Dentistry, we can go over all your options and discuss each’s pros and cons to help you make the best decision.