Invisalign vs Braces by The Tooth Doctor

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Invisalign vs Braces | Dentist in Ellerslie

The tooth doctor, a dentist in Ellerslie, has a number of different services that they provide including general dentistry. One of the services that the tooth doctor provides is Invisalign invisible aligners.

When you’re looking for a dentist in Ellerslie that can provide expert Invisalign services, you should visit the tooth doctor. Invisalign is a company that provides invisible plastic tooth alignment trays. These are an alternative to braces.

One of the best things about Invisalign, is that they are invisible for the most part. It’s very difficult for someone to pick up on first glance that you’re even wearing the Invisalign trays. Visit the tooth doctor, a dentist in Ellerslie, for a free consultation to see if Invisalign is the right choice for you.

Other benefits of Invisalign is that they are removable. Unlike braces which are permanently fixed to your teeth using cement and metal brackets. These metal brackets are very uncomfortable for the lips and tongue. In many cases, people wearing traditional braces end up with canker sores or cuts to their lips and tongue.

Taking care of your teeth is much easier when you have Invisalign teeth alignment trays. You can simply remove them and eat your food, then brush and floss as usual. You should also brush any food or other materials from your aligners as you are brushing your teeth too.

Be sure not to use any abrasives or toothpaste on your aligners just a soft brush and some water to clean your trays before facing the back into your mouth.


Invisalign trays are also less painful than braces. Because they move your teeth very slowly, in incremental steps, there is not a lot of pain when you place a new set of trays in your mouth.

With that being said, you will be placing new trays about every two weeks with your Invisalign aligners. This helps you to gain a slow and steady tooth straightening protocol that is gentle on your mouth.

Invisalign can also be more affordable than traditional braces too. Each person will have a different assessment based on the condition of their teeth, and how long the process is going to take using Invisalign. The prices at the tooth doctor start at around $6500.

Another great thing about using Invisalign plastic aligners, is that if you are not satisfied with the end result, or the progress along the way, Invisalign will send you out a new set of trays after another assessment by Dr. Peter Yoo. There is no cost for a second set of trays because they want you to be 100% happy with your smile.

The dentist can also make minor adjustments to the trays to move your teeth into the shape that you want your smile to be. There are number of options available and teaming up with the tooth doctor and Invisalign, you can have the smile that you’ve always wanted.

Invisalign isn’t really painful. On the first day with your new aligners, there is a moderate amount of discomfort because your teeth are being forced to move out of their current position. After a couple of days all the discomfort is gone and you can remove and replace your aligners with ease.

Dentist in Ellerslie | Choosing Invisalign Over Braces

When you visit our dentist in Ellerslie, Dr. Peter Yoo, he will give you a free assessment for Invisalign invisible aligners to improve your smile. The tooth doctor will take time to look at your teeth, and your mouth, and ask you questions about your oral hygiene habits.

Once Dr. Peter has done the assessment on your teeth to see if you are a great candidate for Invisalign, and you agree to the quotation, then we take an impression of your teeth to send to the Invisalign company.

After a couple of weeks the dentist in Ellerslie will receive information from Invisalign showing how many sets of trays you will have to wear to achieve your straight and beautiful smile. This can be anywhere from four months, to two years depending on the condition of your teeth.

The reason why the tooth doctor loves Invisalign is that a very noninvasive process to get started. There are no brackets that need to be cemented onto the patient’s teeth. When patients have brackets cemented onto their teeth, there can be some demineralization that happens causing discolouration to the teeth.

The dentist in Ellerslie often sees with teen patients is that they have issues with tooth decay because of their poor hygiene habits. An advantage to Invisalign over braces is that it’s much easier to brush and floss your teeth when you have Invisalign then with braces.

When you have braces it is much more difficult to properly clean around all of the brackets and wires that are placed on your teeth. Unless you have exceptional dental hygiene habits, you will more than likely have issues related to those habits.


It is very rare that people aren’t a good candidate for Invisalign. In over eight years offering Invisalign, there has only been one patient that the tooth doctor has not been able to help and had to refer out to an orthodontist.

We love Invisalign invisible aligning trays because a general dentist can partner with Invisalign to help patients achieve the smile that they’ve always dreamed of having. Your smile is the first impression that every person you interact with sees.

Having straight teeth affects your confidence, and that is very important for a person’s overall health. Not only does straight teeth help with your confidence, they can also help with chewing and eating food, and with better oral hygiene.

Having the ability to floss your teeth properly is a very big advantage to getting your teeth straightened using Invisalign. This is especially true for people who have crowded teeth. Crowded teeth are very difficult to floss and keep clean and all the nooks and crannies that are in your mouth.

The tooth doctor, Peter Yoo will give you a free Invisalign assessment. All you have to do is visit the website the toothdoctor.ca and schedule a free consultation.