Has the thought of having a straighter smile always appealed to you? Perhaps the idea of wearing traditional wired braces has deterred you from seeking treatment? Invisible braces could help, and Margolian Dentistry can provide a system called Invisalign. Unlike conventional braces that have highly visible metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays that are custom-designed to apply gentle pressure to teeth, gradually moving them into the correct positions. Best of all, the aligner trays are nearly invisible once in the mouth because they are made of clear BPA-free plastic.
Who Can Have Invisalign?
Invisalign is designed to treat most common orthodontic problems so it can almost certainly help you. It can be especially useful for treating more cosmetically oriented problems, such as misaligned or overcrowded front teeth as frequently treatment can be completed relatively quickly. Invisalign is also suitable for treating most bite problems, or it can be used to close or minimize unsightly spaces in between teeth. There is also a system designed specifically for teens.
How Does It Work?
Initially, you will need to visit an Invisalign dentist in Oshawa to discover if you are suitable for treatment and to learn more about this system. Your dentist will want to assess your teeth and especially the way they occlude or bite together, and they may wish to take other diagnostic tests such as x-rays, photos or dental impressions. Our dental office uses an advanced dental scanner that creates a virtual 3-D impression of your teeth. It’s much more precise and far more comfortable than traditional dental impression trays. Once all the information is collected, it is sent to Invisalign’s specialized software. One of the nice things about Invisalign is that proprietary software is used to plan each treatment.
The software produces 3-D computer simulations showing precisely how your teeth will move, and you get the chance to review these images before you even begin to wear your aligners. This gives you the opportunity to become involved in your treatment plan, making sure you are happy with the way your teeth are predicted to look once treatment is completed. The next stages for your aligners to be fabricated, and you can begin to straighten up your smile.
How Long Will It Take?
Your teeth are unique and because everyone requires a slightly different treatment, the time required can vary. For example, if only minor tooth movements are needed and which affect just your front teeth, treatment may take as little as a few months. More complex orthodontic problems will take longer. Typically, treatment takes a year to finish, but you will get a much more precise timeline after your initial consultation here at Margolian Dentistry.
What Is Treatment like?
A massive appeal of Invisalign is its ease of use. All you must do is to wear the aligner trays each day, ideally for a minimum of 22 hours. Whenever you want to eat a meal or a snack, you just remove the aligners so you can eat whatever you wish during treatment. You just need to brush your teeth before replacing them. Every two weeks you discard your aligners, replacing them with a new set that will continue to gradually move your teeth into the positions predetermined in your treatment plan. You will probably need to come and see us every six weeks or so, but this is merely to check treatment is progressing as anticipated, and these visits should be relatively quick.
If a straighter smile is on your wish list, why not investigate the possibility of invisible braces in Ajax? Invisalign could be the solution you’ve been looking for.