Do you have crooked or unevenly aligned teeth? Perhaps you have unsightly spaces in between them? If the answer is yes, then you might have considered orthodontic treatment, but maybe you’ve been put off by the thought of wearing unsightly metal braces? There is a better solution which is to use nearly invisible clear, removable aligners with a system called Invisalign.
Discreetly Straighten Your Teeth
Invisalign is hugely popular worldwide because it is such a discreet and comfortable system to use and which can provide excellent results. Instead of straightening your teeth with fixed metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear, removable BPA-free plastic aligners and which are custom-made to fit tightly over your teeth. Once in the mouth, the aligners are nearly invisible, so most people won’t even notice you are wearing them unless of course, you choose to let them in on your secret!
How Does Invisalign Work?
The aligners apply gentle pressure onto the teeth so that gradually your teeth will move into predetermined positions, creating a straighter and more attractive smile. You must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day, preferably only removing them when you want to eat or for brushing and flossing. You simply wear each set of aligners for two weeks before being discarded as you move onto the next set in the series which will continue to move your teeth.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Most people choose to have Invisalign in Ajax because it is so discreet and it’s ideal for anyone with a career that requires frequent interactions with customers or clients. Invisalign is also very easy to use as there are no fiddly brackets and wires to keep clean and there is no need to change your diet. Instead, you will find it super easy to maintain great dental health right throughout your treatment, and there is no need to avoid any of the foods that would damage conventional fixed braces. Instead of a messy impression, we can scan your teeth to create a virtual 3-D model and will use Invisalign software to plan every stage of your treatment. You can view these virtual images showing how your teeth will move during your treatment so that you can preview your new smile and can even become involved in its design.
Who Can Have Invisalign?
Invisalign is suitable for adults and for some teenagers who have good compliance because it’s essential to wear the aligners as directed. This braces system can correct most common orthodontic problems which include overcrowding, bite problems, and unwanted spaces in between teeth. Some people choose Invisalign after seeing their teeth shift position as a natural part of ageing. It can also be useful for anyone who previously received orthodontic treatment as a child but whose teeth have moved over the years. Unwanted tooth movements can sometimes happen when people fail to wear their retainers as recommended by their dentist in Whitby. If your teeth are strong and generally healthy, then it’s likely you’ll be a good candidate for Invisalign.
How Long Will Treatment Take?
The time required to complete Invisalign can vary, depending on the complexity of the orthodontic problems requiring correction. On average, most people will complete treatment within a year, but if you only wish to straighten your front teeth, then treatment could be much quicker using a more cosmetically oriented version of Invisalign. Cosmetic braces can work to straighten just the front teeth within a matter of only a few months.
The only way to find out for sure how long your treatment will take is to have a free Invisalign consultation in Oshawa with our dentist at Margolian Dentistry. Just think, you could be sporting a straighter smile more quickly than you’d ever imagined.