Do you have wonky or crooked teeth that perhaps don’t bite together as they should? Not everybody had the chance for orthodontic treatment in Oshawa during childhood, and who wants to wear metal braces as an adult? This is where Invisalign can help, offering an alternative treatment to traditional metal braces that can discreetly correct a comprehensive range of orthodontic issues. With Invisalign clear aligners, no one needs to know you are straightening your teeth.
What Is Invisalign?
Instead of fixed metal brackets and wires to move teeth, Invisalign is a system that uses clear plastic aligners. The aligners are custom-made to fit tightly and comfortably over your teeth and are fabricated from a smooth, nearly invisible plastic material. Once in the mouth, the aligners are virtually impossible to see. When you wear the aligners, they exert gentle pressure on your teeth, moving your teeth into new positions identified during your treatment plan.
What to Expect with Invisalign Treatment?
Treatment is super easy because all you need do is to wear each set of aligners for two weeks, making sure you wear them for at least 22 hours each day. Every two weeks, you discard your current set of aligners, replacing them with the next set to progressively move your teeth. Treatment continues until your teeth are beautifully straight.
Easy to Care for
One of the things that make Invisalign treatment so popular is because it is so easy. Unlike traditional treatment, where you need to use special tools and often must spend longer cleaning around fiddly brackets and wires, with Invisalign, you just take out the aligners every time you want to brush and floss your teeth. Maintaining excellent oral health is simple right throughout your treatment.
No Need to Change Your Diet
We all remember school friends who had to avoid certain foods while wearing braces or otherwise risk breaking brackets or wires. There are no diet restrictions with Invisalign in Whitby as you remove the aligners for every meal. You can eat whatever you want whenever you like. Just make sure you clean your teeth before you replace the aligners.
Get Involved with Planning Your Treatment
Often, people are concerned about how their teeth will look when planning orthodontic or cosmetic treatment. With Invisalign, you can become involved with the planning process that begins when our dentist scans your teeth using an advanced 3-D digital scanner and which replaces traditional tray impressions. A digital scanner creates exceptionally accurate impressions of your mouth more comfortably, and the scans are used to make a simulated 3-D model of your mouth. Special software is used to plan your Invisalign treatment, and you get to preview images of how your smile will look once the teeth straightening process is complete. It’s an exciting process that allows you to get involved with planning your treatment. Because you can see your new smile before treatment begins, it enables you to make a fully informed decision about Invisalign.
Who Can Have Invisalign?
For treatment to be successful, you must have teeth that are reasonably healthy and free from disease, and an Ajax Invisalign dentist will need to examine your teeth carefully to make sure these aligners will provide the right treatment outcome for your needs. Invisalign is suitable for most problems, including overcrowding and other spacing issues and can comfortably correct many bite problems.
How Long Does It Take?
Everybody is different, and the time needed can vary from several months to a year or more. When you first come to see us here at Margolian Dentistry, we will assess your mouth and provide a more informed estimate of the time needed and, of course, the price.
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