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Invisalign: How It Works

Do you want a straight set of teeth, but not the metal brackets and wires in traditional braces? If you said yes, Invisalign may be an ideal option for you.

Invisalign is a modern solution to traditional methods of straightening one’s teeth.

For years, wire braces corrected a variety of teeth and jaw alignment flaws. The wire system is painful to wear, difficult to maintain, requires intensive professional dental care, and can be a source of embarrassment for many wearers.

With Invisalign, wearers are much more at ease as their teeth align. The inserts are easy to slip off and maintain, the treatment process requires fewer dental check-ups than conventional braces, and the trays are virtually invisible when worn.

The first step is to take a Smile Assessment to see if Invisalign is right for you. A consultation will also help answer questions you may have about the treatment and other related matters, such as financial options.

Your dentist will develop a custom treatment plan for you using 3D images of your mouth. The plan involves all stages of your treatment. It depicts how your teeth will progress from one stage to another. The images will be used to create your aligners. You’ll be changing your aligners about every two weeks.

The aligners are BPA free and feel comfortable too. They won’t irritate your gums as other appliances will. You can remove your aligner when eating or cleaning your teeth. You won’t have to worry about food getting stuck.

While the first few days may be uncomfortable, everything should be back to normal shortly as you adjust with your aligners. The discomfort is much easier to deal with than when you’re having traditional orthodontic work to straighten your teeth.

The average treatment time for adults is around 12 months. But this can vary from one patient to another, especially for teens.

The patient’s commitment can also impact the progress of the treatment. The aligners need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day. If you tend to forget to wear yours, this can make your treatment duration longer.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Invisalign works, contact our team today at (905) 623-3133. We β€˜ll assist you in setting up a consultation with one of our friendly dentists.

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