One of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile.
Especially for adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be very discouraging.
Invisalign® offers an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.
Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays.
The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration.
In addition to the reduced visual impact,
Invisalign® aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled.
A great number of people report complete satisfaction with both the Invisalign® treatment and the stunning results.
What kind of bite problems
can Invisalign® correct?
Invisalign® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces;
the only difference is that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye and can be removed at will.
Here are some problems
that are commonly corrected
This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth.
Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.
Large gaps between teeth
This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth.
Therefore, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth.
Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may occur.
This is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover, the upper teeth.
Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ can occur.
What advantages does Invisalign®
offer over traditional braces and veneers?
Traditional dental braces, Invisalign® aligning trays and dental veneers are three different ways to perfect the alignment of the teeth.
There are many different considerations to make when considering which treatment will be best,
and each of these options works better in certain situations.
Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable.
This means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient.
This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible.
Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.
Invisalign® is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, Invisalign® straightens the teeth.
Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes to the teeth.
Teeth must be etched beforehand, meaning that to remove dental veneers, an alternative covering must be constructed.
In addition to being somewhat expensive, veneers can break and often last for less than 20 years.
What does Invisalign® treatment involve?
First, we need to devise an initial treatment plan before creating the special aligning trays.
Three-dimensional digital images are taken of the entire jaw.
These images allow the dentist to move specific teeth on the screen, view the jaw from different angles, and foresee what the face might look like in years to come.
In essence, this technology can show how Invisalign® trays will change the facial aesthetics.
Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made.
The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch is typical.
What are some considerations
when wearing Invisalign® trays?
Life with Invisalign® aligning trays may take several weeks to get used to.
The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking.
It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because
food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.
Usually, new trays are necessary every two weeks and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye.
There is no doubt that Invisalign® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics.
Invisalign® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective.
How Is Invisalign® Teen
Different from Invisalign®?
Invisalign Teen includes all the great features of traditional Invisalign®, with two additional benefits:
The Invisalign® Teen system has a Blue Dot Indicator that helps teenagers keep track of wear-time.
If they wear their aligners properly for 20 to 22 hours every day, the blue dot will fade to clear when it is time for the next treatment.
This indicator also makes it easy for parents to ensure their teens are wearing the aligners correctly.
Lost Aligner Replacements
Even the best of us make mistakes sometimes.
That is why Invisalign® Teen includes a few free replacement aligners.
If an aligner gets thrown away with the lunch tray at school or gets eaten by the cute family dog, Invisalign® Teen has a replacement.
To schedule appointment for a consultation about Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen please call us at 416 925–0154
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you can book your Invisalign® appointment in person by visiting us at,
474 College Street, Suite 103 Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A4