The Perfect Alternative to Traditional Braces
Straighten Your Teeth Without Traditional Braces
It’s no secret that straight, well-aligned teeth are an important part of a great smile. Unfortunately, the inconvenience and discomfort often associated with traditional braces keep some of our patients from wanting to straighten their teeth. For these patients, Invisalign could be the perfect solution.
Invisalign uses a series of soft plastic aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth to gradually and gently straighten your smile. No wires or brackets to irritate your mouth! Unlike traditional braces, you can remove your Invisalign aligner during your oral hygiene routines and while eating your favorite meals. Brushing and flossing is not complicated and you don’t have to give up any of the foods you love.
For those patients that do not want traditional braces, Invisalign is a modern approach to teeth straightening without many of the drawbacks of braces. The clear plastic aligners are nearly invisible, allowing you to confidently show off your smile while straightening your teeth.
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
Average treatment time ranges from nine to 18 months, but the length of your treatment will depend on the severity of the alignment problems being corrected, as well as the diligence of the patient in wearing their aligners as directed.
Does Invisalign Hurt?
For the first few days of each stage of your Invisalign treatment, you may feel minor discomfort. This is perfectly normal and a sign that the aligners are doing their job. Since they do exert pressure to move your teeth into their ideal positions.
Will They Affect My Speech?
Most Invisalign patients experience very little difficulty with speaking clearly while wearing their aligners, but there will likely be an adjustment period as you get used to having them in your mouth.
How Often Do I Need To Wear Them?
You should wear your aligners at all times during your treatment, except during meals and snacks and while brushing and flossing your teeth. Wearing them less often will delay your results.
Are There Any Eating Restrictions While Wearing Them?
One of the best advantages of Invisalign over traditional wire braces is that there is no banned foods list! As long as you are brushing and flossing before putting your aligners back in, you can enjoy all your favorite foods without compromising your orthodontic treatment!
Will I Need Retainers When I’m Finished?
Retainers are crucial at the end of any orthodontic treatment, whether you’re using Invisalign or traditional wire braces. Teeth takes time to get used to their new positions, and the retainer will ensure the relapse. Make sure to wear your retainers as directed.
We want to help determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you. Call us today at (905) 896-3622 or email us to set up a smile consultation.