Invisalign is a new tool for aligning of crowded teeth. it is a combination of two words (invisible + align) and is an alternative of metal braces.
The generic name is actually clear aligners, and a few of them are available in the market such as: Ortho clear, Clear Correct, Invisalign, etc.
it works for some cases with a moderate crowding and, it doesn’t apply to all people.
At your first appointment, your orthodontist will exam and measure your mouth and determine what needs to be corrected with regard to the positioning of your teeth. They will custom fit for you a series of aligners that are each worn for around a 2-week period. These clear aligners place small amounts of pressure on your teeth in specific areas, which gently shift the teeth into the correct position.
The clear aligners are worn for approximately 20-22 hours a day, giving you the freedom to take them out for cleaning your teeth, eating and drinking. With the aligners you don’t have to worry about the types of food you can eat there are absolutely no restrictions and no discomfort when eating. The aligners also make it easy to keep your teeth clean – no more spinach stuck in your braces.
Your Orthodontist/Dentist will set up a regular schedule of appointments to have each new clear aligner fitted and to ensure that your treatment is proceeding as expected. By the end of your treatment, your smile will be as healthy as it is beautiful.
The technology that created Invisalign now allows orthodontists to treat far more complex issues than ever before. It should be noted though that severe dental problems are sometimes better suited to a clear fixed brace rather than an Invisalign.
The two new Invisalign products are Invisalign Lite and Invisalign i7. These new aligners are perfect for straightening out minor issues and they cost less both time and money wise.
Our dental team has many years of skill and experience in treating complex orthodontic issues. Every appointment is personalized and you can rely on us for an effective and trouble free Invisalign treatment program.
At your first appointment, your Orthodontist/Dentist will discuss with you the types of problems these clear braces can assist with. Invisalign is perfect for many mild to moderate issues and at your first appointment, we will discuss all the options open to you so you can make an informed decision.
Generally speaking, the cost begins at around $3500, however you will need to have a consultation to determine what the exact cost of your specific course of treatment will be.
Many patients have reported to us that no one, not even close family members have even noticed their aligners.
NASA invented the material used in Invisalign, it is a transparent polycrystalline alumina (TPA). The material has proved incredibly useful for many applications including clear aligners, it is smooth and virtually unbreakable and nearly as strong as steel and of course clear and transparent which makes its use as braces a great leap forward.
It takes a couple of days to become accustomed to wearing the aligners and you may have a slight lisp initially but this will soon go away.
Sometimes the aligners need a small adjustment or extra help to move your teeth, so we use small tooth colour ridges that are stuck to your teeth to help push the teeth into the correct position.
If you do happen to misplace or lose an aligner tray make sure you immediately wear the previous aligner right away. Contact the dentist and we will create a replacement for you to use. It may also be possible to start using the next tray and we can advise you on that.
Depending on your orthodontist’s recommendations, you may need to have a fixed or removable retainer made to keep your teeth in perfect alignment.
Invisalign is the newest and easiest way to have those braces you need, call Dentistry For You at 905.731.1871 and make an appointment for a free consultation today!