Invisalign (Clear Braces) in Thornhill

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.

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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.

How does Invisalign work?

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.

What issues can be fixed with Invisalign?

  • Crowded and crooked teeth
  • Small to moderate gaps between teeth
  • If your upper teeth overlap the lower this is known as an overbite which can be adjusted using the aligners
  • If your lower teeth stick out past your front teeth, also known as a underbite, aligners can be used to correct this
  • When the upper and lower teeth are forced out and don’t meet, this is known as an open bite, aligners can also fix this problem
  • If your upper teeth bite comes on the inside of your lower teeth which is called a crossbite, aligners can straighten these teeth

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.

The Benefits of Invisalign are Clear

  • Clear aligners means that you don’t have to deal with that metal braces, these aligners are almost totally invisible
  • Invisaligner has been used to improve the smiles of over 4 million people, they are tried, tested and trustworthy
  • You can remove your aligners to eat, drink, and brush your teeth so no food debris is caught in your braces causing embarrassing public moments, and you can keep your mouth and teeth fresh and clean at all times
  • Because they are custom made to fit you, clear aligners are comfortable and don’t cause the same kind of irritations in the mouth like metal braces do
  • With no wires to tighten and clips to adjust your dental appointments are fast and pain free
  • Modern technology will allow us to show you exactly how your smile will transform at every stage of your treatment. See the results of your new and improved smile before you begin treatment

Invisalign Questions:

How do I know Invisalign will be right for me?

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.

How much is Invisalign?

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.

How “invisible” are the Aligners?

Many patients have reported to us that no one, not even close family members have even noticed their aligners.

What are they Made of?

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.

Will they Affect my Speech?

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.

What are Attachments?

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.

What do I do if I Lose my Aligners?

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.

Do I still Need a Retainer after my Teeth are Straightened?

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!