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Find out if getting invisible braces is the best way to straighten your smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of clear, removable trays that are custom-made to fit over your upper and lower teeth to slowly shift teeth into proper position. These braces are a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth without wires or brackets. Please call Dentistry on University for more information on Invisalign in Toronto, ON.
How does Invisalign work?
Every patient who is deemed a good candidate for Invisalign will receive their own unique series of clear aligners that are designed with their smile goals in mind. Each aligner is created to shift certain teeth a specific amount so that over time the patient’s smile is straighter and more ideal. Your Toronto dentist will take impressions and submit this information to an Invisalign lab, where they will make each aligner tailored to your specific smile goals.
Is Invisalign right for me?
Invisalign can be a great option for both teens and adults who are looking for a discreet way to straighten teeth without being self-conscious of their braces. Invisalign can handle a variety of minor to more moderate dental issues including overcrowding, spaces between teeth, crookedness and malocclusions, such as open bites and overbites.
However, Invisalign isn’t right for everyone. Those with more complex or severe malocclusions may need to go the traditional route since metal braces offer your Toronto dentist more control over producing certain types of tooth movements that might not be possible with Invisalign.
Furthermore, Invisalign isn’t right for someone who isn’t going to wear their aligners as directed. This is a particular issue for teenagers, since being able to remove these trays often means that patients don’t always wear them as often as they should. Aligners should be worn for about 20 to 22 hours out of the day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss.
How long will I need to wear Invisalign?
Your length of treatment will vary depending on the severity of your dental issues. Also, adults tend to have shorter Invisalign treatments than teens, with an average length of treatment being about a year. Teens, on the other hand, may need to wear their braces for up to two years.
If you are interested in finding out if your smile is ideal for Invisalign, then it’s time to schedule an orthodontic consultation with your downtown Toronto dentist, Dr. Gina Lee at Dentistry on University. It’s time to get the straight smile you’ve always wanted.