Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Whitby, ON
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Invisalign in Whitby
Invisalign: Quick, Discreet, and Comfortable Orthodontic Treatment
When you’re dealing with malocclusion, or dental misalignment, you might be more inclined to hide your smile rather than show it off. Orthodontic treatments can help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile that will last longer and function better.
Traditionally, orthodontic treatment involved uncomfortable, unattractive metal braces that you’d have to wear for almost two years before you’d see results. Wearing metal braces can negatively impact your self-esteem and make you even less inclined to show your smile. Luckily, at Dentistry On Dundas, patients of our dentists have access to a clear, quick, and comfortable treatment option called Invisalign®.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses clear aligner trays made from patented SmartTrack® material. Much like regular braces, Invisalign clear aligner trays exert constant pressure on your teeth over time, correcting their alignment.
What Makes Invisalign Different?
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is:
- Removable: You can remove your Invisalign clear aligners to eat and drink what you like and easily clean.
- Comfortable: Invisalign doesn’t use uncomfortable metal brackets and wires that can poke and irritate your mouth.
- Clear: Invisalign aligners are almost totally transparent, making your orthodontic treatment unnoticeable.
- Quick: Average treatment with Invisalign is one year, which is half the average time of traditional metal braces.
How Does Orthodontic Treatment With Invisalign Work?
Each Invisalign clear aligner set is custom-made to serve as a guide for your teeth to follow. As you wear each set of Invisalign aligner trays for their prescribed amount of time, your teeth will be shifted into new positions. When you reach the end of your aligner tray series, your treatment is complete and you should have a straight smile.
Invisalign clear aligners are worn over your teeth for a minimum of 22 hours per day for two to four weeks each depending on your case. You’ll only remove your trays to eat, drink, and clean your teeth.
Why Orthodontic Treatment Is Necessary
Even if your misaligned teeth aren’t causing you to hide your smile, you should still seek orthodontic treatment. Straight teeth are healthy teeth and when your smile isn’t properly aligned, it can lead to serious oral health issues such as:
- Gum disease
- Further misalignment
- Tooth decay and loss
- Bad breath
Before starting treatment with Invisalign, you’ll need to attend a consultation with one of our dentists at our Whitby, ON office. To evaluate your candidacy for Invisalign treatment, your dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth, review your medical history and discuss your orthodontic goals with you. They’ll also discuss costs and possible financing options with you.
Designing Your Invisalign Clear Aligner Trays
Once your dentist has determined that you’re an ideal candidate for Invisalign, we’ll take images of your mouth and teeth. These will serve as the blueprints for your aligner trays.
Your aligner trays will be fabricated off-site at a special lab owned by Invisalign. You’ll return to our office once your trays have been delivered and have them fitted.
Your Invisalign Clear Aligners
Your custom-made Invisalign clear aligners will easily snap onto your teeth. Your dentist will make sure your first set fits correctly before giving you the rest of your trays. They may have you return for more appointments and, depending on your progress, might order new trays to ensure your treatment remains effective.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does orthodontic treatment with Invisalign hurt?
Your Invisalign clear aligners snap on easily and painlessly, requiring no anesthetic. Some discomfort in the first few days is a common side effect of your teeth being adjusted. However, this pain often subsides after a few days. and is easy to treat with over-the-counter medication.
If you feel like your discomfort is unbearable, not responding to pain medication, or not subsiding after a few days, contact our office immediately by dialing (905) 666-1555 or booking an appointment online. We’ll address any issues you may be experiencing and ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible.
How do I maintain my Invisalign trays?
Proper maintenance of your Invisalign trays is essential to keeping your treatment plan on track. To maintain your aligners, our dentists suggest you:
- Take out your aligner trays before you eat, drink fluids other than water, and clean your teeth.
- Clean your trays with lukewarm water, a soft-bristled toothbrush, and a gentle antibacterial soap or toothpaste.
- Store your aligners in their protective case in a place that’s easy to remember when not in use.
- Soak your aligner trays at least once a day in a mix of three parts lukewarm water and one part white vinegar. You can also use Invisalign cleaning crystals.
- Rinse your aligners before putting them back in your mouth.
- Remove your aligners from front to back to avoid tearing them.
How much does orthodontic treatment with Invisalign cost?
Invisalign tends to cost a bit more than traditional metal braces, and the cost of your Invisalign treatment can vary based on factors such as the severity of your alignment issues and your insurance.
Contact your insurance provider beforehand and ask them what they will and won’t cover for orthodontic treatment. We also offer flexible financing options to help our patients better afford their treatment.
When do I have to remove my aligners?
You’ll need to remove your aligners before you eat, drink something other than water, and clean your teeth. Failure to remove your trays in these instances may lead to damaged aligner trays, derailed or delayed treatment, and oral health issues such as bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Dentistry On Dundas Proudly Offers Invisalign Treatment!
At Dentistry On Dundas, we are proud and excited to offer this revolutionary orthodontic dentistry treatment. With Invisalign you could get the results you want in half the time of traditional metal braces without the pain or the embarrassment.
To schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists, dial (905) 666-1555 or book an appointment using the form at the bottom of the page. Leave embarrassing metal braces behind. Smile wide and bright again with Invisalign.