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Do You Have Misaligned Teeth? Try Invisalign

Mar 01, 2021

Misaligned teeth can pose a challenge to your dental health. Overcrowded teeth make it hard for you to clean all teeth properly, which gives room for bacteria to develop. Furthermore, they can weaken the other teeth. Fixing these dental imperfections is crucial to your dental health. Fortunately, we have several treatments like Invisalign that can help reposition the teeth.

What are Invisalign Aligners?

Invisalign aligners are clear braces made from a thermoplastic material. They are customized to fit your precise teeth and gums. Unlike the traditional braces, these aligners are gentle to the gums and make it easy to maintain dental health.

How Does It Differ from Traditional Braces?

Both Invisible braces and metal ones perform the same function; repositioning the teeth. But that is where the similarities end. These two braces differ in appearance, treatment time, and cost.

Traditional braces are made of metal wires that are fixed on top of the teeth. These braces are fixed at the dental office and require frequent adjustments to fit the new position.

As mentioned, Invisalign is made from clear plastic that is molded to fit your teeth and gums. The wires in the traditional braces can bruise the gums and also trap foods, which can be a problem with your oral hygiene.

Invisalign braces are removable and make it easy for you to clean the teeth and gums after eating and before wearing the aligners.

When it comes to cost, Invisalign is more affordable than traditional braces.

Who Can Use Invisalign?

Invisalign is recommended for adults and teenagers. This is because the braces are removable and require high standards of hygiene. They are also ideal for people with mild to moderate dental malocclusion.

Children are not candidates for Invisalign or other orthodontic appliances because their teeth are still growing and developing. Using braces will affect their teeth and jaw and impair jaw development.

How is the Treatment Done?

Invisalign in Brampton, ON, is done in phases.

1.Examination and planning

Our Brampton dentist will begin the process by examining the teeth to determine the extent of the malocclusion. Also to determine if Invisalign is a suitable treatment. Next, using a 3D digital scanner, the dentist will take a precise scan of your teeth to create the teeth aligners.

You will be able to see a preview of the expected results after treatment is done. The dentist may use dental software to determine the pressure and time needed to attain the correct position.

2.Treatment phase

You will receive a set of aligners for teeth straightening. For effective results, you will need to wear each set for 22 hours daily. After every two weeks, you will change and wear a new set.

Each aligner moves the teeth slightly and that is why you need a series of aligners.

During the treatment phase, you will need to visit the dentist every six to eight weeks.

The duration of the treatment will depend on the severity of the malocclusion, but on average it can last for 18 months.

3.Retention phase

After the treatment is done, the dentist will give a retainer device. This is crucial because it maintains the new position and keeps the teeth from reverting. You need to wear the retainer every night for the best results.

What Can You Expect When You Wear the Aligners?

You will experience a little discomfort when you put on the aligners for the first time and every time you change them. This discomfort clears after some time, and therefore, you do not need any medication.

What Are the Aftercare Instructions?

Invisalign gives you the freedom to eat whatever you want, but you need to remove the braces before doing so. Also:

  • Rinse the aligners every day with lukewarm water. And, clean them before putting them back.
  • Brush the braces with a soft brush, and avoid using toothpaste.
  • Keep the aligners in water or denture solution when you are not wearing them.

Schedule an Appointment

Visit Rosedale Dental Care for more information on Invisalign, how the treatment is done, and for an assessment to check your eligibility.

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