How Invisalign works
Do you want to improve your smile without the hassle and appearance of braces?
When you visit Smiles on Queen for Invisalign treatment, the procedure will be done by a qualified and experienced dentist. The aligners work by gradually repositioning your teeth through controlled and soft forces delivered through your aligning trays. It typically takes between 9 to 15 months to achieve the desired teeth alignment after getting Invisalign treatment.
After your initial visit, the dentist will give you a set of clear aligners at every appointment, after assessing how well your teeth are moving and contouring to the aligners. You will need to wear each set for several weeks, only removing them when eating, brushing or flossing. In the process, your teeth will gradually move week after week until they get to the final position desired. Your appointments will typically be once every 6 weeks to check the progress of your teeth and deliver new aligners to you.
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Advantages of Invisalign
Comfortable: These aligners do not contain the metal bands or wires that can be very irritating on the mouth.
Discreet: Invisalign allows you to transform your smile without most people noticing. If you don’t like the thought of visible fixed braces, consider this as an ideal treatment to align your teeth.
Effective: The custom-made aligners will work slowly to straighten your teeth. This orthodontic treatment has been deemed effective by dental experts all over the world.
Convenient to wear: The best part about Invisalign trays is that they are removable. The customized, clear aligners can be removed when you eat, brush your teeth or floss. This makes it easy to keep your teeth clean while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
At Smiles on Queen, it’s our hope that every patient who walks through our door leaves with a healthy and beautiful smile. Get in touch with us to answer all your questions on Invisalign and book an appointment with our dentists today.
- How do I take care of my aligners?
- How Invisalign Works?
- How will Invisalign treatment affect my life?
- Invisalign Cost
- Is Invisalign right for me?
- What is Invisalign Treatment?
What’s the best way to clean my aligners?
There is a special Invisalign cleaning system given at the dental clinic and also available online which you can use to clean your aligners. You can also brush the aligners using your regular toothpaste and rinse them with warm water. Do not pour hot water on the aligners as they are made from plastic which can permanently warp when exposed to hot liquids.
If you drop the aligners in an unsanitary place, make sure you sterilize them before placing them in your mouth. Use Invisalign cleaning crystals which are available online to keep your aligners clean, clear and hygienic.
Can my aligners stain from food?
Aligners can be stained because of food residue. This is why it’s always recommended that you remove your aligners during meals and brush your teeth before placing them back in your mouth.
What if I lose or break an aligner?
Should you misplace or break your aligners, consult your doctor immediately. Each set of aligners is critical in your treatment plan. Your dentist may advise you to wear the previous set of aligners or your next set. In some cases, you’ll need to order replacement aligners to stay on track in your treatment plan.
Can I order replacement aligners from the Invisalign brand directly?
All Invisalign aligners in Bolton must be ordered through your dentist or orthodontist. Think of the clear aligners as a prescription item that you cannot get without your doctor’s consent. Speak to your doctor whenever you need replacement aligners.
What is the treatment process?
The process begins with a consultation with your dentist or orthodontist who will evaluate your smile and determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign in Caledon. The dentist will then create a digital treatment plan that is customized just for you to transform your smile. Once you go over the plan and approve it, the dentist will begin creating your unique aligners. Patients are required to wear each set of aligners at least 20 to 22 hours a day. You will be given a new set of aligners every 1 or 2 weeks depending on the movements of your teeth. Each set is designed to shift the teeth gradually into place.
How long will treatment take?
The duration of treatment varies from patient to patient depending on several factors. For instance, if you have a complex misalignment issue, you are likely to require a longer treatment period. Other factors such as how often you wear your aligners will also affect the duration of treatment. Typically, Invisalign treatment takes 12 to 18 months to reach your desired smile. However, some people begin to notice an improvement in their smile in a matter of weeks.
How often will I change aligners?
This will depend on your unique treatment plan. Your dentist or orthodontist will guide you on when to change to new aligners. In most cases, new aligners are recommended weekly or every other week.
How often will I have appointments with my doctor?
When you begin treatment, the doctor wills schedule regular appointments every 4 to 6 weeks. Regular appointments are important to monitor progress and ensure treatment is going on as planned.
Can anyone tell that I’m wearing the aligners?
The Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible. You can go about your busy life without anyone noticing that you’re wearing them. This makes Invisalign a suitable treatment for any lifestyle.
Can I take my aligners off whenever I need to?
Yes, Invisalign aligners are removable. You can take them off whenever you want to eat, drink, brush or floss your teeth or when you have to attend a special event like a wedding, job interview or even when playing contact sports. Keep in mind that you will need to wear the aligners at least 20-22 hours a day to achieve the best results.
Are there any restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign treatment doesn’t come with food restrictions. The clear aligners are removable so you can enjoy any foods you like.
Is Invisalign Caledon treatment painful?
When wearing your new set of aligners, you are likely to experience some temporary discomfort for the first few days. However, this is a mild pressure that we consider normal. It’s actually a sign that the treatment is working because the constant force is causing teeth to move gently.
Will wearing Invisalign clear aligners affect my speech?
When wearing the aligners for the first time, you may have a slight lisp because your tongue has to adjust to having them in your mouth. However, this will soon go away as you get used to wearing the aligners.
Will smoking stain my aligners?
Smoking is discouraged during Invisalign treatment because it may cause staining.
Can I chew gum while wearing aligners?
We recommend removing the aligners during all meals including when chewing gum.
Can the aligners slip off while I’m asleep?
This is very unlikely because the aligners are designed to fit perfectly around your teeth.
How much does Invisalign treatment cost?
The amount of money you spend on Invisalign treatment will depend on several factors, mainly the complexity of your dental problem. The number of aligners you will require throughout treatment and the extent of alignment your teeth requires will affect the total cost of treatment. Therefore, cost varies on a case-by-case basis. Patients with severely crooked teeth or serious bite problems will require more aligners, which brings the total cost of treatment further up. Your dentist will help you to determine how many aligners you will need because this will significantly affect how much you spend on treatment. To make Invisalign more affordable for you, consider options like dental insurance or a monthly payment plan.
Is Invisalign treatment more expensive than invisible braces?
The amount you spend on Invisalign treatment is typically the same as braces. Your dental insurance policy may be able to cover the cost of Invisalign treatment the same way it covers braces. In most cases, your insurance will only cover a portion of the total cost of treatment or just pay a specific dollar amount. You’ll have to confirm this with your dental clinic or insurance provider.
In the end, it is up to you to decide which treatment is best for your teeth misalignment issues. Consider the unique advantages that Invisalign offers such as the ability to remove the aligners when eating and brushing your teeth. Visit your dentist or orthodontist to give you an accurate estimate of the actual cost of Invisalign treatment. If the cost is an issue to you, consider discussing this with your dentist and he can help you review different payment options so as to spread out the cost over a period of time.
Yes. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment suitable for both teens and adults. Many people who want to improve their smiles by using invisible braces consider Invisalign as a treatment option. This orthodontic treatment has been used to fix almost all types of misalignment and bite issues that people suffer from today.
Invisalign can be an effective treatment for overbites, underbites, crossbites or open bites. Some people wear clear aligners to close gaps in between teeth or fix crooked teeth. You may also consider Invisalign aligners if you have crowded teeth or you generally want straighter teeth without the inconvenience of wearing metal braces.
This treatment method is often recommended for adults and older teenagers. Young children whose teeth are still growing are not considered good candidates for Invisalign. More older teenagers are choosing Invisalign as a treatment option because it allows them to fix their teeth without affecting their social life. Thus, they can enjoy special moments in their life like dating, prom pictures or just interacting with their peers in school without feeling awkward because of wearing braces.
The good thing with Invisalign treatment is that it doesn’t have to interrupt your busy life. The clear aligners have a discreet blue dot, which helps parents to keep an eye and ensure their kids are wearing them as required. Like all other orthodontic procedures, Invisalign requires complete dedication in order to be successful. Even though the aligners are removable, they must be worn at least 22 hours a day. Patients must follow all post-treatment instructions to prevent the teeth from shifting to the position they were before treatment.
Most importantly, consult with a dentist or orthodontist to help you determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign. Only a qualified dental professional can make the final call.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment where a series of clear, removable aligners are used to straighten the teeth. Unlike metal braces which may cause discomfort and are very visible on the teeth, the aligners are made using FDA approved products and do not contain any harmful products such as BPA, BPS and latex. The Invisalign aligners are thin and clear. They fit comfortably on the teeth and can easily go unnoticed.
How will the clear aligners straighten my teeth?
The dentist or orthodontist creates a unique dental plan for the patient. He maps the exact movements of the teeth and designs the clear aligners to apply an adequate level of force at the right place and at the right time in order to fix the misalignment issue. The treatment is monitored on a regular basis to ensure the aligners fit perfectly at any given point.
What are the main benefits of Invisalign Bolton aligners?
The Invisalign aligners are made of clear and durable plastic, which can easily go unnoticed on the teeth. Most wearers feel the comfort and ease of wearing aligners unlike metal braces, which are very visible. The aligners can be removed before meals or when brushing or flossing the teeth. Wearers are free to remove the Invisalign aligners on special occasions. Unlike braces which are made of metal that can easily irritate the mouth or break, the clear aligners are safer and do not expose your mouth to any risk of injury.
A special patented material known as SmartTrack is used to make the clear Invisalign aligners, which guarantees a comfortable and perfect fit. Wearers do not have to suffer discomfort since the aligners are trimmed to suit the gum line. This form of orthodontic treatment is highly customized to suit the patient’s unique misalignment problems, which increases the chances of getting optimal results.