Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment plan that replaces traditional metal braces, helping to both straighten and align teeth as well as correct biting issues. These clear aligners are one of the most popular treatment options available to our Oshawa patients, an advanced technology that allows our clients to speed up their alignment process while avoiding a mouthful of metal. With Invisalign®, there’s no muss, no fuss, and certainly no wires.
How Does it Work?
As the name suggests, the Invisalign® treatment involves using aligners that are nearly invisible, made possible through the use of flexible thermoplastic material. In fact, according to the Invisalign® website, Invisalign® is the world’s largest user of 3-D printing technology. They use this to achieve the desired effect, which is straighter teeth and a more comfortable, customized experience.
Our team of certified Invisalign® orthodontists will help you realign your teeth by providing you with multiple aligners throughout the process, replacing them every two weeks to help achieve straighter teeth without the use of painful metal wires. For reference, while every patient is different, the length of this treatment usually takes about a year to complete.
These Invisalign® products are also removable, which means they can be easily cleaned. They are designed so that you can eat whatever you want as well, which is not the case with traditional braces. That said, every custom Invisalign® aligner does need to be removed when eating, as well as when you brush and floss.
Another very interesting feature of Invisalign® is that, because they are so modern, they can allow you to view virtual projected results in advance. This way, you’ll be able to see what you’ll look like down the road once the process is complete.
Are They Painful?
They may cause discomfort for the first day or two, but that is normal, and any pain shouldn’t last long. In fact, early discomfort is a sign that they are working! Also, keep in mind that even though they are removable, Invisalign® recommends you wear them for up to 20 hours a day, including when you sleep.
If you live in Oshawa, come in to our office for a consultation, or simply call us on the phone. We’ll make sure to get you a product that is the perfect fit, giving you a happy mouth, a great smile, and a beautiful set of straight teeth.
With Invisalign®, it’s time to smile! Contact a KingTown dentist in Oshawa today.