Invisalign has earned a name for itself as the most advanced clear aligner system in the world. Custom trays are made using highly precise 3D digital scans taken in-office and are delivered in-person to provide you with the highest level of discretion and comfort. Total treatment times will vary, but you will start to see a difference in just a few weeks! Your trays are easily removable and easy to clean so you can enjoy all the foods you love and still keep that clean-mouth-feel.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Comfort is key for Invisalign. Invisalign is the only clear aligner system that uses Smart Track Material® for optimal comfort and precision. Your trays are hand-trimmed to match your gum line to prevent irritation or scratching. You will start noticing changes with just a few weeks of treatment and see the results you want in 6 to 18 months. You’ll be smiling big in no time!
Patients may prefer wearing Invisalign because of how convenient it is in comparison to wearing traditional braces.
- The aligners are clear so they don’t distract from your smile.
- They are only worn for 22 hours a day so you can take them out to eat dinner, go on a date, or make an important presentation at work.
- You can brush and floss your teeth like normal, and no special tools (or special floss) are required.
- The attachments and aligners are easier to clean than the metal or “invisible” brackets of conventional braces.
- Aligners are easy to take care of, and you usually only wear the same aligner for 1 – 2 weeks.
How Does It Work?
Your Treatment Plan
The process begins with digital scans of your teeth to create your treatment plan. Using Invisalign’s ClinCheck software, we can accurately predict how your teeth will change over time with Invisalign. We can even show you how your teeth will look weeks, months and eventually at the end of your treatment. Once your digital plan is finalized, your custom aligners are made using Invisalign’s state-of-the-art printing process.
The First Aligners
Once the aligners arrive, special tooth-coloured attachments are often necessary. These are bonded temporarily to your teeth so that you can easily clip in your aligners but don’t worry, they’re hardly noticeable and come off at the end of treatment.
We will provide you with each set of clear aligners to wear for about two weeks. Your teeth will gradually shift into place as the aligners are changed for the next in the series until your teeth have been moved to their final, desired position. Visits to the office will be scheduled roughly once every 1-2 months to ensure that the treatment is going as planned.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
When deciding between Invisalign or conventional braces, there are pros and cons to either system, but the results can be incredible either way! It’s important to get all the information you need to make the best possible informed decision for yourself!
The clear custom-fit trays are hardly noticeable and most people won’t even realize you’re wearing them. Plus, they can be removed for important presentations or dates! The clear trays are also smooth against the inside of your mouth and don’t pinch or scratch like the brackets from braces. If your trays rub on your gums, they can be easily adjusted. Invisalign trays exert a gentler pressure compared to braces and only shift a few teeth at a time.
On average, it takes anywhere from 6 to 18 months for your teeth to move into the correct position with Invisalign. Most people start noticing some movement, however, within the first 6 weeks after getting their first few sets of aligner trays. The more changes you would like to see, the longer it will take no matter what orthodontic option you choose.
Twice a day, remove your trays and clean them and your teeth before putting them back in. If you take your aligner out at any time, always rinse it before you put it back in, and place them back in their containers when you aren’t wearing them. You may soak your aligners in the Invisalign cleaning crystals and carefully rinse them before putting them back in your mouth. Do not eat or drink with your trays in, and do not use toothpaste to clean your trays. We will provide you with detailed home care instructions when you receive your first trays.
Don’t eat with your aligners in your mouth. If you expose your aligners to the strong chewing forces that your teeth are trained to exert, you can damage or even crack your aligners, plus it’s just messy!
Yes, even when you sleep. They should be worn all day and night, except
when eating, drinking, and brushing/flossing. Your clear aligners won’t work unless they’re constantly applying pressure to gradually move your teeth over time, which means you need to wear them!
While it is technically possible to do so, your upper and lower jaws function together and complement each other, so moving only your lower teeth may result in a less than optimal relation between your upper and lower jaws, and can affect your bite in the future. That being said, it is important to discuss these concerns with your dentist and explore all of the options available to you!