Imagine If You Could Get a Straighter Smile Easily and Comfortably
Are your teeth slightly crooked or out of alignment? Do you have gaps between your teeth or problems with the way they bite together? If you are dissatisfied with your smile and wish your teeth were straighter, there is a solution that can straighten teeth in Newcastle easily and comfortably, and best of all, almost invisibly. That solution is Invisalign.
You may have already heard about this teeth-straightening system that uses clear aligners to move teeth into the correct positions instead of more traditional metal braces. The aligners are made from BPA-free plastic and are designed to be comfortable to use. Treatment fits easily into your routine and provides predictable results.
What Is the Treatment Process for Invisalign?
The process for having Invisalign aligners is very straightforward. Initially, you need to see our certified Invisalign dentist at West Bowmanville Family Dental for a consultation. We will need to assess the alignment of your teeth, the relationship between your upper and lower jaws, and your general dental health. If you decide to move forward with treatment, the next step is to take a digital scan of your teeth.
The digital scan creates a precise 3-D image of your teeth and replaces the need for a messy dental impression. We use the image to map out a fully customized treatment plan, addressing all the issues requiring correction. It’s also your chance to get a sneak peek of your new smile by reviewing these custom images. You can see clearly how your teeth will look once you complete Invisalign treatment in Clarington. It’s a great opportunity for you to become more involved with this planning process and ensures you get a new smile that meets your expectations.
The next stage is to create your new aligners, and you can start wearing them. You must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day. It’s best if you only remove them for meals and whenever you want to brush and floss your teeth. You just need to wear each set for two weeks, after which you throw them away and begin to wear the next set provided. Your treatment continues in this way until your teeth are straightened.
You do need to come and see our dentist in Courtice every six to eight weeks for checkups. These appointments should be relatively quick as there are no brackets or wires to adjust, and it’s simply so we can check your treatment is progressing according to your custom plan. You can also pick up your next batch of aligners.
Minimal Disruption to Everyday Life
One of the nice things about Invisalign is that it is minimally disruptive. You don’t need to make any changes to your diet because you take out the aligners for mealtimes. Unlike with fixed braces, there is no need to avoid any sticky or hard foods that could get stuck around brackets and wires and become difficult to remove. You can stick to your usual oral care routine, brushing and flossing your teeth exactly as normal, but it is best to brush your teeth after meals and before you replace your aligners.
Treatment May Be Faster Than You Think
Generally, Invisalign treatment takes around a year to complete, but some people may need longer. However, if you only have issues with the alignment of your front teeth, your treatment may be faster than you imagine. Sometimes it is possible to correct the alignment of front teeth in just a few months. When you need fewer aligners, treatment is even more affordable and can be an excellent investment in your smile and dental health.