What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic technique which uses a system of clear plastic aligners which gradually straighten your teeth over time. These virtually invisible aligners are custom made and every one or two weeks, you will progress to your next set of aligners. The aligners are worn for 22 hours per day with an average treatment time of approximately 9 to 16 months. This works out to about 18-32 aligners. Each aligner is just slightly different from the last one and with each Invisalign aligner, you will grow closer and closer to your goal of a beautiful smile. We are a certified Invisalign provider right here in beautiful Port Credit, Mississauga.
Advantages Of Invisalign
Invisalign offers a number of advantages over traditional metal braces. Some of these advantages include:
- Removable | The aligners can be removed so there are no restrictions to eating or drinking your favourite foods or drinks. Brushing and flossing your teeth is also much easier with Invisalign.
- Comfortable | The aligners are smooth so there are no bulky metal brackets to irritate your gums or lips.
- Barely Visible | The aligners are barely visible and most people will have no idea you are even wearing them.
Did you know that a bad bite or crooked teeth can also impact your overall health?
If you grew up believing that orthodontic treatment is only for children or teenagers, think again. In fact Invisalign was created with adults in mind. Teeth that don’t line up properly are not only harder to keep clean, but they do not function optimally either which leaves you at a higher risk for gum disease and eventually tooth loss. Crooked teeth can also reduce your self-image. As your Mississauga dentist, we are happy to be able to provide you with Invisalign treatment. Just imagine what a beautiful, esthetic smile could do for your confidence in your daily life. Children of all ages can benefit from orthodontics so consider improving your smile with Invisalign today! Invisalign aligners completely transform the standard orthodontic experience.
Does Invisalign in Mississauga Require Special Care?
There’s no question that Invisalign in Mississauga is one of the most innovative orthodontic treatment systems available today. More than eight million people around the world have successfully used Invisalign to straighten teeth consistently without pain.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign in Mississauga is a removable system, but it’s necessary to wear the attachments for up to 22 hours every day. This will ensure that teeth are correctly guided incrementally until they are straight.
Aside from wearing Invisalign in Mississauga regularly, you will need to take some steps to care for your aligners and your teeth. Eating will need to be avoided whenever you are wearing your aligners, and you will need to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth after meals. Water is the only fluid you should drink while wearing Invisalign in Mississauga. Other drinks could stain the aligners or your teeth. Soda and other sugary drinks could leave sugar trapped between the aligners and your teeth, leading to bacteria, a loss of enamel, and decay.
There are small lifestyle changes to adapt to when wearing Invisalign in Mississauga, but the results are worth it. For a perfectly formed natural smile, Invisalign in Mississauga is one of the best solutions. If you have mild or moderate imperfections in teeth straightness or position, you can talk to Dr. Lee about the Invisalign system today.
If you would like to learn more about improving your health and appearance, ask us about Invisalign. Give us a call today at Credit River Dental Centre in Mississauga to schedule your free Invisalign consultation!
Here are a few of the many cases Dr. Lee has done (for full screen viewing, click on image):
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