Invisalign® treatment is an innovative orthodontic treatment that involves a customized, clear teeth aligner that slowly promotes movement in your teeth, resulting in straighter teeth and a more aligned smile. This clear teeth aligner acts like braces in that it moves your teeth to optimize your bite pattern and the aesthetic of your smile. However, the clear, removable design is discreet and convenient, allowing you to take out the aligner to eat, drink, brush your teeth, and clean the aligner itself. Since 1997, Invisalign® has helped millions of individuals improve their smile and align their bite pattern.
Because of its simplicity and versatility, Invisalign® can be customized to fix a wide variety of dental issues. Like traditional metal braces, Invisalign® can correct tooth placement by slowly moving your teeth. Those who suffer from crossbite, overbite, or underbite conditions often experience pain in the mouth and jaw. This can be treated by the Invisalign® treatment, as it works to correct your bite pattern.
With a simple assessment, we can analyze your bite pattern and smile to determine how to best correct your teeth. From there, we can design a custom series of clear, plastic aligners that will slowly move your teeth and correct your smile.
Invisalign® aligners are designed for ultimate comfort and a secure fit. They are made from SmartTrack plastic material, which provides superior movement control with increased accuracy and up to 75% more predictability. Each aligner is constructed by a 3D printer, ensuring absolute precision and accuracy in design.
Our trained dental professionals use top-of-the-line technology to create a planned series of aligners that will slowly move your teeth for an optimal smile and bite pattern. Because the entire process can be planned with cutting-edge software, it is much more efficient and accurate compared to traditional braces. Our team includes some of the best dentists in Guelph, and we will utilize this technology to create 3D images of your teeth throughout the entire process to ensure each adjustment gets you closer to your to that smile you've always dreamed of.
Made from modern SmartTrack material, each aligner is clear and subtle while providing a snug, secure fit over your teeth. The clear design makes the aligner virtually invisible, preventing any embarrassment or anxiety that comes from the look of metal braces. With the Invisalign® aligners, you can show off your smile with confidence throughout the entire treatment process.
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign® is that you can take it out whenever you want. Rather than having metal brackets and wires cemented to your teeth, the Invisalign® aligners are much more similar to temporary retainers; you can take out the aligner whenever you want, allowing you to enjoy your favourite food and drinks and brush your teeth without any added complication or pain. As well, you can remove the aligner while playing sports that require a mouth guard or playing wind instruments.
Not only are Invisalign® aligners convenient on a daily basis, but they also require fewer dental check-ups. While braces need to be tightened on a monthly basis, Invisalign® aligners only require one appointment every few months. Your dentist will often give you a 6-12 week supply of aligners at once - each with subtle changes to promote the movement of your teeth from week to week. Since you will often wear an aligner for 1-2 weeks before disposing it and moving on to the next one, you can go months without seeing the dentist for a check-up. At Guelph Family Dentistry, your comfort and convenience are among our top priorities.
Designed for a snug fit and to promote subtle movement, the Invisalign® treatment plan is more comfortable and less painful than metal braces. Metal braces need to be tightened on a monthly basis; when they are tightened and adjusted, it causes significant pain until the patient's teeth can adjust to the new tension levels. Instead of dramatic adjustments on a monthly basis, Invisalign® promotes slow, consistent movement with subtle adjustments every 1-2 weeks as you move on to the next aligner. These subtle changes cause less strain on your teeth, allowing them to move at a slower, more consistent pace.
Invisalign® treatments are much less invasive than metal braces. Braces require a dentist to adjust the tension of the wires by hand, which involves a great deal of pressure, pushing, and pulling on your mouth and jaw. Metal braces also require more frequent cleaning, which means a dentist or dental hygienist must work inside your mouth to clean around the brackets and under the wires. Invisalign® treatments require little to no invasive procedures beyond the initial analysis.
Invisalign® aligners require a much more condensed, shorter treatment schedule than traditional metal braces. Braces often require 1-3 years for average patients and even longer for more complicated cases. Invisalign® treatments can show significant improvement in just a couple of months. In fact, some adjustments are complete in as little as 3 months.
Guelph Family Dentistry offers a variety of dental products for our patients. Our team of trained professionals is well-equipped with up-to-date technology to offer you convenient, comfortable dental services.
For more information or to book an appointment for an Invisalign® assessment, Speak to one of our dental experts at 519-265-5115 or contact us here.