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WHAT IS INVISALIGN®?

Invisalign® is a corrective procedure that can help improve your smile by straightening your teeth in an innovative way. Invisalign® is typically considered an alternative to traditional metal braces—but how does this procedure actually work? Let’s take a closer look at Invisalign, how it works, and how you can get Invisalign when you need teeth correction.

How Invisalign Works Throughout Your Treatment

Invisalign® is a customized aligner that needs to be changed every 2 weeks for a period that can range from 6 months to 18 months or potentially longer depending on the corrective needs of your teeth. Invisalign is very similar to detail retainers which are designed to keep your teeth from shifting; except Invisalign is a treatment which will move and align your teeth gradually over time.

Invisalign® can be effective for people who need correction with the following issues: gapped teeth, crowded teeth, and milder bite problems including crossbite, open bite, overbite and underbite.

INVISALIGN® VS. TRADITIONAL BRACES

While both Invisalign® and traditional braces have the same end goal, they reach that goal in many different ways. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® does not require any drastic alterations or life changes on the part of the person wearing them. Patients can take out their Invisalign aligners when they need to brush their teeth, floss, or even eat and drink; compared to traditional medical braces, where patients cannot remove them whatsoever, Invisalign® provides much more convenience.

Another reason why many people prefer Invisalign® is its stealthy appearance. Traditional metal braces have visible wire and bands; and while bands can today be made in various colours to give a more pleasant appearance, they are still highly noticeable. Invisalign®, on the other hand, is a clear aligner which will not be visibly noticeable to just about anyone who counters the patient in their day-to-day lives.

INVISALIGN®: HOW TO GET IT

Getting Invisalign® is a relatively simple procedure.

The first step you need to take is to consult your doctor about your eligibility for Invisalign®. Your doctor will be able to examine your teeth and then help you decide what benefits Invisalign may have on your smile. The process will involve getting a digital scan of your teeth which will help your doctor create a customized treatment plan–and you can even get a digital preview of how your new smile will look after treatment!

The next step is to get your Invisalign® aligner custom-made for you using special scanning technology. There is no need for goopy teeth moulds or annoying wait times–the scanning system is fast, and accurate, and will help Invisalign® create the perfect alignment trays for your teeth.

When your first set of Invisalign® aligners is finished, you can pick them up and start wearing them. You will receive new sets of aligners over time, which you will need to switch to as your teeth become more and more corrected while using Invisalign®.

And that’s it! If you are interested in getting Invisalign®, contact Oxford Family Dental today to discuss your treatment options.

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