Invisible dentistry is changing the way people approach braces. With the Invisalign innovation, you can get a clear smile without compromising your oral health.
Our dentists at the Northern Dental Centre find that the most common worry patients have is whether braces are going to change the way they look.
Unfortunately, they do and it’s why some patients who need them have avoided them in the past. But now we’re happy to offer the Invisalign clear smile braces product as part of our range of services.
Here’s what you need to know about it.
How Invisalign Works for You
These products are revolutionary because they act in the same way as braces without changing your smile. The process is nearly exactly the same too.
A 3D digital scan, using our intra-oral camera, is taken so that an external lab can create the aligners that will be fitted into your mouth. Every aligner is different, which is why we have to take the scan. The invisalign aligners are crafted to your mouth’s precise specifications.
The aligners then arrive at our dental lab, where we will show you how to fit them.
Why Invisalign is so Powerful
These Invisalign braces are so powerful because they give you a clear smile through a special thermoplastic material. Only if you examine the wearer up close can you detect that they’re there at all.
They’re a better option for patients who’re self-conscious about changing their look through having braces installed.
These aligners are nearly indestructible, unlike normal braces, so you don’t have to worry about any malfunctions. They’re invisible and indestructible, which makes them superior to other oral alignment options.
What are the Advantages of Using Invisalign?
We go out of our way to explain to our patients at the Northern Dental Centre what the benefits are of using this oral alignment option.
There’s no evidence to show that you’re having your teeth straightened in the first place. Your look will be exactly the same throughout the entire process.
Plus there are no special care requirements for taking care of Invisalign. All you have to do is rinse it with warm water every time you take it out. Each individual straightener is worn for around two weeks before replacing it with the next aligner.
Finally, they provide better protection for your teeth because they’re easy to clean and the risk of additional teeth staining is minimal.
The metal braces, on the other hand, are difficult to clean and food can easily get caught inside. This could compromise your oral healthcare and make it more difficult to maintain a healthy mouth.
If you want to find out more about how you can take advantage of this new innovation in dentistry, call us today at 780-532-1786.
FAQ's For Invisalign
Are Invisalign teeth straighteners suitable for me?
If your teeth need to be straightened these are suitable for you. You can’t be allergic to them and they can be adjusted to suit the current positioning of any set of teeth.
How long do I wear them for?
They need to be worn as directed by our dentists, for 22 hours a day over the course of two weeks. You will book follow up visits with Northern Dental Centre, where our dentists will provide you with the next straighteners in the series and track the progress of your case.
Remember that orthodontic treatment takes time and there are many steps involved before optimal results are achieved. Our experienced doctors will review this with you and ensure that you are informed every step of the way.
How do they work to straighten my teeth?
Your teeth are gradually pushed into a straighter position. This happens at an acceptable, natural pace, so there’s no discomfort during the process. They’re more effective than any other option because they’re guaranteed to leave you with perfectly straight teeth.
Are they unhygienic to wear for such long periods?
No, they don’t attract bacteria or anything else that could hurt your oral health. Just rinse them with warm water every day and occasionally brush them with a soft toothbrush. They’re swapped out every two weeks, so you don’t need to worry about any infections or cavities.
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