Say goodbye to misaligned or crooked teeth with Invisalign from Pacific Dental Smiles. Invisalign is a great alternative to metal braces since it uses clear, removable teeth aligners.
There are several advantages of using Invisalign. One of which is it doesn’t interfere with one’s appearance since the aligners are transparent. Invisalign is also removable, which makes eating and cleaning the teeth easier. This avoids plaque build-up and tooth decay often associated with metal braces. In addition, there are no food restrictions when using Invisalign compared to having metal braces.
Based on studies, Invisalign is equally as effective as metal braces but takes less time. The study shows that ordinary braces take an average of 35.92 months while Invisalign only takes 12-18 months.
How It Works
Before the braces are created, the patient undergoes a series of bite registrations, tooth impressions and x-rays to determine the design of the aligners. These materials are then sent to the laboratory and used to create the aligners.
Aligners should be worn at least 20 hours a day for three weeks. But the patient is free to remove it when eating, drinking or cleaning the teeth. Once the treatment is completed, the dentist may recommend the use of retainers to maintain its results.
Interested to learn more about Invisalign? Contact our Ontario dental clinic office today.