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Invisalign Dentist Brampton | 905 Dental

Invisalign Dentist Brampton

As kids, we hear from our parents, our older siblings and other kids at school that eventually we’ll need to get braces. But why do we need them? And why do we sometimes do it again later on in life?

It is a common desire to want straight teeth. But dentists will recommend orthodontics not because of aesthetics but because they want to correct the position of your teeth. It is an added bonus that putting your teeth in the correct position will also make them look nicer. Form will always follow function. If teeth are positioned where they should be then they will last longer, be easier to clean and be less likely to start wearing out and cause issues. Okay, so if I do braces then I’m done for the rest of my life, right? I never have to worry about my bite again? Wrong. This is why we get retainers once orthodontics is complete. Think of retainers as an insurance policy. We will always get relapse because of mesial drift (teeth tend to drift forward as we age) and the daily stress our teeth undergo. In addition, the ligaments around our teeth don’t settle as fast as our teeth do and will try to move things back. Retainers maintain your bite as much as possible and slow this process down. However, life happens and we often forget to wear our retainers or they break and we don’t get them replaced. So, our teeth start to shift again and we end up needing braces again later in life. But the idea of wearing metal braces as an adult is not very appealing. This is where Invisalign comes in.

Invisalign has become increasingly popular with people on Zoom and Facetime meetings looking at themselves 8 hours a day for the first time. Although there are other people on the video calls, instinctively you will look at yourself. And we start fixating on imperfections we want to change. And the first thing we notice is our smile.

If you are in Brampton or in the Peel region, set up a consult with our Brampton Invisalign dentist to find out how an Invisalign treatment might help you. 

Am I a candidate for invisalign?

Bottom line, almost everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. 99% of cases that can be done with braces can now also be done with Invisalign. Invisalign can help correct crowding, close gaps, fix cross bites, widen your arches and correct a deep bite or an open bite. It can do it all. It can even be used in tandem with jaw surgery cases. And the technology gets better every day. Invisalign is even an option for children but compliance often becomes an issue so traditional braces may be a better choice, depending on the child.

What is Invisalign?

What exactly is Invisalign and how does it work? Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic removable trays or aligners to slowly move teeth into position. The trays are customized for each patient using a 3D scan. Composite attachments are placed on the teeth to change the surface area of the tooth and provide anchorage to help move teeth. Elastics can also be used to create space in between the teeth to help correct crowding. Amazing, right? You can fix the position of your teeth by wearing these nearly invisible aligners and no one will even know that you are having orthodontic work done. As amazing as Invisalign is, it requires discipline. The success of any Invisalign treatment is dependent on patient compliance. As your Invisalign dentist in Brampton our advice is that in order to produce the best results, you need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day – you only remove them to brush and floss your teeth and when you are eating or drinking anything other than water. Before putting your aligners back in after eating, it is imperative that you brush your teeth otherwise you increase your risk for cavities and bad breath. Food particles can also hinder tooth movement and can stain your aligners.

How long do I have to wear these Invisalign aligner things?

Well, it depends on your expectations and goals. At our Invisalign clinic Brampton, we try to keep most Invisalign cases to under a year but sometimes it can take closer to 2 years. We can only go so fast when it comes to tooth movement. Going too fast can lead to root resorption (shortening of the roots) and that is not something anyone wants.

Top 11 Frequently Asked Questions about Invisalign

1. What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the art of perfecting your smile by straightening misaligned teeth. With a set of properly aligned teeth, your teeth are not just easier to maintain; the straightened teeth can help with speech impediments as well! 

In addition, ortho patients will often experience increased self-esteem because their aesthetically pleasing appearance will shine through in all aspects:

  • Chewing food properly.
  • Speaking clearly
  • A bright smile brings social benefits, like having more confidence when meeting new people. 

Suppose you have misaligned or crooked teeth. Don’t worry; there is a new way of making your smile look perfect again without wearing uncomfortable and sometimes visually distracting braces. This method is Invisalign!

2. What’s Invisalign?

Invisible, clear aligners that have been around for almost 25 years. They’re proven to be an effective way of straightening misaligned teeth and correcting several dental issues; patients wear a series of plastic trays that gently move their teeth into optimal positions over time – this process takes 8-12 months on average depending on the case.

3. Who Should Get Invisalign?

Bottom line, almost everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. 99% of cases that can be done with braces can now also be done with Invisalign. Invisalign can help correct crowding, close gaps, fix cross bites, widen your arches and correct a deep bite or an open bite. It can do it all. It can even be used in tandem with jaw surgery cases. And the technology gets better every day. Invisalign is even an option for children but compliance often becomes an issue so traditional braces may be a better choice, depending on the child.

You may be a good candidate for Invisalign if you have one of these conditions:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gap teeth
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth

4. Can adults benefit from Invisalign treatment?

While children and teens tend to be thought of as the primary beneficiaries of orthodontic treatment, you would be surprised to learn that many orthodontic patients are adults. And it’s not just because they didn’t get braces as a kid!

Invisalign may help children who have concerns with crowding teeth, overbites, underbites, and open bites. But did you know that Invisalign treatment at 905 Dental can also give you the smile you always wanted as an adult? 

If gaps, overlaps, or misalignment have marred your smile, clear Invisalign aligners can help — no matter your age.

5. What Is Involved With Wearing Invisalign Braces?

Invisalign is an excellent choice for straightening teeth. In the first step, you will receive a 3D rendering of your mouth and jaw from your Invisalign dentist. Next, your dentist will create a personalized plan designed to realign your teeth slowly. 

The Invisalign clear aligners work through a step-by-step process of applying gentle pressure on your teeth, causing your teeth to shift into place gradually. With Invisalign aligners, after a while, patients can sometimes even forget that they’re wearing aligners in their mouth!

Each case of Invisalign treatment is different, though patients will generally move to a new set of aligners every week.

Made from a plastic material called SmartTrack, these invisible braces are comfortable and virtually invisible. So generally, no one can tell you are wearing them – including coworkers or classmates. 

6. What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Treatment?

– Invisalign is excellent for shortening treatment time.

– Effective at treating spacing issues such as crowding or bite problems.

– Are affordable – broadly similar in cost to metal braces.

– They can be taken off for eating and drinking.

– They can be taken off for brushing and flossing.

– You can still eat whatever you wish to eat while undergoing this process!

– Generally need fewer dental office visits to complete treatment than metal braces.

7. What Is the Cost of Invisalign Treatment?

Invisalign treatment is much more affordable than traditional braces. However, the cost depends upon your specific treatment requirement. Costs are based on the current ODA fee guide. Your Invisalign dentist will be able to give you a more precise estimate upon completion of your consult with them.

8. When may Invisalign not be the right treatment?

Invisalign treatment requires compliance. These aligners need to be worn for 20-22 hours daily. Therefore, while this is generally not an issue, for someone with erratic compliance issues, Invisalign may not be the best treatment option.  

Similarly, because Invisalign braces are removable, people who frequently lose things or have a hard time remembering when they left their things, these clear braces might not be the right fit!

9. How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Your Invisalign treatment time will depend on the plan made just for you by Dr. Sam Schlesinger at 905 Dental. Most patients wear the aligners for 8-12 months, but more complex cases could take a little longer. 

Generally speaking, though – Invisalign treatment duration is broadly similar and, on some occasions, shorter than that of metal braces.  

10. Do I have to wear a retainer forever after Invisalign?

When your treatment is complete, and you can get rid of those Invisalign aligners, it’s important to continue wearing an orthodontic retainer for as long as you want to keep your teeth straight and stable. 

11. How Do I Get Invisalign Braces?

Getting Invisalign is simple; schedule a consultation with Dr. Sam Schlesinger at 905 Dental at our convenient Brampton location. We are proud to offer Invisalign treatment as an effective and aesthetic alternative to traditional braces that allow you the option to get straight teeth without brackets or wires! Book your appointment online by clicking on this link: 905dental.ca. Or call us at (905) 451-8388.

The 905 Dental Invisalign treatment process follows three easy steps: 

  1. Consultation 
  2. Customized treatment plan 
  3. Your smile transformed

With Invisalign treatment at 905 Dental, you’ll never have to worry about misaligned teeth again. So, book your consultation today and find out how it’s possible with our friendly team!