Straighten Your Smile in Downtown Toronto
Are you happy with the positioning of your teeth? Maybe you have a perfectly straight smile… and that’s great! Or, maybe you could benefit from some orthodontic treatment to correct any crookedness that may be affecting your bite, and your self-esteem.
Some patients may be hesitant about wearing traditional braces to correct their smile. Achieving straighter teeth may not be worth the obvious, not-so-subtle appearance of metal wire and brackets in the mouth. If you’re one of those patients, you might be happy to hear that there’s a much more modern and discreet solution to correct your smile: Invisalign.
InvisalignÂ® invisible aligners are thin, clear appliances that are custom-created to fit snugly on your individual teeth to correct mild to moderate malocclusion, or improper teeth positioning. Patients who use InvisalignÂ® will generally see results after one year or more of wear, and are often extremely happy with the outcome.
About The Process
The dentist will first determine whether you are a candidate for InvisalignÂ®. If so, he or she will typically take various photographs of your face and teeth, as well as x-rays and impressions that will be used to produce a computer simulation (using InvisalignÂ®‘s ClinCheck) of the anticipated repositioning. The mockup is adjusted as necessary on the computer, and with this image, you’ll be able to see what your teeth can look like after your treatment. It’s pretty cool!
Once you are happy with the simulation, it will be used to construct a series of plastic aligners. Each set of aligners should be worn for about two weeks until a new set of aligners is required, and this process will generally repeat until the ideal tooth positioning has been achieved. Retainers will be used for a period of time after treatment to ensure that the teeth don’t move from their new positions.
So Many Advantages…
Patients prefer using InvisalignÂ® clear aligners to correct their misalignment compared to traditional braces because:
- The aligners are virtually invisible and undetectable, providing a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
- They’re more hygienic, since patients are required to remove aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water.
- They’re more comfortable to wear, as there are no brackets, bands or wires that can potentially cause irritation to the soft tissues of the mouth.
- Patients can enjoy the same diet without needing to avoid certain foods, since aligners are removed before eating.
A beautiful smile for years to comeâ€¦
Are you finally ready to make a change? We’d love to help. Book a consultation with us today to learn how Invisalign® can give you a beautiful, straight smile. If you’re looking for a dentist near Ryerson, we’re quite easy to find!