What is Invisalign?
Invisalign® is a custom-made aligner that is interchanged roughly every two weeks for a period of six to eighteen months, or longer depending on the severity of misalignment.
Is Invisalign Better than Traditional Braces?
Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign® is one of the most convenient methods to straighten teeth, requiring patients to make almost no life changes to accommodate the treatment. For example, patients can take out Invisalign® when brushing, flossing, eating, or drinking—a significant advantage over traditional metal braces that make good oral hygiene more difficult, but also are especially prone to damage when eating hard or chewy foods such as corn on the cob and potato chips. Because Invisalign® mouth trays are transparent (nearly invisible), patients using Invisalign® aligners can straighten their teeth without embarrassing metal brackets and wires taking away from the natural look of their smile. Invisalign® is also gentle on cheeks and gums—unlike traditional metal braces, which contain sharp edges that can scrape or cut the inside of the mouth.
Is Invisalign painful?
Most patients experience no discomfort wearing the smooth, invisible aligners. There may be mild pressure associated with tooth movement when the aligners are changed, but this is temporary and typically resolved with over the counter pain medication.
Is Invisalign the Correct Solution For Me?
Due to the unique circumstances behind each orthodontic patient, it may be best to consult with a dentist or orthodontist to determine if Invisalign® treatment is right for you. In general, Invisalign® aligners may correct some common dental problems including:
- Gapped teeth
- Mild bite problems (including overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite)
- Crowded teeth
Choose The Best Invisalign Provider
Villanova Dental Studio in Stittsville, ON offers Invisalign®, a clear braces system to straighten crooked teeth and address mild to moderate malocclusion. Virtually invisible, Invisalign allows patients to discreetly straighten their teeth without the stigma of traditional metal braces. With cosmetic Invisalign aligners, anytime is a good time to get a straighter smile.
Ottawa dentist Dr. Ami Barakat has years of experience and advanced training in the use of Invisalign for orthodontic care and is an Invisalign Preferred Provider located in Stittsville.
Schedule A Dental Exam
Dr. Barakat offers free Invisalign consults in our Stittsville dentist office. To schedule one for you or your child, contact us at (613) 655-9966 or request an appointment online.