Your smile is often the first thing noticed when you meet new people. If you are embarrassed by your smile because of crooked teeth or gaps, it could give off the wrong impression. Still, many adults are hesitant to spend years wearing braces. Luckily, traditional metal braces are no longer the only option for straightening teeth effectively. Invisalign is an alternative to braces for adults who wish to discreetly straighten their smile. This dental treatment offered to patients of Esquire Dental Centers in North York, will ensure that you are flashing a beautiful smile in no time.
Invisalign Treatment Explained
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to shift your teeth into the ideal positions. Instead of brackets and wires, the series of custom-designed aligners are fabricated for your unique smile and can often straighten your teeth in less time than traditional braces for adults.
Invisalign is an excellent option for patients who have the following concerns:
- Crowded teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
While Invisalign is an effective treatment for many different orthodontic issues, it’s not always the best solution. During your consultation, we’ll be able to determine if you have more severe orthodontic issues that may require traditional braces.
Benefits of Invisalign Treatment
Our patients in North York love Invisalign for many different reasons, including:
- Straighter teeth without having to wear unsightly metal braces
- Comfortable, clear aligners that don’t’ cause irritation to the inside of the cheeks or gums
- Ability to take the trays out so that you can enjoy all your favorite foods without limitation
- Practicing good oral hygiene is easy, which cuts down on decay during treatment
- Treatment time is often less than traditional orthodontics, which means having a straight smile is closer than you think.
- You can see the results of Invisalign as treatment progresses.
Getting started with Invisalign
If you are ready to make the leap and get started with Invisalign, the first step is to schedule a consultation at Esquire Dental Centers in North York. During this visit, we’ll discuss what you don’t love about your smile as it is today and your goals for the future. After a full evaluation including a visual exam and digital images, we’ll be able to determine whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you.
If we decide to recommend Invisalign treatment, we will use specialized computer software and imaging to generate a visual of what your results will look like after treatment. This information is used by an Invisalign laboratory to create your custom-fabricated series of aligner trays. Once your aligners are ready, we will provide them to you along with instructions for wearing them. The success of Invisalign treatment depends on compliance, so it’s important to wear the aligners for the recommended number of hours every day. Trays are swapped out approximately every two weeks for the next set in the series and we will also schedule periodic check-ups to monitor the progress of treatment.