No one wants crooked teeth. Making you feel awkward around others, misaligned teeth make it difficult to fully clean between your teeth, which can lead to tooth decay. The trouble is that traditional metal braces can be equally as uncomfortable with long treatment periods, both physically and socially.
Instead, adults and teenagers can opt for a more appealing method of teeth straightening: Invisalign®. Barrie/Toronto dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick is trained in the Invisalign® method and has extensive experience helping patients achieve straighter smiles through these “invisible” braces. He is happy to answer all of your questions about Invisalign® and determine if this option is right for you.
How Invisible Braces Work
Invisalign® treatment incorporates a distinctly mapped out sequence of clear plastic trays that are custom made to gradually reposition your teeth. Dr. Chapnick uses computer imaging tools to create a 3D model of what your teeth look like before Invisalign® and how the series of aligner trays will move your teeth throughout the process. You will even be able to see a graphic representation of the end result of your Invisalign® treatment!
The total number of aligner trays that will be made for your teeth will depend on how your teeth need to shift in order to straighten them. Most patients require between 20 to 30 total aligner trays, which are worn for two-week intervals. For the quickest and best results, you should wear the Invisalign® invisible braces aligners all day and night—taking them out only to eat, brush and floss.
Each custom-made aligner tray will provide the appropriate amount of force on specific teeth in just the right timeframe. For most patients, this controlled process allows you to complete your Invisalign® treatment in approximately one year.
Benefits of Invisalign® vs. Metal Braces
Invisalign® tends to win over metal braces because the process is:
Practical Reasons for Invisible Braces
Traditional metal braces are very effective for most patients, but they can be very obtrusive in your smile. Invisalign® allows you the convenience of removing your aligner trays for specific situations where metal braces may get in the way of your personal or professional situations, such as:
If you are unhappy with your smile and want to learn more about Invisalign® invisible braces, please contact our Barrie or Toronto dentist office to arrange a consultation with Invisalign® Premier dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick.