Invisalign in Waterloo
Are you unhappy with your smile? When looking in the mirror or at photos, have you felt self-conscious that your teeth aren’t straight? If so, Invisalign could be the answer to achieving straight teeth and the smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign is an excellent alternative for people who wish to improve their smile without wearing traditional metal braces. If you’re looking for Invisalign in Waterloo, call (519) 885-0810 or complete the online booking to schedule a consultation.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses an aligner system of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth gradually. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is much less noticeable, so you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing you’re doing it.
We will discuss your treatment goals at your initial consultation and assess whether Invisalign is right for you. We will take photos, digital scanning, and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create your treatment plan. We will then begin the process of creating your custom aligners. Your aligners are designed to move your teeth into the desired position slowly, so the shape of each aligner is slightly different, eventually straightening your teeth.
To help the aligners fit well, we may place attachments on your teeth. Attachments are small tooth-colored buttons that are bonded to your teeth. They act as anchors to help move your teeth more efficiently. In some cases, they may be required for treatment to succeed. Not all patients will require attachments, but if they are necessary, we will discuss this with you during your initial consultation.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. You’ll need to wear each plastic aligner at all times except when eating and drinking liquids other than water. This will amount to approximately 22 hours a day. To achieve the best results, you must stick to this hourly requirement.
You’ll wear each aligner tray for about two weeks before moving on to the next one in the series. The length of treatment will vary depending on the severity of your tooth alignment problem. The general treatment time is 9-18 months. As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will gradually straighten into their final position.
How To Care for Invisalign Aligners
To keep your aligners clean and your teeth healthy, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene habits. Here are some tips for taking care of your aligners and your teeth:
- Take your aligners out before eating or drinking anything other than water.
- Brush your teeth and aligners before putting them back in your mouth at least twice daily. You should also floss once a day.
- Clean your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild formula toothpaste. Do not use hot water, as this can distort the shape of your aligners.
- Store your aligners in the Invisalign case when you’re not wearing them.
Don’t smoke while wearing your aligners, as this can cause yellowing.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Invisalign is an excellent alternative for people who want to improve their smile without wearing traditional metal braces. Invisalign is also less noticeable than braces.
Other benefits include:
- You can see your new smile before you get started because Invisalign uses computer imaging to show you what your teeth will look like after treatment.
- Invisalign is more comfortable than braces because there are no wires or brackets to rub against your gums and cheeks.
- Treatment is usually shorter than with traditional braces.
- You can still eat all your favorite foods by removing the aligners.
- You can brush and floss your teeth more easily because no wires or brackets can get in the way.
Is having crooked teeth making you self-conscious? Invisalign can help. They can give you a great smile without the need for traditional metal braces. Visit us at Parkside Drive Dental to begin your Invisalign process. Our experienced staff will guide you each step of the way as you reach your goal of getting a smile you can be proud of. If you live in the Waterloo-Kitchener area and are searching the internet for ‘invisalign dentist near me’, visit our Waterloo Dental clinic. We are located at 550 Parkside Drive, Unit A5, Waterloo, ON. Call (519) 885-0810 to schedule an appointment or complete the online booking form.
How long does Invisalign take?
The length of Invisalign treatment will vary depending on the severity of your tooth alignment problem. The general timeframe for treatment is 9-18 months.
What can Invisalign not fix?
Invisalign is not recommended for people with some dental issues such as severe crowding, bite problems, or certain types of jaw misalignment. These issues can only be corrected with traditional braces.
Is Invisalign treatment right for me?
The only way to know if Invisalign is right for you is to visit an orthodontist or dentist for a consultation. They will be able to assess your case and advise you on the best course of treatment.
Parkside Drive Dental is located in South of the Conestoga Parkway in the plaza on the northeast corner of Weber St. N and Parkside Dr.