When you are unhappy with your smile, people will notice. Crooked, improperly spaced teeth is the number one complaint amongst patients seeking orthodontic treatment, but many are hesitant to commit to years in traditional metal braces. If you are one of those people, there is another option. Invisalign is a clear, discreet method for straightening teeth and it is available from the team at R Dentists in Mississauga, ON.

Patients may need teeth straightening for a variety of reasons. Some patients have always had alignment issues that were never corrected. Others have developed crowded or crooked teeth because of shifting over time, sometimes, due to eruption of wisdom teeth or extractions.

What Can Invisalign Correct?

Invisalign can correct many of the same issues as traditional braces such as:

  • Over-crowding
  • Wide spacing
  • Cross-bite
  • Over-bite
  • Under-bite

How Invisalign Works

Before beginning Invisalign treatment, impressions and photos of your teeth are taken so that a custom set of aligner trays can be fabricated. During this time, we can also show you a digital rendering of how your teeth will look after Invisalign treatment.

Once your custom trays are completed, you will be instructed on how to wear them. It’s important to wear the trays for approximately 22 hours every day, removing them only to eat and clean your teeth. The success of Invisalign is dependent on compliance. The more you wear your aligners, the better your results will be. Most patients will see results in 9 to 18 months.

You will be instructed to wear each set of aligners for 7-14 days before changing them out for the next set. Initially the trays may seem a little snug. This is completely normal as they are designed to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment.

Candidates for Invisalign

While orthodontic treatment as often seen as something done during adolescence, clear braces such as Invisalign can benefit both teenagers and adults alike. Many adults love Invisalign treatment because the clear aligner trays are virtually invisible, which makes treatment less embarrassing in personal and professional settings.

For more information on Invisalign treatment in Mississauga, ON call R Dentists at (905) 567-6757

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