Straighten your teeth with Invisalign
Traditional braces can fix crooked teeth, however the metal look is not ideal for those who want a subtler teeth-straightening solution. Fortunately, modern-day dentistry has given us another option! Invisalign trays are a great alternative to traditional metal braces, introducing us to a clear, removable and comfortable solution for teeth straightening.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign trays are custom-fitted to your mouth. When placed in the mouth, these trays work to apply gentle pressure to your teeth resulting in a gradual shift over time until they’re in the correct place. Expect to visit us frequently throughout the process as we’ll be adjusting and providing you with new aligner trays over the course of your treatment until you’ve reached your end goal. Invisalign treatment times vary from patient to patient.
Why choose Invisalign?
Treatment time is often quicker with Invisalign than traditional braces due to the frequency of tray changes. Patients with metal braces can experience irritation to the teeth and gums from metal brackets, which does not exist with the Invisalign trays. The appearance of Invisalign is a clear winner over metal braces; trays are clear and virtually invisible. Furthermore, Invisalign trays are removable – with the ability to remove the aligner trays, you can brush and floss your teeth more thoroughly without the obstructions that traditional braces present. The ability to remove the trays for meals and social functions is also an added bonus. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete!
What does the Invisalign treatment entail?
Invisalign treatment begins with an examination of the current condition of your teeth with digital X-rays and a digital impression of your mouth. A custom treatment plan will be formulated based on several factors. Your Invisalign aligner trays will be fabricated out of clear plastic and custom-fitted to your teeth. These trays exert a small amount of pressure to your teeth, slowly adjusting their position and orientation over time. During this time, periodic visits to your dentist will be required as new sets of aligner trays will be provided to you and evaluations of your treatment’s progress will be conducted.
If you’re looking for an alternative teeth straightening solution to metal braces that is subtle, removable, and less intrusive, contact our Saskatoon dental office to learn about Invisalign! We’re happy to assist you in choosing the right option for your teeth straightening needs.