Things You Should Know About Invisalign

Invisalign Clear Aligners in Burlington, ON

Today, we’re diving into the world of Invisalign – the revolutionary approach to straightening teeth. If you’re considering Invisalign as an option for orthodontic treatment, there are some key things you should know.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear, custom-made aligners to gradually move teeth into their desired position. Unlike traditional braces, these aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.

Benefits of Invisalign

  • Aesthetically Pleasing: Since the aligners are clear, they’re much less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
  • Comfort: Invisalign trays are made of smooth plastic, making them more comfortable than braces with wires and brackets.
  • Convenience: You can remove the aligners for eating, brushing, and flossing, making oral hygiene easier to maintain.
  • Customized Treatment: Each aligner is custom-made to fit your mouth and specifically designed to move your teeth in the right sequence.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of aligners, each for about two weeks, before moving on to the next set in the series. Each aligner is slightly different, gradually shifting your teeth into place. The total treatment time varies but typically ranges from 12 to 18 months.

Ideal Candidates for Invisalign

Invisalign is suitable for both adults and teens with the following dental issues:

  • Mild to moderate crowding or spacing
  • Certain types of bite issues (like overbite, underbite, crossbite) It’s important to consult with Dr. Zemskova to determine if Invisalign is the right choice for your specific needs.

Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners

  • Clean your aligners regularly to prevent staining and buildup.
  • Remove them while eating or drinking anything other than water.
  • Wear your aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours per day for optimal results.

Schedule your consultation

Invisalign offers a discreet, comfortable, and effective way to achieve a straighter smile. If you’re interested in exploring this option, Lakefront Family Dental in Burlington, ON is here to guide you every step of the way. Schedule a consultation with us to see if Invisalign is right for you!