Invisalign is an effective and comfortable orthodontic treatment that aligns your teeth correctly – just like traditional metal braces. But the system is more comfortable and modern, and easier to wear, too. Instead of metal wires, the Invisalign process uses a series of clear aligners that will position your teeth. The aligners are shaped from images that are computer-generated and based on a digital scan of your teeth that’s taken by your dentist.
The Invisalign Process
The modern, easy-to-wear Invisalign system works by gradually moving your teeth into straighter positions. Clear plastic aligners are changed over the course of your treatment, so that every week or few weeks, when you place a new aligner into your mouth, your teeth are just a little bit straighter. Each tray is shaped for teeth that are just slightly straighter than your teeth. The result: a gentle pressure that moves your teeth to meet the aligner gradually.
In short, instead of using fixed metal wires that pull teeth into a new position, Invisalign uses clear aligner molds that shift your teeth in a new position as they move to fit the aligner shape.
Patients using Invisalign visit the dentist about once every six weeks, to be sure that the treatment is progressing properly.
Why Choose Invisalign?
You’ll find a range of advantages for selecting Invisalign over standard metal braces. First, because they’re made from clear plastic, they’re almost invisible to other people. Second, they can be removed for 2 to 4 hours every day. Metal braces on the other hand are visible, and must be worn all the time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – even if they can be uncomfortable.
Lastly, you’ll find that metal braces may require you to change your dental hygiene routine and change your nutritional choices. But by choosing Invisalign trays you’ll brush and floss normally by simply removing the trays. This also allows you to eat the foods that you love without any risk that metal braces and wires are coming loose.
Invisalign works well for most ages. They’re the modern alternative to a traditional orthodontic treatment with metal braces, and an unobtrusive way to get a straighter smile no matter what your age.
- Easy to wear
Do note, however, that it’s important that you can wear them as directed – every day or the treatment may not work.
Costs for Invisalign
The basic cost of Invisalign may vary in Toronto depending on your dental needs, but they can be either a little less than traditional braces or a little more.
At Kingwest Dental Studio, we can help to assist you with financial inquiries for Invisalign. We’ve partnered with Splitit Financing as a courtesy to our patients. In fact, we’re the first in Canada to do so. And we can help you assess how to make Invisalign the most affordable overall, and accept most forms of payment including debit cards, credit cards, cash, and checks.
Ready to Learn More about Invisalign?
If you’re ready to learn more about Invisalign, we’re here to help Just reach out to us today, and our team will be happy to schedule a consultation or discuss your options for painlessly straighter teeth.