Whitby Invisalign – Your Best Option for A Straighter Smile
Invisalign is a popular option for adults and teens that are looking to improve the appearance of their smile while avoiding conventional braces. Invisalign is made up of clear plastic aligners that straighten the teeth faster and more comfortably that traditional metal braces. Once a patient starts invisalign treatment at Downtown Whitby Dentistry, they will be advised to see Dr. J every six weeks and will be given a new set of aligners every two weeks or so.
Since Invisalign was launched in the 1990s, it has quickly grown in popularity.
1. It’s effective
These clear braces can fix most issues involving tooth alignment, including simple issues like crooked teeth to serious problems like over and underbites, overcrowded teeth and crossbites. All of these conditions can cause jaw problems, tooth decay and gum disease, making Invisalign a very attractive way to prevent serious, uncomfortable and expensive treatments down the road. To get the full effect, patients must wear their Invisalign trays for 20-22 hours a day. Wearing them for less time will mean that the overall timeline of your treatment is extended.
2. It’s nearly invisible
Invisalign works through the use of transparent trays that align the teeth. These trays are nearly invisible in the mouth, helping to ease much of the anxiety around getting braces. On top of that, patients with Invisalign remove the trays to eat, brush and floss, so the old problem of food getting caught in your braces is now a thing of the past.
3. It’s comfortable
Invisalign system was created with comfort as a top priority. It’s easy to remove them to eat, drink, brush or floss, and they’re much gentler on your mouth, applying less pressure than the standard metal braces. The trays are made of a smooth plastic that won’t damage the mouth, and there are no metal wires that can cause cuts and scratches.
4. It’s faster
Invisalign corrects most adult orthodontic issues in less time than conventional braces. Adult patients typically need the aligners for 12-18 months, while teens will need them for a similar amount of time as traditional braces.
While every case is different, requiring a different level of care and number of aligners, the cost of Invisalign is usually similar to the cost of conventional braces, and is covered by many dental insurance plans. At Downtown Whitby Dentistry, we can also arrange for a convenient payment plan to help you achieve a straight and healthy smile.
If you have been thinking about enhancing the look of your smile, give us a call to schedule your Invisalign smile consultation with our Whitby dentist.