Learn more about Invisalign clear aligners from Brandon Dental Centre in Brandon.
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Invisalign is a series of custom-fitted clear aligners that straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
During the consultation process, we use advanced 3D computer imaging technology to help create a treatment plan based on your unique smile.
A series of custom clear aligners will then be manufactured to fit your teeth precisely during each stage of the Invisalign treatment process.
Invisalign clear plastic aligners are designed to realign your teeth in tiny increments throughout your treatment. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks before switching to the next one in the series.
This process will continue until your teeth are in their prescribed, corrected positions. The duration of your Invisalign treatment will be determined by your dentist based on your specific needs.
Your specific needs will determine the length of time that your dentist prescribes for your Invisalign treatment.
Some factors that may determine the duration of your treatment include the misalignment of your teeth or jaw, the shape of your bite, and the amount of movement required to correct the problem.
Invisalign clear aligners are made with USP Class VI medical-grade, high molecular weight polyurethane resins. They are BPA free.
Because Invisalign aligners don't require adjustments or tightening, your dentist will schedule brief appointments with you every 4 to 6 weeks.
During these appointments, your dentist will take the opportunity to review your progress and general oral health, answer your questions, and adjust your treatment as required.
The features of Invisalign include:
The cost of your personalized Invisalign treatment will vary depending on the degree of realignment and length of treatment needed for your unique case. For instance, the more severe the malocclusion, the more aligners you'll need and the more your treatment will cost.
In many cases, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to that of traditional orthodontic treatment (braces).
You might find that Invisalign fits comfortably into your daily routine!
Because you can take your aligners out whenever you need to eat, drink, brush and floss, that means no dietary restrictions and easy brushing and flossing.
Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning you can take them out to eat. As a result, there are no dietary restrictions when it comes to Invisalign, so you don't have to miss out on your favourite foods!
To avoid staining your clear aligners, we recommend removing them when you consume beverages such as wine, coffee, or dark sodas.
The number of Invisalign clear aligners you need will depend on the goals of your personalized treatment.
Only your dentist can give you an accurate estimate of how many aligners you will need, based on a careful evaluation of your bite during an initial consultation.
Yes! Anyone with healthy teeth and gums could potentially qualify for Invisalign.
More and more adults are deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment these days, in large part because options like Invisalign have become available.
Yes! Teens can absolutely be candidates for Invisalign - in fact, Invisalign has created a line of aligners to meet the unique needs of teenagers.
Invisalign Teen aligners have compliance indicators on them (small blue dots that fade away after wearing the aligners for two full weeks) to help teens track their treatment.
They also come with eruption tabs that provide space for second molars and prevent them from growing in crooked.
For most patients, the average time between changing sets of Invisalign aligners is roughly two weeks. Your dentist will tell you exactly how often you should switch out your aligners.
Rinse your aligners each time you remove them to wash away dry saliva and plaque that can result in dental decay and bad breath.
Soak your aligners using denture cleaner, Retainer Brite, and/or the official Invisalign cleaning crystals.
Brush and floss your teeth before you put your aligners back in. Good oral hygiene is key to maintaining healthy teeth and avoiding cavities and decay. Failing to brush and floss properly can trap food debris and bacteria between your teeth and aligner, increasing your risk of dental problems and bad breath.
Clean your aligners with a clear, anti-bacterial soft soap. Clear anti-bacterial soap is an excellent and inexpensive way to keep your aligners clear, fresh, and free from harmful bacteria.
Brush your aligners gently so as not to scratch them, and then rinse off the soap. Then you're done!
Invisalign aligners are removable so you can play sports without worrying about causing damage to your aligners.
However, keep in mind that Invisalign aligners must be kept in for a minimum of 22 hours a day, so plan your time carefully.
We also strongly recommend investing in a sports mouthguard to protect your teeth, because orthodontic treatment can cause your teeth to loosen slightly as they shift into their new positions, and this can make them more susceptible to damage.
Yes! It's simple: take out your aligners to play your instrument, and pop them back in when you're done.
Your Invisalign clear aligners come with a case; this is where you should put your aligners whenever you take them out.
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