What is Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners are transparent plastic trays that fit snugly over your teeth and gradually straighten them. They are made using the latest digital state of the art technology.
How Does Invisalign Work?
For your clear orthodontic treatment, a series of aligners will be digitally designed. Each pair slightly varies in shape and form from the previous to gradually move your teeth.
How Long Does the Invisalign Process Take?
Together with Invisalign’s specialists, Dr. McCauley and her team will prepare a treatment plan just for you. Each individual case is different, but most patients will be in Invisalign between 6-24 months. The severity of case will determine how long alignment will take.
What Is the Process of Getting Invisalign?
When you decide to have Invisalign done, we will take impressions of your teeth, a special Xray and digital photos. At this point we can provide you with a fair estimate based on previous experiences of other patients with teeth like yours how long the treatment will take.
Once your treatment plan has been developed using all of the information on hand you will return to view a digital simulation of what your teeth will look like and receive your first batch of trays.
Living with Invisalign
During your consultation we will ensure you know how to take the trays in and out and how to clean your teeth to avoid cavities while you wear trays. Typically, you will wear each set of trays for two weeks, 22 hours a day.
When you see your Ottawa Invisalign dentist for regular check-ups we will make sure that all your teeth are moving as expected and give you more aligners to take home if all is progressing as planned.
Invisalign offers a convenient oral hygiene routine. Traditional braces trap food particles and plaque – something that you don’t have to worry about with Invisalign. An added benefit is that since the aligners are removed before you eat, you’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite snacks. All you need to do is brush and floss your teeth after you’re done, before putting the aligners back in.
Straighter Teeth are Waiting for You
If you’ve been wanting straighter teeth it’s time to consider Invisalign clear aligners in Ottawa. Give our office a call today to get started.