Posts for tag: Invisalign
Have you ever wondered how Invisalign treatment straightens teeth without wires and brackets? Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa explain how the Invisalign process work and share some benefits of the innovative orthodontic treatment option.
Consistent pressure is the key
Changing the alignment of your teeth requires constant, gentle pressure. Adding a system of wires and brackets to the teeth is the time-honored way to correct orthodontic issues, but it's no longer the only option. When you wear wire or ceramic braces, subtle adjustments to the wires every four to six weeks help keep your treatment on schedule.
Because there are no wires with Invisalign, there's no need for adjustments. The Invisalign system uses removable aligner trays made out of clear plastic to realign your teeth. Your trays are designed based on a digital impression of your mouth. We'll consult a 3D image to create a series of trays that will address your bite, alignment or spacing issues.
Each tray in the set is designed to be worn for two weeks. Once you reach the end of the two-week period, you'll swap the set you've been wearing for a new set of trays. Trays should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day.
Invisalign offers important benefits
If you choose Invisalign treatment, you'll enjoy these advantages:
- Your appearance won't change when you wear your trays. Unlike metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign trays are virtually invisible.
- Improved Comfort: Pain after adjustments and cut lips or cheeks due to loose wires, common problems when you wear metal or ceramic braces, aren't an issue with Invisalign.
- Convenience: You'll immediately regret your choice if you eat popcorn or another forbidden food when you wear traditional braces. Sticky or hard foods are difficult to remove from wires and brackets and can easily damage them. Food restrictions aren't necessary with the Invisalign system because you'll remove your braces to brush, floss eat and drink.
- Shorter Treatment Time for Adults: Treatment time can be as short as one year for adults. If you're a teen, treatment time typically won't change.
Straighten your smile with Invisalign! Call Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa at (905) 826-4929 to schedule your appointment.
Not so long ago, adults and older teenagers who needed orthodontic treatment didn't have much variety in their options for getting straighter teeth. In fact, the only viable choice was usually to get traditional braces or skip necessary dental treatment. Although many people think of orthodontics as the answer to a cosmetic problem, dentists prescribe braces to fix common bite and alignment issues that can lead to further dental problems and symptoms if left untreated.
Braces tend to be common in youth because malocclusions (problems with how the upper and lower jaw align when the mouth is closed) are easier to fix before the teeth and bones of the jaw have fully developed. But it is never too late to correct a dental problem. With Invisalign, adults and teenagers who are hesitant (or dead set against) traditional metallic braces can get the necessary care with Invisalign.
Straighter Teeth with Invisalign in Mississauga
The dentists at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, Ontario encourage patients to consider Invisalign for their ease, convenience, and effectiveness in treating common bite problems like overbite, underbite, crossbite, protrusion, and spacing and crowding.
After an initial oral exam, a series of clear aligner trays are custom designed for each patient. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks, and can be removed for up to two hours each day for eating, brushing, and flossing. The teeth gradually shift into the desired alignment with each tray, and the entire process is generally shorter than with traditional braces. Invisalign is a good option for most adults and older teenagers who can commit to wearing the trays for the required amount of time, as well as keep regular follow up appointments during the course of treatment.
Contact a Dentist in Mississauga
Thanks to Invisalign, choosing between necessary orthodontic treatment and conspicuous metallic braces is no longer the only option. For more information on how Invisalign works, and whether it is right for you, contact Creditview Dental by calling (905) 826-4929 to schedule an appointment today.
Invisalign is known to many as the easier, less noticeable option for braces. Most people know that Invisalign are clear trays used to straighten teeth and correct bite issues, but do not know much more than that. Luckily, your Mississauga, Ontario dentist can help take you step by step through the Invisalign procedure.
Most people who have misaligned teeth or bite issues, such as crossbite, overbite or underbite, are good candidates for Invisalign. First, a consultation takes place between you and your dentist. This appointment serves to ensure that Invisalign is a great option for you. It is also your time to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have.
Once the consultation is complete, molds and x-rays will be taken of the mouth and used by your dentist to map out a game plan for your treatment. Your Invisalign aligner trays will be made specifically for your teeth, and carefully created to ensure your teeth and bite are corrected properly.
How Invisalign works
A series of clear aligner trays are used to move the teeth and align the jaw. The trays are replaced in succession by the next tray in the series about every two weeks, according to your treatment plan. Since the trays are removable, eating, playing sports, and keeping up with your dental hygiene routine are all just as easy as they were before braces. It is important to remember to remove the trays to brush and floss twice daily. The trays should also be brushed so that they are kept clean and bacteria free.
The aligner trays should be worn all the time, with the only exceptions being when you are eating, drinking, or they are being cleaned. This means that results boil down to willpower and commitment to wearing your aligner trays. You will have dental check ups every four to six weeks so your dentist can be sure that your course of Invisalign is going according to plan.
If you are considering Invisalign, Dr. Brian Kaplansky, Dr. Parneety Randhawa and the staff at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, Ontario can help. Call (905) 826-4929 to schedule your consultation today!
Did your significant other finally pop the question? With emotions running high, it might be hard to figure out where to even start when it comes to your wedding plans. You’re already looking at dresses, tuxedos, caterers, cakes, and reception locations. While these are often the most common things to nail down first when it comes to your wedding, have you considered how your smile will factor into your big day?
Of course you want to look your best before you walk down the aisle. If you’ve been considering a straighter smile for a while, now is the time to book your appointment to find out about clear aligners at our Mississauga dental practice.
A lot of patients want to get straighter teeth. In this case we highly recommend Invisalign. Invisalign is the clear alternative to getting that straighter smile.
The Clear Choice is Invisalign
With Invisalign treatment in Mississauga you don’t have to worry about metal mouth. Invisalign consists of a series of clear removable aligners that you typically wear between nine to 15 months. We highly recommend Invisalign if someone is planning to get married in a little over a year. If a wedding date is coming up sooner, however, Invisalign is still a great option because no one will be able to see it.
Since Invisalign is removable, you have little interference during the day, meaning:
· You can take out Invisalign to enjoy your favorite foods
· You can brush and floss without brackets and wires blocking the way
· You can speak clearly
· You can smile with confidence
If you’re planning a wedding in the near future but also want to get that perfect smile before your special day, then call Drs. Brian Kaplansky and Parneety Randhawa’s dental practice in Mississauga at (905) 826-4929, or request an appointment online.