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. Now, discrete Invisalign orthodontic treatment is available from our Mississauga dentists.
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, ON, 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 2 weeks and can be removed for up to 2 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 followup appointments during the course of treatment.