What does your best smile look like? Straight, with no gaps, bite problems or crowding? If you lack these smile characteristics but wish to change the health and appearance of your teeth, Invisalign clear aligners — provided by your dentist at Creditview Dental in Mississauga — may be for you.
Invisalign has numerous advantages, including helping teens and adults feel confident during and after treatment.
How Invisalign Changed Orthodontics
Helping to straighten crooked smiles since the late '90s, Invisalign clear aligners have offered patients a newer way to correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues, such as improper bite (malocclusion), gaps, crowding, overjet, tooth rotation and more. Treatment time can be less than that of traditional braces and the smooth, biocompatible aligners can be discreet and are removable for brushing, flossing, meals and snacks.
Who can wear Invisalign aligners?
Many teens and adults can. Just come see your dentist at Creditview Dental in Mississauga for a special examination and Invisalign scan. Your dentists can tell you if the treatment is right for your unique needs and lifestyle.
If it is, the Invisalign lab will custom-make 18 to 30 snap-on aligners, which will progressively shift your teeth into positions that are healthier and easier to clean. While you wear your aligners (for 20 to 22 hours per day), almost no one will notice them thanks to their low profile! When treatment is over, you'll wear a customized retainer to help maintain your new smile.
Benefits of Invisalign
Adults are enjoying the benefits of a better-aligned smile. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists says that a full 20% of people undergoing orthodontic correction are over the age of 21. Many choose Invisalign as their orthodontic system because Invisalign aligners:
- Don't case oral irritations the way metal braces can
- Can be removed, allowing you to eat whatever you wish and brush and floss with ease
- Predictably move teeth according to special computerized scans and imaging
- Are super-thin and less likely to cause any speech problems