Dr. Andre Hughes
At Christie Park Dental we get a lot of questions from our Toronto patients. When it comes to their treatments, we encourage them to ask questions, but lately we’ve been hearing a lot of the same questions as well. We’ve gathered some of the more common questions here and have answered them for your convenience. Read along to get the answers you need, and let us know if you have more questions about Invisalign.
Absolutely; there are very few cases, if any, that cannot be treated by Invisalign, and these are usually extreme cases that involve severe dental issues. Invisalign has been used to correct:
However, the only way to know for sure for your case, is to consult with Dr. Andre Hughes at Christie Park Dental. During this one-on-one meeting, Dr. Hughes will evaluate your oral health, take scans of your smile, and let you know about your eligibility for Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign costs about as much as traditional braces do, but that’s the only similarity they share. Patients have told us time and again how Invisalign was well worth the time it took, especially when that treatment time and benefits tend to outweigh that of braces. Contact your dental insurance provider to find out more about your coverage, or bring your most up-to-date insurance information with you to the consultation appointment.
In general, keep the aligners on for at least 20 to 22 hours a day, even while sleeping. The aligners should only be removed for mealtimes, cleanings, and special occasions like participating in sports games or performances. So long as you keep them in your mouth for this consistent period of time each day, you should have no issues completing your treatment on time. Keep in mind that neglecting to wear your aligners for multiple days will lengthen your treatment time.
Not at all! Unlike braces, which are permanently attached to your teeth for the duration of your treatment, Invisalign aligners are flexible and can be removed. In addition, you swap out each set of aligners for the next set every few weeks from our office. As you can see, Invisalign is pretty versatile, giving our patients a freedom that can’t be found with braces.
It all depends on their age. Your child may qualify for Invisalign only after all of their permanent teeth have erupted. This typically occurs beginning age 10, so check with Dr. Hughes to ensure that your child’s teeth are ready to undergo orthodontic treatment.
Yes, you can, but be sure to let us know about your travel plans so that your treatment can be planned accordingly. Your Invisalign aligners will need to be swapped out for a new set every few weeks, so it’s important that you let us know if you’ll be out of town.
Do you have more questions that weren’t answered here? Don’t hesitate to contact us with your question, and learn more about Invisalign by exploring this infosite. Dr. Andre Hughes and our team at Christie Park Dental are ready to help you achieve that ultimate smile goal.
Dr. Andre Hughes
745 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON M6G 1L6
Monday: 10AM – 7PM
Tuesday: 10AM – 7PM
Wednesday: 10AM – 7PM
Thursday: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday: 9AM – 3PM