Dr. Andre Hughes
While misaligned teeth may seem like a superficial problem, they can actually lead to quite a few oral health problems down the road for patients in Toronto, ON. The sooner you correct misalignment issues, you greatly increase your chances for better oral health, and Invisalign can help you get there. Read along as we explore what makes this treatment unique and successful for patients seeking teeth correction at Christie Park Dental.
Traditional metal braces are comprised of brackets, wires, and rubber bands that hold them together. They are permanently placed on the teeth until the orthodontic treatment is completed. But with Invisalign, you can expect the opposite! Invisalign entails treatment using a series of clear, plastic aligners that are placed in the mouth and swapped out for progressive sets. What’s more, the aligners are removable for meals, cleanings, and special occasions such as performances or participating in sports games. Patients can enjoy the convenience of the removable aligners, while also straightening their teeth, in less time than braces to boot.
Let’s take a look at some of the many benefits of Invisalign that patients have told us about. To learn more about other benefits of Invisalign, consult with Dr. Andre Hughes to learn more.
When patients have braces, cleaning between their teeth can feel like a chore and require special tools to reach those hard-to-reach spots. But with Invisalign, you can remove the aligners for easy access to the teeth, making cleaning a breeze. This will reduce your chances of garnering gum disease or tooth decay, which can often be found in patients with metal braces who neglect their oral health.
If you have braces cemented to your teeth, you can’t take them off until your treatment is completed. But with Invisalign aligners, you can remove them for meals, cleanings, and for special occasions. Patients are not restricted to a certain diet, and can clean between their teeth without issue. So long as the aligners remain in your mouth for at least 20-22 hours per day, even while sleeping, then your treatment should finish on time.
Have you heard that metal braces sometimes take years to complete? You’ll be happy to learn that Invisalign treatment often only takes about 12 to 18 months, on average. That could be half the time it takes for a metal braces treatment to be completed. This way, patients can straighten their smile in less time, and won’t have to endure multiple years of treatment that could inconvenience you.
Some patients have asked if the process for receiving the aligners is complicated, but it really isn’t. The first step is to consult with Dr. Andre Hughes here in Toronto, ON to determine your candidacy for Invisalign itself. Once approved, Dr. Hughes will utilize advanced 3D scanning technology to get an accurate model of your jaw and teeth placement.
Using these scans, a treatment plan will be mapped out, with milestones that each tooth has to hit. A specialized lab will create sets of your aligners, and each pair of aligners is meant to be swapped out for the next pair in the series about every two weeks or so. As you go through each pair of aligners, your teeth will start to shift gradually into proper place. Once you have gone through the last set, then your treatment is complete! It’s as simple as that.
Invisalign can be the solution you need to correct your teeth, without the hassle of braces and wires to deal with. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Andre Hughes and explore this infosite to learn more aboutInvisalign.
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