Invisalign® Waterloo

Waterloo West Dentistry
Invisible Aligning System

What is an Invisalign® Treatment?

Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth. This advanced clear aligner system will straighten your teeth gradually, without the undesirable look of traditional metal braces. Invisalign® is nearly undetectable, so you can achieve straight teeth without being self conscious in the meantime.

Aligner Trays

A series of clear aligner trays gradually shift your teeth. Because of the clear aligners, they are nearly invisible.

Removable Aligners Reduce Risk of Gum Disease
Aligners should be worn at least 22 hours a day, but they are easily removable, for eating and brushing your teeth. This helps you maintain better oral hygiene, to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Invisalign® Attachments

To help the aligners fit and work better, attachments may be put on your teeth. They are little, tooth-colored tabs affixed to your teeth that anchor the aligners for more efficient correction.

Why Should You Correct Misaligned Teeth?

Benefits of Straightening Teeth

A major reason that people look to straighten their teeth is for aesthetics, to get a beautiful smile. However, there are other reasons to undergo orthodontic treatment for better-aligned teeth. While even, straight teeth make for a great smile, they also make for a more healthy smile.

Misalignment of your jaw can cause jaw pain and headaches. Also crowded or misaligned teeth are harder to clean, putting you more at risk of tooth decay, gum disease and other dental issues. For example, when teeth are not even, forces on them are uneven, so your teeth are likely to wear down faster or even break. Invisalign® can even help prevent gum recession and bone loss.

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Correct Crooked Teeth Invisibly

Consultation and Treatment Plan

When you come into Waterloo West Dentistry for a consultation, we will make sure you are a good candidate, and develop a custom treatment plan. The length of your treatment will depend on how misaligned your teeth are, but most cases are corrected in under 18 months. Invisalign® isn't recommended for those with severe crowding or jaw misalignment, but your dentist will be able to confirm if you are able to benefit from Invisalign®. Invisalign® will correct overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and crookedness. It can also fix crossbites, where upper teeth bite inside lower teeth, and overbites, which is the opposite situation, with lower teeth biting over upper teeth.

As part of the planning process, digital scans and impressions of your teeth will be taken. These are used to create your custom aligners, also known as trays, as well as to give a visual of how you will look at the end of treatment. You will be given a series of custom trays to wear, in a set sequence, with each tray to be worn for about two weeks. Each one will gradually move your teeth more into the correct alignment. Attachments may be used to help the process. Aligners need to be worn all the time, unless eating and drinking, for about 22 hours a day.

Why Choose Invisalign®?

Benefits of Invisalign® Treatment

Get a healthy smile, for better aesthetics and improved function. There are definite advantages to correcting teeth alignment, but how you do it is important, too. An Invisalign® treatment will straighten your teeth as well as metal braces in most cases, and in the same length of time, or less! Checkup appointments are easier with Invisalign®. Invisalign® offers additional advantages over traditional braces:

  • Invisalign® trays are very thin and light, so very comfortable, compared to the metal braces, which are bulky and scratch. They are especially good for eating, since you can remove these clear aligners easily.
  • Because you can easily remove the aligners, unlike traditional braces, you can clean your teeth better, for better oral health, with a reduced likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease.
  • You can be more confident with the aesthetics of Invisalign®; braces are a long-term commitment, but you don't have to be self conscious for months on end about your braces, with this invisible treatment.
Misaligned Teeth?

Invisalign® Treatment

Visit us today to start your Invisalign® treatment plan. If you are self-conscious about your crooked teeth, or if you have issues eating or speaking because of misaligned teeth, our Ontario dental office in Waterloo can help. If you were hesitant to correct your teeth because you were concerned about the look or comfort of traditional metal braces, Invisalign® is an excellent alternative. Our Waterloo West Dentistry professionals are experienced in Invisalign®, and have helped many orthodontic patients achieve straight teeth with Invisalign® in Waterloo.
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Caring for Your Teeth andInvisalign® Trays

Oral Hygiene  and Care

Care for Invisalign® aligners is easy, but it is important to ensure you maintain excellent dental hygiene. You can take your aligners out whenever eating or drinking anything other than water, which makes it easier for you to eat and helps protect the aligners as well. Smoking or drinking coloured liquids while you wear them could cause the trays to become discoloured.

You can remove them to clean your teeth, making it easier to keep teeth and gums clean and healthy. Take your Invisalign® aligner out twice a day to brush your teeth. Flossing daily, as normal, is also recommended. Aligners can be cleaned with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste, but do not use hot water, as this could warp your aligner. You should also use the Invisalign® Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets as advised by your dentist. When not in use, store your removable aligners in the protective case.

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