Family Dentist Bells Corners

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign clear aligners are an orthodontic technology available for teens and adults of all ages. Enjoy a straighter smile with no wires or metal brackets. Invisalign makes it easy and convenient to straighten your teeth predictably and efficiently.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern, comfortable and convenient way to straighten your smile without using bulky metal appliances. Each of the aligners is so thin and clear, most people won’t know you have anything over your teeth.

Virtual treatment planning moves your teeth into the correct alignment using computer software. You’ll even be able to see a digitized mock-up of your results before treatment begins. Each tooth is adjusted individually alongside its neighbouring teeth in a systematic manner. From there, the aligners are 3D printed and ready to wear.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners instead of wires and brackets. Each pair of alignment trays are made specifically to move specific teeth. You’ll wear a set of aligners approximately two weeks before replacing it with the next set in the series.

As you progress from one pair of trays to the next, each tray is shaped differently than the last. The minor changes place gentle pressure at key points throughout your smile, gradually nudging those teeth into the desired placement. 

The Invisalign system has been used for over 20 years and is the industry leader when it comes to transparent, removable braces systems. Today, most Invisalign competitors base their systems on the same 3D CAD/CAM imaging and tooth alignment technology that was pioneered by Invisalign developers over two decades ago.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

Invisalign is discrete and comfortable, making them an excellent choice for adult orthodontic patients. With no wires or brackets, you don’t have to worry about anything irritating the inside of your mouth.

Traditional orthodontic patients often avoid certain foods that can damage their braces or get stuck under wires. Our patients with Invisalign simply take off their aligners at each meal. Easily eat what you like without any restrictions. 

Plus, it’s easy to keep your teeth clean after you eat. Simply brush your teeth and place the aligner back in your mouth. There are no brackets or wires to clean around.

With Invisalign, you can enjoy fewer visits to the dentist. Just follow your home care instructions and stop by for a brief follow-up about once every other month. During your assessment, we will check the progress of your bite and deliver the next set of trays for you to take home. Always wear your aligners as prescribed to prevent any treatment delays.

An aligned bite can also reduce your risk of:

Advantages of Implant Therapy

Dental implants are statistically the most predictable and long-lasting treatment option for patients with missing teeth. These restorations are modeled after natural tooth anatomy for functionality as well as aesthetics.

When properly integrated, dental implants help strengthen your bite, preserve natural bone structures, and are non-invasive to adjacent teeth. Plus, they’re permanent. A well-maintained implant can last for the rest of your life.

What is Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign Teen is an invisible braces option for teens who want a discreet alternative to braces. Invisalign Teen works in the same manner as traditional Invisalign.

Teens love that they don’t have to change their diet because of the versatility that aligners have to offer.

Invisalign Teen is a great option for young adults who are self-motivated and can manage important responsibilities, such as changing out their trays as directed and wearing them the appropriate length of time each day. Invisalign Teen has built-in wear indicators that make them easier to monitor throughout your teen’s treatment. Replacement aligners are also available in case one is accidentally misplaced or broken. 

Candidates for Invisalign Treatment

Are you a candidate for Invisalign? Adults of all ages or responsible teens may want to consider removable aligners to help correct:

Depending on your situation and tooth alignment needs, Invisalign treatment may require as little as six months (for minor tooth movement or cosmetic cases) to 18-24 months (for more complex/severe tooth misalignment.) The average case takes approximately 12 months to complete. We can provide you with a more accurate timeframe during your initial consultation. 

Although Invisalign is considered part of a comprehensive treatment for managing periodontitis, we do need to make sure your smile is healthy first. Any active infections such as tooth decay or aggressive gum disease will likely need to be addressed beforehand. 

Reserve Your Invisalign Consultation Today

Call Family Dentist Bells Corners now to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your teen. Flexible financing options are available. We proudly serve families across Nepean and Ottawa, as well as Bells Corners.