Straighten your teeth discreetly with Invisalign® in Burlington, ON
If you’ve noticed that seemingly everyone around you has straight teeth and beautiful smiles, you may be wondering how they got there. In many cases, their secret might be Invisalign®! This revolutionary method of straightening your teeth is discreet, effective, and lets you enjoy your current lifestyle without worrying about uncomfortable and unsightly metal brackets and wires.
How Invisalign works
Invisalign consists of a series of custom-designed invisible teeth aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the optimal position for a straight smile and a healthy bite. The process starts with an initial consultation to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. During your consultation, we will take images of your teeth, as well as digital impressions, which we use to plan out your treatment. Using these images, you can see what your end results will look like before you even start your treatment!
Your series of clear aligners will be fabricated in an Invisalign laboratory using a comfortable, BPA-free plastic. Once they are ready, you come into the office to pick them up and we will go over how to take care of them, how often to wear them, and schedule your first check-up. Generally, patients wear the aligners for two weeks at a time before switching to the next set in the series, and you should wear them for a minimum of 22 hours a day—any time you are not eating, drinking anything but water, or brushing and flossing your teeth.
Each patient’s treatment plan is unique, but on average, patients complete their treatment within about one year. After your treatment is complete, we give you a comfortable retainer to wear while you sleep that will help you maintain your straight, healthy smile.
Who is a good candidate?
Invisalign can be a great option for adults who want straight teeth but don’t want to undergo treatment with traditional braces. It can be used to treat a variety of tooth and bite alignment issues, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bite
It is important to understand that Invisalign is not the best choice for everyone. Some patients with more severe misalignment or bite problems will achieve better results with traditional orthodontic treatments. Dr. Nguyen will help you determine whether Invisalign is right for you.
Adult orthodontics at Tansley Woods Dentistry - Dr. Thelam Nguyen
What is adult orthodontics?
At Tansley Woods Dentistry, one of the services we provide to our patients is called adult orthodontics.
I am a general dentist, but I do perform adult orthodontics in our office. Adult orthodontics is a procedure where we realign your front teeth primarily into a more aesthetic position.
What are the methods used to perform adult orthodontics?
The first way we do it is called 6 Month Smiles®. That’s the procedure where we use clear braces and white wires to attach the braces onto your teeth.
This procedure will take six months on average to get the results patient would like.
Another method that we use is called Invisalign®. Most people know it as a non-braces treatment where you have to wear clear aligners to move your teeth.
Following a diagnosis, we would tell how many clear trays are needed to be worn in order from tray one until you finish.
How long does Invisalign® take to show results?
On average, it is one to two weeks per tray. The ideal number of hours to be wearing the trays per day is 20-22 for the process to work.
The advantage of Invisalign® is not having to wear braces. You can eat anything solid you want. You can take the tray out when you are eating and put it back in when done.
Feel free to give us a call to get the perfect straight smile you always wanted.