Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that moves your teeth into the desired position using clear aligners or “trays”. These trays are made from a resilient body-safe plastic material and are customized to fit your teeth. At York Mills Orthodontics, we have been providing Invisalign treatment for our patients regularly for several years. Here are some reasons why you may want to consider clear aligners as potential option:
- Custom Fit
Invisalign treatments are 100% prescribed and customized by your doctor, to ensure predictable treatment and ideal results. The orthodontist takes a scan or an impression of your teeth to make a digital model. The individual teeth on this digital model are then manipulated in a very specific and precise manner by the orthodontist, to achieve the desired treatment goals. Based on the treatment plan prescribed and set up by the orthodontist, the aligner trays are manufactured to facilitate the individual tooth movements. The trays fit snugly and comfortably, around your teeth.
- Easy Maintenance
Invisalign aligners can be temporarily removed when it is time to eat or clean your teeth. Patients can use their regular daily brushing and flossing techniques because they don’t have to navigate around the braces. We recommend that the aligners are on your teeth for 22 hours every day, which means all of the time with the exception of eating and cleaning your teeth.
- Saves Time
Treatment time varies, depending on the specific case. However, clear aligner treatment takes an average of 12 months to complete and doesn’t require as frequent office visits with your orthodontist, as compared to braces. Office visits are typically every 12 weeks. However, this may vary depending on the case.
– The York Mills Orthodontics Team