Orthodontics and Invisalign
Your Orthodontics or Invisalign Provider in Burlington
One Family Dental offers braces and Invisalign to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. Not only can this be a functional improvement, but also often leads to an improved bite and notable change to your smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a replacement for traditional braces. Made of medical plastic, Invisalign uses an orthodontic system to align your teeth. By gently guiding your teeth into a planned set of locations, Invisalign corrects teeth placement. It is a custom solution made uniquely for every mouth. There is no use of wires or brackets like there are in regular braces.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign can help patients with a variety of concerns, such as spacing, overbites, crowding, underbites, and open bites. The top advantage is that, unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is practically invisible. Most adults don’t desire a metal mouth, but would rather opt for something else bold and visually pleasing.
Additionally, Invisalign has a comfort factor that traditional braces do not. You can take out Invisalign for daily hygiene and eating. This means your diet doesn’t need to change as drastically as it would with traditional braces. However, Invisalign should still be worn at least 22 hours a day. Invisalign may even stay in a patient’s mouth for as little as 3-5 months, but typically 12-18 months.
There are an array of Invisalign case types, which can differ by the number of aligners your case needs. At a professional office, you can be sure the best case will be picked for you based on the amount of tooth movement you require.
Step one is for the dentist to take an impression of your teeth and then get some images. The images and impressions are used to create a unique plan to correct the position of your teeth. From there the images and impressions are sent to a lab where a manufacturer will use three-dimensional modelling software to create your series of Invisalign aligners. You will have several aligners made. This typically ranges from 18 to 30 aligners made for most patients. An aligner is meant to be worn for two weeks and then the next aligner in the scheduled series is worn. Patients are typically expected to visit their dental care professional every six weeks.
Speak with one of our dentists at One Family Dental for a comprehensive orthodontic assessment and recommendations.