INVISALIGN® in Barrie

Utilizing Invisalign and Clear Correct

An Invisalign® treatment includes distinctly mapped sequences of clear plastic trays, which are custom-made to reposition the teeth gradually. Our dentists rely on computer imaging tools to come up with 3D models of what your teeth look like before the treatment and how a series of aligner trays will align the teeth. You will be shown a graphic representation of how the results will look like.

 

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Invisalign Braces In Barrie

Crooked teeth not only make you feel awkward in front of people but can also make it hard for you to clean between the teeth. This can cause decay over time. The issue is traditional metal braces are pretty comfortable both socially and physically. Therefore, most people opt for methods of straightening teeth that are more appealing. Invisalign® is the best solution for you. Our Barrie dentists have training in the Invisalign® method and lots of experience helping patients get the perfect smile with ‘invisible’ braces. They are ready to answer any question you may have. Get in touch with our experienced Invisalign Barrie dentists today to find out more.

INVISALIGN IN BARRIE

FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign alignment is one of the treatment options for people with misalignment issues. The aligners are customizable for every patient’s dental formula – we use modern three-dimensional imaging technology. The aligners are invisible and clear.

Invisalign aligners require replacement every two weeks, during which they force the teeth to move to the correct position. They are very comfortable and removable, making them one of the most convenient solutions. You can clean them without hassle, take them off when eating, and then put them back afterward.

Types of Issues Invisalign Can Correct

You can get Invisalign in Barrie if your teeth are crooked, twisted, or overcrowded. The treatment works for people with wider gaps between teeth or those with biting issues like crossbites, overbites, and underbites. You will undergo an exam before the commencement of the treatment plan to ensure you get the help you need for functional and aesthetic problems.

We strive to understand the needs of our clients during the assessment. Our dentist will ask about any reservations you may have after explaining the benefits and possible drawbacks of Invisalign braces. We will also share all the orthodontic solutions that can work for your situation. The goal is to help you make an informed decision.

How Invisible Braces Work?

If you wonder how to fix crowded teeth without braces, Invisalign alignment is a good alternative. Our dentist will examine your gums and teeth and take x-rays to establish the suitability of Invisalign for you.

The making of the aligners relies on the accuracy of the impressions of your mouth taken by the dentist. The Invisalign aligners must fit your teeth like a mouthguard.

Through x-ray imaging and using the right measurements, we can customize your treatment. This guarantees that the aligners are made to perfection and fit snugly. To ensure precision during customization, the aligners match the contours of the teeth and push them to the correct position gently over time. The results are not instant.

The number of aligner trays you will need to achieve the perfect smile will depend on how much your teeth need to be shifted. Most patients will need 20 to 30 aligner trays. These trays are worn at two-week intervals. To get fast and great results, you need to wear Invisalign® invisible braces aligners both day and night. You should only take them off when brushing, flossing and eating.

The invisible braces Barrie are effective with or without wisdom teeth. Therefore, you can continue with any planned extraction without interfering with the alignment. The aligners work gradually, but they are still more effective than other options.

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INVISIBLE BRACES

SIMPLE PROCESS FOR BETTER RESULTS

Getting Invisalign in Barrie in Three Simple Steps

The orthodontic treatment involving Invisalign in Barrie Ontario, flows seamlessly from the first time you contact our offices to when you get the invisible aligners. We ensure you get the desired results within the shortest possible time, though that varies with every person.

Expect the following steps when you come to us for Invisalign treatment:

First, we schedule a visit for a thorough exam of your gums and teeth. We may take x-ray scans at this point to ensure we get the correct measurements and come up with an accurate prediction of the appearance of your teeth after the treatment. We also try to create impressions of your smile as the alignment progresses to show your transition.

The second step involves the creation of custom aligners that are an exact match for your dental formula. We use a smooth plastic material that does not cause irritation when you wear the aligners. They are also comfortable and not easily visible – you can wear them in public discreetly. You can also remove them and place them back at your convenience. However, they require replacement after every two weeks.

The final step is commencing the treatment. The comfortable and removable nature of the Invisalign aligners means you can use them without making significant lifestyle changes. The most important aspect to remember is the bi-weekly exchanges. Get new aligners at two-week intervals. You can calculate the number of Invisalign aligners you will use by estimating the treatment duration. For instance, if you need 40 weeks to complete the process, you will change the aligners 20 times. This is necessary because your teeth will also be aligning over that period.

Please note that the aligners are more effective when you minimize how frequently you remove them. Only do so when eating, brushing, or flossing. You can get a custom retainer to keep the teeth straight after alignment.

Deciding if Invisalign is the Right Choice For You

Choosing between traditional braces and Invisalign can be daunting. The treatment plan is not for every dental issue – some cases require traditional braces. Some considerations that can help you make that determination include:

Effect on your lifestyle

Think about how the aligners will impact your daily routine. For instance, you must remove them every time you eat. That allows you to eat your favourite foods, such as steak, snacks, and candy, but it can also be inconvenient. However, maintaining regular oral hygiene is easy with Invisalign because you can take them off whenever you brush or floss.

It is also advisable to consider your commitment level to the treatment plan, depending on your regular schedule. You must have the aligners on for at least 22 hours every day.

Pain level

Traditional braces often require adjustments or tightening, which are painful processes. However, Invisalign aligners are made from a plastic material, which makes them more comfortable. They are also less invasive, but you may feel pressure whenever you get a new set.

Visibility

Invisalign alignment is more suitable for adults with orthodontic issues because the plastic aligners are less noticeable compared to wire braces. The thin plastic fits perfectly on the teeth, enabling you to have conversations at close range without feeling uncomfortable.

Cost

Invisalign treatment involves regular changing of aligners, which comes at a higher price. Your dental insurance cover can offset some of the costs.

Dental issue

Invisalign treatment may not solve some dental issues. It works best for people with crossbites, gaps, underbites, crowding, or overbites. We will discuss the best orthodontic treatment for you after an exam.

WILL INVISIBLE BRACES

WORK FOR YOU?

Invisalign® vs. Braces

Benefits

Advantages of Invisalign® vs. Metal Braces

Each Invisalign® aligner tray is designed to exert a specific amount of force on specific teeth within a set timeframe. The controlled force is what enables you to complete your treatment in about one year. When compared to metal braces.

Invisalign® excels because the entire process is:

  • Faster
  • More comfortable
  • Highly effective
  • The aligners are almost invisible
  • The aligners are removable
  • Being removable makes it easy for you to brush and floss

We are a Family Friendly Practice

At our Molson Park Dental Office, we are happy to offer family dentistry services. Our dentists work with patients of all ages. Our focus is to build trust and comfort throughout the whole dental visit process. Contact us today to find out more about our services.

We are a Family Friendly Practice

At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

Practical Reasons for Invisible Braces

For a majority of patients, the traditional metal braces are pretty effective. The main problem, however, is that metal braces are quite obstructive. Invisalign®, on the other hand, enables you the convenience of taking out the aligner trays in specific situations such as when brushing your teeth, eating or flossing. This is not the case with metal braces which may get in the way of professional or personal situations like:

  • Reunions
  • Weddings
  • School dances
  • Job interviews

Are you dissatisfied with your smile because your teeth are crooked? Invisalign® may be the solution you need. Give us a call today to find out more about our Invisalign® invisible braces. We serve patients in Barrie.

FAQs – INVISIBLE BRACES IN BARRIE QUESTIONS ANSWERED

How painful is Invisalign treatment compared to other options?

The Invisalign treatment option is painless compared to traditional braces that require screwing and adjusting wires regularly. The use of plastic instead of metal also makes Invisalign more comfortable. However, most people feel slight discomfort when beginning to use a new set of aligners every two weeks.

Do Invisalign braces affect my ability to speak?

Invisalign braces do not interfere with any of your abilities. You can eat, talk, and carry out your chores without worry. The aligners only influence the arrangement of your teeth. However, it is possible to experience a slight difference during the first few days as you get used to wearing them.

Are there any specific health benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign can reduce the rate of wear and tear of the enamel. Straight teeth enable even and less forceful bites that reduce chances of wear and cavities. The treatment also increases the ease of cleaning the teeth, reducing tooth sensitivity, possible infections, or progressive tooth loss.

Is a retainer necessary after completing the treatment successfully?

Yes. There is a possibility your teeth may move back to their original position even after straightening by Invisalign. A retainer keeps that from happening by applying pressure that maintains them in their new position. Please note that the need for a retainer differs with each person. We can help make that determination.

What is the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces?

The flexibility, comfort level, and discretion that Invisalign provides are the main distinguishing factors between the treatment and traditional braces. Traditional braces may cause irritation, scratch the cheeks, and increase the difficulty of oral hygiene practices like brushing. Invisalign is a more expensive option, but the benefits make it worthwhile.

What happens if I forget to wear the aligners for a day?

Forgetting to wear the aligners can make the treatment ineffective. The teeth can relapse to their original state, forcing you to start the process afresh. Try to retrieve the aligners as soon as you can. Contact Molson Park Dental Offices immediately if you lose or forget your aligners.

How frequently can I remove my Invisalign aligners?

You can remove the aligners anytime you want, but it is essential to remember their effectiveness depends on how long you wear them. The general requirement is to leave them on for at least 22 hours daily. Only take them off when brushing or eating.

Can my insurance pay for Invisalign treatment?

Your insurance company and premiums determine whether you get coverage for Invisalign. Many reputable insurance providers have such covers, but others only allow partial payments. Some do not pay if the treatment is for cosmetic reasons only. Confirm before seeking treatment.

Can other people see the aligners when I wear them?

Invisalign aligners are more subtle. They are unnoticeable unless someone pays close attention to your teeth. That means you can still hold conversations without worrying about attracting too much attention. However, there can be discoloration when you take coffee or wine, making them more noticeable.

Will I spend more on Invisalign than on traditional braces?

The cost of Invisalign treatment varies with every person depending on the extent of the damage to the teeth, but it is usually higher compared to that of conventional braces. The process of moulding Invisalign braces and changing them frequently increases the cost significantly, but you do not experience irritation.

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