Misaligned teeth can affect more than just your appearance. Having teeth that don’t line up correctly can contribute to wear and tear and can move your jawbones out of position. Although many adults resist the idea of traditional braces, many choose Invisalign for a more comfortable, less visible means of orthodontic treatment.

Advantages of Invisalign

Instead of using metal braces and rubber bands to create tension on the teeth and move them into proper position, this innovative approach uses trays made of clear plastic. Each tray is constructed slightly differently to move the teeth a short distance. The configuration of the trays is determined based on molds and digital pictures taken of your teeth. [pullquote]Instead of using metal braces and rubber bands to create tension on the teeth and move them into proper position, this innovative approach uses trays made of clear plastic.[/pullquote]

You’ll wear each tray for about two weeks, during which time your teeth will move slightly. Then you’ll switch to the next tray and see additional shifting of your alignment. Most people begin to see results after the first two or three trays.

Best of all, you can remove the trays to eat and for special occasions. When you remove them, you’ll be able to see the progress made on your smile—something that is difficult to see with traditional braces.

Is Invisalign Right for You?

If you have minor misalignment, small gaps, or a misaligned bite, consult with our dentist to see if this treatment will work well to give you a perfect smile. To be a good candidate, you should:

•    Have realistic expectations of the results of the treatment
•    Be willing to care properly for your aligner trays
•    Be willing to wear the trays at least twenty-two hours every day

As with most orthodontic treatment, full results will take from twelve to eighteen months and sometimes longer. Your dentist will tell you how long it’s likely to take during your initial consultation. He’ll also provide instructions on how to care for your trays and how to take care of your teeth during your Invisalign treatment.

If Invisalign could be a solution for your smile, contact Georgian Dental, serving Orillia and surrounding areas at 705-739-6725 to schedule an informative consultation.