Invisalign are customized, clear, removable orthodontic aligners, alternatives to metal braces, used for correcting the tooth malalignment. After an initial consult, your dentist will take a digital scan of your mouth to create a customized treatment plan for you. The images from these scans are then used for the fabrication of your set of aligners, which comes as a series of trays. You get the next tray every week after your dentist clinically assesses the progress, till the treatment is completed.
An added advantage that metal braces have over Invisalign is they are more controlled & high amount of force, & accomplishment of predictable tooth movements. In some cases, Invisalign alone is not the best treatment choice; like severely rotated and tipped teeth, deep overbites, open bites, large gaps between the teeth, skeletal malocclusions which might require some surgical intervention.
The different treatment options for patients wanting orthodontic treatment are Metal brackets, Ceramic brackets, Lingual Braces & Invisalign.
The comprehensive cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the duration of your treatment, the severity of the case, the extensiveness of the issues to be corrected and if there was a conjoined treatment plan of braces followed by Invisalign. After an initial consultation, your dentist will provide you with a treatment plan & the options best suited for your case. Taking all of that into consideration, they would be able to give you a time estimation & comprehensive cost of the complete treatment.
After getting Invisalign, it takes a week or two, for the patient to get used to it. Invisalign is not painful, although slight pressure might be experienced by the patients. This sensation of pressure is the gradually shifting or movement of teeth, which ultimately aligns the teeth. The discomfort goes away in a day or two, but if it still persists, your dentist can give you dental wax to apply to the edges or he can smoothen down the edges for you.
With people getting more aware & conscious about their smiles, adults and teens are both found equally interested in a feasible option to get their teeth fixed. For those whom traditional braces are not a treatment choice, due to either aesthetic reasons or a hassling caring routine, Invisalign is the next best option.
If you are in Etobicoke or GTA, come in for an initial consultation with our dentist Dr. Hassanein. After assessing the case requirements and treatment needs, the dentist will provide you with a treatment plan & the options best suited for your case. Taking all of that into consideration, they would be able to give you a time estimate & comprehensive cost of the complete treatment.