Invisalign Dentist Ottawa

Clear Aligners in Ottawa

It is never too late to resolve, or at least to improve most orthodontic concerns. It is always worthwhile to inquire about your particular case and options. Fortunately, some less intrusive and more “attractive” alternatives are now available to many who require orthodontic treatment. If, for whatever reason, you are concerned about the potential look and discomfort of traditional braces -clear aligners like Invisalign provide a comfortable and aesthetically more pleasing (almost invisible) alternative for you.

College Square Dental provides a full range of services for every member of your family, from toddlers to the elderly. A healthy smile is a beautiful smile. To maintain your oral health.

Invisalign braces are clear aligners that sometimes provide an alternative to classic braces for teeth-straightening treatments. They are removable and almost invisible, making them more stylish and attractive and easier to clean.

Here is how it works: your dentist will first discuss and explain your individual treatment plan and process with you. Once you decide to go forward with the treatment, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. Then, your personalized set of clear plastic aligners will be made for your individualized treatment. Each set of your custom-fit aligners will contribute to correcting your teeth bit by bit. As you move through your set, every aligner gently moves your teeth into a slightly new position. Once your teeth have adjusted to the shape of one aligner, a new aligner will replace the old one and continue the correction until you have reached the final aligner and completed your treatment.

Invisalign is suitable for correcting a variety of dental issues, including:

 Crowded or crooked teeth: teeth need an appropriate amount of space-otherwise, they can end up misaligned, overlapped, or tilted. Crowded teeth are harder to care for properly, making them more susceptible to plaque, caries, and gum disease.

 Gap teeth or excessive spacing: aside from being a cosmetic concern, having large gaps between teeth can cause dental problems. An accumulation of food residue can attract harmful bacteria, impacting your dental health by making you more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.

 Underbite: an underbite occurs when your lower front teeth sit in front of your upper teeth in a biting or closed position. This becomes problematic as your teeth lack proper support from their upper counterparts. An underbite can cause problems with biting and chewing and often leads to jaw pain.

 Overbite: while a slight overbite is considered ideal, more severe cases can lead to similar problems as an underbite.

 Crossbite: a misalignment of upper and lower teeth in a closed position of your mouth.It can affect one or more anterior (front) or posterior (back) teeth and cause jaw pain, frequent headaches, tooth decay, and even sleep apnea.

 Open bite: a condition whereby a gap persists between the upper and lower front teeth. There is simply no contact. This can lead to increased wear on your back teeth and may interfere with speech articulation (lisp).

While the time to complete your treatment will depend on your particular situation and the severity of your case, the average timelineis usually between 12-24 months. It is important to note that Invisalign is not able to correct all orthodontic issues. It may not be able to help in more severe or complex cases, in which case regular braces will be required. However, if you used to wearbraces and your teeth have moved slightly back again, Invisalign may help. If you are concerned about orthodontic issues, speak to your dentist, who will evaluate your case and help you decide whether Invisalign is a suitable solution.

Frequently Asked Question

How long does treatment with Invisalign take?

Generally speaking, thelength of your Invisalign treatment will depend on the complexity of your case and how much movement is required to achieve the desired result. However, on average, a typical Invisalign treatment can take between 12 and 24 months for adults. For teens, itusually takes between 915 months.

Your dentist can give you a better estimate of the treatment duration based on your individual needs.

Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, you can enjoy your beautiful smile for years to come! We recommend visiting your dentist for regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene to maintain this result.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign depends on your case’s complexity and other factors, such as how long you need to wear the aligners. Most people can expect to pay between $5,000 and $8,000 for their Invisalign treatment. However, we recommend speaking to your dentist for a more accurate cost and treatment duration estimate.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with Invisalign treatment?

As with any orthodontic treatment, there are a few risks and side effects associated with Invisalign. The most common of these are minor tooth discomfort, gum tenderness, and excessive salivation. However, these side effects should resolve within a few days of wearing the aligners.

Your dentist can provide you with more information about the risks and side effects associated with Invisalign treatment at College Square Dental.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, custommade aligners made from smooth, comfortable plastic. The aligners gradually shift your teeth into the desired position without the need for traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing the aligners are virtually invisible!

How Does Invisalign Help to Straighten Teeth?

Invisalign braces use a series of clear plastic trays called aligners to move teeth into their desired position gradually. The aligners are custommade for each patient based on the dentist’s prescription. They fit snugly over your teeth and apply gentle pressure that moves them into the correct alignment. The trays must be worn for at least 2022 hours a day, preferably all day and night, to be effective. As yourteeth move, new aligners will be issued about every two weeks until the desired result is achieved.

How does Invisalign work?

Your dentist will provide you with a series of aligners that you must wear for two weeks at a time and then switch to the next set of aligners in the series. As your teeth move into the desired position, more aligners are added until the final result is achieved.

Contact our Dentists Today

Whether you want to address a slight orthodontic misalignment or need a major correction to straighten your teeth, we can help you. To receive more information or book your appointment, contact our dentists in Ottawa today at 613-695-4877.