Ottawa Invisalign Clear Aligners

Many people think that problems like crooked teeth, overbite, crossbite and crowded teeth can only be fixed when you’re a child. That simply isn’t the case.

Clear Aligners in Ottawa

Many people still think that dental problems like crooked teeth, overbite, crossbite or crowded teeth can only be corrected in childhood. Although it is indeed best to address these issues as early as possible, the idea that they cannot be fixed in later years is not quite true. Generally speaking, it is never too late to resolve, or at least improve most orthodontic concerns. It is always worthwhile to inquire about your own particular case and options. Fortunately, there are now some less intrusive and more “attractive” alternatives 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 Ottawa provide a comfortable and aesthetically more pleasing (almost invisible) alternative for you.

What Is Invisalign in Ottawa?

Invisalign braces are clear aligners that sometimes can provide an alternative option to classic braces for teeth-straightening treatments. They are removable and almost invisible, making them not only more stylish and attractive but also easier to clean.

Here is how it works: your Invisalign dentist in Ottawa 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. Your personalised set of clear plastic aligners will then be made for your particular individualised treatment.

Each set of your personal custom-fit aligners will contribute to correcting your teeth bit by bit. As you move through your set, every aligner will gently move 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 to correct 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 for plaque, caries, and gum disease.

Gap teeth or excessive spacing: aside from being a cosmetic concern, having large gaps between teeth can cause actual dental problems. An accumulation of food residue can attract bad 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: is 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 can cause pain in the jaw, frequent headaches, tooth decay, and even sleep apnea.

Open Bite: is 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 it 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 timeline is 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 wear braces and your teeth have moved slightly back again, Invisalign may help. If you are concerned about any orthodontic issues, speak to your Invisalign dentist in Ottawa who will evaluate your case and help you decide whether Invisalign is a suitable solution for you

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign in Ottawa?

Invisalign braces not only look better than traditional metal braces, but they are also easier to clean and are gentler on your gums and teeth.
Traditional braces are fixed onto your teeth. They are non-removable and you have to wear them at all times, including while eating and sleeping. As a result, they not only tend to collect more food and bacteria, but they are also harder to clean. This, in turn, makes it harder to clean the rest of your teeth properly.
There are also some restrictions in terms of what you can or should eat with traditional braces. Hard and sticky foods are to be avoided, as they can stick to the braces and cause damage to them. Invisalign braces and other clear aligners are removable – this not only makes it easier for you to clean your teeth and keep aligners clean as well, but it also gives you the freedom to eat whatever you like. .
Finally, clear aligners generally cause less malfunctions and “emergencies” than traditional braces. Because of the removable nature of clear aligners, any malfunction is usually easier to fix.
However, it is important to emphasise that clear aligners are not suitable for everyone and every case. Traditional braces continue to play a very important role in orthodontic treatment, and many times they represent the best or the only treatment option available. Often they deliver results where clear aligners would fail.

Does Invisalign Cost More Than Traditional Braces?

The cost for clear aligners like Invisalign is generally similar to that of metal braces. However, the final cost will depend on the length and complexity of your treatment: the longer and more complex your treatment, the higher the cost will be. Make sure to consult with your Invisalign dentist in Ottawa today to evaluate your personal cost.

Contact your Invisalign Dentist in Ottawa 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 your Invisalign dentist in Ottawa today at 613-695-4877.

Frequently Asked Question

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.

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.