There is no doubt that everyone would like to have nice white straight teeth. Don’t resent the fact that your parents never had you wear braces when you were a child. As well you should stop thinking you are too old to straighten your teeth. It’s understandable that as an adult you are more concious about your appearance and wouldn’t consider wearing metal train tracks on your teeth for a few years, so think about Invisalign.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners. Aligners are changed every two weeks until your treatment is over and “voila” your teeth are straight. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the ﬁnal position prescribed by your dental practitioner. What’s more, ask your dentist to view a virtual 3D treatment plan that shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment. This allows you to see upfront what your teeth are expected to look like at the completion of your treatment.
From the results of the 3D treatment plan, your custom-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you. The Invisalign treatment can ﬁt easily into your daily routine, without any fuss or embarrassment. There are no metal wires or brackets, so no need to worry about mouth irritations, as the aligners are comfortable to wear and can be easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing and ﬂossing as normal. As the Invisalign aligners are transparent and difﬁcult to detect when worn, they allow you to straighten your teeth without feeling self-conscious. Should you have an important meeting or event coming up that’s causing concern, you can always remove the aligners for that short space of time.
It’s easy to understand how a straight, even smile of glossy pearly white teeth will look great. But a cosmetically perfect smile often means it’s also a healthy smile. Signs of periodontal disease, such as swollen gums and redness, can surface when teeth are crowded or too widely spaced apart. Clinical studies have shown that when teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums ﬁt tighter around the teeth, which can lead to better gum health. To ﬁnd out more about how Invisalign can help improve your smile, make sure you visit an experienced Invisalign-trained dental practitioner.
Dr. Michael Rouhi B.Sc. D.M.D. Woodbridge Dental Centre