Dentist in Etobicoke, ON explains how Invisalign clear braces work and their benefits
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Have you always wanted straight teeth but the thought of wearing metal braces is preventing you from seeking out treatment? If so, Invisalign® clear aligners may be just right for you! The Invisalign system has truly revolutionized the teeth straightening process, and millions of patients around the globe have benefitted from this convenient and effective system for achieving a straighter, healthier smile. Dr. Shefali Tuli, dentist at Sherway Dentistry, is recognized as a Platinum Invisalign Preferred Provider and takes pride in helping Etobicoke, ON area patients achieve the beautiful smiles they deserve.
How Invisalign works
Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to place pressure on all of your teeth at once, moving them into their ideal position. While this technique for teeth straightening is highly effective, metal braces are unsightly, uncomfortable, and restrict the foods you are able to enjoy. Invisalign uses a different method for aligning your teeth and jaw into their optimal position. Using dental impressions and advanced computer software, we design a series of custom-made clear aligners that gradually align your smile, one tooth at a time. You wear each set of aligners for two weeks at a time for at least 22 hours per day, and come in to visit us throughout your treatment for quick and painless checkups – no tightenings or adjustments required! At the end of your treatment, which takes an average of about a year, we will give you a retainer that you simply wear at night to maintain your terrific results.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign has become an incredibly popular teeth straightening option, and for good reason! It is:
Comfortable – many patients find treatment with Invisalign to be less painful than traditional braces
Convenient – you can fully remove the aligners, enabling you to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages and also brush and floss your teeth without having to work around brackets and wires
Effective – Invisalign can provide amazing results for patients with mild to moderate cases of misalignment, gaps, crowding, and bite issues such as overbites or underbites