Most frequently asked questions about Invisalign at practice in Mississauga, ON
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At Sherway Dentistry, many patients interested in realigning their teeth fear bringing up their concerns with a dentist due to the idea of unsightly metal orthodontia. However, patients should learn more about the benefits of alternatives that are available on the market today, including Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
The dentists of Sherway Dentistry are excited to offer Invisalign as an alternative to conventional orthodontics. Invisalign works by using plastic aligner trays that gradually move the teeth into better alignment.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign has many advantages. Invisalign:
Provides patients with a method of realignment that is practically invisible
Ensures proper alignment of the dental arch and bite
Can be used by children, teenagers, and adults
Is almost indistinguishable from the natural smile
Offers an affordable method of improving the smile alignment
Allows patients to achieve a new smile in approximately one year or less
Who is a candidate for Invisalign?
Patients in Mississauga, ON who have mild to moderate misalignment may benefit from Invisalign treatment. To determine candidacy, patients need to visit the dental team at Sherway Dentistry to undergo an evaluation. This time is used to decide if patients are a good fit for Invisalign. If patients have severe misalignment, they may be referred to an orthodontist for specialized treatment to achieve the desired results.
How do I get started with Invisalign?
Treatment with Invisalign starts with a consultation appointment to determine candidacy. The patient is evaluated by the dentist to assess the alignment of the smile and decide if Invisalign can be used to achieve the desired results. The dentists of Sherway Dentistry will take digital impressions of the smile that are translated into the software on the computer to show the digital smile treatment plan. It allows patients to see their potential results.
Once patients approve their treatment plan with their dentist, the aligners are created. The digital information is sent to Invisalign laboratories where the trays are developed. The number of trays in the series will vary, depending on the severity of the misalignment. Patients return to Sherway Dentistry to obtain their trays and speak to their dentist about how to use them. When patients wear the trays for 20-22 hours a day, changing their aligner trays every two weeks, a beautiful smile will emerge! The aligners gradually shift the teeth into their desired locations to achieve an attractive appearance and a better-aligned bite.
What should I expect during my consultation appointment for Invisalign?
During the consultation visit with the dentist, the patient can discuss their teeth straightening goals. The dentist can determine if the patient is a good candidate for Invisalign. Most patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the bite or teeth can use Invisalign to improve their smiles. At this time, patients can also discuss payment information. Invisalign can be paid for in full, or financing can be arranged with our front office team. In some situations, patients may have dental insurance that can provide a reduction in the overall cost, making treatment even more affordable. The consultation appointment is crucial to ensuring that patients are a good candidate for treatment and that they have realistic expectations of what can be achieved with this method.
How long will it take to achieve my new smile?
Most patients who use Invisalign can obtain their new smile in approximately 12 to 18 months, depending on the severity of misalignment. Within a matter of weeks, changes can be seen when patients comply with their treatment.
How many aligners will I obtain for treatment?
Each patient is unique. The number of trays used to achieve a patient’s goals varies, depending on how much movement needs to occur within the smile. Patients with more severe misalignment will require more trays than a patient making minor adjustments to the smile. During the initial visit, patients will be able to obtain an approximate timeline for achieving their results.
Are you interested in determining your candidacy for Invisalign?
Contact Sherway Dentistry in Mississauga, ON today by calling 416.639.2546 and speaking to our professionals about this and other restorative solutions available. The practice is accepting new patients and families seeking comprehensive dental treatments for healthier smiles!