Years back, straightening teeth could only be done with traditional braces. Today, patients seeking “ways to obtain a perfectly aligned smile near me” have more comfortable and discreet options. For instance, Invisalign from Humber Valley Dental in Bolton, Ontario, is an innovative teeth straightening system that uses clear, removable plastic trays to move your teeth comfortably and conveniently.  

Thought you were too old to achieve a straight, healthy smile? Think again! With systems like Invisalign, overcrowded, crooked, or protruding teeth can disappear without using obtrusive treatments.

What to expect from Invisalign treatment?

All potential Invisalign users must book a consultation with a certified dentist. During this consultation, we examine your teeth, bite, and oral health to determine your eligibility for Invisalign. While Invisalign can correct several orthodontic issues, other treatments may be required for severe cases or special situations like extrusion and intrusion.

If you are eligible for Invisalign, our dentist will take digital scans of your mouth to create a 3D rendering of your smile. Using this sophisticated technology, we can “preview” your treatment outcome even before the actual treatment begins. Once satisfied with the simulated results, we’ll send impressions to our Invisalign lab to fabricate your aligners.

The Invisalign treatment typically involves wearing 18-30 aligners to complete the treatment. Each aligner tray is worn for 10-14 days before progressing to the next. Maintaining a daily wear schedule of 20-22 hours is essential, only removing the aligners when eating or cleaning teeth. While wearing your aligners, it’s acceptable to drink water, but it’s best to avoid other foods and beverages as they can potentially stain the aligners.

When you complete treatment, we’ll recommend wearing a retainer to prevent your teeth from relapsing to their old positions. Unlike aligners, a retainer should only be worn at night.  

Benefits of Invisalign aligners

Invisalign clear teeth aligners are nearly invisible, allowing you to align your teeth without drawing unnecessary attention.

The other benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Comfortable treatment
  • Faster treatment
  • Versatility to correct multiple orthodontic issues
  • Ideal for patients allergic to metal
  • No dietary restrictions
  • It doesn’t alter your teeth-cleaning routine

To get started with Invisalign treatment in Bolton, ON, please call (289) 536-4498 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Geeta Gautham, David Ma, and Ammar Taimish.