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Teeth straightening without the pain and embarrassment of traditional braces: Is Invisalign the option for you?

June 7, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — northyork_team @ 6:20 pm

Are your teeth not as straight as you would like them to be? Have traditional braces been on your mind but you dread the pain and embarrassment of the bulky brackets and wires and a painful process? Dr. Shem-Tov and the professionals at North York Dental can offer patients a variety of ways to improve the appearance of teeth without the use of conventional metal braces. Dr. Shem-Tov can recommend a variety of cosmetic procedures, such as bonding, porcelain veneers or the Invisalign system.

Invisalign clear braces are a clear alternative to traditional braces that offer patients the option of teeth straightening without all of the downsides of standard braces. Using a sequential series of custom-made, clear, removable trays, Invisalign aligners straighten the teeth gently and effectively with little to no pain or discomfort. Mouth abrasions caused by the wires and other metals from conventional braces are a major reason that many people avoid straightening their teeth altogether. The Invisalign system is not only more comfortable than traditional braces, but also more effective and visually pleasing.

Invisalign patients can also expect fewer doctor’s visits as adjustments are not needed. Your dentist will simply create custom made aligners for you which will correct the teeth. Typically, visits are suggested every 4-6 weeks to check on patient’s progress and update aligners. The dentists at North York Dental use 3-D computer imagining technology in order to design a complete comprehensive treatment plan for all of their patients. From the initial dentition position, to the final desired result, our professionals will create a custom made experience, from start to finish.

Invisaligns allows patients to floss and brush as usual, so there is less chance of tooth decay and cavities as you might find with those who go the traditional route with braces. Conventional braces do not just hinder proper dental hygiene; they can also lead to yellowing of the enamel on the teeth. With the Invisalign system, there is nothing directly or permanently stuck to the surface of the teeth. The trays are removable and not permanently placed on the teeth. The ability to remove the trays are a major advantage to adult patients who may feel they are “too old” for the look and feel of conventional braces. Invisaligns are clear so they are not seen by others but they are also removable, allowing patients to eat and drink as they please. There is no worry of getting food stuck in the wires of braces, because there are no wires.

Call the office of North York Dental at (416) 494-7878 to get an evaluation and find out if Invisalign is the clear choice for you.