If you suffer from crooked teeth as an adult, you might worry that you are going to have to wear the traditional metal braces that your friends wore when you were a teenager or that your child might even be wearing right now. Luckily, if you see our cosmetic dentist in North York, you might find that you qualify for Invisalign, the clear aligners that make wearing braces much more palatable. These invisible braces are removable aligners that are custom tailored to fit your mouth and the exact problem that you are experiencing with your teeth.
There are a variety of issues that Invisalign can help correct, including:
- Teeth with large gaps
- Incorrect bites including over, under and open bites
- Crowded mouths
Each of these situations is different and requires unique changes. As your cosmetic dentist in North York, we will determine the exact changes that your mouth needs and put you on a schedule to have your aligners changed every two weeks in order to have gradual results that last. In general, you will have to come in for a visit every six weeks in order to see the changes that your aligners are making and to ensure that you are making the progress that we expected.
There are many benefits of wearing Invisalign aligners as opposed to traditional braces, of which the most important is the ability to not have to limit your food intake. The aligners get removed before you eat, which allows you to enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about them getting stuck in your braces. The aligners also get removed while you brush and floss, which enables you to reach all areas of your teeth to help remove all bacteria and plaque from your teeth. This eliminates the risk of tooth decay or gum disease as a result of poor oral health habits.