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InvisalignInvisalign is one of the most innovative advances in orthodontic treatment. Instead of cumbersome wires and brackets, patients’ teeth are moved into place with a series of clear acrylic trays called aligners. The aligners fit snuggly over the teeth being treated and do their work without drawing a lot of attention. This treatment solution is ideal for adults and older teens. Orthodontically Yours offers patients in Mississauga Invisalign and other alignment options. Treatment progresses through four stages:

Evaluation
Creation of aligners
Wearing aligners 
Graduating from one aligner to the next

Stage One: Evaluation

Although Invisalign is a great treatment option for many alignment concerns, it is not an ideal solution for every patient. We begin by evaluating each patient’s oral health to determine which course of treatment is going to most effectively address his or her particular concerns. If a patient is a good candidate for the Invisalign system, treatment progresses to the next step.

Stage Two: Creating Custom Aligners

Sophisticated computer scanning technology is used to design a series of aligner trays that fit perfectly inside a patient’s mouth. The aligners provide exactly the right amount of pressure to begin moving teeth into their optimal alignment. Several trays will need to be made to accommodate the changes in tooth alignment that occur over the course of treatment. 

Stage Three: Wearing Aligners

One of the remarkable features of the Invisalign system is that the aligners can be removed and replaced. This leaves the patient free to eat, brush, and floss with ease. So long as the patient sticks with the wearing schedule outlined by their Thornhill orthodontics care team, the aligners can be part of a normal routine that includes socializing, working, going to school, and enjoying your favorite foods.

 Stage Four: Graduating to the Next Aligner in the Series

A patient’s orthodontic care team will provide valuable support throughout the alignment correction process. As one aligner is switched out for the next in the series, a patient will be able to see the visible difference that orthodontic treatment is having. Before long, a healthier, more attractive smile will be evident. 

Proud to Be a One Percent Provider

Top 1 Percent Invisalign ProviderOrthodontically Yours has been selected as an Invisalign top one percent provider for 2015. Our commitment to exceptional patient care and high-quality treatment has earned us this recognition among all the Invisalign providers in North America. Patients can feel assured that they are in good hands. Our professional expertise delivers a higher standard to everyone we treat.

Contact Us Today

Orthodontically Yours is pleased to offer a wide range of treatment options for orthodontic concerns. To schedule your consultation for alignment options with Invisalign or any other course of treatment, please contact us at (905) 820-6511.

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Q. How often must I wear my aligners?

A. You must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours daily. You may remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene.

Q. Are there any restrictions to what I can eat while in treatment?

A. No. Unlike braces, you may eat whatever you like as long as you remove the aligners before eating. Prior to placing the aligners back on, it is important to brush your teeth and the aligners after you eat.

Q. Will wearing the aligners affect my speech?

A. Like any orthodontic treatment, there is a short adjustment period. The more you speak with the aligners on, the quicker you will adjust.

Q. Is there any discomfort with Invisalign® treatment?

A. There will be some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion. This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.

Q. Can I chew gum?

A. It is recommended that you remove your aligners prior to chewing gum as the gum will stick to the aligners.

Q. Can I smoke with the aligners in?

A. We discourage smoking with aligners as the cigarette smoke will tend to discolor them.

Q. How do I keep my aligners clean?

A. Brushing them with toothpaste will keep them fresh and clean.

Q. How often do I see an orthodontist while wearing Invisalign®?

A. Regular office visits are every five to six weeks. This will ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.

Q. What happens after my treatment is complete? Do I need retainers?

A. All orthodontic patients are instructed to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers in at night will ensure a healthy bite and maintain the new position of your teeth.

Q. How long does Invisalign treatment take?

A. Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Treatment time can be shorter than traditional braces, between six and 18 months.

Q. Does Invisalign work for kids?

A. Yes, if their teeth, including second molars, have grown in completely.