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Diamond Plus Invisalign ProviderAt Orthodontically Yours, we’re proud to be named a Diamond Plus Invisalign Provider. Meaning, we complete at least 200 cases every 6 months to achieve this accreditation. As such we pride ourselves in offering our patients of Mississauga and Thornhill the top care in Invisalign as well as other affordable orthodontic alignment options.

As one of the most innovative advancements in orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is an alternative to the cumbersome brackets and wires of braces. With Invisalign, patients’ teeth are moved into place with a series of clear acrylic aligner trays. The aligners fit comfortably over the teeth and work indiscreetly to straighten your teeth. The treatment is best suited for adults and older teenagers. The Invisalign process is very simple and can be summed up in four simple stages:

  • Evaluation
  • Creation of aligners
  • Wearing aligners
  • Transitioning from one aligner to the next
Evaluation, Creation of aligners, Wearing aligners, Transitioning from one aligner to the next

1. Evaluation

Invisalign is an excellent treatment option for many orthodontic concerns, however, it may not be ideal for every patient. We begin by evaluating each patient’s oral health to determine which course of treatment is going to be best suited to each individual’s particular concerns. When we can determine that a patient is a good concern for the Invisalign system, we will begin treatment with the next step. You can come into either of our locations in Mississauga or Thornhill for a free orthodontic consultation to find out if Invisalign is right for your needs.

2. Creating Custom Aligners

Through the use of cutting edge computer scanning technology, we can design a series of aligner trays that will fit perfectly over our patient’s teeth, aligning them to the desired straightened position. The aligners are able to provide exactly the right amount of pressure where needed to gradually move the teeth into their optimal alignment position.

3. Wearing the Aligners

One of the most unique features of the Invisalign system is that the aligners can be removed and replaced. This allows patients to be free to eat, brush, and floss in a manner that they may already be comfortable and familiar with. As long as the patient is able to stick with wearing the aligners in the schedule outlined by our orthodontics care team, the aligners will become part of your daily routine. All this without having to give up any of your favorite foods or making major adjustments to your normal oral hygiene patterns!

4. Transitioning From One Aligner to the Next

As your teeth move, new aligners will be needed to accommodate the changes taking place over the course of the treatment, our orthodontic care team will provide valuable support throughout the alignment correction process. As one aligner is switched out for the next, you will be able to see a noticeable difference that the orthodontic treatment is having. Before long, you will have a visibly healthier and straighter smile that you deserve!

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Orthodontically Yours is proud to offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments and options for any and all orthodontic concerns. As a proud Diamond Plus provider of Invisalign, we take care in ensuring that our patients are receiving the best in orthodontic treatment. If you are looking for affordable orthodontics near Mississauga and Thornhill, contact us at Orthodontically Yours today!

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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.