Learn the facts from our Toronto dentists about Invisalign clear aligners by reading our most frequently asked questions.
Invisalign is a series of clear orthodontic aligners that straighten your teeth without traditional metal braces.
Based on a customized treatment plan, a series of custom aligners will be created to fit your teeth during each stage of your treatment.
Invisalign clear aligners are designed to move your teeth by small increments during your treatment. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and then replaced with the next one in the series.
This process will continue until your teeth are in their new positions. The length of your treatment will be determined by your dentist based on your unique needs.
Only your dentist can determine the duration of your individual Invisalign treatment.
That's because factors like the misalignment of your teeth and jaw, the shape of your bite, and the amount of movement required to correct the issues will all affect the process.
Invisalign clear aligners are made with USP Class VI medical-grade, high molecular weight, polyurethane resins, and are BPA free.
Invisalign clear aligners do not require adjustments or tightening like traditional braces do, so you will only need to visit the dentist for brief appointments every four to six weeks during your treatment.
At these appointments, your dentist will review your progress and general oral health and answer any questions you may have.
Invisalign aligners are:
The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on your individual case.
For example, the more severe your misalignment issues, the more aligners you will need and the more treatment will cost.
Generally, the cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to that of traditional metal braces.
Most patients find that Invisalign fits very comfortably into their day-to-day lives.
You can remove the aligners for eating, drinking, brush and flossing, so there are no dietary or lifestyle restrictions.
And because of the low profile appearance, many people won't even notice you're wearing them, making the impacts on your social life minor.
No, because you can remove Invisalign clear aligners to eat and drink, you can continue to enjoy all the things you love.
Your dentist can give you an accurate estimate of how many aligners you need and how long your treatment will take based on your specific case.
Yes, any adult who has healthy teeth and gums is a potential candidate for Invisalign.
Yes, teens can certainly be candidates for Invisalign. In fact, Invisalign has a line of aligners tailored to the needs of teenagers that offer a number of features including compliance indicators, stageable eruption tabs and six sets of replacement aligners.
Generally, patients switch to the next set of aligners about every two weeks. Your dentist can tell you exactly how often you should switch out your aligners based on your individual treatment plan.
You can remove your clear aligners while you play sports so you don't have to worry about them getting damaged.
You'll also want to invest in a sports mouth guard to protect your teeth during sports.
Yes, you can remove your aligners to play your instrument, and put them back in when you're done.
Invisalign aligners will come with a storage case, and this is where you should keep them whenever you remove them to keep them safe.
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