Invisalign® Clear Braces Solution
Orthodontic treatment can be an essential component in the creation of a beautiful smile. Focusing on straight teeth and an even bite will also improve the health and long-term wear of your teeth and jaw. At Downtown Dental of Hamilton, we offer Invisalign® which provides a modern, convenient orthodontic solution that fits the busy lives of our patients.
What is Invisalign®
Invisalign is a unique modern orthodontic treatment that gradually straightens teeth using clear, virtually invisible removable aligners.
Incorporating up-to-date orthodontic technology with 3D imaging software, Invisalign allows us to offer the precise results that traditional orthodontic treatment can deliver without the restrictions.
Is Invisalign available for teens?
Yes! Invisalign is a very popular option for teens with active lifestyles who want the flexibility that Invisalign offers.
Is Invisalign suitable for adults?
Yes! Invisalign is an excellent option for our adult patients; However, we often find that our adult patients are reluctant to proceed with orthodontic treatment.
While they understand the benefits and confidence that an even smile, straight teeth and an improved bite provides, the idea of wearing traditional braces, possibly for several years, is not something they are willing to consider.
With Invisalign treatment, even teeth and a proper bite are attainable while maintaining a natural looking smile.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Since Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, you are able to maintain a more natural looking smile throughout treatment.
Unlike traditional fixed braces, you can remove your Invisalign aligners whenever you wish.
Being able to remove the aligners, means that you can continue to enjoy your favourite food and drink without the restrictions of traditional braces.
Also, because the aligners are removable, cleaning and flossing teeth is far easier with the Invisalign system than with traditional braces, resulting in less chance of post-orthodontic decay.
How does Invisalign work?
After determining you are a candidate for Invisalign, our experienced team will take impressions of your smile. Invisalign 3D imaging software is then used to create a series of virtually invisible aligners. You will wear each aligner in the series for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next aligner. As you move along in the series, your teeth gradually and gently straighten without the discomfort of traditional fixed braces.
How often will I have to attend appointments?
You will need to attend an appointment at our office every four to six weeks while you are in treatment to monitor progress. You will find they are very quick visits!