Invisalign – A tray a day keeps the frown away!

By : Khayla E.

Here at Havenview Dental Centre, we know how important a healthy smile is. Not only do we strive for a healthy smile, but also a happy smile. It is important to maintain oral health that makes you feel good both on the inside as well as the outside. Though we can take the necessary steps to optimal oral health, sometimes we need a little help in the process.  Invisalign here in Scarborough may be what you’re looking for! They can offer both an aesthetic and functionality aspect and have increased in popularity. Here are some frequently asked questions about Invisalign in Scarborough!

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a specially designed orthodontic device that is custom fitted for your teeth. It is a clear BPA-free plastic form of dental braces that are designed to adjust your teeth gradually. You wear one tray or a set of two for a couple weeks before moving on to the next tray that will eventually rotate your teeth to their desired position. For more information click here.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

It is important to note that not all patients are suitable candidates for invisalign treatment. Factors such as severity, bite, crowding and other factors can play a role in determining whether you can use invisalign treatment to correct your smile. These would be discussed during a consultation. 

How long is treatment?

Treatment can take approximately anywhere between six to eighteen months depending on the severity of your case. You usually switch out your trays anywhere between two to four weeks depending on how well your teeth are responding to the treatment. They are a great alternative to traditional metal braces as they offer a discreet way to obtain your wanted smile.They are usually worn between 20-22 hours a day and can be removed while eating or drinking. They can also conveniently be removed when taking a photo which is an advantage over metal braces in those special moments when you want to smile extra big!. 

Do I have to go to an orthodontist to start invisalign?

Some general practitioners are qualified to offer invisalign treatment. Here at Havenview Dental Centre, we offer invisalign for those patients who are suited for treatment. Your custom trays are ordered directly from Invisalign and you are scheduled every couple of weeks to switch your trays.

What do I expect when starting my invisalign journey?

The first appointment entails photos, necessary xrays and impressions. These are sent to Invisalign so that they are able to create a treatment plan and prescription based on your specific case. This treatment proposal is then presented to you as well as important details regarding proposed results and length of treatment. If you are satisfied with the treatment plan, Invisalign proceeds with fabricating your trays which can usually take anywhere between 2-3 weeks.  It is also important to note that in certain cases, buttons are placed on the teeth to help with the movement. These are tooth colored to ensure they are discreet! When you have completed your trays, you may also need to wear retainers that are similar to your invisalign trays for an additional amount of time to make sure your teeth don’t shift back. It is also good to note that some cases may be covered by your insurance or extended health benefits. Make sure to ask our administrative administration team to determine eligibility.  Here at Havenview Dental Centre, your leading practitioner in providing Invisalign in Scarborough, we know how a great smile makes you feel even greater. To book your consultation today and find out if you’re a candidate for invisalign treatment, please call us at 416-291-3117 today!