Invisalign in Guelph
Bisson Dentistry provides Invisalign in Guelph, Ontario. Call 519-821-3561 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
Invisalign has completely transformed the field of orthodontics by introducing a new way to straighten teeth. Instead of using metal wires and brackets to push and pull the teeth into place, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that gently shift teeth into the positions planned by your dentist.
Patients often choose Invisalign as an alternative to traditional metal braces because its aligners are virtually invisible, but this is only one of the many advantages of Invisalign. Unlike braces, you’ll be able to take out your aligners whenever you need to, allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods, and brush and floss as usual.
Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than braces since they’re made with smooth, thin plastic that is molded to the shape of your teeth. Best of all, Invisalign is just as effective as braces for the majority of patients, so you don’t have to sacrifice results.
The Invisalign Process
The first step in your Invisalign treatment is digital impressions, which allow us to generate a three-dimensional model of your smile on our computer. We use this model to plan the precise movements of each tooth and also to show you a preview of what your smile will look like once treatment is complete. This plan is then sent to Invisalign, where your aligners are fabricated.
You’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving onto the next, with each set bringing you a little bit closer to a beautiful new smile. Visit our office every six weeks so we can monitor your progress and wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day for optimal results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?
The average treatment time for Invisalign is 12 to 18 months, depending on the number of aligners required and your compliance with the program. Your treatment duration will be longer if you take your aligners out frequently for long periods of time.
How effective is Invisalign?
There are some complex orthodontic cases where Invisalign isn’t a good option, but for the majority of patients, Invisalign is equally as effective as traditional metal braces.
Which is better, Invisalign or braces?
Because both Invisalign and braces are effective when it comes to straightening teeth, the answer to this question comes down to your lifestyle and personal preferences. Most patients—particularly adults—choose Invisalign because they appreciate its convenience, comfort, and discreet appearance.
How long does Invisalign last?
Each set of aligners is made to be worn for about two weeks. When your treatment is finished, you’ll receive Invisalign Vivera retainers, which are made with a thicker, more durable plastic that should last a few years with proper care.
Call 519-821-3561 to schedule an appointment.