Invisalign in North York

Invisalign Dentist in North York near Dublin HeightsFor decades, dentistry has addressed the problem of misaligned teeth through the use of metal braces. While metal braces are an effective way to correct teeth and bite positioning, advances dentistry have created a clear alternative, Invisalign.

How Invisalign Works
Invisalign uses computer technology and a precise custom molding process to create a set of clear, removable 'aligners' that are changed every two weeks. Each aligner is shaped differently in order to gradually move your teeth into their ideal position. An average treatment usually takes one year but can be as short as six months.

During an initial examination, Dr. Dan Haas or Dr. Manny Schacht will take X-rays, photographs, and digital scans of your teeth. This information is sent to Align Technology, Inc. (the Invisalign company), where a three-dimensional computerized model of your upper and lower teeth will be created. From this model, your custom set of aligners will be molded.

Advantages of Invisalign
The Invisalign aligners are made of a thin, optically clear plastic, providing you with a cosmetic benefit. Especially for adults who normally might hesitate to wear braces at all. Since the aligners do not contain any wires, brackets or springs, Invisalign also tends to produce far less soft tissue irritation than traditional braces.

Invisalign aligners are removable. Many times, it can be difficult for clients to maintain proper oral hygiene when they are forced to work around the cumbersome metal wiring of traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can remove your aligner whenever you need to eat, drink, brush, or floss.
 
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Invisalign Tooth Attachments

Sometimes, a more particular kind of tooth movement – such as rotating a tooth or pulling it up/down into place – is required during braces treatment. Since Invisalign cannot correct this with aligners alone, the aligner template provides for the placement of "attachments": small, tooth-colored dots of dental bonding material that fit into a corresponding bump in your aligner. When your Invisalign braces are worn, the attachments catch on the indentation, applying the force needed to effectively reposition the tooth.

If you have further questions about Invisalign braces treatment, or would like to schedule an initial consultation, please contact experienced general cosmetic dentists Dr. Dan Haas and Dr. Manny Schacht today at their Toronto dental office.




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