Dr. Melissa Parker
Kingsway Orthodontics (Etobicoke)
Lakeview Orthodontics (Oakville)
Invisalign treatment is the clear alternative to metal braces for kids, teens, and adults.
WHAT IS INVISALIGN?
Invisalign is the biggest manufacturer of clear aligners. Invisalign is made of clear, transparent, and removable plastic sheets that wrap around your teeth.
It usually comes in a series and each consecutive aligner moves teeth ever so slightly toward your goal of complete alignment. Our team will work with you on a custom treatment plan for your specific needs.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN?
Invisalign is one of the most comfortable orthodontic appliances. The main reason for this is that they rely on light biomechanical forces applied for a short period of time. Because each aligner moves teeth just 0.2mm at a time, patients often do not feel their teeth moving making treatment a comfortable ordeal.
With Invisalign aligners, their plastic construction makes them completely transparent and nearly invisible. This makes them an ideal appliance for patients in search of aesthetic options.
Finally, Invisalign aligners are removable. While treatment progress depends on 20-22 hour daily wear, Invisalign aligners can be taken out at any time during the day, making brushing and flossing a lot easier.
WHO CAN GET INVISALIGN?
Invisalign is best suited for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic problems.
If your problems are more severe, Invisalign can still be incorporated into your treatment plan to minimize your overall treatment time and achieve an excellent result.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF INVISALIGN?
Like other means of straightening teeth, Invisalign has its advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Parker will take the time to outline the pros and cons of all treatment options.