Hamilton InvisalignⓇ Treatment
What Is Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign treatment is an alternative to traditional metal braces. Though they work the same way as traditional braces by repairing gaps, overbites and underbites, and straightening crooked teeth, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible.
Invisalign aligners are a series of custom-made medical grade plastic clear aligners that maximize comfort and begin improving your smile within the first couple of months.
Though each patient may experience different results, Invisalign treatment typically works in half the time as traditional braces (approximately 12 months), but you’ll still need to visit us regularly for adjustment appointments just as you would with metal brackets and wires.
Does Invisalign Treatment Hurt?
Just like with any dental procedure, some discomfort while wearing your first set of Invisalign aligners is natural until you become accustomed to it. Your aligners need to be worn for 20-22 hours of the day, so you’ll get used to wearing them fairly quickly and discomfort will subside within a few weeks.
Each time you require an adjustment, your teeth will likely feel some discomfort for the next couple of days, but that only means they’re working! Adjustments are necessary so you remain comfortable as your teeth begin shifting into their desired position.
What Can I Eat & Drink With Invisalign?
While receiving any orthodontic treatment, it’s important to remember your teeth need to be cleaned regularly which means brushing twice a day along with flossing and rinsing with mouth wash once a day. The same routine needs to be followed with Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign clear aligners need to be worn for 20-22 hours of the day, but they should be removed while eating, drinking and brushing your teeth. Leaving them in while drinking water is fine, but anything else can scratch or discolour them.
How Do I Clean My Invisalign Clear Aligners?
Our dental experts in Hamilton suggest using a denture cleaner or brushing them gently with a non-abrasive toothpaste. A hard toothbrush or abrasive toothpaste (like a teeth whitener) can scratch them. They should also always be placed in water when they’re not in your mouth. Leaving them sitting out can dry them out and bend them. Never try to repair one on your own. Let our dentist know about any accidental damages and we’ll repair it as soon as possible.
In order to determine the best treatment options for you, we’ll schedule a consultation to discuss which orthodontic plan is best for your specific smile. Each patient’s case varies and we want to educate you on why we think another dental treatment may be more beneficial for you. Modern dentistry has a lot to offer and, therefore, our dental team in Hamilton, Ontario is always searching for the most efficient practices to best serve your needs, no matter how versatile they may be.