Niagara Falls, Fonthill, Beamsville & St. Catharines Invisalign Treatment 

Invisalign.At Niagara Orthodontics, we help patients of all ages improve their smiles using a variety of orthodontic appliances, as we understand that every patient is unique with his or her own needs and preferences. In the past, most people undergoing orthodontic treatment wore metal braces to straighten their teeth and improve their smile. While these types of conventional braces are still in use today and quite popular, there are many teenagers and adults who are wearing clear, removable aligners called Invisalign.‚Äč

What is Invisalign?

Just as the name suggests, Invisalign clear aligners are made from a translucent, polyurethane plastic material. Instead of being bonded to the teeth for the duration of the treatment process like metal braces, Invisalign can be removed by the patient when eating, brushing & flossing and for special occasions as long as they’re put back in immediately afterwards.

Advantages of Invisalign

There are many advantages associated with Invisalign which include:

  • More Comfort – There are no wires or brackets used with Invisalign that can poke and irritate the inside of the mouth as the aligners are made of a soft, flexible material. This makes wearing the aligners more comfortable than conventional metal braces.
  • Convenience – Patients who wear Invisalign enjoy how convenient this treatment option is as the aligners can be removed at mealtime, when brushing & flossing and for special events like interviews and school & family photos.
  • No Food Restrictions – Because the aligners are made to be taken out when eating, patients wearing Invisalign never have to worry about hard, sticky and chewy foods doing damage to their orthodontic appliances. You simply remove the aligners when eating and then just pop them back in when done.
  • Protection Against Teeth-Grinding – For patients who grind or clench their teeth, the clear aligners can work like thin nightguards to protect the teeth from excessive wear & tear.
  • Improved Confidence for Better Self-Esteem – The transparency of the aligners makes Invisalign very discreet. Invisalign patients enjoy the feeling of confidence they have knowing that other people are concentrating on them and not on a mouth full of metal that’s criss-crossing their teeth.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign aligners work in the same manner conventional braces do: by applying continuous forces to teeth to move them into the correct alignment. When you come to the office for a consultation, Dr. Pershad will design a customized treatment plan just for with the help of advanced, 3D imaging technology. Align Technology, the makers of Invisalign, will then create a series of aligners for you which could be as few as 12 or as many as 48, depending upon your needs. You will wear the first set of aligners for approximately two weeks, for a minimum of 20 hours each day. You will then move on to the next set of aligners in the series and so on until your teeth are optimally aligned for an improved smile that’s both healthy and beautiful.

It’s important to note that Invisalign isn’t right for everyone, and other treatments may be recommended depending on your situation. Our top priority is giving you the best treatment possible, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign teen.For teenagers who want a more discreet way to straighten their teeth, we offer Invisalign Teen. While Invisalign Teen works in the same way as regular Invisalign, there are a couple of important differences. First, Invisalign Teen aligners have special “eruption tabs” built right in which hold space open for molars which have not yet fully come in. Secondly, Invisalign Teen aligners feature “compliance indicators” which fade with wear. These indicators tell the parents, orthodontist and the teenager whether or not the aligners are being worn as directed, which is crucial for treatment success

Caring for Your Aligners

How to Clean Clear Aligners

It’s easy to care for your aligners as you can keep them clean and fresh by simply brushing them gently with your toothbrush. Then just rinse them off using lukewarm water. It’s important never to use hot water as doing so can warp the plastic material to render the aligners useless. We will provide you with complete care instructions when you come in to pick up your aligners once they’ve been made for you.

Get Your Perfect Smile with Invisalign

If you would like to find out if you’re a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Pershad today. With four orthodontic offices in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Fonthill & Beamsville, we make it easy and convenient to improve your smile! We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!