What is Invisalign?
Taking a modern approach to straightening teeth, Invisalign uses a custom-made series of smooth, comfortable, virtually invisible plastic aligners. Your Invisalign treatment process begins in Dr. Kay's office with a free consultation. At your next appointment, we will take a mold of your teeth, x-rays and pictures. These are then sent to Align Technology where your entire treatment plan will be created in just a few days. Without metal brackets and wires, the aligners will gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Kay plans out for you. Approximately every two weeks, simply pop in your next set of aligners until your treatment is complete and we have crafted a beautiful, functional smile to complement your facial structure.
When you hear the word “orthodontics,” what comes to mind? Probably a young teenager whose teeth are covered by a latticework of metal. There are indeed many orthodontic patients who fit that description. However, there now exists an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces: Invisalign® clear aligners.
As the name implies, Invisalign clear aligners are made of almost invisible polyurethane plastic. Rather than being cemented or bonded to the teeth as metal or clear braces are, clear aligners are completely removable — for important social occasions, for eating, and, most importantly, for tooth-brushing and flossing. This advantage can also be a disadvantage: It means you must resist the temptation to take your aligners out more than is advised. Here are some other advantages of the Invisalign system:
Clear aligner technology has been improving over the years and can correct many malocclusions that once would have been too complicated for this form of treatment. Yet there are still some situations for which traditional braces would still be best. This can be discussed in detail with you.
At our North York dental office, our fees are based on the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for General Practitioners for general dental services and the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for Specialists for specialty dental services.
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