Your smile is a way that you can show your personality to the world, so you want it to reflect who you are. A crooked smile can make you feel self-conscious so that you don’t show your true personality. Getting a straight, beautiful smile doesn’t have to mean unsightly metal braces for more than a year. Instead, you can get the smile you want without anyone noticing you’re making a change in as little as six months. Invisalign Ottawa, ON is a great solution to straighten your teeth quickly, with less discomfort, and with fewer changes to your every day life.
Invisalign Braces in Ottawa, ON
Invisalign braces are an alternative to traditional, metal braces. The aligners are a clear, flexible plastic that fits over your teeth and slowly moves them into place over at least six months. The aligners are virtually invisible, so no one has to know you’re straightening your smile, and they’re easy to remove for eating and cleaning, so there are fewer changes to your day to day life.
After an initial appointment to examine and digitally scan your teeth, you will get your aligners. You will wear them every day, changing aligners every 1-2 weeks, depending on your dentist’s recommendations. You will have check-ups with your dentist every 6-8 weeks to make sure that your teeth are straightening as expected. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, so you’ll see the results you want in as little as six months.
The Benefit of Invisalign Clear Braces
Along with the primary benefit of getting a straighter smile, there are notable benefits to Invisalign braces instead of traditional metal braces. Some benefits include:
- Less noticeable than metal braces
- Can be removed for eating
- Less pain or discomfort
- No metal brackets to damage or break
- No tightening of brackets to cause pain
- Easier to clean
- No food restrictions due to ease of removal
- Faster results
- Can be used for adults or teens
Whether you have minor straightening or more complex dental needs, Invisalign braces can be a great solution as an alternative to traditional metal braces. By wearing the clear aligners every day, you can get the results you want in as little as six months, and no one will ever know that it’s happening. If you’re interested in getting a straighter smile with Invisalign Ottawa, ON, contact Alex Wakter, DDS today to make an appointment.
Q. How long do I have to wear the aligners each day?
A. It’s recommended that you wear the aligners for 20-22 hours each day. You can take them out at meal times and to clean your teeth (and the aligners).
Q. How long will it take to get a straighter smile?
A. The length of time you’ll need aligners will depend on how much straightening needs to be done. Many people get results in as little as six months. Your dentist will make a recommendation for the length of time you’ll need to use aligners.
Q. How often do I change aligners?
A. Typically, you will change aligners every 1-2 weeks, depending on your dentist’s recommendations. That way, your teeth will shift a little at a time, which will help reduce pain and discomfort.
Q. Can I use Invisalign with complex dental problems?
A. Probably! Invisalign works for simple or complex straightening. Your dentist will discuss your options with you to make sure you’re a good candidate for Invisalign Ottawa, ON.
Q. Can I use Invisalign if I previously used metal braces?
A. Yes! If you had metal braces previously and your teeth have shifted, Invisalign may be a great solution for your needs so you can have the straight smile you want.
Q. If I have metal braces, can I switch to Invisalign?
A. Maybe. Some people can switch to Invisalign instead of metal braces. Your dentist can determine if this is a good option for your needs.
Q. Can kids use Invisalign?
A. Maybe. Invisalign is designed to be used to straighten adult teeth. If your child (over age ten) has their adult teeth, Invisalign may be a good solution to straighten their smile.
Q. Can I use Invisalign if I have veneers?
A. If you have dental work like veneers or crowns, you may be able to use Invisalign. You will need to speak with your dentist. Make sure you discuss all dental work you’ve had to make the best decision for your straightening needs.
Q. How much does Invisalign cost?
A. Generally, the cost of Invisalign is similar to the cost of traditional metal braces. The overall cost will depend on your specific straightening needs.
Invisalign at Ottawa Downtown Dental Starts from $1499
If you live in Ottawa, ON, and are looking for a certified dentist to consult with you about Invisalign, you’ve come to the right place. Please feel free to call or e-mail us today!
Why Choose Dr. Wakter?
- Successfully Treated Hundreds of Invisalign Cases
- Performing Invisalign Treatment for 10 Years
- Dr. Wakter is a Certified Invisalign® Provider