Invisalign at Centre Dentaire Anjou
Invisalign: Obtain better aligned teeth in complete discretion
Gone are the days when orthodontics was synonymous with metal retainers that were uncomfortable and visible to the smile. Indeed, new possibilities are available to patients who want to obtain well aligned teeth and, at the same time, a healthier smile. These include the Invisalign technology, an orthodontic technique that is now very popular and that we are happy to offer at Anjou Dental Center, thanks to our orthodontist Dr. Julie Caron.
But who is the Invisalign technique for? How does it work and what are its benefits?
This is what you will find out in this article!
Invisalign: How Does it Work?
First of all, it should be noted that Invisalign technology is based on the use of a series of transparent and removable aligners which, by exerting constant pressure on the dentition, make it possible to move the teeth which are misaligned in order to obtain a straighter smile. The treatment is fully planned using 3D impressions of the patient’s dentition and a computer program. The aligners are designed in the laboratory and are worn for a predetermined period of approximately 10 days. Subsequently, they are replaced by new aligners, which are designed according to the dental movements already observed in the teeth.
The aligners are worn all day, as well as during the night. However, the patient must remove them to eat and to perform their oral hygiene routine. The Invisalign technique therefore causes progressive tooth movements until the expected result is obtained. Invisalign treatment is entirely planned by computers, the patient can see prior to beginning the treatment which movements will be planned at each stage and even see the final result they will obtain virtually!
Who is the Invisalign technique for?
To be a good candidate for an orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, a patient must have jaws that are fully developed. It is therefore recommended for adults and adolescents who are older, but never for young children.
In addition, it is important to keep in mind that Invisalign helps correct minor or moderate tooth alignment problems. For more serious problems of malocclusion or poor positioning of the teeth, other orthodontic techniques should be considered.
In short, it is essential to have an orthodontic consultation before being able to consider an Invisalign treatment. Depending on your dental needs and your condition, our team will be able to tell you if you are a good candidate for an Invisalign treatment!
The Advantages of the Invisalign Technique
If this technique is so popular today, it is undoubtedly because of the advantages it provides to patients when compared to traditional orthodontic treatments such as braces. But what are these advantages?
Since the aligners are made of a material that is transparent and smooth, they are virtually invisible when placed over the dentition. The patient can therefore continue to smile while discreetly wearing their aligners.
The aligners are designed from very precise impressions of the patient’s teeth. Consequently, they fit perfectly on the teeth and they are hardly irritating to the soft tissues of the mouth, unlike traditional orthodontic appliances.
Since the patient can remove the aligners while brushing and flossing, it is much easier for them to take good care of their teeth throughout their orthodontic treatment. For this reason, the risks of dental cavities formation or the development of gum disease remain the same as when no appliance is worn. In addition, the patient does not face any dietary restrictions since they remove the aligners during meals and snacks!
To find out if you are a good candidate for a treatment with Invisalign to obtain your straighter smile, schedule an orthodontic consultation with our team. We can then assess your needs and let you kno if Invisalign is right for you!
More than 3 million patients
More and more patients are happily smiling thanks to the Invisalign transparent aligner. This modern orthodontic treatment approach, without use of metal wires, allows you to straighten your teeth in a virtually invisible manner.
How does invisalign work ?
Using precise impressions, a laboratory prepares a virtual three dimensional reproduction of the mouth as well as dental movements according to a well designed treatment plan established by our orthodontist, Dr. Julie Caron. Once the virtual treatment is confirmed, a series of smooth, comfortable, clear aligners is fabricated. Each aligner will be used to move teeth to the ideal location. Aligners are changed every 14 days and worn at all times, except when removed for meals. These aligners are usually very well tolerated by the patient.Oral hygiene care is facilitated as the aligners are removable for brushing and flossing. Dr. Caron will be able to let you know if this type of orthodontic treatment is recommended for you since not all orthodontic problems can be treated with this technique.