Posts for tag: Invisalign

Discouraged by how your teeth look? Perhaps you had braces as a teen, but time and not wearing a retainer have combined to shift your teeth into unattractive positions. Or, maybe you never had the opportunity to get your teeth straightened.

Now, you are an adult with a profession to maintain. Could orthodontics work for the career person? Do you need to have those wire bracketsInvisalign and wires? Is there a better way to get a straight, winning smile without the traditional hardware?

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Your answer could be Invisalign Clear Aligners. Perfect for older teens and adults who want exceptional smiles without lengthy treatment and traditional wires and brackets, the Invisalign aligners are crafted from clear, BPA-free plastic. They are custom moulded according to an impression of the patient's teeth for a perfect fit.

Candidates for Invisalign

Only complex orthodontic problems disqualify an individual from Invisalign. The system is versatile, treating over-, under and cross-bite problems, spacing and crowding issues and also relapse from previous orthodontic treatment.

How It Works

After taking x-rays and impressions, a dental lab makes several sets of aligners. The patient sees his Winnipeg dentist every 4 to 6 weeks, receiving new sets of aligners. Each set accomplishes a different task in moving the teeth into correct positions. Typically, treatment takes 9 to 18 months, and afterwards, a retainer stabilizes teeth in their corrected positions.

Why Professionals Enjoy Invisalign

The advantages of Invisalign are many, including discreet appearance, gentle movement and ability to remove the aligners to eat, brush floss and even have pictures taken! Invisalign is comfortable and smooth against sensitive oral issues, and individuals can eat whatever healthy food they like.

Compliance with wearing the aligners is essential, and younger people may need help with wearing their appliances for the right amount of time. Invisalign helps with discipline by crafting coloured compliance tabs into the aligners. The wear pattern on the tabs tells patients and doctors how much the aligners are worn.

First Impressions Count

A great-looking smile is advantageous in the workplace. In fact, a 2012 study conducted by Kelton research showed that North Americans think people with straighter teeth are more likely to land a job than those with smile alignment issues. So, treatment with Invisalign can keep teeth and gums healthy, and also help individuals project a better self-image.

Dental Designs in Winnepeg, Manitoba

Dr. Bharat Singh Dulat and his associate dentists at Dental Designs deliver highly skilled dental care with an emphasis on patient education. If you are interested in Invisalign or other orthodontic options, trust Dr. Dulat and his team to guide you through the decision-making process. Your dental health is their priority! Call one of their two offices for an appointment: (204) 944-8535 for the Richardson Centre office or (204) 888-3384 for the Hydro Place location.

By Dental Designs
November 18, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  
Since school is in full swing, many activities start back up. Your child may not like the idea of having metal braces on their teeth for sports, school pictures and yearbook pictures. Dental Designs in Winnipeg offers Invisalign, which is a virtually invisible and removable alternative to metal braces. Listed below you will find many questions and answers that parents have asked about Invisalign. We hope it allows you to become more familiar with its benefits for your child.
 

Questions and Answers for Invisalign 

 

Invisalign Questions Answers Winnipeg ManitobaQ: What is Invisalign, and how will it work for my teenager?

 
A: Invisalign is a practically invisible way to straighten your teen’s teeth without the restrictions that can come with metal braces. Metal braces require wires and brackets. Invisalign uses a series of clear and removable aligners that are custom made to your child’s teeth. Every couple of weeks requires a new set of aligners and little by little the teeth shift into place.
 

Q: Is Invisalign as effective as traditional braces?

 
A: Definitely. When worn like your dentist would like them to, it can be just as effective as metal braces. Invisalign can be used to treat mild to moderate cases, which include underbite, overbite, overcrowding or gaps in teeth.
 

Q: Any advantages to Invisalign over metal braces?

 
A: One of the major bonuses of Invisalign is that there are no metal wires and brackets to deal with. The aligners for Invisalign are removable, so sports can be played without the worry of being hit in the mouth by a ball, which can cause damage to metal braces. Musical instruments can be played properly and pictures can be braces free. Your teen can also enjoy all the foods that metal braces can restrict. Flossing and brushing is also much easier.
 

Q: How long does the treatment initially take?

 
A: On average, the treatment time is about the same as traditional braces. It all depends on the severity of your child’s condition of teeth. Normal usage is anywhere from 9-15 months.
 

Q: Do the aligners need to be worn all the time?

 
A: Invisalign is most effective when worn 20-22 hours per day, as well as changing aligners every two weeks.
 
It all sounds pretty great, right? To know for sure if your teenager is a good candidate for Invisalign, contact our office to schedule an appointment with our dentist: 204-888-3384.