Article provided by: Art of Smile Dentistry
Your smile is the first thing that people see when they meet you. If you have crooked teeth you may not want to show your smile. Rather than hide your face there is something you can do about crooked teeth. You can straighten your teeth with Invisalign in Toronto. This type of braces are ideal for many people including adults.
What Are Invisalign Braces?
Invisalign in Toronto are invisible braces. Traditional metal braces are uncomfortable and unattractive. They can be difficult to wear, especially for adults. If you are a teen or adult who never got his or her teeth straightened you don’t need to worry. Invisalign are virtually invisible because they use strong, clear plastic rather than metal. They are the ideal option when you want to straighten your teeth without the stigma of wearing metal braces.
How Do Invisalign Work?
Invisalign in Toronto are designed to work in a similar manner as metal braces. The dentist takes an impression of your teeth. Then, special liners are made that will snap into place on your teeth. You must wear the liners for a number of hours each day but you don’t need to wear them when you eat. This makes them much more comfortable to wear. As your teeth begin to move into position the dentist will have new liners made that will continue to move your teeth where they belong.
Are Invisalign Comfortable to Wear?
Invisalign in Toronto are much more comfortable to wear then traditional metal braces. There are no sharp metal parts that could poke or hurt your mouth. Each individual wire needs to be manually tightened when you wear metal braces. Invisalign liners are plastic liners that are smooth and easy to wear. You can take them off when you want to eat. You can also take them off to brush your teeth so you will be able to ensure that your teeth stay free from cavities and decay.
Can Anyone Wear Invisible Braces?
Most people that are candidates for metal braces may also be able to wear Invisalign in Toronto. However, there are a few people for whom metal braces are still the best option. The first step is to have a complete dental examination from an experienced dentist. The dentist will consult with you to provide you with your options for braces. If you are a candidate for invisible braces your dentist will provide you with the details of how they work and will get started with a plan for straightening your teeth.
How Long Do I Need to Wear Invisalign?
The length of time that you need to wear any type of braces depends on the degree of straightening that must be accomplished. Every person is different but in general you can expect to wear Invisalign braces for 6 months to a year. After treatment is complete and your teeth are in position you will need to wear a retainer for a period of time while your teeth adapt to their permanent places in your mouth.
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