At The Teal Umbrella, your dentist in Ottawa, we offer Invisalign as a low-profile option for correcting orthodontic problems. The time when getting braces meant spending years with a mouth full of metal that hooked to bulky headgear is long past. These days, traditional wire braces are more streamlined and discreet, but the option that has become increasingly popular for orthodontic treatment is the invisible aligner. How can you know if this option is right for you? Here are a few questions you can ask to find out.
1. What Orthodontic Problems Does Invisalign Correct?
Invisalign is great for correcting a variety or orthodontic issues. However, because the trays are removable and not anchored to any of your teeth, they aren’t the best for treating severe issues with bite or jaw alignment. For those, you’ll still need traditional braces. That being said, you’d be surprised how much these aligners can do.
2. How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?
Treatment time with Invisalign tends to be about the same as with traditional braces. How long it takes depends much more on what kind of issue is being corrected than what type of orthodontic treatment you’re using. Some problems simply take more time to correct, but no matter what, it’s worth it in the end!
3. Does Invisalign Work for Adults?
Invisalign is a great option for adults seeking to straighten their smiles. Traditional wire braces aren’t a very appealing prospect for many adults, because culturally we tend to associate them with teenagers. However, invisible aligners like these are barely noticeable. They also don’t have the same teenage connotation, so adults can wear them without any worries!
4. What Should I Expect With My Treatment?
Invisalign works in stages. You’ll receive a series of custom-designed aligner trays that each move your teeth closer towards the final goal. Similar to how traditional braces patients come in on a regular basis to have their progress assessed and their braces adjusted, invisible aligner patients will receive their next set of aligner trays each time until they’re done. For either type of treatment, it’s important not to miss those appointments!
Still Have Questions? Just Ask Us!
Anyone who is seriously considering getting orthodontic treatment — Invisalign or traditional wire braces — surely has more than these four questions to ask, but that’s what we’re here for! Simply schedule an initial consultation appointment with us and together we’ll be able to find out which type of treatment is perfect for you! You can learn more about our practice by checking our business page, and Nepean and Ottawa patients should make sure to get directions before heading our way.