While the name Invisalign® may be familiar to many patients, it’s important to understand how the treatment protocol works, and if it’s a suitable option. For some, the benefits of Invisalign® will make a big difference overall – from the alignment of the teeth to a confident smile.
Invisalign® is a very specialized dental procedure and treatment plan. It requires a consult from an experienced professional, and ongoing treatment for a committed period of time. For patients, the benefits of Invisalign® include straighter teeth and a noticeable boost to self-esteem.
At the Mackenzie Dental Centre, Dr. Lloyd Pedvis and his team of dentists in Woodbridge will determine if Invisalign® is the right course of treatment, and will discuss the overall benefits of Invisalign®, while outlining the treatment protocol going forward. Needless to say, every patient is different, and has different needs.
One of the more obvious benefits of Invisalign® is the less invasive nature, when compared with conventional braces. As well, all types of conditions can be treated, including difficult conditions. For the patient, Invisalign® will demand a commitment to both treatment and investment.
During an initial consult, Dr. Pedvis will discuss how the procedure works; the cost of the full treatment; and insurance coverage options. And while every patient has a unique condition that requires attention, the entire Invisalign® treatment protocol generally takes about a year.
Invisalign® at the Mackenzie Dental Centre
Dr. Pedvis will begin the Invisalign® procedure with detailed x-rays of the teeth. This allows for a detailed three-dimensional image of the teeth. Dr. Pedvis will also assess the natural movement of the teeth, and will determine the extent of treatment, based on the condition of the teeth.
The Invisalign® system actually allows patients to see a virtual demo of how the teeth will be transformed. The idea behind Invisalign® is that teeth will shift gradually over time. With the Invisalign® aligners in place, the teeth are moving into proper alignment month after month.
The procedure begins with customized “clear aligners” that are tailor-made for each patient. The aligners are made of “BPA-FREE” plastic and are quite comfortable inside the mouth. Patients are asked to wear the aligners during the day, and safely remove them while eating or brushing.
Braces that are practically invisible
One of the other benefits of Invisalign® is that the fixture is practically invisible. Every two weeks new aligners are provided, and every six weeks Dr. Pedvis monitors the progress and development. It’s recommended that patients wear the aligners for about 20 hours daily.
Many patients notice changes at almost every stage of the treatment protocol. This makes for an experience that is both optimistic and empowering. At the end of the treatment period, patients find that the physical changes to the teeth and mouth are both dramatic and conspicuous.
With Invisalign® treatment, patients in Woodbridge, Vaughan, and Maple can rely on Dr. Pedvis for a professional and comprehensive approach. To find out more about Invisalign®, call the clinic directly at 905-417-8700 or contact us online.