Invisalign® in Mississauga, ON

Generally speaking, a majority of the global population has what you would consider functional or satisfactory dental alignment. For this population, orthodontic treatment may be pursued as a way of boosting the aesthetics of the smile and achieving perfectly straight teeth.

There’s another population for whom orthodontic treatment is crucial to achieving proper function. For individuals who struggle with apparent bite problems, orthodontic intervention is necessary. Common bite problems include overbite, underbite, crossbite, crowding, and gaps between teeth.

For years, the only way to treat bite problems was through the use of traditional metal braces. Metal braces have proven to be highly effective in the treatment of minor, moderate to severe cases of misalignment. Unfortunately, metal braces come with their fair share of downsides, including dietary restrictions, difficulties when brushing teeth, and of course, their unsightliness.

For patients who are hoping for a more discreet yet equally effective option, Invisalign® treatment is the way to go. Invisalign uses clear aligners to push the teeth gently into their preferred positions. Unlike metal braces that are fixed and can only be adjusted or removed by a dentist, Invisalign aligners are removable.

Forest Park Dental Arts is a certified provider of Invisalign in Mississauga, ON. Contact us today if you’d like to know whether Invisalign can work for you.

Advantages of Invisalign

Teeth straightening isn’t always about the aesthetics. Straighter and properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, which lowers your risk for cavities and gum disease as well as bad breath. A perfect smile is also a confidence booster. Invisalign can help you reap all these great benefits of straighter teeth. What’s more, Invisalign offers numerous advantages over other teeth straightening options, including:

  • Invisalign is virtually invisible and doesn’t call attention to your ongoing treatment.
  • Since you can take your aligners off during meal times, you don’t have to worry about dietary restrictions.
  • Invisalign requires less frequent follow-up visits to the dentist.
  • Invisalign is made from safe, comfortable plastic and doesn’t cause irritation to your soft tissues.
  • You can brush and floss without difficulties.

If you’re considering Invisalign near you, reach out to our dentists in Mississauga, ON, at 905-785-6306 for a thorough evaluation and consultation.

Invisalign Treatment Process

If Dr. Shanna Khan and associates determine that you’re a suitable candidate for Invisalign, the next step involves taking your digital dental impressions. These are shared with the Invisalign lab, which then creates custom, well-fitting, and comfortable aligners for you. You should wear these aligners for 12 to 18 months, for at least 22 hours every day.

At the close of the treatment period, our dentists will determine if there’s a need for additional treatment. If yes, you may get refinement trays to ensure all teeth move into their pre-determined positions. Retainers are necessary to ensure the teeth maintain their new positions.

If you’re hoping to achieve a perfect smile without making too many lifestyle changes and sacrifices, Invisalign in Mississauga, ON, is the way to go. Contact Forest Park Dental Arts at 905-785-6306 to arrange a consultation with Dr. Shanna Khan and associates.

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