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Invisalign is an orthodontic device that uses transparent, incremental aligners to adjust teeth as an alternative to traditional wire braces. These virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. However, not all patients are suitable for Invisalign treatment. Only a licensed Invisalign trained provider can determine if you will be a suitable candidate. Midtown Dental Studio is a Preferred Invisalign Provider in Toronto, feel free to discuss with our dentist if you are a suitable candidate today.
Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires, which also usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments.
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to brush, floss, eat and drink anything other than water. As you advance your aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, day by day, week by week — until they have straightened to their designed final positions. DR. MARCELA ORTEGA / DR. CRISTINA IONESCU will see you about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages about 9 to 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case. Please ask DR. MARCELA ORTEGA / DR. CRISTINA IONESCU during your orthodontic consultation for more detailed explanations.
Invisalign offers an alternative to traditional braces. They can provide the same teeth straightening treatment but without the unsightly metal braces. Having this option is nice, but are they worth the extra expense? Your dental professional can offer you an estimate of their price. Several factors can influence their cost such as how much aligning the teeth need and how many aligners you may need to complete the treatment. It is up to you and your dentist to decide if Invisalign will work for you or if there is a better option. The average price of Invisalign is not much more than regular braces, and many feel like the advantages outweigh the cost. Unlike traditional braces, the aligners can be taken off to perform routine oral care like brushing and flossing. This is a distinct advantage and can help you maintain healthier teeth. This alone is often worth the extra cost. Many times, dentists will offer payment options with installations that help break up the cost over several months’ time. There are some cases where insurance has paid for Invisalign, but it will depend on the actual policy and what is covered.
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