Invisalign® in Cambridge, ON

Invisalign® in Cambridge, ON

Many children still wear metal or ceramic braces to straighten their teeth, but they are not the only ones wanting to have straight teeth. Sometimes their parents, or even their grandparents, will want to straighten their teeth so that they look great.

However, since they may only have mild to moderately crooked teeth, many adults choose to wear Invisalign® rather than traditional braces.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® are flexible plastic aligners that teenagers and adults can wear to straighten their teeth. They can correct mild to moderate problems with:

  • Overbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth crowding
  • Overjet

An overjet when is the top front teeth overlap the bottom ones. They may overlap slightly or more severely, but Invisalign® can treat them.

How Invisalign® Aligners Work

These aligners come in sets of trays that you wear for about two weeks each that fit tightly but comfortably. They move your teeth approximately 1/10 millimeter per tray.

You wear them 20 to 22 hours per day, so our dentists at the Cambridge dental office will advise you only to take them out to clean them or when you’re playing sports so that you can wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth.

How Long are the Aligners Worn?

Since each person’s issue is different, there isn’t a set time to wear the aligners. However, in most cases, patients will wear Invisalign® aligners an average of 12 months. The more severe the misalignment of your teeth, the longer you will wear them. However, if you have a minor misalignment, then you may not need to wear them for a year.

After your treatment is complete with Invisalign®, our dentists at Dental Art Clinic in Cambridge will recommend getting a retainer to keep your teeth in place. The treatment with the aligners is permanent, but a retainer helps your teeth maintain their position and are usually worn for about a year.

However, our dentists in Cambridge, ON may recommend you wear one about six months full-time, then at night indefinitely to keep your smile looking beautiful. If you’re interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign®, contact us today to speak with one of our dentists at Dental Art Clinic in Cambridge, ON about getting them.

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