Invisalign® aligners conveniently and comfortably reveal your confident smile
More than 8 million people have straightened their teeth worldwide with Invisalign® since the system was introduced in the late 1990s. More specifically, Invisalign® aligners, done by dental clinics such as We Smile Dentistry have been responsible for smile transformations in London, Ontario.
What are Invisalign® aligners?
Invisalign® aligners are a type of oral appliance. They’re worn in your mouth, similar to how you might wear a night guard to protect your teeth from bruxism (tooth-grinding). The aligners are made from a proprietary type of plastic, SmartTrack. This thermoplastic is transparent, flexible, and smooth. So, when the aligner slips over your teeth, it won’t poke against the inside of your mouth. Plus, since the aligners are see-through, they are virtually invisible when you smile. Additionally, you can see the gradual results from treatment.
Dr. Giulio Spagnuolo will evaluate if you are a good candidate for Invisalign®. In its 20-year history, Invisalign® has evolved. This treatment is now appropriate for many patients, including those with overbite, underbite, and other imbalances. If Invisalign® is right for you, we’ll use Invisalign®’s specialized ClinCheck software to create a step-by-step map of your treatment. This 3-dimensional model shows you exactly how the Invisalign® aligners straighten your teeth.
This model is also used to fabricate the aligners. Treatment requires that you wear a series of aligners. Each aligner is slightly different to correspond with every phase of treatment. When worn as directed for around two weeks, each aligner places gentle pressure on the teeth to incrementally reposition them. Every four to six weeks or so you’ll visit our office. Dr. Spagnuolo will check your progress and give you more aligners.
The total number of aligners that are required to reposition your teeth depends on factors such as the nature and complexity of your case, as well as patient compliance. Invisalign® aligners are removable. Wear them as directed by your dentist. Only remove them for effective cleaning and for comfortable eating. Generally, though, Align Technology reports that the average treatment time is around 12 to 18 months.
Your confident smile awaits
No single treatment is appropriate for everyone. We can determine if Invisalign® is right for you or if traditional orthodontic treatment is a better option. We Smile Dentistry offers options to suit almost every smile. Call (226) 605-0042 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Spagnuolo at the London, ON office.