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Invisalign® – Improve Your Smile – with help from Platinum Dental in Toronto

Since the advent of the revolutionary Invisalign® system, millions of men and women have been able to straighten their teeth without the hassle of traditional bracket-and-wire braces. With its series of clear acrylic aligners, straightening your teeth has never been easier, faster, or more discreet.

Do you ever look at your smile and wish your teeth were less crowded? Do your teeth overlap, have gaps, or seem crooked? If you’ve ever wished you could benefit from orthodontics without two years of permanent “metal mouth,” then this may be the ideal treatment for you!

For an Invisalign consultation, contact our Toronto dental office at 416-783-8686 now – we are happy to answer your questions.

Improve Your Personal and Professional Appearance

The first thing we notice when we meet new people is the smile. Is your smile warm and open? Or do you hesitate? If you are not happy with your teeth, you may not smile and laugh as openly with others, and this can have a subtle effect on all your social and business relationships. When you love the way your teeth look, however, you simply smile more often and more freely.

No one disputes that it’s what’s on the inside that makes a person beautiful. But numerous studies indicate an even and uniform smile can improve your self-confidence and personal pride. When it comes to the state of our smiles, it’s not so much what others see, but how we see ourselves. Improving your smile just may give you the confidence to be as positive and open as you’ve always wanted to be, whether it’s in a meeting with important clients or on a second date.

4 million people have improved their smile with Invisalign – will you be next?

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Convenient, Flexible, and Discreet

With Invisalign, virtually all the drawbacks of conventional metal braces are alleviated. Aligners are removed for eating and cleaning, so you’ll never need to use special tools to clean your teeth. Brush and floss your teeth the same way you always have. There is no need to avoid any of your favourite foods, either, since there are no wires or brackets for food to stick to.

This system fits seamlessly into your personal and professional life. As long as the aligners are worn 20-22 hours per day, you are free to remove them for important meetings, dates, photography, or any other event in which you prefer not to have them noticed. This was never a possibility with traditional orthodontics. Once those braces went on, they stayed on! But now you have the freedom to choose when you want your treatment to remain unnoticed by those around you.

You will also be pleased by how conveniently each phase of treatment flows into the next. Unlike with traditional braces, you won’t need to come in to the office each month to have wires tightened. Instead, simply pick up your new aligner at our front desk at your convenience, or arrange to have them sent to your home every two weeks. You will need brief check-ins, so your dentist can monitor your progress, but most of your treatment will be an independent process.

Perhaps the most beloved benefit of Invisalign is that it takes nothing away from your professional appearance—no distracting metal to catch the eye, and nothing to detract from your smile. The clear acrylic aligner trays are not entirely invisible, but your teeth will look natural and normal when you speak and smile among colleagues and friends. Only those closest to you will notice any difference.

Benefits Over Traditional Braces

  • Shorter treatment period, usually 12-18 months.
  • Less sensitivity to your teeth, as there are no wires to be tightened.
  • Aligners are removable for eating and cleaning.
  • Fewer visits to the dentist’s office to monitor progress.
  • Clear aligners do not distract from your professional appearance.

How Invisalign Works

Both braces and Invisalign work by the same principle. Teeth gradually shift their position by applying constant, gentle pressure to specific areas, until the desired alignment is achieved. In the past, brackets and wires were the only way to encourage teeth to move, but clear aligners can achieve the same result. When worn the full 20-22 hours per day, Invisalign can give you the same outcome as braces, usually in a shorter treatment period.

Invisalign uses an impression of your teeth to create a virtual “perfect smile” for you. Using digital imaging, a series of customized aligners are crafted to get you from point A to point B over the course of the treatment period. Each aligner moves you one step closer to your intended alignment, with minuscule changes in pressure and shape. As the aligners are worn, your teeth move in small increments, until the smile you’ve always dreamed of becomes a reality.

Who can use Invisalign?

Any adult with mild-to-moderate malocclusion (misalignment) can benefit from the Invisalign system. Once a consultation has established that your teeth and gums are in a good state of health, a dental impression will be taken of your teeth, so your your aligners can be created. It’s that simple!