Invisalign Invisible Braces in Halifax, Nova Scotia

There’s no denying that straight teeth just look better than teeth that aren’t so straight. But this process is about more than just appearances, it’s also beneficial to your health. When your teeth are in their ideal positions, they are able to fit together and function properly. When your teeth are not naturally in those ideal positions, you can run into problems with gum disease, pain, chipping, and even bone loss.

 

You may need orthodontic treatment if you suffer from spaced teeth, overly-crowded teeth, crossbite, overbite, or underbite. Some patients think orthodontic treatment is just for teenagers, but the reality is that many adults are choosing the comfortable convenience of Invisalign Invisible Braces in Halifax because you’re never too old to take control of your smile.

 

What is Invisalign?

 

Invisalign works by creating clear plastic moulds of your teeth, which are made from a patented thermoplastic material referred to as “SmartTrack.” They’re created digitally, and several moulds are created. 

 

How does Invisalign work? 

 

Our Halifax dentist will firstly do a consultation appointment with you before proceeding. We will take x-rays to see if you’re eligible for the treatment, and educate you of the process. Next, you will get a dental cleaning first before we perform any scanning to ensure the best possible fit of your teeth. Plaques and calculus tend to create spaces in between the teeth once removed, so we really need the correct and proper fit. Once your cleaning is done, our dentists in Halifax will digitally scan your teeth and a mould is created. This mould is sent to a dental laboratory, which will make your clear aligners. You will be required to wear your Invisalign for 22 hours a day. You may wish to remove it whenever you are eating. Also, you will be asked to come for an appointment to change your aligners as each one will incrementally move your teeth a little closer to perfect alignment. It’s a tailored dental solution that uses just enough pressure to allow the next mould in the progression to fit.

 

What are the benefits of Invisalign? 

 
  • Bite problems: Your upper teeth are designed to slightly overlap your lower teeth, so they can bite together in proper occlusion. If your jaws and teeth are naturally too far forward or too far back, you may have a bite problem. Bite problems can cause painful damage to your teeth if left untreated. Invisalign can change your bite and solve this problem. Talk to us about how Invisalign Invisible Braces can improve your bite.
  • Crowding issues: When your teeth are properly aligned, they form a U-shaped arch. This makes it easy to brush them and floss between each one. If your teeth are crowded together, it makes it difficult to clean them properly, and that puts them at risk for decay. Some people are self-conscious about having crowded teeth, and wish their smile was properly aligned. Invisalign will straighten your teeth and resolve this crowding problem.
  • Spacing issues: If you have spaces between your teeth, the gaps can cause problems with your alignment and occlusion (bite). Spaces can be corrected with the help of orthodontics. When you're missing a tooth, the surrounding teeth slowly shift their position in an attempt to fill the gap. After losing a baby tooth, it's important to allow room for an adult tooth to grow in. Invisalign can maintain space and move teeth closer, closing the gaps in your mouth.
 

Contact us at Bayers Road Dental in Halifax to book your consultation today!