Winnipeg's Invisalign Experts
A smile is the first thing that people will notice about you when you walk into the room. Have you been spending your days holding up a hand to cover your mouth or refusing to smile? Maybe you always thought that aligning your teeth with orthodontics was simply out of reach for you, but this no longer has to be the case. Invisalign in Winnipeg has become increasingly popular in the last decade, so you do not have to suffer with teeth that are not aligned anymore!
At East Kildonan Dental, our experienced professionals will sit with you for your initial orthodontic consultation. We’ll take full ortho records, x-rays, and help you weigh your options between traditional braces or invisible aligners (like those used by Invisalign). These clear aligners can be best used for correcting minor issues like:
● Gapped teeth
● Crowded teeth
● Rotated teeth
While we may not be able to correct serious bite issues with Invisalign aligners, we can help to straighten your smile significantly when there are mild to moderate problems. We can even demonstrate to you what your smile will look like after orthodontic treatment is complete, by using a computer-generated simulation. You will be surprised by the type of results we can achieve with a series of these clear aligners.
It’s no secret that most people prefer the clear aligners used by the Invisalign program to the traditional metal brackets associated with braces. However, there is more than just aesthetics to consider. There are real benefits for your overall health, mental health, schedule, and more. Here are just a few of the many reasons why our patients are falling in love with Invisalign:
One of the major disadvantages of traditional braces is the inability to clean behind and around the metal brackets. This can often lead to tooth staining and discolouration, that becomes extremely obvious when the braces are removed. This buildup of plaque can also result in more serious health issues to your teeth and gums. Bacteria that accumulate between the teeth and gums can lead to inflammation, which leads to gingivitis, and if left un-treated – an even more severe gum and bone disease process.
Fortunately, this can be better prevented with the advent of Invisalign. You can simply take your aligner out of your mouth and brush and floss your teeth like you normally would. Of course, you need to be certain to brush your retainer too! A healthy mouth can dramatically influence your overall health, so make sure to prioritize this type of cleaning.
Having braces means that you have to schedule numerous follow-up appointments with your dentist. You could get worn out from the sheer number of times you must come in to have the metal wires adjusted and tightened. This may not even be realistic if you live too far outside the Winnipeg area or transportation is not easily available to you.
Fortunately, Invisalign cuts down the number of visits you have to book in order to straighten your teeth. Most people only need to return to see their dentist every four to six weeks to check in and get their next aligner.
A protruding wire or a metal bracket may catch the inside of your cheek and cause discomfort and sometimes extreme pain. With Invisalign you will not experience these issues. Their clear plastic aligners fit snugly against the teeth and feel smooth to the touch on the inside of your cheek. You’ll hardly even notice that you’re wearing them.
This is particularly great for teenagers who may need to straighten their teeth. The retainers can be removed for activities like sports or band practice where regular braces might cause pain and discomfort. If your child is actively involved in these activities, Invisalign may be the better fit.
Eat the Foods You Love
No popcorn, hard candies, or sticky foods? Most people associate traditional orthodontic work with a long list of foods that they can no longer eat for fear of damaging their teeth or the wire and brackets. With Invisalign, you can eat whatever you want. The retainers are removable so you can still eat those sticky caramels, crunchy apples, and buttery popcorn.
Improved Dental Health
Most people who sign up for the Invisalign system are doing so in order to correct crowding or gaps. Both of these common problems, can make it difficult to keep up with your oral hygiene. By correcting these alignment issues quickly and easily with the Invisalign trays, you can improve your dental health. The mouth influences the rest of the body because bacteria often enters through the mouth. As a result, you may find that you are healthier overall when these issues are corrected.
Let’s face it. Nobody wants to have pictures of themselves sporting a metal grin. Traditional braces simply are not photogenic. The clear aligners used with the Invisalign system take away the embarrassment of having your smile stand out in a photograph. You can get the straighter smile you want and deserve without anyone having to know about it.
Steady & Consistent Results
You can straighten your teeth without having to announce to the world that your smile needs some improvement. Each aligner will help you to make steady and consistent changes to your smile until you achieve the end result – a perfect, glittering smile.
Unlike the bulky metal brackets associated with traditional braces, you can keep your Invisalign treatment a total secret if you want to.
Are you ready for your consultation with an experienced professional? Dr. Supinder Lotay will take the time to explain the entire process to you from start to finish. Many people are surprised at just how easy it is to get started with Invisalign.
The process begins by taking a mold, or a digital scan of your teeth, as well as some photographs, and then developing a treatment plan. This can be done using a precise digital scanner instead of the gooey traditional molds of the past. It should be quick and comfortable for you as the dentist takes the pictures they need to formulate a treatment plan. When everything is finished, they will be able to go over your options in detail, and show you what your new smile will look like.
You will be given a series of trays that you wear for seven to fourteen days each. During each day, you must wear the given aligner for at least 22 hours. This gives you some breathing room to sit down and eat each meal without worrying about your retainer.
The best part is that each of the aligners should be a perfectly comfortable fit for your gums and teeth because they are custom-made for you with Invisalign’s technology. They are made with SmartTrack material that is engineered specifically to ensure the best possible fit for your mouth. Each aligner is individually trimmed to match up with your gum line for a more comfortable fit and every tray is inspected and checked before it is sent to your dentist for you. Overall, the process is so streamlined that it takes very little time to get started with the Invisalign system.
To experience what Invisalign has to offer for you, be sure to contact East Kildonan Dental. Our experienced dentists are ready and waiting to assist you with straightening your smile. Our office is equipped to take your 3D mold and develop a thorough treatment plan for your teeth. Give us a call or email us to learn more about the Invisalign process today!