Invisalign® Provider in Ottawa
What is Invisalign®?
Dr. Li understands that very few people are born with naturally straight teeth. For years, the only option available was unsightly metal braces, but all of that has changed since the introduction of Invisalign.
IInvisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without wires and brackets. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable and comfortable aligners that gently and gradually move your teeth into a more desirable position.
How does it work?
Patients wear each set of aligners for two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As the patient replaces the aligner with a new set, their teeth move – little by little – until they have reached the prescribed position. Patients need to visit their dentist every six weeks to ensure their treatment is effectively moving their teeth.
How Do I Get Started?
Visit your dentist – During the initial visit your dentist will map out your treatment plan and take impressions of your teeth to send to Invisalign for fabrication of the aligners.
Aligners are made - Your bite impressions are turned into a custom made series of clear aligners using advanced 3-D computer imaging technology. There can be as many as 48 aligners or as few as 12, depending on your treatment plan.
Aligners arrive in your dentist's office – A few weeks after your bite impressions are made, your aligners are shipped to your dentist's office. During this visit you will receive your first series of aligners to wear before your next appointment.
Wear the aligners – You will wear each set of aligners for two weeks and visit your dentist every six weeks to get new sets of aligners and to check your progress.
Treatment complete – The average treatment time ranges from nine to 15 months, but will vary depending on your treatment plan. Once your treatment is complete, you will use the last set of aligners as your retainer to wear at night.
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