Fast, Convenient, and Practically Invisible
Crowded or crooked teeth are not only unsightly, but they also lead to a host of oral health complications. While traditional braces have been the go-to orthodontic treatment option for patients over the years, these days, more and more are turning to clear aligners to achieve that picture-perfect smile. Among the many clear aligner systems on the market, Invisalign remains the most trusted.
Invisalign’s advanced clear aligner system utilizes a series of custom-crafted clear trays to correct teeth in as little as six months. These trays are practically invisible and can be easily taken out when eating, drinking, or posing for pictures.
At Guelph Family Dentistry, we model our Invisalign trays with precise 3D digital scans of a patient’s teeth. This allows us to create custom-molded trays that match the exact shape and contours of your teeth to effectively guide them into the correct position over the course of your treatment.
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Straighter Teeth for a Better Smile and Improved Oral Health
While straighter teeth make for an attractive smile, they’re also crucial for maintaining good oral health. Crowded or misaligned teeth contribute to the following dental issues:
- Chipped front teeth.
- Tooth loss.
- Food sticking between teeth.
- Difficulty flossing and cleaning between teeth.
- Increased risk of cavities.
- Gum disease – can increase your risk for several systemic health problems such as Heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Arthritis, and Increased risk of stroke.
Invisalign corrects these issues by strengthening teeth and shifting them into proper alignment, resulting in a longer-lasting, healthier-looking smile.
The Best Time to Start Your Invisalign Treatment
Teeth are constantly shifting. The longer you wait to correct your crowded, crooked, or misaligned teeth, the worse your dental condition will get. That’s why the best time to start your orthodontic treatment is as soon as possible.
If you’re putting off your Invisalign treatment because of the cost, our staff at Guelph Family Dentistry will gladly discuss payment options and financing with you to find a rate that fits your budget.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
Invisalign’s treatment plan is intuitive and easy to manage. Most of the process can be completed from the comfort of your own home, requiring only a few trips to our dental office in Guelph to ensure the treatment is going as planned. In case of emergencies, or concerns, you can always reach Guelph Family Dentistry by phone.
Your Treatment Plan
We begin your Invisalign treatment by taking 3D digital scans of your teeth using Invisalign’s advanced imaging software. This digital impression will be used to accurately predict how your teeth will change over time with Invisalign. Once your digital plan is finalized, your custom aligners are made using Invisalign’s state-of-the-art printing process.
Special fasteners are sometimes necessary to keep your Invisalign aligners in place. These fasteners are temporarily bonded to your teeth and make it easy to clip your aligners in and take them out again. These fasteners are practically as invisible as the aligners and they come off at the end of your treatment.
We will provide you with each set of clear aligners to wear for about two weeks. Your teeth will shift into place a little at a time as the aligners are changed for the next in the series until your teeth have been moved into their final, correct position. Visits to the office will be scheduled roughly once every 1-2 months to ensure that the treatment is going as planned.
Ready for a Better Smile?
At Guelph Family Dentistry, we’ve improved the smiles of hundreds of patients. Let us help you take back your confidence and improve your dental health for a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Call or contact us online today to schedule your consultation.
Cost of Invisalign in Guelph
With a typical insurance plan, Invisalign treatment in Guelph usually averages between $3000 and $5000+ out-of-pocket. After an oral exam, we would be happy to provide you with an accurate quote so you can find out how much your insurance plan will cover and what your actual out-of-pocket expenses would be. Without insurance, Invisalign treatment typically costs about $4000 to $6000+.
When considering the cost of orthodontics, there are a few things we consider:
- The current condition of your overall oral health.
- How much your teeth need to shift.
- The length of your treatment.
Remember– no one can give you an accurate quote estimate online. Every smile is unique. The only way to know for sure if Invisalign is the right orthodontic solution for you is to come into our Guelph dental office for a consultation.