Your Invisalign® Provider
Clear Braces at Mermaid Smiles
Our Invisalign certified dentist, Dr Anna Williams, offers in-house orthodontic therapy without bothersome metal appliances. Thanks to custom-fitted clear aligners, you can straighten your teeth free of brackets or wires.
Invisalign works by using strategically mapped out aligners that gently nudge and guide your teeth into proper alignment. Just wear your trays for a minimum of 22 hours per day (only taking them out for meals, brushing and flossing) and change them out as prescribed. Every two weeks, your teeth will systematically move toward the end goal in mind.
Who Makes an Ideal Invisalign Patient?
Today’s Invisalign is designed for busy lifestyles and smiles of all backgrounds. From busy teens to working professionals, stay-at-home mums and retirees, the clear orthodontic system makes it possible to straighten your smile in the most convenient manner available.
Since your Invisalign trays are pre-programmed, there aren’t any tedious adjustment appointments to keep. Instead, we check your development at a brief monthly follow-up appointment at Mermaid Smiles and send you home with the next several sets of aligners.
Is Invisalign Invisible?
Each Invisalign tray is made of translucent, BPA-free plastic. When snapped over your teeth, it’s practically invisible to everyone around you. It’s essential that you keep your teeth and aligners clean, to prevent unwanted stain or food particles from being trapped between them.
Living and Eating With Invisalign
The biggest advantages to Invisalign — aside from being clear — is the limited impact that it has on your everyday life. There are no dietary restrictions, so remove your aligners to enjoy all of your favourite foods. The same goes for brushing and flossing!
Traditional and Cosmetic Invisalign Options
Orthodontic therapy helps to create a harmonious and healthy relationship between your upper and lower teeth. Research shows that tooth misalignment can increase a person’s risk of problems like:
Periodontal (gum) disease
Abnormal tooth wear
With conventional Invisalign therapy, most of our patients complete their treatment in about 12 months. We’ll be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate at the time of your consultation.
There’s also an alternative to full-arch treatment if your teeth are relatively healthy. Short-term Invisalign allows us to focus on aligning the teeth towards the front of your mouth for aesthetic purposes. In such cases, we may be able to complete the process within about six months.
FIND OUT IF INVISALIGN IS RIGHT FOR YOU
Schedule a complimentary consultation today to learn more!
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.