Orthodontics and Invisalign
Invisalign braces & Orthodontics Dentist in North York
We are proud to offer both orthodontics and Invisalign clear aligners.
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in diagnosing, preventing and treating dental and facial irregularities. The practice helps people bring teeth, lips, and jaws into proper alignment.
Orthodontics not only reduces or prevents health problems, it can boost a person’s self-image and confidence by bringing back facial balance. In fact, the psychological factor of getting orthodontic treatment is often reported as a patient’s #1 treatment goal. Without these kinds of procedures, orthodontic problems can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction and difficulty chewing.
Every child should see an orthodontic specialist no later than 7 years old. In some cases, kids as young as 2 or 3 can see the specialist. Many orthodontic problems are easier to catch and correct when they are detected earlier.
Is orthodontics just for kids?
At one time, most people believed braces were just for kids. But the reality is that thousands of Canadians are now in orthodontic treatment and more than 25% of them are over 21.
Because the basic process of gradually moving teeth is the same in adults as in children, the treatment can usually be successful at any age. You may be surprised to know that’s it’s never too late for almost anyone to get braces. It’s actually common for orthodontic specialists to treat patients in their 60s or older!
What are Invisalign braces?
Do you remember hiding your smile all of the time because you wore metal braces? Especially in high school?
Thanks to technology advancements, you can now use Invisalign which are advanced clear aligners that gradually move your teeth into the right position position. Because they are almost invisible, you don’t have to hide your smile and you can go about your day without worrying who is staring at your teeth.
Over 5 million people have used Invisalign.
What is the Invisalign treatment process?
Here are the steps you can expect from us:
- Your first consultation: The dentist will discuss your needs and evaluate whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you.
- Create a custom treatment plan: The dentist will map out a precise treatment plan based on the positioning of your teeth.
- Your Invisalign clear aligners: Most people won’t even notice your custom-made aligners because they are nearly invisible. People who wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day get the best results.
- Your progress: As you wear the aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into place. The dentist may recommend that you start wearing a new set of aligners every week and schedule checkups every six weeks.
At Downsview Dental we are proud to offer both orthopaedics and Invisalign clear aligners. Generally used with children, orthopaedics ensure proper facial development and may help little ones avoid a host of problems down the road.
For adults who are fed up with hiding their smile, there’s Invisalign. This treatment consists of a series of clear aligners designed to gradually move teeth into perfect position. A much more aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is just as effective in getting you that smile you’ve always wanted!
Packages and Plans
We understand the budget constraints of busy families. That’s why we are proud to offer pricing plans and packages for Invisalign; it may be much more affordable than you think.