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Invisalign® Dentists & Dental Clinic in Ottawa

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The Invisalign® orthodontic treatment is becoming increasingly popular for several key reasons: appearance, comfort, convenience and efficacy.

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® is made of clear, lightweight, plastic material that is comfortable and virtually "invisible". Another benefit of using Invisalign® is convenience (practicality). Invisalign® braces can easily be removed for eating and/or cleaning, and later just as easily reinserted back in place. That means that you can eat what you like and still keep your “braces” fresh and clean! Your eating habits remain uninterrupted as do your brushing and flossing habits – simply remove the trays whenever needed. Finally, the materials in the Invisalign® trays are much less abrasive than traditional braces. This ultimately means that your cheeks and gums are much less likely to get irritated during treatment.

The treatment principle behind Invisalign® is the use of a series of custom-made, corrective "aligner trays". These plastic trays gently exert pressure on teeth, thus moving and aligning them gradually into proper position. Each case is different and requires careful evaluation, planning and preparation. With treatment lasting on average 12-18 months, a personalized timetable is prepared, custom-made aligner trays are manufactured and appointments are scheduled. Initially, visits are scheduled every couple of months and aligner trays are provided for changes every two weeks or so. Depending on the complexity of the case and on the progress made, the frequency of appointments (and tray replacements) can be adjusted. In spite of the convenience, flexibility, look and comfort that Invisalign® delivers - its treatment results are very much comparable to more traditional orthodontic appliances.