Orthodontics At Mega Dental Group
Straight teeth can give you a confident smile. But sometimes when your adult teeth come in, they’re not as straight as you would like. Fortunately, you have a variety of options for correcting crooked teeth or gaps. Conveniently located in Burnaby, the dental professionals at Mega Dental Group offer several orthodontic procedures to help give your teeth a proper alignment. Learn more about what you can expect from these procedures.
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a treatment done to correct teeth alignment. While dentists will call this misalignment malocclusion, we usually refer to it as a bad bite. Malocclusions can include crooked teeth, gaps between your teeth, an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. Not only can these issues cause you to feel less confident about your smile
Along with braces, another popular treatment option for correcting misaligned teeth is Invisalign. Invisalign is a treatment that uses three-dimensional computer imaging technology to create a treatment plan. It starts with how the teeth are currently positioned and ends with the final desired position. Dentists will use these plans and a series of custom-made aligners to move your teeth into position. Since Mega Dental Group is an Invisalign Preferred Provider, you know you can get the quality care and treatment you need to align your teeth properly.
How Does Invisalign Move Teeth?
Similar to the brackets and wires used in braces, Invisalign aligners use controlled force and pressure in appropriate places to shift teeth into their proper position. However, unlike braces, Invisalign not only controls the force, but it also controls the force’s timing. This means that only certain teeth are able to move during each stage. The treatment plan you and your dentist come up with using the computer imaging will determine the movement during each stage. This controlled movement helps provide
View Your Treatment Plan
Invisalign treatment offers several advantages over other treatment options. First, you’re able to view your treatment plan with your dentist from the very first appointment. The special computer program your dentist will use to create your treatment plan will show you how your teeth currently look and what they will look like when your treatment is complete. This gives you an opportunity to see how your smile will look with straight teeth before you even start your treatment plan.
Nearly Invisible Treatment
The aligners you get as part of your treatment plan to straighten your teeth are made of strong and clear medical grade plastic. Many people
While this discrete treatment makes Invisalign popular with adults, it also makes it an ideal option for anyone who wants to straighten his or her teeth without the stigma of braces. You’ll wear each tray for about two weeks before replacing it with the next one in the series. Each tray is custom-made for a more precise fit and to move your teeth properly.
When you wear braces to straighten your teeth, you have to leave them on until the treatment is complete. This can lead to several issues. It makes it harder to brush your teeth, and you must make sure you get any food particles caught in the metal wires. You also can’t eat certain foods because you don’t want to risk damaging the wires.
However, with Invisalign, you get trays you can periodically remove. This means you can take out the trays when you’re eating and drinking, and you don’t have to stop eating certain foods. You can also take them out when it’s time to brush and floss your teeth, which makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.
Another advantage that Invisalign has over traditional braces is that you don’t have to deal with any metal, which makes the treatment more comfortable. You won’t have metal wires or brackets irritating or possibly even cutting your mouth. No metal also means you get to spend less time in the dentist chair getting adjustments and more time doing the things you enjoy.
If you choose braces to straighten your teeth, your treatment might take as long as five years. Although your length of treatment will depend on multiple factors, the average Invisalign treatment plan takes 12 to 18 months. Additionally, you can start seeing results in just a few weeks.
If you think Invisalign or another orthodontic treatment plan is right for you, contact Mega Dental Group today to meet with one of the friendly and professional dentists to go over your options.