Invisalign in Burlington, oakville, milton and hamilton

Are you unhappy with your smile?

Braces aren't just for kids anymore because adults may be able to enjoy the benefits of discreet, comfortable Invisalign in Burlington.  Smile Centre Dental is a trusted Invisalign provider, an innovative treatment for bite and tooth alignment problems. Invisalign is great for students, professionals, or anyone else who wants to improve their smile without having a mouth full of hardware in the process.


PERSONAL SERVICE


We believe in creating a trusting relationship with our patients, especially when their treatment may run the course of months or years. Dr. Long Vo and Dr. Julie Dao will offer you a complete evaluation and make a recommendation for treatment that will take into consideration your requirements and the state of your teeth. Once you treatment is agreed upon, we'll try to arrange your appointments during times that are less likely to interfere with work or school schedules.

Invisalign in Oakville from Smile Centre Dental is a viable option to traditional braces for patients who want a convenient way to improve their smile. Contact our practice today to learn more. Our office is centrally located to serve clients for braces in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Hamilton with efficient, affordable dental care.


HOW DOES IT WORK?


Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements that we plan out for you.  There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten.  You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

In most cases, Invisalign is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. However only after an examination can we determine the cost, based on your specific needs. Other factors may include your treatment goals, the difficulty of your case, how long you are in treatment, your orthodontic insurance coverage, and additional findings during the examination.


DOES IT REALLY WORK?


Yes.  Over 2.7 million patients worldwide are smiling with confidence thanks to Invisalign. Without brackets or wires, Invisalign clear aligner treatment takes a modern approach to teeth straightening and is virtually invisible. The number of Invisalign smiles grows daily. 


 

ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT COMPARISON

                                                                                                         

Treats a wide variety of cases

Straightens your teeth

Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy

Allows you to remove when you want

Enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening

Brush and floss your teeth normally

Consists of smooth, comfortable plastic

Office visits only every four to six weeks

Invisalign Teen: up to 6 free replacement aligners


5 Advantages of Invisalign® over traditional braces 


#1. Appearance

Invisalign® Clear Braces Look Better

Metal braces can cause the appearance of the mouth to be unattractive, as though it is filled with awkward chunks of unsightly metal.  They are noticeable, especially on an adult, and can get food caught in them without the wearer even being aware of it.  Invisalign® clear braces are barely noticeable.  They look very much as though the person wearing them is not wearing braces at all.  They are decidedly more attractive than metal braces.


#2. Comfort

Clear Braces Can Be Removed When Necessary

Once we attache metal braces to someone’s teeth, the braces must remain in place until they are professionally removed.  Invisalign® clear braces are removable.  If, for any reason, the wearer of teeth aligners wishes to remove them for brief periods of time (to eat or drink), he or she may easily do so.


#3. Safety

Invisalign® Clear Braces Reduce Damage to Teeth and Gums

Conventional metal braces contain wire and protruding bits of metal that can puncture and scratch the insides of the mouth and gums.  Clear braces are smooth and comfortable. They do not include any sharp edges or protruding edges or bits. Conventional metal braces can affect demineralization and decaying teeth.  They use a great deal of force to straighten the teeth.  These problems do not exist with clear aligners.  Overall, clear braces reduce the damage normally caused by wearing braces, including gum disease and cavities.


#4. Duration of Treatment

Invisalign® Clear Braces Straighten Teeth Faster

Someone who wears metal braces might expect the treatment to take as long as 5 years.  Invisalign® can take from only one year, to a year and a half to work its magic and straighten your teeth.


#5. Knowing What to Expect

There are No Surprises with Invisalign® Clear Braces

In considering Invisalign®, dental patients undergo treatment planning that is fully computerized.  Therefore, they know exactly what to expect and how long they will need the braces before they begin wearing them.   Metal braces can be a trial-and-error situation that gives no clear idea of what is to come.

Overall, Invisalign® offers distinct advantages over conventional metal braces. It costs slightly more, but in the end, is well worth the price.  They are more comfortable than metal braces, pose fewer risks to teeth and gums,  and provide beautiful smiles much faster.  Anyone considering Invisalign® should book a consultation with Dr. Long Vo to determine if he or she is a good candidate to wear them.


Invisalign for Adults

Invisalign for Teens

Why are crooked teeth a problem?


Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create a dental malocclusion.  If left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and premature wear of teeth that can worsen over time and even result in tooth loss. Periodontal disease may also increase the risk for
atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries).


What type of malocclusion do you have?


​Here are some potential issues:

Crowding

  • Buildup of plaque and tartar
  • Harbors harmful periodontal bacteria 
  • Risk of periodontal disease,  tooth, and bone loss 

Spacing

  • Food lodges between teeth
  • Risk of sore, tender gums
  • Risk of periodontal disease

Deep Bite

  • Over-erupted lower front teeth that can damage the palate
  • Premature wear and chipping of the lower front teeth 

Crossbite

  • Premature tooth wear and risk of chipped teeth
  • Abfraction — small notch in tooth at the gumline
  • Periodontal disease, tooth, and bone loss 

Excessive Overjet

  • Chipped or fractured front teeth
  •  Trauma to front teeth

Edge-to-Edge Bite

  • Risk of teeth chipping and breaking
  • Jaw joint pain
  • Shortened or worn down front teeth

Malocclusion and Periodontal Disease

Malocclusion affects 74% of American adults.  If you have malocclusion, it may affect your periodontal health, because it is difficult to remove plaque when teeth are not aligned. Periodontal disease can begin as gum redness or bleeding while brushing your teeth or using dental floss, and you may notice halitosis, or bad breath. If not treated, gum inflammation can become worse, leading to soft tissue damage, receding gums, the formation of pockets between teeth and gums, bone loss, and eventually tooth loss.

Invisalign and Periodontal Disease

How to care for your Invisalign trays