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Straight Teeth for a Healthy Lifestyle
Did you know that having straight teeth can help prevent dental and medical problems?
Teeth straightening is a popular cosmetic procedure, but it’s also really important for your overall health! You might not mind that your teeth are crooked and maybe you don’t see the point in fixing them. But you might also not realize that teeth need to be in the correct position to function properly and more importantly… to last your entire life. Read on to learn about other reasons the position of your teeth is important:
If you have crowding, overlapping, or gaps between your teeth, you might also be experiencing:
- Chipped teeth
- Food trapping between your teeth
- A hard time cleaning between your teeth
- Increased risk of cavities
- Increased risk of gum disease*
*Gum disease increases your risk for several health problems. Many studies show a correlation between gum disease and other diseases such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.
If you have any of the above conditions, or if you have a family history of any of the above, schedule an appointment at our office for an evaluation of your oral health.
What to Expect with Invisalign Treatment
Your Treatment Plan
To begin treatment, you’ll have an appointment to take precise digital scans of your mouth. This allows the Invisalign software to create a virtual model of your mouth, showing you the tooth movements that will occur. You’ll even see a virtual representation of your straightened teeth before movements start! Custom aligners are created for you and sent to your dentist for approval.
The First Aligners
When your aligners are ready, the dentist will place very small dots of tooth-colored material on some of your teeth. These help with the tooth movements. Don’t worry, they’re temporary and come off when treatment is complete. Now you’re ready to start wearing your aligners. You’ll wear them all day and night, removing them only to eat and brush your teeth.
Follow up Appointments
You’ll be provided with a few sets of aligners and instructed by your dentist on how often to change them. You’ll notice your teeth gradually shifting as you move through your aligners. We’ll schedule visits for you approximately every 6-8 weeks so the doctor can check your progress and make any changes necessary to keep your movements on track. One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is having a doctor track your orthodontic movements to make sure your bite ends up just right.
Your Invisalign Dentist
Take a seat in Dr. Perelgut’s chair, and you’re sure to feel incredibly at ease. Dr. Perelgut cares about more than just dental procedures and prioritizes his patients’ overall and oral health. He never rushes his patients’ visits and takes the time to explain every diagnosis and procedure thoroughly.
Before suggesting a treatment, Dr. Perelgut puts himself in his patient’s shoes to determine the best course of action for that individual. He knows that dentistry is often not one size fits all.
Dr. Perelgut’s caring demeanour extends far beyond the walls of his office, and he regularly volunteers to support families in his community.
Dr. Perelgut holds a DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, a CAGS from Boston University, and a BSc in Physics from the University of Toronto.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Cost Of Invisalign In Toronto
Patients with insurance coverage typically pay between $3,000 and $5,000 out-of-pocket for Invisalign treatment. As with all dental treatments, each case is unique, so an exam is required for an accurate price quote. Without insurance, Invisalign treatment typically costs about $4,000 to $6,000. Keep in mind these are ballpark amounts and the actual cost to you could be higher or lower depending on many factors.
How is the cost of Invisalign treatment determined? When considering the cost of orthodontics, these are a few factors that affect cost:
- Your current oral health.
- How complex the tooth movements will be.
- Treatment length. Longer treatment time increases the cost.
- Patient compliance. Patients who don’t wear the aligners as recommended have longer treatment times.
Because each patient and each smile is unique, a consultation is the only way to find out for sure whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign and how much it will cost. We want to hear about your goals for your health and smile so we can create a customized treatment plan for you. If you’re unsure whether you would benefit from Invisalign, just ask us! We’d love to have a conversation with you!
We have solutions for every unique case that presents in our office. Most of the time, we can provide you with a treatment plan that can be completed in our practice. We do express cases as well as advanced functional and cosmetic cases. If it’s outside of our scope, we’ll refer you to the best specialist to meet your needs.
Don’t let something like crooked teeth hinder your confidence or affect your health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Both are good options for teeth straightening, however, Invisalign is both more comfortable and more discrete than braces. The clear custom-fit trays are hardly noticeable and most people won’t even realize you’re wearing them. Invisalign aligners are smooth so you won’t have brackets scratching the inside of your lips and cheeks. Tooth movements are more comfortable with Invisalign, too. The aligners are designed to gradually shift teeth, a few at a time, making Invisalign orthodontics far more comfortable than conventional wires and brackets.
You’ll feel slight tenderness as your teeth shift with Invisalign. It’s far less soreness than you feel with traditional braces, though, since Invisalign makes tiny adjustments to your teeth at a time. You’ll notice visible changes in your smile with minimal discomfort within the first several weeks of your treatment.
Each person and each mouth is different, however, on average, it takes between 6 and 12 months to complete treatment with Invisalign. But you’ll notice changes in your smile in as short as six weeks! Remember that for teeth that need to move a lot, the treatment time will be longer, whether you choose braces or Invisalign.
Invisalign trays are easy to clean. When you remove them to floss and brush, or to eat, simply rinse and brush the trays with a toothbrush and water. Don’t use toothpaste. When you’re not wearing the trays, place them in a dish of water, hydrogen peroxide, or Invisalign cleaning crystals. Rinse them thoroughly before placing them back in your mouth. Never eat or drink anything other than water while wearing your aligners!
No. Please don’t eat or drink anything other than plain water with your aligners in your mouth. Chewing with your aligners can cause them to crack. Plus, if you eat or drink with the aligners in, food and liquid can get under the aligners and sit against the teeth, increasing your risk of forming cavities.
Yes. You’ll need to wear your aligners 22 hours per day to stay on track with your treatment. If you don’t wear the aligners day and night, you’ll slow down the progress of your teeth straightening. The only time you’ll remove your aligners is for eating, drinking anything other than plain water, and cleaning your teeth.