Invisalign – East Gwillimbury, ON

A Discreet Alternative to Metal Braces

Since its debut, Invisalign has remained one of the most popular teeth-straightening options. With faster average treatment timelines, comfortable aligners, and no metal brackets or wires, it’s not hard to see why either! If you’re interested in this discreet and effective alternative to traditional metal braces, then read on or reach out to our cosmetic dentists to schedule an appointment.

Why Choose Queensville Dental for Invisalign?

  • Highly Trained and Talented Dentists
  • No-Goop Digital Impression System
  • Convenient Appointment Times

How Invisalign Works

Closeup of patient holding Invisalign aligner

With more than 12 million patients around the world, Invisalign is one of the most sought-after teeth-straightening solutions. To create gorgeous smiles, their comfortable and clear aligners are custom-made for each patient. When you wear them for 20-22 hours a day, each tray in the series will move your teeth closer and closer to their ideal positions. At the end of your treatment, you’ll have the straight teeth and gorgeous smile you’ve been dreaming of!

Indications for Invisalign 

Closeup of patient placing clear aligners in their mouth

The good news is that Invisalign can help patients with both mild and moderate cases of malocclusion. Most often, the clear aligners are used to address:

Crowded Teeth

Overcrowded teeth aren’t good for the health, function, or look of your smile. Fortunately, Invisalign’s clear aligners can gently guide your teeth into the right places, which can reduce your chances of developing tooth decay, improve your bite, and boost your self-esteem.

Gaps Between Teeth

Spaced-out teeth are another common orthodontic issue that Invisalign can correct. By slowly closing the gaps, Invisalign can improve your oral health and the aesthetics of your smile – sometimes in as little as six months too!

Bite Alignment

If your bite isn’t aligned properly, you may chew your food unevenly or grind your teeth throughout the day and night. Whether you have an overbite, crossbite, or underbite, Invisalign may be the solution!

The Benefits of Invisalign

Dentist smiling at patient while holding Invisalign aligner

Although Invisalign is well known for their clear, discreet aligners, this is just one of the many benefits that this orthodontic treatment comes with. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, patients love them because:

  • There are no dietary restrictions
  • There are fewer check-in visits
  • There aren’t any complicated oral hygiene regimens
  • The average treatment timeline is between 12 and 18 months

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

Money clenched in a set of teeth

Invisalign occupies an odd space in dentistry, considered to be either a cosmetic treatment, a style of orthodontics, or some mixture of the two depending on who you ask. This strange dichotomy means several things, one of which is that people who are interested in clear aligners are a little unsure of what they’ll cost.

If you want some information that could help you budget for care more effectively, here’s something you may find interesting.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign 

Woman holding an Invisalign aligner

The primary thing that’s going to affect the amount you pay for your Invisalign treatment is the number of aligners that you’ll need, which is a consequence of several distinct factors. First of all, while most people will need to have both their top and bottom teeth corrected at the same time, this is not the case for everyone, and needing only one set of trays will cut costs.

Then there’s the length of treatment, as the longer it takes for you to get perfect teeth the more aligners you’ll need. This has to do with the severity of the misalignment you’re dealing with, the natural mobility of your teeth, and how well you adhere to the guidelines we give you for treatment.

Invisalign VS Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

Clear aligners in a purple case

You might have seen ads for DIY clear aligner kits, which allow you to take your own impressions of your teeth and send you aligners based on the data you provide. These companies claim to cut out the middleman, providing you with orthodontia without the need for a dentist. As a consequence, they tend to be substantially cheaper than Invisalign.

At first, anyway. The problem with performing your own dentistry is that it can be incredible difficult to tell whether things are progressing as they should. You probably don’t have an idea of what your teeth should look like at each stage as they’re being straightened, so you may not have any idea if something was wrong. For this reason, it’s common for patients who use DIY aligners to wind up with worse teeth than they started with, meaning that they’ll need to pay a lot of money to fix them. For that reason, it could easily be argued that DIY aligners will cost you more in the long run.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

Dental claim form on a table

Invisalign is still relatively new in the world of orthodontics, and until relatively recently, it was omitted from most dental coverage. However, this is rapidly changing. We will help you reach out to your dental plan to ensure that you’re getting all of the coverage you can.

You can also use an FSA, if you have one, to fund the cost of care. If you need help navigating these tools, we’ll be happy to discuss your various options with you at your consultation.

Invisalign FAQs

a dentist showing a patient their Invisalign aligners

Many patients are hesitant to start their journeys towards a straighter, more beautiful smile because they need a little more information about Invisalign treatment to feel comfortable taking that first big step. We want you to have all of the answers you need to feel confident and comfortable scheduling your consultation, which is why our team has collected common questions we get asked below for your convenience. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please give us a call!

How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

Cleaning your trays daily is important to keep them from smelling and accumulating plaque and bacteria. There are a couple of different ways you can maintain them, including:

  • Invisalign Crystals: The best and most common cleaning method for aligners is soaking them in Invisalign crystals. These can be purchased online and will get the job done without you having to risk them becoming scratched, discolored, or damaged. Simply fill a small container with lukewarm water, stir the crystals in until they dissolve, and soak your aligners in the water for 15 minutes. Be sure to brush and rinse them before placing them back in your mouth.
  • Clear Antibacterial Soap: Another popular cleaning method is using clear, unscented antibacterial soap, which you can purchase at any store. If you use one that’s colored, it will likely stain your trays. You can either soak your aligners in a soap and water solution or place the soap directly on them and gently brush and rinse them.

What foods can I eat while undergoing Invisalign treatment?

One of the greatest advantages of choosing Invisalign aligners is that you can eat all of your favorite foods while undergoing treatment. All you have to do is take out your trays before you eat anything. To prevent losing them, store them in their hard protective case, and be sure to brush your teeth and rinse your trays before placing them back in your mouth.

How long will I need to wear my Invisalign aligners for?

Every treatment differs based on the severity of your orthodontic case. That being said, the average Invisalign treatment lasts between 12 and 18 months. However, we’ll be able to give you a more detailed estimate once we’ve had a chance to examine your smile. You’ll also need to wear your trays for between 20 and 22 hours a day to stay on time with your treatment. If you don’t, it could lengthen the process.

Can I get Invisalign if I’ve already had traditional braces?

We commonly see patients who have undergone traditional braces treatment and didn’t keep up with using their retainer, so they wonder whether they can give straightening their smile a second shot with Invisalign. The answer is most definitely!