Invisalign Treatment in Ottawa, ON
The Smile You Want, Without the Hassel
Invisalign is an exceptional way to correct the alignment of your teeth. Beyond enhancing the aesthetics of your smile, treatment with Invisalign is normally faster and more comfortable than traditional metal braces.
At Dow’s Lake Dental, we offer Invisalign to assist adults and teens who want to improve the alignment of their smiles. This orthodontic treatment is easy to use and known for producing reliable results.
Unlike traditional braces, you won’t have to limit the foods you eat or struggle to perform oral hygiene tasks. Invisalign trays are 100% removable and they’re virtually invisible to those around you.
Invisalign — A New Approach to Stunning Smiles
Invisalign clear aligners are a product of over 20 years of technological research and innovation. The results lead to a more precise and predictable treatment, allowing patients to achieve their dream smile 50 percent faster than alternative methods. As technology improves, the entire Invisalign experience becomes more natural and accessible.
Your custom Invisalign aligners are crafted from patented SmartTrack® material. This transparent, flexible device sits discreetly and comfortably on your smile, gradually shifting a few teeth at a time.
The Invisalign system also provides a digital representation of what your smile could look like after treatment is complete.
The Invisalign Process
Invisalign is a fast, effective way to straighten your smile without the hassle of uncomfortable metal wires or brackets. The process typically requires fewer office visits than the average patient would experience with metal braces.
#1) Your Consultation
When you arrive for your visit, Dr. El-Hawary will examine your smile, review your medical and dental history, and discuss your treatment options. If we decide that Invisalign is the ideal solution, we can begin right away.
#2) Treatment Planning & Impressions
After outlining your treatment, Dr. El-Hawary will take impressions of your smile. Then, the Invisalign system translates the information into a digital image, so you can see what your smile will look like following the treatment.
#3) Straightening Your Smile
After about a few weeks, you’ll swing by Dow’s Lake Dental to pick up your first set of aligners. These aligners are designed to custom-fit your smile so that they’ll sit comfortably for the entirety of the treatment.
For effective results, Dr. El-Hawary recommends wearing your Invisalign trays for 22 hours a day — only removing them for eating or cleaning. You’ll want to continue your regular oral hygiene routine by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing between meals.
Since each Invisalign aligner is designed to only shift specific teeth, we’ll give you a new set every week or two. Invisalign is built on the idea that gradual, precise changes will lead to stunning, successful alignment improvements.
Straighten Your Smile Up to 2X Faster
If you’re looking for a faster alternative to traditional metal braces, contact Dow’s Lake Dental at (613) 406-6464 and ask them about Invisalign. Our staff will help you schedule a consultation, and get you one step closer to the smile of your dreams.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the Invisalign treatment take?
Treatment time typically takes about 12 months. However, treatment time varies from person to person depending on your specific needs and how long it takes to move your teeth into alignment. We recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our knowledgeable dentists, where you can discuss your smile goals and we can examine your oral health.
After the examination, we’ll provide you with a customized treatment plan that will include an estimated timeline of the treatment.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
There may be some discomfort for the first few days after swapping out your trays because your teeth are shifting into the desired position. Any discomfort will be mild and can be easily treated with over-the-counter pain relievers or a cold compress.
What if I lose or break my aligners?
If you lose or damage your aligners, be sure to contact our office immediately by calling (613) 406-6464. You’ll want to avoid trying to fix the appliance on your own because this typically doesn’t work. We’ll probably need to order a replacement to ensure you stay on track with your treatment time.
Who are the best candidates for Invisalign?
Invisalign can correct various orthodontic problems that metal braces can address such as:
To find out how you can benefit from Invisalign treatment, we recommend contacting our Ottawa office to schedule a consultation by calling (613) 406-6464. During the consultation, one of our trusted dentists will examine your oral health and provide you with a customized treatment plan.
How should I care for my Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign aligners are easy to care for. Here are some tips to help you care for your aligners:
- Rinse your aligners and your teeth before reinserting the trays
- Soak your Invisalign once a day
- Brush your teeth and your aligners in the morning
- Place your aligners in a protective case when you’re not wearing them
- Don’t let the trays come into contact with hot water or heat
While Invisalign treatment requires little maintenance, following the above-mentioned guidelines will ensure you avoid damaging your trays and get the most out of your treatment.