Gone are the days of a mouth full of uncomfortable metal brackets and wires. With modern technology you can now straighten your teeth comfortably and without anyone knowing, using Invisalign®. Not even your closest friends are likely to notice you are wearing
these clear aligners. Dr. Pawel Zajac and his associates offer Invisalign® as the clear alternative to unsightly metal brackets and wires

‍Are You a Candidate forInvisalign®?

You'll begin with an examination, including x-rays. Dr. Zajac or one of his associates will look at everything from the health of your mouth to the shape of your tooth roots. If it is determined that Invisalign® will work for you, they will discuss the pros and cons of Invisalign®, and the other options available to you.

There are three basic options for you if your teeth are crooked.
  • Conventional wire-and-bracket braces
  • Invisible braces
  • Porcelain veneers
And the nice thing about going to Dr. Zajac to have your teeth straightened is that Dr. Zajac and his associates are skilled at all three methods.

If you want to go ahead with Invisalign® invisible braces, we start by taking detailed impressions of your teeth. Dr. Zajac or one of his associates then plans out your tooth movements. This information, along with a three-dimensional scan of the impressions, is fed into a sophisticated computer that then manufactures a set of clear
aligners, similar to what is pictured above.

When you receive your first set of aligners they will intentionally not fit. That is because they are designed to gently move your teeth into a correct position. After two weeks the aligners will fit naturally and it is time for the next pair. The aligners work much faster than traditional braces because of the accuracy of the computer
technology that designs them. Typical treatment times are six months to a year, about half the time of conventional braces.

Advantages of Invisible Braces
  • They are much more comfortable.
  • They work much faster, completing in six to twelve months as opposed to
    two to three years.
  • They truly are invisible. No one will know you are wearing them.
  • They are removable, which enables you to brush and floss normally.
  • They allow you to eat anything you want without the fear of food getting
    trapped. Simply remove them to eat and replace them as soon as you are done.
Disadvantages of Invisible Braces
  • They are removable, so it is up to the patient to comply with the
    necessary amount of time to keep them in. This can be a problem sometimes with
    children and teenagers.
  • They are more expensive than traditional braces.
  • They are more expensive than traditional braces.
If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for either Invisalign® invisible braces, we would be happy to set up a complimentary consultation for you. You will meet with Dr. Zajac
or one of his associate Dentist’s to ask whatever questions you would like, to see if this treatment is right for you. Not every case of crooked teeth can be corrected with these techniques, but they can all be corrected with one or the other of these techniques.

If you have any further questions about Invisalign®, please feel free to speak with Dr. Zajac, one of our associate Dentist’s or one of our East Oakville Dental team members today.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.