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Invisalign

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The esthetic and comfortable way to improve your smile.

Invisible. Comfortable. Removable.

WATCH OUR INVISALIGN TREATMENT

WHAT IS INVISALIGN?

Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear, removable aligners to move your teeth into the correct position. You take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

You wear each set of aligners for two weeks. As you move through your custom aligners, your teeth will straighten until they reach the position prescribed by Drs. Saikaly and Cohen.

IS INVISALIGN RIGHT FOR ME?

Dr. Saikaly and Dr. Cohen have treated many patients right here in Ottawa with the Invisalign system. Invisalign can treat most orthodontic problems, from excessive spacing to crowded teeth to overbites & underbites, and even crossbites. An initial consultation with Dr. Saikaly and Dr. Cohen at Centertown Orthodontics will let us know if Invisalign is right for you.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

It’s easy! Just contact us to book that initial consultation. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa, right off the Queensway.

After the initial consultation, your next visit will be your diagnosis. We’ll x-ray and photograph your teeth, take dental impressions, and do a clinical exam.

You can make an optional appointment to come in and view the 3D video of your teeth’s original position to their final prescribed position in person. We can email you the video, if you’d prefer.

Every appointment after that, you’ll get about three aligners. You’ll wear each one for two weeks. Every six weeks, you’ll get another delivery of aligners.

SO HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

The average Invisalign treatment takes just 11 months!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN?

Many people are self-conscious about their smiles if their teeth are crooked. They feel great when their braces come off and they have a wonderful smile to show off, but when their braces are on, it’s common to feel like it’s drawing even more attention to something they don’t want to draw attention to in the first place. That’s where Invisalign comes in. Invisalign is completely clear. You straighten your teeth without anybody knowing.

Another common complaint about braces is how little of their favourite foods people can eat because of the risk of damaging their braces. Crunchy and sticky foods are out. No popcorn, no toffee, and no gum. Invisalign is different. Because you take it out to eat and drink there’s no limiting what you eat. Just remember to brush your teeth after… you take Invisalign out for that, too!

Invisalign is comfortable. Braces adjustments can hurt, and take up a lot of your time in the doctor’s chair. If the wires get loose, they can cause bleeding mouth ulcers unless the wire is snipped quickly by an emergency visit to the orthodontist. Invisalign does away with all that.

Invisalign lets you see your own treatment plan before you start, so you know what we’re doing start to finish, and how straight your teeth will look when we’re done.

HOW MUCH DOES INVISALIGN COST?

After your initial consultation, Dr. Saikaly will provide you with an estimate. Because each case is different, and some are more complicated than others are, the fee differs from patient to patient.

We offer interest-free financing for your Invisalign plan, with affordable monthly payment options. Remember to check if your insurance policy carries orthodontics benefits. If you do have orthodontic coverage, then Invisalign should be treated the same as conventional braces.

HOW DOES INVISALIGN WORK?

Invisalign uses 3D computer imaging to show us the complete treatment plan from start to finish. Using these 3D images, Centertown Orthodontics creates a series of custom-made aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth to the next position in the treatment. This continues until we reach the final position of your teeth.
What makes Invisalign different from traditional braces is the Invisalign system controls not only the gentle force on the teeth, but the timing of that force. By allowing only certain teeth to move at a time, Invisalign gives a more efficient movement of the teeth. Movement that is more efficient means faster treatment for you.

WHAT ARE THE ALIGNERS LIKE?

The aligners are made of strong medical-grade plastic and appear virtually invisible when worn. They look a lot like tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a perfect fit to move teeth.