What is Invisalign?
Learn about Invisalign with Dr. Lenny Slepchik, a Gold Preferred Provider
Are you too embarrassed to smile? Does the way your teeth meet bother you? Dr. Slepchik offers Invisalign treatment in downtown Montreal so that his patients can straighten their teeth without anyone knowing you are wearing braces. You can enjoy discreet treatment that results in a beautiful smile.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign targets alignment issues (how your teeth meet) such as crowded, tilted or rotated teeth, and the gaps between them. The clear aligners fit your teeth at each stage and gradually move them to arrive at your ultimate goal. These removable aligners are made from a comfortable plastic and are worn for 1 week at a time. In fact, this can create a straighter smile in less than a year. We also recommend Invisalign treatment to improve your ability to reach difficult areas in the mouth when flossing and brushing.
Straightening teeth can not only improve the look of your smile but also improve your overall dental health. By eliminating hard to reach spaces in your mouth, periodontal disease and cavities is reduced. Patients that have an interest in Invisalign will have both digital x-rays and digital impressions taken in our office with Itero. After we scan your mouth, we send this diagnostic information to the Invisalign Lab. Their lab will then send back virtual time-lapse images of your smile, which helps you visualize how the treatment will work and what your smile will look like.
candidates for Invisalign
Many teens and adults are good candidates for Invisalign. The advanced techniques that are now available with this protocol make Invisalign appropriate for mild to moderate misalignment, including the correction of over-bite, under-bite, and cross-bite. Patients should have good oral health and be free of gum disease before beginning their Invisalign treatment. If dental problems exist, we will provide treatment to improve oral health before continuing with this teeth-straightening treatment.
Diastema Treatment with Invisalign
A diastema is a space between the teeth; it is often found between the two front teeth. The final result below was accomplished using the Invisalign system in just six months.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign has become a preferred method of teeth-straightening because, unlike traditional braces, there are no metal fixtures that are permanently attached to the teeth. The two protocols work in a similar manner. Each applies consistent pressure on teeth to first loosen the hold of the periodontal ligament; simultaneously, the pressure exerted on the teeth is done in a way that forces them into better alignment. The protocols differ in the extent of malocclusion each can correct and in the method through which teeth are straightened. Severe malocclusion may need to be treated with traditional orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Slepchik Discusses Invisalign Treatment
Benefits of Invisalign
The clear plastic aligners that are custom-made for you at every stage of the teeth-straightening process provide the following benefits:
Removable: You can take your aligners out when you eat and when you brush and floss. No problem !
Easy to clean: To keep them fresh, rinse them with warm water.
Comfortable : No one knows you are wearing them unless you tell them.
Invisalign Patient Testimonial
What Is the Invisalign Treatment Process?
If you are interested in Invisalign, there are multiple steps which are part of your Invisalign treatment. When you come for your first appointment, we take a series of photos of your teeth and provide you a simulation of the possible result. Next, Dr. Slepchik will design your treatment plan . Once this is accepted, the attachments will be placed on your teeth with your first set of aligners. You will be visiting us every 2-3 months where we will provide you with newly adjusted aligners at each stage of your dental treatment.
The Invisalign process is explained in further detail below and will be discussed with you during your consultation appointment.
Appointment 1: Records
Using the Itero Impression System, we take digital photos of the teeth to create extremely accurate models which evaluate your mouth’s orthodontic situation. Our system also provides an immediate simulation of the possible result. It’s very comfortable. This appointment takes about one hour.
Appointment 2: Case Presentation
Based on his experience with the Invisalign system, Dr. Slepchik provides different prescriptions to create the most effective treatment plan for you. Dr. Slepchik will show and explain your chosen treatment. At this point, we also explain the number of appointments you will need and your fees.
Your Invisalign treatment includes your aligners, up to 2 refinement series and 4 sets of retainers and a wire retainer (if you need it). There are no additional costs or surprises. Upon patient acceptance and an initial deposit, we will order your clear aligners.
Appointment 3: Attachments & Aligners
Appointment 4 (and on):
Every 2-3 months, we give you your new aligners and check your progress. When your treatment is finished, we analyze the final result and decide together if further treatment would enhance what was achieved. If yes, a refinement is done using additional aligners. When we complete the case, we order your retainers. Sometimes, we place a thin wire retainer on the tongue side of the lower front teeth, if required
What Can I Expect After My Invisalign Treatment?
Taking care of my Invisalign aligners
How long will I need To Wear My Invisalign Aligners?
Invisalign Before & After
“I don’t know what you differently here, but I’ve never seen my daughter like this in a dental office. She told me she felt it’s just like home.” ~ H. K.