What is Invisalign?
Learn about Invisalign with Lenny Slepchik, D D S, a Preferred Provider
Are you 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 under a year. We recommend Invisalign treatment to make flossing and brushing easier.
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 can be reduced. Patients that have an interest in Invisalign will have both digital x-rays and digital impressions taken in our office. After Dr. Slepchik takes the impressions, we send this diagnostic information to the Invisalign lab. Their lab will then send virtual time-lapse images of your smile, which helps you visualize how the treatment will work.
Appointment 1- Records: Using the Itero Impression System, we take digital photos of the teeth to create extremely accurate models to evaluate your mouth’s orthodontic situation. Our system also provides an immediate simulation of the possible result. It’s easy and comfortable. This appointment is about one hour long.
Appointment 2 – Case Presentation: Based on his experience with the Invisalign system, Dr. Slepchik provides different prescriptions to create the most effective treatment plan. Dr. Slepchik will show and explain the chosen treatment to the patient. At this point, we also explain the number of appointments necessary and all costs. Our Invisalign Treatment includes the aligners, up to 2 refinement series and 4 sets of retainers and a wire retainer (if necessary). There are no additional costs. Upon patient acceptance and initial deposit, we order the aligners.
Appointment 3 – Attachments: Placement of the attachments on your teeth. They are the same color as your teeth and are practically invisible. This appointment is about an hour long and requires no freezing. We will give you your first set of aligners and show you how to put them on and remove them.
Appointment 4 (and on): Every 2-3 months, we supply new aligners and check the progress of the case. At case completion, we analyze the final result and decide 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. At times, we place a thin wire retainer on the tongue side of the lower front teeth.
Wearing your Invisalign Clear Aligners
Problems that show in your mouth can lead to heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea and other medical issues. Our patients visit our office regularly to check in on their progress and receive their next set of aligners.
These aligners are:
- Removable; Take your aligners out when you eat and when you brush and floss.
- Easy to clean; To keep them fresh, rinse them with warm water.
- Comfortable; The aligners are made from smooth plastic and contain no sharp edges.