Reasons Teens Love Invisalign

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We make it our goal at City Orthodontics to provide you with a beautiful smile with our convenient and efficient orthodontic treatments. One such high-quality treatment that we offer for our patients is Invisalign. While Invisalign is only intended for adults, that doesn’t mean that a teenager can’t enjoy the same benefits. As your trusted Toronto Invisalign providers, we’re also proud to offer a treatment that’s meant for teenagers – Invisalign Teen. Our teenage patients have grown to love this orthodontic treatment and we’d like to share with you some of the reasons why.

Invisalign Offers a Discreet Treatment

One of the drawbacks of traditional braces – especially for teens – is that braces are highly noticeable. Many teenagers may be nervous about how they’ll look while wearing braces and they’ll be hesitant to get them. With Invisalign though, this isn’t a problem. The aligners of Invisalign are virtually invisible, meaning that other people won’t even notice that a patient with Invisalign is even undergoing orthodontic treatment.

It’s Comfortable

Instead of being comprised of metal brackets and wires like traditional braces are, Invisalign is made of smooth polyurethane plastic. With traditional braces, the metal can occasionally scrape against a patient’s cheeks, lips, or gums, causing irritations. Invisalign doesn’t have this problem and generally offers a more comfortable orthodontic experience.

It’s Beneficial for Patients Who Play Sports

Many teenagers are involved in sports, whether it’s basketball, football, soccer, or something else. One commonality among these sports (and many other sports) is that there’s the possibility of physical contact. For a patient with braces, even if he or she is wearing a mouthguard, any contact to the face can potentially cause the braces to break and inflict more harm on the teenager’s mouth. Thankfully, the aligners of Invisalign are durable and likely won’t break or cause any extra damage to a patient’s mouth.

Patients Can Eat Whatever They Want

With braces, it’s necessary to avoid certain foods because of the potential that they may either break or loosen the wires or brackets of the braces. These foods that should be avoided include both hard and sticky foods. However, with Invisalign, there’s no need to have any food restrictions because the aligners are removable. A person can just simply remove the aligners and eat whatever he or she likes. It’s perfect for most teens who already have picky eating habits.

Contact Your Toronto Invisalign Providers Today!

If you’re in or around Toronto and you’re interested in Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, we hope you’ll come in to see us for a consultation. You can schedule an appointment by giving us a call at (416) 222-3223. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Tips for Caring for Your Invisalign Clear Aligners

Screen Shot 2017-03-21 at 12.48.15 PMWhen you’re in need of an orthodontist in the Greater Toronto Area that’s able to provide quality orthodontic care, we at City Orthodontics are glad to be here for you. We offer a wide variety of efficient orthodontic treatments along with the care needed to guarantee a comfortable and convenient experience for you. One of these treatments that we’re proud to supply in our Toronto office is Invisalign. Invisalign differs from traditional braces because the aligners are removable. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to take care of them as much as you would for braces. We’d like to take this opportunity to give you a few tips on how to best care for your aligners.

Make Sure Your Aligners Are Always Clean

Just like how your mouth is always exposed to plaque and bacteria, your aligners are exposed to them as well. This is why it’s important to clean your aligners too. Whenever you go to brush your teeth, you should brush your aligners. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. Brush them in the same manner as your own teeth and rinse them out thoroughly afterward. Also, make sure the water’s not too hot – which will lead us to our next point.

Don’t Let Your Aligners Get Overheated

You need to be careful that your aligners aren’t in a position where they can get overheated. Aligners are made of a plastic resin that has the potential to warp if it gets too hot. When this happens, it can cause the aligners to not fit properly. To keep your aligners from being overheated, you should make sure not to rinse them in hot water or drink anything that’s hot while your aligners are in.

Keep Your Aligners in the Case When You’re Not Using Them

There are a number of instances where you’ll be taking out your aligners. For example, you’ll take them out when you’re eating, cleaning your teeth, drinking something hot, and so on. In these circumstances, it’s important to keep your aligners in a safe location. This is why we provide you with cases for your aligners. By keeping your aligners in the case, you’ll be much less likely to lose the aligners. Also, they won’t get dirty by being left out in the open and you won’t accidentally mishandle or damage them.

Contact Your Toronto Orthodontist Today!

If you have any further questions about caring for your aligners or the treatment process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We at City Orthodontics are glad to help you in whatever way we can. If you happen to be interested in Invisalign or any of our other orthodontic treatments, we encourage you to give us a call at (416) 222-3223. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Hygiene Tips for Braces

At City Orthodontics, we aim to give each and every patient in and around Toronto the opportunity of achieving the beautiful smile that they deserve. We aim to accomplish this through our high-quality orthodontic treatments, including many types of braces. However, attaining a great smile requires more than just orthodontic treatment – it requires a constant commitment to oral hygiene. If you happen to be wearing braces, here are some proper oral hygiene tips we suggest to keep your mouth as healthy as it can be.

Brush Four Times a Day

If you haven’t been adhering to this philosophy, your eyes may have bulged out a little bit. However, brushing four times a day is certainly the way to go when you’re wearing braces. Braces offer plenty of crevices for food to get trapped in and can cause dental problems such as tooth decay. We recommend brushing once after every meal and again before going to bed.

Remember to Floss Too

Just like how food can get trapped in your braces, food can get trapped between your teeth as well. While it may be tricky to get used to flossing while wearing braces, it’s still vital to remember to floss daily. If you need help with your flossing, we recommend using a floss threader.

Bring a Dental Kit with You

In case you happen to eat a meal while you’re in school, work, or elsewhere, we suggest bringing a dental kit with you so that you can brush on-the-go. This dental kit can consist of a toothbrush, toothpaste, and some floss so you’ll always be ready to clean your teeth when you’re away from home.

Drink Plenty of Water

One of the healthiest things you can do for your mouth is drink plenty of water. Drinking water won’t just keep your mouth clean, but it will neutralize the acids in your mouth, prevent bad breath, and fight cavities. While many drinks are filled with sugar that will cause tooth decay (soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, etc.), water is the safest and healthiest choice.

Contact Your Toronto Orthodontist Today!

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, feel free to give us a call at (416) 222-3223. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait to see you and help you achieve the beautiful smile that you deserve!