A crooked smile can impact your confidence and oral health but the idea of wearing braces may have you hesitate about seeking treatment.
At Montreal Smiles, we offer the Invisalign® system to Montreal, QC, residents who would like to achieve a straighter, healthier smile.
Dr. Roni Berbari can provide you with a new smile and boost your confidence thanks to the innovative Invisalign orthodontic system...
A Clear Alternative to Braces
Invisalign treatment provides patients with an attractive way to achieve a beautiful smile. The system offers a number of benefits when compared to other orthodontic options, and uses a set of clear plastic trays to gently shift your teeth into their optimal alignment.
Each aligner is custom-made to fit the contours of your smile. Constructed of clear plastic, the trays are virtually invisible. Most people will never notice you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
With no metal to irritate the delicate soft tissues inside your mouth, the custom fit and smooth edges of the aligner trays offer a level of comfort that other orthodontic options cannot match.
Because the clear aligners are removable, you will have the freedom to eat all of your favorite foods while being able to maintain your daily oral hygiene routine with no restrictions on brushing or flossing.
Conditions that Invisalign Can Treat
Invisalign from our Montreal, QC, dentist can be used to treat a wide range of concerns related to misalignment. It is important to remember that for patients who suffer from severe alignment issues, traditional orthodontics may be the best option to restore health and function to your bite. For patients who qualify, many issues that can be treated with traditional orthodontics can also be addressed with Invisalign.
This condition occurs when the upper dental arch extends well beyond the lower arch. An overbite can cause excessive wear to your teeth and the development of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder from an unbalanced bite.
An underbite occurs when the upper arch bites down behind the lower arch, causing the appearance of the lower jaw jutting out excessively. This condition can result in many of the same problems that are caused by an overbite.
When the jaw develops in such a way that some of the top teeth do not come into contact with the bottom row when the mouth is closed, it is referred to as an open bite. This issue can cause speech impairments, make chewing difficult, and contribute to TMJ disorder.
Crossbite is characterized by teeth that are closer to the cheek or the tongue than the corresponding teeth on the opposite jaw. This can result in uneven wear on your smile and can also exacerbate jaw joint disorders.
Teeth that have excessive space between them can impact the aesthetics of a smile, and also provide an ideal place for bacteria to collect and multiply.
Overcrowding within your mouth can significantly affect your smile's appearance. Crowded teeth can also be extremely difficult to clean, allowing plaque to build up and increase your risk of developing periodontal disease.
How Do I Know If I'm a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Responsible & Compliant
For your treatment to work properly, you must be dedicated to wearing your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day. The only time you should remove your aligners is when eating and to brush and floss your teeth.
Have a Mild to Moderate Case
More extreme cases of misalignment such as severe malocclusions, rotated teeth, and large gaps will likely require treatment using traditional orthodontic methods. Fortunately, we can provide alternative orthodontic treatments.
Interested in Discretion & Quick Results
Are you looking for the most discreet orthodontic treatment option available? Invisalign is not only far more discreet than metal braces, but the treatment timeline can usually be completed in less time.
A Popular Choice for Adults and Teens
Although we offer traditional orthodontic treatment plans, many of our adult and teen patients want to explore their options. In addition to Invisalign for adults, our Montreal, QC, dental practice also offers Invisalign Teen.
Using the same advanced technology, Invisalign Teen offers two additional features that are beneficial for young adults. First, Invisalign Teen clear aligners have compliance indicators that allow parents and the dentist to see whether the aligner is being worn properly. Second, Invisalign Teen will replace up to six aligners if they become lost.
Traditional orthodontic treatment can provide a number of dental and overall health benefits but many patients would rather live with a crooked smile than have to wear braces. Invisalign treatment can give you the smile of your dreams without having to worry about dealing with uncomfortable and bulky metal braces.
Dr. Berbari can review your candidacy for Invisalign treatment during your initial exam at our Montreal, QC, dental practice. During your visit, we will gladly answer any questions you have about how this nearly invisible clear aligner system can straighten your smile.
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What to Expect: A Typical Timeline
During your evaluation, Dr. Berbari will provide you with a digital representation of what you can expect your smile to look like after you have completed treatment. If Dr. Berbari determines you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign treatment, he will take careful measurements of your bite that will be used to design your custom-fitted aligners.
This information will be sent to an Invisalign lab where they will develop a custom treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Using the information provided by Dr. Berbari, the Invisalign technicians will create your clear alignment trays and a step-by-step guide to your new smile.
It takes between two and four weeks for the technicians to create your clear aligners with the impressions taken by Dr. Berbari at our Montreal, QC, dental office. The aligners will be custom-crafted to comfortably fit your exact smile.
Once you receive your first set of aligners, Dr. Berbari will discuss proper usage, cleaning techniques, and other vital information that will help to ensure a successful treatment. You will need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only for eating and cleaning. Dr. Berbari will provide you with a special cleaning kit that will help to keep your aligners fresh.
Your specific treatment plan may vary, but generally, you can expect to change aligners every two weeks. During the course of your treatment, patients can typically expect to come back into our office every six weeks so that Dr. Berbari can monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.
When you have completed your treatment, typically after between 12 and 18 months, you can wear your final mouthpiece as a retainer while you sleep to maintain your new smile. As part of a smile makeover plan, many patients choose to undergo in-office teeth whitening to highlight their new and improved appearance.
See How Invisalign Differs from Traditional Braces
Why Wait until Your Next Check-Up?
If you are ready to begin your journey towards a straighter smile and healthier bite, our friendly team of dental professionals is here to help you with every step of your Invisalign treatment. Dr. Berbari can review your candidacy and get you started on the path towards a stunning smile during your next visit to our office. Whether you are a current patient or new to our practice, we look forward to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.
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The Benefits of a Straighter Smile
The most apparent benefit of treatment with the Invisalign system at our dental practice is the beautifully aligned smile that you can achieve once you have completed treatment. You can also expect to:
Smile Confidently & More Often
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, and nothing makes a better impression than straight, evenly spaced teeth. Feeling confident enough to share your smile with the world is something that many people take for granted. For Invisalign patients, the newfound ability to smile proudly in any situation can be life-changing.
Enjoy Better Health
In addition to the incredible cosmetic benefits offered by orthodontics at Montreal Smiles, straightening your smile can profoundly improve your oral health. Crowded, overlapping, or gapped teeth are more difficult to clean at home and provide plenty of hiding spaces for plaque to build up and thrive. Only a professional dental cleaning can remove calcified plaque that builds up between crooked teeth.
Bringing your teeth into their proper alignment allows you to maintain proper at-home dental hygiene. When you brush and floss regularly, you will experience more effective tartar and plaque control. Over time, this can reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign not only provides you with a beautiful new smile but allows you to protect your oral health for years to come.