by constitutiondental | Apr 19, 2019 | Blogs
Invisalign has become the most popular method of teeth straightening over the past few years, with many teens and adults choosing these clear retainers over traditional braces. At Constitution Dental, our dentists are trained and experienced in Invisalign treatments, and we help patients get the beautiful, straight smile they deserve. Here are a few reasons why so many people love Invisalign!
The main reason patients prefer Invisalign over other orthodontic treatments is that this teeth straightening method is far more subtle. As opposed to braces, which have metal brackets, wires, and sometimes rubber bands, Invisalign is virtually unnoticeable to others. These “clear braces” come in the form of clear retainer trays that blend in with your teeth, allowing you to talk, laugh, and go to school or work without feeling self-conscious. With Invisalign, you won’t dread family photos or school pictures!
Invisalign is also a far more comfortable alternative to braces. As mentioned above, these “invisible braces” are in the form of clear aligner trays, so you don’t have to deal with metal brackets and wires poking your cheeks and gums. Not only that, but Invisalign retainers are also removable, so you can eat, drink, and brush your teeth without having to maneuver around metal brackets or pick food out of your wires. Just remember — Invisalign trays are meant to be worn for at least 22 hours per day, otherwise it’ll take longer than 15 weeks to complete the treatment.
Another great thing about Invisalign is that the process takes less time to complete than traditional braces do, and with fewer visits to your local clinic. With braces and other orthodontic accessories, your dentist has to tighten and/or adjust your treatment every few months. The beauty of Invisalign retainers is that they are mapped out for you, so you know exactly when to move on to the next aligner and can do so without the help of your family dentist. Of course, we’ll still want to check up on the progress of your treatment several times, but you won’t leave our office with sore teeth.
Unlike braces, the treatment duration for Invisalign is short and predictable. Typically, teeth straightening with braces takes between a year and two and a half years to complete, with many patients having their treatment duration extended past when they originally planned to have them taken off. With Invisalign, your treatment plan is literally mapped out for you — our dentists have the technology and software to show you the final results before you even get started. As long as you wear your aligners as instructed, you can expect your treatment to be completed in just 15 weeks.
Schedule An Invisalign Consultation At Our Family Dental Clinic
Are you ready to find out for yourself why so many of our dental patients love Invisalign? Contact us today to book an appointment at Constitution Dental in Downtown Ottawa, or stay tuned for future blog posts about the benefits and cost of Invisalign, as well as what to expect when you start these teeth straightening treatment. We look forward to seeing you!
by constitutiondental | Apr 5, 2019 | Blogs
Most of us wish that something was different about our appearance, and for many people, this is their teeth. Perhaps you’re self-conscious about your crooked teeth or are hesitant to smile because your favorite foods and beverages have stained your pearly whites. Maybe you have a “gummy smile” and wish your teeth appeared longer. Whatever the case, our dentists are here to help. Give us a call or book an appointment online at Constitution Dental to see how we can improve your smile. Here are a few things we can include in our smile makeovers:
It is not uncommon to have yellow teeth or at least some level of tooth discoloration, especially if you drink lots of wine, coffee, soda, and fruit juice. Fortunately, this is a quick and easy fix! At our family dental clinic, we offer both in-clinic teeth whitening treatments and home teeth whitening kits for patients who want to get rid of tooth stains. We use a professional teeth whitening gel that lightens your teeth by several shades, leaving you with a bright white smile in just an hour! Stop by our local dental clinic to pick up a teeth whitening product, or schedule an appointment with us today.
We are also pleased to offer Invisalign as part of our smile makeovers, which consists of a set of aligner trays that straighten teeth over a period of 15 weeks. If you are self-conscious about your teeth and have an underbite, overbite, crossbite, tooth gaps, or crowding teeth, these “clear braces” are the easiest way to get a beautiful, straight smile. Invisalign retainers are meant to be worn at least 22 hours per day, with the patient progressing to the next aligner every two weeks. Ready to get the radiant smile you’ve always dreamed of? Set up a consultation now!
Another thing many people wish they could change is the shape of their teeth, and porcelain veneers do just that. These thin tooth veneers are tinted to match the colour of your teeth and are placed over your natural teeth to cover up minor imperfections, such as cracked or chipped teeth. The great thing about porcelain veneers is that they are completely customizable, allowing your dentist to create the perfect tooth shape in an instant. To get the most out of your smile makeover, we recommend getting a tooth whitening treatment, then having porcelain veneers applied to cover up any other cosmetic issues.
In addition to our cosmetic dentistry services, we also include necessary dental restorations in our smile makeovers. For instance, if you have tooth decay or fractured teeth that cannot be treated with white tooth fillings, we can provide inlays or onlays that match the color of your natural teeth. Dental onlays are placed on top of the tooth to recreate its cusp, or the natural curvature of the corners of your teeth, whereas dental inlays are placed between the cusps of the teeth for reinforcement. If you are interested in learning more about inlays and onlays, don’t hesitate to reach out to our dentists in Downtown Ottawa.
Dental crowns and dental bridges are a few other restorative dentistry procedures we can perform as part of a smile makeover. Dental crowns are used to cap teeth that are damaged or decayed, as well as teeth that have an infected nerve and require a root canal. Unlike traditional dental crowns that are made of stainless steel or another metal alloy, our dental crowns are matched to the color of your natural teeth. That way, if you visit us for a root canal procedure or have a tooth that needs extra protection, your smile will still look beautiful.
At Constitution Dental, we also offer dental bridges for patients who are missing teeth and are looking to restore functionality and aesthetics to their smile. A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth replacement that is either attached to the adjacent teeth or secured with one or more dental implants. These fake tooth replacements look and act like real teeth, allowing you to chew and speak normally. The best part? No one has to know!
Book Your Smile Makeover At Our Family Dental Clinic
Now that you know some of the dental treatments and procedures we can include in our smile makeovers, it’s time to book your smile makeover at Constitution Dental. Contact us today, or schedule a dental appointment with us online!