Halifax Invisalign experts


For teens and adults who want the same results traditional braces provide, but with more freedom and flexibility, Invisalign could be the answer! Paradigm Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Halifax, and the surrounding areas.

What is involved in Halifax Invisalign treatment?

By using a series of clear, removable aligners, the Invisalign system aligns your teeth and improves your oral health. When used as directed, Invisalign has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic problems.

We will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth at your initial consultation. We will use this to build an aligner designed just for your smile. The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over your teeth. These customized trays will be to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move into their desired new positions.

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The Advantages of Opting for Halifax Invisalign Treatment

One of the standout features of Invisalign aligners is their nearly invisible appearance, coupled with the convenience of being able to remove them. This removability is crucial, allowing you to take out the aligners before consuming any food or drink, except water. This eliminates concerns about food particles getting trapped in traditional braces' brackets or wires. Additionally, for optimal oral hygiene, you should remove the aligners before brushing or flossing, facilitating easier access to your teeth for cleaning. This aspect is vital for maintaining dental health throughout your orthodontic care.

With Invisalign, you're free from dietary restrictions, a common challenge with conventional braces, since you can simply remove your aligners before meals. This means you can continue enjoying your favorite foods while on your journey to a straighter smile. However, to prevent staining, it's important to remove the aligners before eating and to clean them regularly with warm water at least once daily.

Invisalign also eliminates the discomfort of sharp wires and the need for adjustment appointments typical of traditional braces. Although Invisalign users must attend check-ups approximately every 6-8 weeks to monitor progress with Dr. Andrew Emanuele.

Understanding the Invisalign System

The Invisalign treatment process is designed for simplicity. You wear each set of aligners for around two weeks, removing them only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth gradually shift into their new positions.

During your appointments at Halifax Orthodontics, we ensure your treatment is on track. Adhering to the aligner change schedule and wearing them as directed is crucial for achieving the desired outcome. The aligners, tailored to your dental structure, need regular updating to match your teeth's movement as they align. Neglecting to change aligners as recommended or missing check-ups can reverse progress.

It's important to note that individual responses to orthodontic treatment vary. Invisalign, offering a less invasive approach than traditional braces, may result in different treatment durations for each patient. While treatment times can range from 6 to 18 months, much depends on how closely you follow the treatment plan.

Treatment success largely hinges on wearing the aligners for the advised 20-22 hours daily throughout the treatment period. Deviating from this schedule can prolong the treatment process. Invisalign's effectiveness is contingent upon patient compliance with the treatment regimen.

For more information on Halifax Invisalign or to assess your suitability for Invisalign aligners, contact our office for your free consultation.