In the past, people who wanted to straighten their smile had to undergo years of treatment with traditional metal braces. There simply wasn’t any other option.
But at Pretoria Bridge Dental, we’re proud to offer Invisalign treatment. We custom-make a series of clear, comfortable aligners — allowing our patients to straighten their teeth in a way that easily fits into their life.
The aligners are removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, which makes them extremely convenient. Their clear, nearly-invisible design makes them an ideal choice for adult professionals who want to maintain their image.
Invisalign allows you to get the straight, attractive smile you’ve always wanted — without interfering with your life.
Patients count on our experience & expertise for accurate & diagnoses.
Our doctors have a depth of training for advanced dental care.
Our experience translates to a smooth, seamless patient experience.
We want to be your partners in dental health.
Some patients have asked how Invisalign compares to Smile Direct. While both Invisalign and Smile Direct utilize a transparent aligner tray method for purposes of straightening teeth, that’s about where the similarities end. In its essence, Smile Direct is a do-it-yourself (DIY) means of straightening teeth, leaving it up to the patient (“customer” to them) to get the right impression of his or her teeth and rely on self-guidance and some internet videos to make sure the teeth alignment goes well.
By comparison, with Invisalign in Ottawa at Pretoria Bridge Dental, you are getting a full-service teeth straightening experience, with the guidance and ongoing support of a professional, highly experienced and caring team. We’re here all along the way, making sure to get the most accurate impression of your teeth so that the trays are custom sized for you; then we’ll see you every 4-6 weeks to monitor progress and make adjustments. That’s how Invisalign is superior for straightening teeth.
For more information about Invisalign in Ottawa’s Downtown & surrounding communities, contact us today.
Booking an initial consultation is the first step to creating your brand-new smile. During your first consultation for your Invisalign treatment, our expert dental team will be there to answer any questions you may have. This initial consultation is essential to make sure our team understands your expectations and pain points regarding your smile.
Once your initial consultation is complete and our dental experts understand your needs, we can create a custom Invisalign treatment plan. This custom treatment plan will be highly detailed in order to ensure effective results. With this treatment plan, you will know exactly how to go about inserting and removing your Invisalign aligning trays every day.
Once your custom teeth aligners are ordered and have arrived, your dentist will do a final check and fitting before you can take them home and start your official treatment plan! You will be given multiple sets of aligners – that way you need fewer appointments and can come in less frequently. We highly recommend staying committed to your custom treatment plan. This includes proper oral hygiene and care-taking techniques.
Follow-up appointments can be scheduled at your discretion or at the discretion of your dentist depending on your custom treatment plan and how strictly you have been sticking to it. During follow-up appointments, your dentist will thoroughly check your gums, teeth, and mouth to ensure your aligners are functioning properly until you achieve your desired results.
Invisalign is the treatment of choice for those looking to straighten their teeth discretely and quickly. Thankfully, taking care of your aligners can be quite easy.
Cleaning your Invisalign trays frequently is one of the best approaches to take care of them. Get into the habit of cleaning them when you brush your teeth in the morning and the evening. To do this, carefully scrub both of your aligners with toothpaste and a soft toothbrush. By doing this, you can get rid of the bacteria in your aligners that might otherwise harm your teeth. Other tips to follow include:
Contact us at Pretoria Bridge Dental for your Invisalign questions and treatment.
Yes! It is actually required that you sleep with your invisalign. You should only take them off if you are eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. It is required that you wear them for the maximum amount of time (22 hours per day) possible throughout the day.
If you have any other questions about your invisalign, contact us today!
Yes, but it depends. An overbite is one of the many dental conditions that invisalign can fix, however it depends on the severity of your overbite. Throughout your invisalign treatment, you will be using various aligners that are designed to fit your teeth at each stage of the treatment. Over time, your overbite will disappear leaving you with a healthier smile.
Contact us today to find out if invisalign is right for you!
Invisalign are highly durable by design, but that does not mean it is impossible for them to become damaged. If you notice that your invisalign has been damaged, do not try to repair them yourself! You might end up causing more permanent damage.
If there is a small crack, you can continue wearing them until you are able to come into our clinic for a repair. Just be careful about putting them on and taking them off. Alternatively, if you are close to moving on to your next set of aligners you can call our clinic to see if it’s okay to do so. It can be dangerous to move through your invisalign treatment too quickly.
If your invisalign has been damaged, contact us immediately so that we can find a solution best for you!
Due to the nature of invisalign, it’s important to follow a basic cleaning procedure to deal with the bacteria build up that occurs. It is recommended that you do the following on a daily basis:
You should be thoroughly cleaning your aligners on a nightly basis, usually when you do your nightly hygiene routine.
If you have any further questions about the maintenance and care of your invisalign, contact us today!
The invisalign treatment time can vary depending on the needs of a patient. If only a few teeth require straightening then the treatment time won’t be that long. If there is overcrowding or other dental conditions to treat, it will take longer to correct the issues. The average treatment time for invisalign is between 6-18 months.
If you want to know more about the invisalign treatment, book a consultation at our dental clinic today!
We have two free parking spaces in our clinic lot. Also, there are five parking spaces at the Ottawa Chinese Bible Church (on the corner of Main and Graham). On Graham Avenue you will find two-hour parking available; while there is also parking on Hawthorne Street from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and then again from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.