We were so honoured hose Dental Hygienists across Windsor-Essex county to discuss Invisalign Aligners! We reviewed what Invisalign Aligners was, when to wear it, and the types of cases we are treating with Invisalign Aligners in Leamington as the only Premier Provider in Windsor Essex and Chatham-Kent ON! We had RDHs from general dental offices in Tilbury, Leamington, Essex, Kingsville, Harrow, Windsor, Chatham-Kent, Amherstburg as well as specialist offices in Leamington and Chatham! It was a fun evening that we hope to do again soon! A special thank you to Jennifer Brooks from Invisalign!

Lecture Notes:

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment modality. It is a series of removable clear aligner trays that progressively move teeth to the ideal position specifically for the patient.

  • The final position is set up in 3D digitally by the orthodontist
  • Depending on the complexity, the number of Invisalign aligners in sequence to obtain the final result may vary
  • All Invisalign aligners are pre-made before treatment
  • When are Invisalign worn? 22 hours every day
    • Invisalign aligners are removed when eating or brushing
    • No hot drinks, wine can stain the Invisalign aligners
    • Patients must clean teeth before re-inserting Invisalign aligners
    • Elastics are worn when the trays are in, similar to braces
    • Whitening can be done with aligners
  • Invisalign aligners are sequentially switched every 7-14 days
  • Average time is one year
    • A second set of aligners is typically required to finalize and detail tooth movements, also known as a refinement. Therefore, the number of trays may not correlate with the expected time.
  • Like all orthodontic treatment, we recommend lifetime retention
  • Patients have the option of a clear retainer or a bonded wire
  • What have we treated with Invisalign?
    • Basic Treatment
    • Generalized mild spacing and crowding
    • Orthodontic relapse
    • Advanced Treatment
    • Correction of deep bite or open bites
    • Pre-prosthetic treatment including set up for implants, veneers, crown and bridge
    • Arch expansion (Dental expansion not skeletal)
    • Dental Crossbites
    • Significant spacing and crowding
    • Class II / Class III
    • Lower incisor extraction and bicuspid extractions