Invisalign® Clear Braces: A Modern Solution for a Beautiful Smile

Achieve a beautiful, healthy smile with Invisalign® – the clear and removable alternative to braces.

A woman smile while putting on her Invisalign.


Invisalign® at Markham Dental is a revolutionary and discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. This innovative teeth-straightening treatment uses clear aligners that are virtually invisible, making it the perfect choice for individuals who want to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile without drawing unwanted attention to their teeth. In this article, we will delve deeper into the world of Invisalign® and explore its various benefits, process, maintenance, and post-treatment care.

The Need for Straight Teeth

While some people are naturally blessed with straight teeth, others require some help to achieve that perfect smile. Traditional methods of teeth straightening often involve metal braces that can be uncomfortable and unsightly, leading to a lack of self-confidence in individuals. Invisalign® offers a solution that is not only effective but also discreet.

Benefits of Invisalign®

Here are some of the key benefits of choosing Invisalign® over traditional braces:

  • No need for metal brackets: Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® uses clear aligners that are removable, eliminating the need for metal brackets and wires.
  • Invisible aligners: The clear plastic aligners used in Invisalign® treatment are practically invisible, making it difficult for others to notice that you are undergoing teeth straightening.
  • Boosted self-confidence: Straighter teeth can greatly enhance an individual's self-esteem and confidence. With Invisalign®, patients can achieve a beautiful smile for social, personal, or business reasons.
  • Fewer visits: Invisalign® aligners do not require regular adjustments like traditional braces. This makes it a convenient option for individuals with busy lifestyles, as they only need to visit their dentist every 6-8 weeks.
  • Affordable pricing: Invisalign® aligners are comparable in price to traditional metal braces, making it an accessible option for those looking to straighten their teeth.
  • Easy to clean: Invisalign® aligners are easy to clean and maintain, unlike traditional braces that can be difficult to brush around, leading to potential gum disease and tooth decay.
A close up of Invisalign being inserted.

The Process of Invisalign® Treatment

The process of Invisalign® treatment is straightforward and yields fantastic results. It involves the following steps:

  1. Initial consultation: The first step in Invisalign® treatment is a thorough examination of your teeth and jaw to determine if it's the right option for you.
  2. Custom-made clear aligners: Once deemed suitable for Invisalign®, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and use them to create a set of custom-made clear aligners.
  3. Weekly aligner replacement: You will receive a new set of aligners every week, with each one gradually shifting your teeth into their desired position.
  4. Individualized treatment plan: Each patient's teeth are unique, and so is their Invisalign® treatment. The process is tailored to individual needs for optimal results.

Additional Advantages of Invisalign®

Apart from the aforementioned benefits, here are some other advantages of choosing Invisalign®:

  • Comfortable: Unlike traditional braces that can be uncomfortable and even cut into your cheeks, Invisalign® aligners are removable and comfortable to wear.
  • No dietary restrictions: With traditional braces, individuals have to avoid certain foods that can damage the brackets and wires. Invisalign® aligners can be easily removed before eating, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods without any restrictions.

How Invisalign® Affects Lifestyle

In general, wearing Invisalign® aligners does not significantly impact an individual's lifestyle. However, there are a few minor changes that need to be made, such as:

  • Brushing after every meal: It is crucial to brush your teeth after every meal or snack before putting the aligners back in.
  • Removing aligners for meals: You will need to remove your aligners before eating, which can be a little uncomfortable when in public. However, this can be easily solved by taking them out before sitting down for a meal.
  • Staying on track: To ensure the treatment stays on track, it's essential to brush your teeth and put the aligners back in after meals.

Maintenance of Invisalign® Aligners

Proper maintenance of your Invisalign® aligners is crucial for successful treatment. Here are some tips for keeping them clean:

  • Rinse before wearing: Rinse your aligners before putting them in your mouth.
  • Avoid eating or drinking while wearing aligners: To prevent damage and staining, it's essential to avoid consuming anything other than warm water while wearing aligners.
  • Gently brush with toothpaste: Brush your aligners gently with toothpaste every day to remove any buildup of bacteria.

Post-Treatment Care

After completing Invisalign® treatment and achieving your desired results, you will need to wear a retainer. This is necessary as the bone supporting your teeth is still soft and needs time to adjust to their new position. The retainers used at Markham Dental are clear and invisible, making them comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.

Final Thoughts

Invisalign® is an excellent option for individuals looking to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile without visible metal braces. With its various benefits, discreet process, and easy maintenance, it's no wonder that Invisalign® has become a popular choice for teeth straightening. If you are interested in Invisalign® treatment, book an appointment with Markham Dental today to discuss your options and find out if it's the right choice for you. Our team will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have, ensuring that you achieve the smile of your dreams. Don't let misaligned teeth hold you back from smiling with confidence – choose Invisalign® today!

A woman smile while putting on her Invisalign.


Achieve a beautiful, healthy smile with Invisalign® – the clear and removable alternative to braces.