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What is Invisalign Made From?

February 6th, 2019

Heritage Orthodontics is a certified provider of Invisalign clear aligners and we're proud to offer this service to patients in Mississauga, Georgetown, Orangeville, Ajax, Brampton, and beyond.

Invisalign is a clear and removable aligner device that's a convenient and highly comfortable option to gradually straighten your teeth, giving you the smile you've always dreamed about. These wildly popular device's change lives and can change yours, too.

So, if you're thinking about joining the Invisalign family, it may be helpful for you to know what they're made out of.

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Is Invisalign Plastic?

Invisalign aligners are made out of a clear and flexible, medical grade plastic.  Specifically, a thermoplastic material called SmartTrack. This material was created exclusively for Invisalign, and, for real science buffs, the aligners are made from polyurethane from methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and 1.6-hexanediol, to be exact.

What Are Those Materials?

Invisalign's patented smart track material has been crafted after the vigorous testing of 260 ingredients during the 8 years of research and development it took to create this life changing product.

Where Are They Manufactured?

Custom made, each Invisalign aligner tray is manufactured in California, in state of the art facility, utilizing specialized 3D printing technology to create a product that's specifically tailored, with laser precision, to each client's individual smile structure.

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Is Invisalign Safe?

Invisalign aligners are FDA-approved and contain no BPS, latex, or gluten.

They are also contain no BPA's, Invisalign is proud to state that their aligners are 100% BPA free.

BPA stands for Bisphenol A and is an industrial chemical found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, often used in everyday containers and common water bottles.  There are concern's over the possible health effects of BPA on the brain, blood pressure, and behavior.

The Smarttrack material has been vigorously tested to be biocompatible to use for human use in the oral cavity and they are hypo-allergic and biologically stable.

Why Choose Invisalign?

In years past, if you wanted to try to fix your teeth you would have had to suffer unsightly restrictive metal brackets and wires.  Invisalign is thin, clear, and virtually undetectable. There's never been a better time to give yourself the confident smile you've always wanted.

If you'd like to know more about Invisalign, or to see the possible outcome of your own smile, please make an appointment with our team at Heritage Orthodontics.  Dr. Selnes and our highly qualified staff in Mississuaga and Georgetown are award-winning, Elite and Platinum Plus Certified Invisalign Providers, and, we'll be more than happy to answer any of your questions in a comfortable and pleasant environment.

5 Benefits of Invisalign

January 30th, 2019

At our Mississauga and Georgetown office, we take immense pride in being able to help Canadians all across Ontario radically change their smiles with the help of Invisalign.

Invisalign, as you may have heard, is this year's most popular must have. Over 6 million people have undergone Invisalign treatments and there are plenty of reasons why.

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They're Comfortable

Invisalign is the modern alternative to traditional metal braces.

As you change your aligners your teeth will slowly and comfortably move into the desired position designed by your Orthodontist. Unlike metal braces made with unsightly brackets and wires that come with their own level of discomfort, Invisalign appliances are made from medical-grade polyurethane resin that’s (almost) invisible, and quite gentle on the teeth and gums.

You Can Remove Them

Invisalign aligners must be worn 22 hours a day, but, there is some flexibility there. In the days before Invisalign, your only option was traditional braces, which can trap food in the wires and brackets. This can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and unwanted cavities during your treatment, making Invisalign the better choice.

Invisalign aligners are removable so you can take them out to eat, and youll be able to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, allowing you to maintain your regular level of oral hygiene consistently and without disruption.

Invisalign is Designed to be Functional

Aligners are designed to be removed so you can continue to eat and drink whatever you want whenever you want, and taking part in sports and similar activities will continue to be a breeze. Soccer practice? Hockey game? No problem. Pop your aligner out and put it in your case until after your big win!

As well, unlike traditional metal wires, Invisalign aligners have smooth edges which makes them more comfortable for wear. Unlike brackets, if you find your Invisalign aligner has a rough edge, you dont need to rush back to your Orthodontist; you can gently file down your aligner using an Emery board and carry on with your treatment comfortably.

A Straight Smile is Good For Your Health

From teens to adults who have teeth misalignments or bite problems, Invisalign is the key to having a healthy and happy smile. These clear aligners are highly effective in fixing a multitude of dental problems, and because Invisalign is designed to straighten your teeth, this may help your jaw alignment, sleeping habits, and, general oral hygiene by removing some of the spaces in your mouth where plaque and food can get stuck. This will allow you to keep your teeth cleaner and feel more confident in your new smile.

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Straight Smiles Boost Confidence 

It's no secret that teens benefit from Invisalign on a psychological level. Smiles that have protruding or crooked teeth can be a large issue for many people and teenagers are no exception. Those who are experiencing a lack of self-confidence during adolescence are more susceptible to poor decision making and feeling apprehensive about their appearance; by undergoing an Invisalign treatment your teen will feel more confident with each passing day.

To find out more about the benefits of Invisalign reach out to our award-winning Elite & Platinum Plus Certified Invisalign Team. We have offices in Mississauga, and Georgetown, Ontario.

Welcome to Our Blog

January 24th, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about orthodontics and the dental industry, and the latest news about our practice.

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