Some individuals may experience temporary speech changes or a mild lisp when they first start wearing Invisalign aligners. This usually improves over time.
Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, is a highly qualified dentist with a long-standing engagement in the field since 1986. She was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry and graduated from the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan has received recognition for her exceptional work, as she was consecutively awarded the Diamond Winner for the Readers’ Choice of their Favorite Dentist by the Hamilton Spectator in 2014 and 2015, and was nominated for the same title multiple times in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Yes, it can lead to tooth wear, breakage, TMJ disorders, and muscle discomfort.
A device worn over the teeth to protect them from grinding or clenching, often used during sleep.
For most people, twice a year is recommended, but those at high risk for dental diseases might need more frequent visits.
Bacteria in the mouth feed on sugars and produce acids that weaken and erode tooth enamel, leading to cavities.
Porcelain veneers can effectively create more even and symmetrical edges on teeth, enhancing their overall appearance.
It increases the risk of gum disease, tooth loss, oral cancer, and can cause bad breath and tooth staining.