The best accessory of the season is definitely a healthy, white and straight smile! And it has never been easier to achieve a straight smile for both teens and adults alike than with Invisalign.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
So How Does Invisalign Work?
The first step of the Invisalign process (after your initial consultation) is having a complete set of x-rays taken. After which, impressions of your teeth will also be taken. Then, the Invisalign professionals create a digital 3-D image for you, which we are able to then show you what your post-treatment results will look like.
Multiple sets of Invisalign aligners will be created specifically for you, which you will need to wear every day, removing them only when you eat, brush your teeth or floss. Each set of aligners allows your teeth to gently shift into place, eventually creating your new and improved smile.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
Treatment time varies from patient to patient and case to case. Once the above processes are completed. Your dental professional will be able to give you a better idea of the time frame involved in your Invisalign treatment time, but on average it is around 12 months. Meaning, you could have a beautiful straight smile by next summer!
So call or click on any of our dentists below who offer Invisalign treatments in the Lower Mainland. They will be happy to answer your questions and book you a consultation!