Get a straighter smile without metal braces when you choose Invisalign clear aligners from Image Smiles Dental in Vancouver.
The Invisalign Difference
Invisalign clear aligners straighten your teeth just like traditional braces, only without metal and wires. With minimal disruptions to your daily routines, this orthodontic treatment is a discreet, convenient option for busy teens and adults.
Invisalign is a series of clear, custom aligners that can help you achieve a straighter smile without the hassles often associated with traditional braces.
Using 3D imaging technology, your dentist will create an Invisalign treatment plan specifically for you. A series of custom Invisalign aligners will then be made to fit your teeth during each stage of your treatment.
- How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign clear plastic aligners are designed to move your teeth by tiny increments as your treatment progresses. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks before it is replaced by the next one in the series.
This process will continue until your teeth are in their prescribed, corrected positions. The duration of your Invisalign treatment will be determined by your orthodontist based on your specific needs.
- How long does Invisalign take?
Your dentist will determine the duration of your Invisalign treatment based on your specific needs.
Factors that may determine the duration of your treatment include the misalignment of your teeth or jaw, the shape of your bite, and the amount of movement required to correct the problem.
- What are the primary features of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are:
- Discreet when worn
- Smooth, comfortable construction
- Do not require adjustment appointments
- Removable for eating, brushing and flossing
- How much does Invisalign cost?
Cost will depend on the severity of your case and duration of your treatment. For instance, the more severe the malocclusion, the more aligners you'll need and the more treatment will cost.
Ultimately, though, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to that of traditional orthodontic treatment (braces).
- How will Invisalign fit my lifestyle?
You will probably find that Invisalign fits very comfortably into your day-to-day life.
Because of the low profile appearance, many people won't even notice you're undergoing orthodontic treatment, so the impacts on your social life are very minor.
You can also take your aligners out whenever you need to eat, or brush and floss your teeth. That means absolutely no dietary restrictions, and brushing and flossing as just as easy as ever.
- Can adults use Invisalign?
Yes! Anyone who has healthy teeth and gums is a potential candidate for Invisalign.
More and more adults are deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment these days, in large part because lower profile options like Invisalign have become available.
- Can teenagers use Invisalign?
Yes! Teens can certainly be candidates for Invisalign. In fact, Invisalign has created a line of aligners to meet the unique needs of teenagers.
Invisalign Teen aligners have compliance indicators on them (small blue dots that fade away after the aligners have been worn for two full weeks) to help teens stay on track with their treatment.
They also come with eruption tabs that provide space for second molars and prevent them from growing in crooked.