Do you want a straighter smile? Are your crooked teeth causing other dental problems? At District Dental in North Vancouver, we have a solution for you. We're pleased to be able to offer Invisalign™ to our patients who are in need of having their teeth straightened. These invisible braces consist of a series of clear orthodontic appliances, which work to incrementally re-position your teeth and restore your smile. Best of all, they're practically invisible, meaning you won't need the traditional large metal bracket and wire system that can be noticeable and obtrusive.
How Invisalign™ Works
Each set of Invisalign™ aligners is custom made for the patient. At the beginning of treatment, a scan is done of your teeth and a custom treatment plan created by your dentist. The aligners fit snugly over your teeth and shift your teeth slightly once you begin wearing them. Teeth can be moved horizontally, vertically and can even be rotated when needed as the aligners are designed to use the right amount of force in the right positions to do so. As you progress throughout the treatment plan, you will change to the next set of aligners weekly or bi-weekly and your teeth will progress with each set. Your dentist will have you return periodically to keep an eye on your progress to ensure your treatment plan is being implemented properly.
Advantages of Invisalign™
In addition to their clear appearance, Invisalign™ has many other advantages over traditional bracket and wire braces. For starters the treatment time is often shorter, so your smile can be straightened quickly. Depending on your treatment plan, aligners are changed weekly or bi-weekly providing you with quicker results. In comparison to brackets, the Invisalign™ aligners are often much more comfortable because there are no sharp edges or protruding metal to rub the inside of your mouth or create the risk of injury while playing sports. It is also easier to maintain your daily dental hygiene so you can keep your smile healthy during your treatment time. The aligners can be easily removed so you do not have to brush and floss around brackets and wires. Not to mention the aligners can be cleaned thoroughly by brushing.
If you'd like to learn more about invisible braces, or if you would like to make an appointment to see us, contact us today to discuss Invisalign™. North Vancouver residents can trust the experience at District Dental when it comes to your teeth straightening needs. You can also check out our blog featurette titled “Is Invisalign® Right for Me?” to gain additional insights into these groundbreaking dental appliances.