Invisalign at Arbutus North Dental

Considering Invisalign clear aligners to enhance your smile?  If you’re tired of being embarrassed by your smile, and you’re tired of the headaches, soreness, jaw pain, snoring, worn teeth, and unhealthy gums that come from misaligned teeth and an incorrect bite …. then you’re ready for Invisalign treatment.

Over 1.4 million adults see a dental expert each year to straighten their smiles. Adult orthodontics used to be uncommon, and now increasingly more individuals are realizing how simple it is to correct the alignment of teeth at any age. Invisalign is clear and easy, which is why it continues to grow in appeal.

Here’s what you need to know about the Invisalign procedure at our Vancouver dental clinic, from start to finish!

What are Invisalign Clear Braces?

Invisalign is an innovative teeth-straightening method. Metal braces are cosmetically unwanted and require considerable upkeep. Invisalign overcomes these challenges: clear detachable trays help straighten teeth without the need for fixed metal braces.

You step through a series of clear aligner trays during your Invisalign procedure to move your teeth into the ideal position. The trays are molded to your individual mouth shape, so they’re comfortable to use all day, every day.

The Invisalign Process: 5 Steps to Straight Teeth

Knowing what to anticipate when you choose Invisalign clear braces will assist you to decide if it’s the right route for you.

Step 1.  Your Personal Invisalign Consultation

At your very first consultation in our dental clinic in Vancouver, your dentist will study your mouth and speak to you about your cosmetic dentistry desires. Your dental professional will inform you if Invisalign is a treatment you should consider seriously. Some people might not appropriate for this kind of teeth positioning process. If that’s the case with you, we will talk through your other options. If you are a candidate for Invisalign, we will provide detailed education relating to your customized treatment procedure and the estimated treatment length.

Step 2.  Digital Molding

The next step is the digital molding process. This may happen at the first consultation with your dentist, or a separate appointment, depending upon your schedule.

We use our iTero Digital Scanner, photographs, and x-rays to create a highly accurate model of your mouth and teeth. These images are sent out to the Invisalign laboratory for your customized trays to be fabricated.

Step 3.  Receiving Your First Clear Aligner Tray

When your Invisalign trays are ready, it’s time to return for your pick-up. Your Vancouver Dentist may fit small accessories on your teeth to help your trays remain in place. These buttons are clear, practically invisible, painless to set up, and temporary. With your trays fitted, and your aftercare program clearly explained, you’re all set to go!

Step 4.  In-Process Appointments

A couple of weeks after your very first tray is fitted, it’s time to go back to the dental practitioner. Your dentist will check the development of your development and tray fit.

A series of Invisalign trays make up the whole procedure. Unlike metal braces, you won’t need to return for regular appointments with Invisalign. Rather, you can return regularly to check your progress. You won’t require to see the dental professional each time you alter to a brand-new aligner.

Step 5.  A Straighter Healthier Smile!

After a period of time, your dental alignment issues will be corrected. The duration of Invisalign treatment will depend on the degree of misalignment at the start of treatment – but whatever the time required, the outcome is worth waiting for!

Ready to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign invisible braces?  Contact us today to schedule a consultation in our beautiful dental practice in Vancouver BC!