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Invisalign Invisible Braces in Vancouver

Your most confident smile is within reach thanks to non-invasive Invisalign treatments at Arbutus North Dental! We proudly offer Invisalign clear aligner trays for Vancouver area patients in search of a tried-and-true solution for a straighter smile, providing adults with a more comfortable and discreet alternative to traditional metal braces.

If you have spent your adult life feeling self-conscious about your teeth, Invisalign offers a way for you to show off the smile of your dreams. Invisalign relies on a series of clear trays that have been expertly crafted to fit seamlessly over your teeth for maximum comfort and minimum visibility. Ask your Kitsilano dentist about Invisalign during your next visit to Arbutus North Dental.

What is Invisalign?

invisalign arbutus north dental vancouverInvisalign is a state-of-the-art teeth-straightening system that has redefined the orthodontics industry. This innovative solution provides an aesthetic treatment option for adults who are reluctant to go through their daily routine with a mouth full of metal, as Invisalign clear aligner trays are designed to re-align adult teeth that have already reached full dentition.

Invisalign uses highly accurate 3D imaging to create digital impressions of your teeth, which are then used to produce a series of invisible aligner trays that are worn in two-week increments to gradually shift your teeth toward the desired position.

Benefits of Invisalign:

  • Clear aligner trays that fit seamlessly over the teeth
  • No need for tightening wires or adjusting brackets
  • Removable trays make eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing easy
  • Virtually invisible trays eliminate the embarrassment of going to work with metal braces
  • Noticeable results in as little as nine months
  • Less discomfort and pain compared to traditional braces

How Does Invisalign Work?

Unlike traditional metal braces and wires, which require painful tightening and adjusting every few weeks, each Invisalign tray is slightly different than the last, gradually guiding your teeth into a straighter, healthier and stunning smile. You are able to remove Invisalign trays for daily tasks like eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, which makes smiling through life more convenient without the need to work around wires, brackets, or bands.

Orthodontic concerns that can be treated with Invisalign include:

  • Crooked teeth that are caused by genetics or bite issues.
  • Misaligned bites like an underbite, overbite, open bite, or crossbite affect daily tasks like chewing, swallowing, smiling, or talking.
  • Minor gaps in your smile that can be closed without taking up too much space on the gum line.
  • Crowded teeth that are caused by genetics or bite issues.

Invisalign trays are produced using 3D digital imaging software called the iTero Element Scanner, which analyzes your teeth to create virtually invisible mouldings to fit over your teeth perfectly at every stage of the alignment process. These trays are replaced every two weeks as your teeth shift into place, resulting in a radiant, straighter smile for you to show off with confidence.

How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Your Teeth?

Every patient is different at our Vancouver dental clinic, and with each unique smile comes an individual Invisalign treatment plan. Depending on the complexity of your orthodontic needs, an Invisalign treatment could straighten your teeth in as little asĀ  5 to 9 months, on average.

Once your invisible trays have been created, you will receive a series of trays that will modify your smile slightly over time. Most Invisalign treatment programs will require that you replace your trays every two weeks while your teeth slowly shift with the shape and alignment of each clear aligner tray.

At Arbutus North Dental, we recommend that Invisalign patients come in every twelve weeks for a thorough check-up to determine if the clear aligner trays are working properly, or if anything needs to be adjusted throughout your treatment program.

Who Can Use Invisalign?

While there are still complex orthodontic cases that require traditional braces, there are many instances, especially for adults, where Invisalign trays offer a more discreet solution that is just as effective. Invisalign is specifically designed for adults whose teeth have already reached full dentition and complete jaw growth.

Clear aligner trays can also be used in pediatric dentistry to correct minor bite issues and crooked teeth, which makes it a suitable treatment option for most patients whose teeth can be re-aligned over time without an invasive approach.

When you come to Arbutus North Dental for an Invisalign consultation, one of our experienced Vancouver dentists will assess your teeth, gums, and jaw to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Most adults, provided the orthodontic needs are not too complex, fit the criteria for Invisalign, which is why it is such a successful teeth-straightening solution for people who want to indulge in a straighter smile without disrupting their quality of life.

Feel Confident in Your Teeth

A smile says a thousand words, and at Arbutus North Dental, we want those words to be rooted in confidence, appreciation, and pride in your naturally beautiful teeth. Our passionate team of dental specialists in Kitsilano is here to make sure you have all the options in front of you if you are considering correcting your smile.

If you are curious about Invisalign and whether it could help you achieve your long-term smile goals, we encourage you to get in touch with our Kitsilano dental clinic to learn more about this innovative, game-changing solution for perfectly straight pearly whites.