Invisalign clear aligners for hassle-free, discreet teeth straightening
Decades ago, traditional braces were the only go-to orthodontic treatment for patients looking for a straight, beautiful smile. But today, dentists can straighten your smile without bulky and highly conspicuous metal braces. At Surrey Place Dental Group, we offer Invisalign treatment to straighten your smile with minimal interruptions to your everyday lifestyle.
What is Invisalign?
It’s a relatively new orthodontic treatment that uses clear, BPA-free thermoplastic trays to align your smile. Resembling teeth whitening trays, Invisalign dental aligners slip over your teeth to apply controlled pressure on them for proper alignment.
Invisalign trays are custom-made using advanced technology based on your bite impressions taken by super-detailed digital scanners. Our dentists prescribe Invisalign to treat numerous orthodontic issues, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Open bite
- Crooked teeth
Do Invisalign trays hurt? Since your trays literally move your teeth, you should expect little pressure and soreness during the first few days. However, after getting used to your aligners, you will get on with your everyday life without realizing you have them on.
What to expect from the Invisalign treatment
Invisalign isn’t sold directly to buyers — you must get it through a certified dentist. During your initial consultation, we examine your oral health to determine your eligibility for Invisalign. Patients with gum disease and cavities must seek corrective treatment before undergoing Invisalign treatment.
If you are a prime candidate for clear braces, we digitally scan your teeth and virtually simulate your treatment to see what the outcome will look like. It’s more like “seeing before buying” to avoid surprises down the treatment road.
Next, we send models to a dental lab to fabricate a series of dental aligners. You will wear each tray for about two weeks before moving to the next tray. This pattern continues, and slowly, your teeth will be perfectly aligned in a matter of months.
Benefits of Invisalign
Here are the reasons dentists and patients alike are singing praises about clear dental aligners:
- They are discreet
- They don’t alter your everyday oral care hygiene
- Invisalign teeth aligners are comfortable on your cheeks and gums
- Not restrictive to foods you eat
Are you interested in straightening your teeth without metal braces in Surrey, BC? Please dial (604) 969-4212 to schedule an appointment with Surrey Place Dental Group for Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign aligners are highly desirable compared to other treatments, primarily due to their appearance and comfort. Lingual braces are when brackets and wires are glued to the inside facing of the tooth, allowing patients to undergo orthodontic treatment without covering the front of the teeth with metal appliances. However, they can still be uncomfortable for patients, and any loose wires or brackets can become problematic. Lingual braces can also be incredibly difficult to work around with brushing and flossing, making them less desirable than Invisalign aligner trays, which can be easily removed and replaced.
Invisalign is often chosen because it allows patients to properly brush and floss their teeth without having to navigate around brackets and wires glued to the teeth. Patients remove the Invisalign aligners from the smile and rinse the tray. Then, they can brush and floss as usual and replace the tray in the mouth afterward.
Invisalign is best utilized for patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth and can also help with overlapped, crowded, and turned teeth in the dental arch. An evaluation with the dentists at Surrey Place Dental Group of Surrey, British Columbia, will help determine if you are a good candidate for this revolutionary orthodontic treatment!
Because the Invisalign aligner trays are used for a short period, they will not discolour as long as they are used and handled correctly. They should be removed when eating and drinking to avoid discoloration of the trays.
The only issues that can arise are those caused by non-compliance. We encourage patients to be mindful of the directions given to them by their dentist. We advise patients to wear the trays as recommended and handle them properly to avoid any problems or delays with treatment.
If you have any problems with your Invisalign aligners, contact your dentist at Surrey Place Dental Group to discuss your needs. Invisalign aligners can be replaced or redone if there is an issue during the process, but this may cause patients to incur additional fees.
Yes! Our team at Surrey Place Dental Group in Surrey, BC, encourages you to call (604) 969-4212 to learn more about this highly popular orthodontic treatment designed to improve your smile’s appearance, function, and overall health.