Want to straighten your teeth, but don't want the hassle of traditional braces? Perhaps you're wondering if Invisalign really works? The straight answer is, YES! Our BC dentists tell you more...
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a discreet and convenient way to correct many tooth misalignment issues. Instead of bulky metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear custom-made aligners to gently shift your teeth into their corrected positions.
The clear aligners are easy to use, comfortable and almost invisible when worn. Invisalign can help to correct gaps between teeth, overcrowding and other common misalignment issues.
How does Invisalign treatment work?
Invisalign's clear aligners look similar to the custom teeth whitening trays that you get from your dentist.
Your dentist will first take detailed dental impressions of your teeth and jaw, then send those impressions to the Invisalign technicians who will create your unique aligners.
Every two weeks you will switch to the next set of aligners, until treatment is complete and the desired result is achieved.
Each set of aligners gradually guides your teeth towards their desired positions.
How do the Invisalign aligners move my teeth?
The aligners will apply consistent, gentle pressure on your teeth and force them to more towards their corrected positions.
Each phase of your Invisalign treatment focuses on just a few of your teeth at a time, instead of moving all of your teeth at once.
By switching to a new set of aligners every two weeks, each tooth will receive exactly the right amount of pressure, for the right amount of time.
Invisalign discretely guides your teeth, giving you a straighter smile!