Are you interested in orthodontic treatment but wary about the look and discomfort of traditional braces? Are you put off by the hassle of avoiding certain foods and the difficulty of cleaning your teeth with metal wire-and-bracket braces? Do you want braces to be easy and to flexibly fit into your life? Invisalign clear aligners may be the best choice for you.
While traditional braces have come a long way in terms of both look and comfort, some patients want to skip that approach in order to opt for something even more aesthetically attractive and easier to manage. They also may be looking for an option that represents the latest in 3-D orthodontic technology and is completely removable during important occasions. Invisalign invisible braces are an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-manage process for straightening teeth.
Leave the look of metal behind
Invisalign clear aligners completely leave the look of metal behind. Patients have remarked that the clear braces are nearly invisible to others, even when they are speaking to someone who is positioned physically close to them or when they are on video chat or a cell phone call. In addition, the clear braces don’t affect speaking. When necessary, trays can be removed for specific, short-term occasions or for eating and cleaning your teeth.
How Invisalign clear aligners work
Invisalign uses the latest in 3-D computer technology and pairs it with the century-old science of braces to provide a more advanced form of orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign, a set of clear aligners is custom-made for each patient. They fit precisely into your mouth in such a way that they nudge your teeth toward the position where we ultimately want them to be, so you can enjoy a beautiful smile and optimal dental health.
Patients who use Invisalign progress through a series of trays that are changed out after several weeks. Once a tray has done its work and teeth have progressed to the position that is appropriate for the design of that tray, the teeth stop their movement. At this point, a new tray with a different design is used so that teeth are encouraged to move again.
This process works well and is known to straighten teeth quickly. Patients who use Invisalign have a high satisfaction rate, ultimately recommending the products to their friends.
Candidates for using Invisalign
Many people who are interested in using braces are good candidates for using Invisalign. The advanced, 3-D design of its clear trays can correct many situations, including:
- Large gaps between teeth
- An overbite or underbite
- A crossbite
We encourage anyone who is considering orthodontic treatment to come to the Rocky Point Dental office in Port Moody for an evaluation. We can make a recommendation for treatment and discuss with you whether invisible braces are the right option for your situation.