Invisalign: a Clear Alternative to Standard Braces

Invisalign is a nearly invisible option to straighten your teeth. This innovative orthodontic treatment allows you to straighten your smile without getting in the way of everyday life. Invisalign is the perfect alignment solution for adults, teens, and even has a treatment for children called Invisalign First.

You may be wondering: How does Invisalign work? How long will it take? Does it work for kids? Below, we will explain what it is, how it works, and why it is a clear alternative to braces.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern treatment that helps you straighten your teeth. This orthodontic product uses custom-made aligners created for your specific smile. These trays are made from smooth plastic to be both comfortable and virtually invisible.

Over time, wearing these aligners will slowly move your teeth into place. Unlike traditional braces, you do not need to come in for adjustments and tightening, you simply need to put in the new set of aligners every 2 weeks until your treatment is complete.

Does Invisalign Work?

At the beginning of the treatment process, we will take photos and X-rays to create a 3D image of your entire mouth. From this, we can create incredibly accurate molds for your exact alignment needs. Most Invisalign treatments will only last around 9-15 months and will consist of around 18-30 different sets along the way. These custom aligners will gently and comfortably guide your teeth to where they need to be without the wires and metal components of traditional braces.

Although you can remove your Invisalign for special occasions and to eat, you should keep your aligners on for 22 hours each day for the best results. As with traditional braces, you will get a retainer once your alignment treatment is completed. This will help you maintain your new smile and keep you looking as confident as ever.

Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues. However, the best way to know for sure is to set up a free consultation with us and let us guide you toward the best options for your specific smile.

Differences Between Invisalign and Braces

Although you may be aware that braces can help straighten your smile, Invisalign provides a simpler, more comfortable option. Invisalign is made from smooth plastic that is crafted and molded specifically to your teeth. Because they are made of plastic, this means that you can remove them whenever you need to. This allows you to eat the things braces would have prevented you from enjoying like popcorn and peanuts.

Invisalign is made of plastic, which means that there will not be any metal components that could potentially irritate your mouth. This also means that you do not need to worry about wires snapping or having to rush to the office for orthodontic emergencies. Invisalign also makes it easier for you to keep your teeth clean and stain-free. Because you can remove the aligners, you can brush and floss as normal without having to navigate any brackets or wires.

Invisalign makes the entire teeth straightening process simple, easy, and comfortable. Invisalign works well for people of all ages and even has a treatment plan for children aged 7-10 called Invisalign First. This makes Invisalign the perfect treatment plan for busy, active lifestyles.

Invisalign for Teens

The Invisalign for Teens aligners are designed and made of clear plastic in order to be almost completely invisible. This is a great alternative to braces as your friends probably won’t even know that you are using them. Gone are the days when you had to hide your metal smile, with Invisalign for Teens you can enjoy the confidence of showing everyone that smile every day.

Invisalign for Teens treatment is also perfect for busy parents because you never have to rush for emergency appointments due to broken wires or brackets. The simple and custom design also means that you have a lot fewer appointments with us. The typical Invisalign patient only needs to see us once every 8 weeks, over a total treatment time of 9 to 15 months.

This is also great for teens that live active and healthy lifestyles. Invisalign can let you participate in activities and sports without having to worry about braces getting in the way. Best of all, Invisalign does not cost more than traditional braces and is covered by most dental insurance plans.

Invisalign for Kids

Released in 2018, Invisalign for kids is an orthodontic product that is designed specifically for children aged 7-10 years old. This amazing orthodontic product is called Invisalign First. The clear aligner treatment provides highly predictable results while creating a more comfortable experience for younger children.

Invisalign First can help treat arch development, teeth crowding, aesthetic alignment, as well as influence proper jaw alignment to facilitate a more functional bite. This can also help preserve space for permanent teeth later on. As your young one grows, their smile grows with them. From an early age, Invisalign for kids can help spot and treat problems before they develop further.

The Invisalign First treatment starts with a simple scan. From there, we can plot every step of your child’s plan digitally so that you know what you can expect as they grow. For the first six months of the treatment, we ask that our young patients only wear their aligners at home and to bed. This helps them get used to the routine before we move them on to full-time wear.

Schedule a Free Consult

At Dream Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in providing orthodontic care that reflects your unique needs. We strive to make your life easier by focusing on giving you and your family a comfortable and stress-free experience every time you visit our office. With experience in both braces and Invisalign, the Dream Orthodontics team is knowledgeable, friendly, and eager to guide you through the entire process.

For more information about Invisalign or to see if Invisalign is the right choice for you, feel free to visit our website or give us a call at 604-542-8552 to schedule an appointment. To get you started, your first appointment is on us! Start your smile journey today by filling out the contact form on our website. You can visit us at our South Surrey offices or request a virtual consultation if that is more convenient for you.