Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Victoria, BC
At My Victoria Dentist, we offer Invisalign treatment to help straighten your teeth. Misaligned teeth are known to cause a majority of oral health problems in people of all ages. Invisalign aligners offer a comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces that you can wear confidently. Get in touch with us for more details and to schedule a consultation today at our dental clinic in Victoria.
What is Invisalign and Suresmile?
Invisalign and Suresmile use clear plastic trays that are custom-fit to gently move teeth into a more ideal position. The aligners are removable to allow for oral hygiene and comfortable eating. Invisalign is a convenient solution to the majority of alignment problems including:
The Process of Invisalign Treatment
We begin the process by acquiring a highly detailed 3-D map of your teeth and gums using an optical scanner and imaging software. This map helps in studying how your teeth will move during the different stages of treatment, eventually aligning them appropriately. We can also use the software to create a simulation of how your teeth will look after alignment prior to starting treatment. The 3D image is sent to Invisalign with instructions. At Invisalign, several sets of clear plastic trays called aligners are fabricated and returned to the office. At your next appointment, retentive elements are added to the teeth to assist in movement. In some cases, the teeth will need to be narrowed to allow straightening. Every 1-2 weeks, the aligners are replaced with a new set of aligners which gradually improve the alignment of the teeth. Ideally, the aligners are worn 20-22 hours per day. Once ideal alignment of the teeth is achieved, the retentive elements are removed and retainers are given to prevent the teeth from relapsing to their original position.
What Can Invisalign Treat?
Invisalign is a great solution for:
Invisalign can solve many dental conditions:
The teeth are twisted and misaligned.
The teeth don't line up properly when the mouth is closed.
The top front teeth protrude beyond the bottom front teeth.
The lower teeth extend farther than the upper teeth.
The front upper and lower teeth don't touch when the mouth is shut.
Small extra spaces between teeth. Invisalign cannot always correct big gaps.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners are a reliable alternative to metal braces with several benefits:
The aligners are clear and much less noticeable than traditional braces.
Invisalign is considerably less expensive than traditional orthodontic therapy.
The aligners can be removed while eating or playing sports which avoids food trapping and sports-related injuries that can occur with traditional braces.
How Is Invisalign Different from Traditional Braces?
Invisalign clear aligners are a great alternative to traditional metal braces for a number of reasons. Invisalign and Suresmile are a more comfortable solution that require a shorter treatment time compared to traditional braces. Other advantages of Invisalign compared to braces are:
Why Choose My Victoria Dentist?
Our dentists are ready to help you improve your smile and address your dental treatment needs. We strive to provide our patients with a relaxing and comfortable environment at our clinic in downtown Victoria. To meet all your family dental needs, we offer a comprehensive set of services for general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today to book a consultation for Invisalign or Suresmile treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions about Invisalign
IS INVISALIGN RIGHT FOR YOU?
There is no specific age requirement for Invisalign. You are a candidate no matter your age, as long as you are serious about wanting to improve your smile and overall oral health!
HOW LONG DOES INVISALIGN TREATMENT TAKE?
Invisalign treatment typically takes between one year to one year and a half to straighten your teeth. Schedule an appointment with our dentists for a consultation today.
ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS ON WHAT I CAN EAT WHEN WEARING INVISALIGN?
You already know that there are many restrictions for those who wear metal braces. Invisalign aligners, however, are removable, so there are no dietary restrictions! Simply remove them before eating.