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.
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:
Gaps and spaces between teeth
Improving a deep bite where the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth inappropriately
Improving an open bite where there is too much space between the upper and lower front teeth
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.
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
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.