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Have you ever dreamed of having straighter teeth without the hassle and discomfort of traditional metal braces? Well, you’re in luck because Invisalign offers a discreet and convenient alternative that can help you achieve your desired results. Whether you have crowded teeth, gaps, or misalignment issues, Invisalign can work its magic and give you the confident smile you’ve always wanted.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign is a modern and innovative approach to orthodontic treatment that can help you achieve the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners made from smooth and comfortable plastic material.

The process starts with a consultation with an experienced Invisalign provider who will assess your dental needs and determine if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. If so, they will create a personalized treatment plan using advanced 3D imaging technology. Based on this plan, custom-made aligners will be created specifically for your teeth. These aligners are designed to gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions over time. You will need to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series.

One of the key benefits of Invisalign is its removability. You can easily take out your aligners when eating or brushing your teeth, making it much more convenient compared to traditional braces. However, it’s important to note that for optimal results, you should wear them for at least 20-22 hours per day. Throughout the course of your treatment, which typically lasts between 9-18 months, depending on individual cases, you’ll have periodic check-ups with your dentist or orthodontist to ensure everything is progressing as planned.

Invisalign works by gently applying controlled forces to guide your teeth into alignment. Each set of aligners focuses on specific tooth movements based on predetermined calculations made during the treatment planning stage. As you progress through each set of aligners in the series, you’ll notice gradual improvements in how your teeth look and feel.

Tips for Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners

Taking proper care of your Invisalign aligners is crucial to ensure their effectiveness and longevity. Here are some essential tips to help you maintain your clear aligners in top condition.

  • Make sure to clean your aligners regularly. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and gentle antibacterial soap or Invisalign cleaning crystals to remove any plaque or food particles. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the aligners.
  • Remember to always remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. This prevents staining and damage caused by contact with food or beverages.
  • When not wearing your aligners, store them in their protective case. Leaving them out in the open exposes them to bacteria and increases the risk of losing or damaging them.
  • Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential throughout your treatment. Brush and floss your teeth thoroughly before putting them back on the aligner trays to prevent trapped food particles from causing decay or bad breath.
  • Avoid exposing your aligners to excessive heat, such as leaving them in a car on a hot day, as this can cause warping or distortion.
  • Keep up with regular dental check-ups during treatment so that any issues can be addressed promptly for optimal results.

By following these simple care tips, you’ll be well on your way towards achieving that perfect smile with Invisalign!

At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, we strive to provide our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you’re ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at 778-438-2084. or visit us at 11960 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8.