Teeth Straightening with Invisalign in Delta BC
Delta BC residents have something to smile about! Lifestyle Dental is making smiles straighter with Invisalign. We’ve heard every reason from patients hesitant to commit to braces. Maybe you aren’t ready for the time commitment braces require. Maybe you can’t commit to the unofficial dietary limitations braces can bare – the foods you’re just not prepared to pick out of your mouth at every meal.
Some even feel self-conscious about getting braces at an older age. Whatever your reasons, there’s finally an alternative for correcting misaligned teeth without the inconveniences of traditional braces. Invisalign is a clear-aligner treatment which straightens your smile without drawing unnecessary attention or burdening you with having to excavate bits of food from a tangle of metal and rubber bands. Let’s take a closer look into what Invisalign is and what it can do for your smile!
What is Invisalign?
Unlike braces, Delta patients who align their smiles with Invisalign enjoy a more comfortable realignment experience, especially in the well-trained hands of Lifestyle Dental orthodontists. Invisalign uses a clear tray which has been designed to fit how your teeth should be aligned. You will receive a number of aligners over the course of your treatment, each designed to realign your teeth a little bit closer to their ideal position each time. Invisalign is worn throughout the day. You will likely be instructed to remove the aligner during meals and when going to bed.
Invisalign provides a number of benefits over traditional braces to Delta BC patients. Because they’re transparent, no one will know you’re wearing them! Because Invisalign is fitted over an entire row of teeth in one piece, you won’t have to worry about getting bits of food caught in them. Invisalign is often reported to be more comfortable than traditional braces, without the characteristic aching and soreness. The duration of treatment is unique to each Lifestyle Dental patient and is influenced by the hours a day you wear them for as well as the extent to which your teeth are misaligned. Unlike traditional braces, however, Invisalign does not have to be worn 24/7. Invisalign treatment is not typically any longer than treatment with braces and can even take less time depending on your alignment.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
The Invisalign treatment process starts with a conversation. Your orthodontist at Lifestyle Dental will assess your alignment and discuss your needs and concerns with you to determine if you’re a good candidate. If you decide to move forward with Invisalign treatment from Lifestyle Dental, your orthodontist will take a series of x-rays and impressions which the professionals at Invisalign will use to create a 3-D image of your teeth. Your orthodontist will create a treatment plan before filling you in on factors such as treatment duration, how and when you should wear your Invisalign, and when you will be due for new aligners. Once this is squared away, your Invisalign aligners will be carefully crafted and sent to Lifestyle Dental to begin your treatment.
After that, it’s all up to you. So long as you follow the instructions of your orthodontist without skipping too many days or diverting from your treatment plan, you should have a straightened set of pearly whites by the end of your treatment!
If you believe your smile could use a little straightening, talk to the friendly and professional staff at Lifestyle Dental about Invisalign! Lifestyle Dental is helping residents of Delta BC achieve straighter smiles with Invisalign. We’d love to help you reach your ideal alignment too! Call us today at (604) 596-8712 or request an appointment online to schedule a consultation.
The cost of your Invisalign treatment will depend on a number of factors. The length and nature of your treatment plan, your location, the initial alignment of your teeth are just a few of the variables which influence the cost of your treatment. Your insurance plan and provider will also play a major role in determining how much of the total cost you will be responsible for. However, most reports estimate the average cost of Invisalign treatment is between three and five thousand dollars.
It’s hard to imagine shifting the alignment of your teeth without some level of discomfort. The important thing to consider is what Invisalign is painful relative to. Most people who have realigned their teeth with braces have reported experiencing some discomfort—specifically a few hours of aching or soreness—throughout the course of their treatment. Dental realignment treatment with Invisalign is widely reported to be less painful than treatment with traditional braces. So, if you are prepared to handle a level of discomfort which is reportedly less than the mild discomfort experienced by those who wear braces, you should be just fine.
There’s no easy answer to this question. First, it should be known that braces aren’t always 100% effective and in many cases, require some fine tuning and adjustments which may differ from the initial treatment plan. It really boils down to the extent to which your teeth are misaligned and how closely you are able to follow the treatment plan. Even then, you may still require some late-stage adjustments to ensure your teeth are properly aligned. However, in almost all cases, patients are able to reach their ideal alignment, even if some minor adjustments are required.
Some differences between braces and Invisalign are obvious. Others, not so much. Obviously, Invisalign aligners are a little more invisible than the metal and rubber band set up of traditional braces. This makes Invisalign ideal for working adults or for children who may feel self-conscious about their smiles. Invisalign does not have to be worn around the clock and typically require less maintenance than traditional braces. The duration of treatment between Invisalign and braces is not vastly different. In the end, it depends on your needs and lifestyle. The friendly staff at Strive Dental are happy to help you weigh the pros and cons of both options to decide which treatment is right for you!