Invisalign in Vancouver, BC
Repairing crooked teeth takes time. The goal of devices like braces and Invisalign is to reposition teeth. Since teeth are attached to jawbones, this is a process that has to be done gradually. It’s not just sufficient to reposition teeth during treatment. It’s even more important that they remain that way afterward.
At The Art Of Smile Dental Clinic in Vancouver, BC, we have experience with Invisalign, braces, and other methods of teeth straightening. We’ve set up dozens of patients of different age groups with these devices. Our goal is to help you obtain the smile you want and to keep your teeth in good health.
Invisalign clear aligners are the latest technology in teeth straightening. Instead of relying on braces, Invisalign aligners are made of a special type of plastic and are worn over teeth. By placing them over your teeth, they’ll start to gradually shift and straighten them.
The best things about Invisalign aligners are that they’re removable and almost transparent. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed when you eat or need to brush your teeth. You can also rinse them to keep them fresh. Clear aligners are made of transparent plastic. People who see you every day might not be able to tell that you have anything over your teeth. Even if some people can see them, they look much better than braces.
Braces were the gold standard for teeth straightening for decades. Clear aligners, however, are gradually taking over. Braces are very effective, but they also come with a lot of problems. First of all, the metal components can injure the inside of the mouth leading to pain and bleeding. Secondly, people don’t like the way braces look. It can take a child or adolescent several weeks for them to get accustomed to their braces. Finally, braces are placed permanently. They can only be taken off at the dentist’s office after they’re no longer needed.
Recent studies have shown that Invisalign aligners are as effective as braces at straightening teeth. To find out more about teeth straightening options, get in touch with us.