A clear alternative to braces! Invisalign is a series of custom-made clear plastic “aligners” that are made to move your teeth. Each aligner moves your teeth incrementally, so you wear each aligner for about 2 weeks, moving from 1 aligner to the next until the final position of your teeth is achieved. The aligners look similar to clear tooth-whitening trays, but are much stronger, and almost invisible.
Like traditional metal wire braces, Invisalign effectively treats many different dental issues such as straightening the teeth, crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite.
Invisalign is made from clear, smooth plastic and can be removed at any time for activities such as eating or brushing and flossing your teeth. The Invisalign braces may then be placed back in the mouth.
Because Invisalign braces can be removed any time, there are no foods that need to be given up. With traditional braces, wearers are recommended not to eat popcorn corn on the cob, pizza crusts, bagels, hard crusted bread and some candies. None of these are a problem with Invisalign.
Many people find them much more comfortable because the smooth plastic will not scratch the inside of your mouth as metal braces can.
Best of all, the device is almost invisible!
Invisalign for Adults and Teens
Many adults who may wish to have straighter teeth or to have other dental issues corrected would not entertain the idea of getting metal braces at this stage in their lives. Invisalign is a great route to go to get the results you want with very little impact on your appearance during the treatment.
The teen years can be difficult and adding metal braces to the mix may not be ideal. With Invisalign, friends may not even realize that the clear braces are on, and that can prevent a teens self-confidence from taking a knock.
Cost of Invisalign in Vancouver BC
The cost of treatment with Invisalign braces is comparable to the cost of wire braces. The cost will of course depend on the type of treatment required, how long the treatment will take as well as your orthodontic insurance coverage. Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign and payment plan options with your dentist are often available.
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Kit’s Family Dental provides Invisalign clear, plastic braces in Vancouver, BC.
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