If you’d like straight teeth without braces or any visible sign that you are doing an orthodontic treatment, Invisalgn is a dental technology that you need to know about. Instead of bulky metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of see-through aligners that click into place in your mouth to progressively shift teeth into their proper position. Not only does Invisalign act as clear and invisible braces, they’re removable!
How does Invisalign work?
A series of custom-made, clear aligners are created specifically for you by our Nanaimo Invisalign dentists and are to be worn throughout the day. Each set of aligners is worn for about 2 weeks, so the changes made to your teeth are progressive and you can literally see the change happening each time you move to the next set of aligners.
Is Invisalign comfortable?
Since the aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable BPA-free plastic, they are specifically designed not to irritate your cheeks and gums. The aligners can be removed when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth, so keeping your mouth clean is a breeze.
Some patients do report to our Nanaimo dental team that the aligners can feel tight, especially when starting a new set. If the new aligners are really uncomfortable, they can be adjusted. However, in most cases, this is the natural feeling of tension created to shift the teeth to the next stage in the straightening process, and you will get used to it in no time.
Is Invisalign convenient?
Although you will typically begin a new set of aligners every two weeks, this does not mean you must visit our Nanaimo Invisalign dentists that frequently. In fact, normally you will only need to check in with your dentist every 6 weeks.
Although being removable makes Invisalign very convenient, it’s important to remember that in order to work properly, the Invisalign aligners must be worn for 20 – 22 hours per day. That means that although the aligners can be removed for eating and brushing and flossing, they should not be removed for any length of time. Teen Invisalign users will be happy to know that a large part of their Invisalign wearing time occurs while they’re sleeping, leaving a few hours during the day for removal.
How long does Invisalign take?
While every case is unique for each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults. For teens, the length of treatment is comparable to that of braces. Don’t forget however, that for teens, the combination of not having those awkward metal braces and seeing regular progress happening every two weeks makes the time fly by.
How to get started using Invisalign to straighten your teeth?
Get started by contacting us for an appointment at Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group today. We are Certified Invisalign providers and offer financing plans to help make your perfect smile a reality today. We also recommend that you read more about the Invisalign treatment process on our website and contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to helping you create the smile you’ve dreamed about soon.
Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group is proud to serve your complete dental health needs in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Our Nanaimo dentists and dental hygienists believe in continuous learning to bring you the latest technology in dental medicine and our team of dental professionals aspire to the highest level of patient care. At each visit to our office we treat you with the respect, honesty and dignity that you deserve.