Modern Invisalign® Treatment in Kamloops
Invisalign® is an orthodontic solution that provides an easy way to get a winning smile. It involves the use of clear plastic moulds, made out of hardened resins. Known as aligners, these moulds are custom-made for your teeth and you can wear and remove them by yourself. As an alternative to traditional metal braces, it makes teeth straightening comfortable and less noticeable.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® trays are customized according to your teeth. They work in a gradual way to shift your teeth in small increments. New aligners with small modifications are fitted at regular intervals. Invisalign® realigns teeth to help achieve the perfect alignment.
You can access Invisalign® in Kamloops from our dental clinic to get a winning smile that will boost your confidence.
Invisalign® or Braces: Which Is the Better Choice?
At Aberdeen Dental Arts, we often encounter the Invisalign® vs. braces dilemma. We feel Invisalign® is perfect for patients who are looking for alternatives to braces. Here’s a comparison between Invisalign® and conventional metal braces:
- Invisalign® is less visible on the teeth as compared to conventional metal braces. The Invisalign® trays are clear and blend in with the teeth.
- With Invisalign®, cleaning and maintenance are easier. Metal braces are more difficult to clean.
- Invisalign® allows you to maintain good dental hygiene as it can be easily removed. Metal braces are not so convenient since they require the placement of brackets and wires and can not be easily removed.
- Using Invisalign® gives you the freedom to eat and drink anything you want. In the case of metal braces, you might have to avoid food that might get stuck to the metal brackets or wires.
The Invisalign® Process
Getting Invisalign® at Aberdeen Dental Arts in Kamloops involves the following series of steps:
Initial consultation: Our dentist will speak with you to discuss whether the Invisalign® treatment is the right solution for you. They will evaluate and discuss your needs. We will also provide you with an estimate for your treatment along with various payment options.
Designing your treatment plan: Our dentist will take a 3D digital scan of your entire mouth and teeth. This digital scan will help us to create a detailed treatment plan for you. We will ensure you’ll get your beautiful smile in the shortest time possible.
Getting your trays during the first appointment: According to your treatment plan, our dentist will prepare your teeth for treatment. It implies creating space for tooth movement or adding anchorage attachments. At the end of the appointment, you will get your first set of aligner trays.
During the process: You should keep your teeth and trays clean by brushing and flossing regularly. Aligner trays should be worn 22 hours a day and can be taken out only for eating, flossing and brushing. Within every one to two weeks, you should change and replace your aligner trays. For a straight smile, every week, the teeth are to be repositioned towards the right alignment.
Post-treatment care: After your treatment, you will get a set of retainers to prevent your teeth from moving back into an undesirable position.
To learn more about the Invisalign® process, contact our dental clinic today. If it’s your first time at Aberdeen Dental Arts, please check our information page for new patients.