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How Does Invisalign Work?

Posted Jun 29th, 2021

If you want to improve your smile with orthodontic treatment Invisalign Clear Aligners could be a great choice for you! In this blog, our orthodontists in Burnaby explain what Invisalign Clear Aligners are and how they can help you achieve your best smile.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment consists of clear aligners that are uniquely made to fit your teeth. They come in a series that works to move your teeth into predetermined positions and can be used to help a variety of misalignments including, overbites, underbites, overcrowding of teeth, and gaps between your teeth.

This method of orthodontic treatment is a great choice for people that are worried about the discomfort and aesthetics associated with traditional braces because, Invisalign Clear Aligners are removable, comfortable, and transparent which makes them look almost invisible!

How does Invisalign work?

If you believe your orthodontic condition can be treated with Invisalign schedule a consultation with your orthodontist who will be able to determine if this treatment is compatible with your needs. If you are eligible for Invisalign® your orthodontist will be able to begin creating your customized treatment plan.

The length of your Invisalign® treatment will be based on the severity of your condition, it can take months or years for the aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.

First, your orthodontist will take an impression of your teeth so the Invisalign technicians will be able to custom make your aligners to fit your teeth.

Once, you are wearing your new Invisalign aligners they will apply consistent gentle pressure in order to shift your teeth into the desired position. However, they will not be moving all of your teeth at the same time. Every set in your Invisalign series will work to shift only a few of your teeth at once. This is why you have to change your aligners every 10 -14 days ( based on your treatment plan). This method allows each tooth to get the right amount of pressure in the set time frame.

How long is Invisalign treatment?

At the beginning of your treatment, your orthodontist will assess the requirements and severity of your misalignment in order to determine how long your treatment will be and how many Invisalign Clear Aligners you will receive in a series.

To book a consultation or to learn more about Invisalign contact our orthodontists at Burnaby Heights Orthodontics in Burnaby today.

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