Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Kanaka Creek Family Dental in Maple Ridge offers Invisalign clear custom orthodontic aligners to patients looking to straighten their teeth without metal wires and brackets. Read on below to learn more about the braces-free way to straighten your teeth.
Invisalign is a series of transparent, custom-made plastic aligners that are an effective treatment option for patients who are concerned about the potential inconvenience and aesthetics of braces. Invisalign treatment at our clinic includes a 5-year guarantee for your results!
In recent years, more and more adults are choosing to get their misalignments treated, in part due to the advent of more inconspicuous treatment options like Invisalign. Invisalign's low profile aesthetic and convenience factor is a significant draw for many adult orthodontic patients.
Invisalign also offers a line of aligners geared to the unique requirements of teens. Invisalign Teen features compliance indicators to help busy teens stay on track with their treatment, and eruption tabs for their growing adult teeth. It even comes with extra replacements for aligners that get misplaced.
The duration of Invisalign treatment is comparable to that of metal braces. It will depend on the nature and extent of your misalignment, and your overall compliance to treatment.
Invisalign aligners are made with USP Class VI medical-grade, high molecular weight polyurethane resins. They are BPA free.
Invisalign aligners may be removable, but they should not be removed very often! You should only remove your aligners to eat, to brush and floss your teeth, and to clean the aligners themselves. You should wear your Invisalign aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day throughout treatment.
Taking care of Invisalign aligners is easy. Here's what to do:
Your dentist will schedule Invisalign appointments with you every 4 - 6 weeks during treatment.
During these appointments, your dentist will monitor your progress, and potentially make adjustments to your treatment if you are ahead of or behind schedule.
Invisalign is designed to be as convenient as possible for orthodontics patients. Their low-profile appearance makes them very difficult for others to see when you wear them, so any social annoyances will be minor.
Secondly, you can take your aligners out to eat, and when you brush and floss your teeth. That you don't have to worry about dietary restrictions, and your brushing and flossing routine will remain unchanged.
We look forward to opening our doors in Fall 2019 and helping care for the smiles of the Maple Ridge community. In the meantime, stay up to date on news about our new dental practice, and tips and advice for good oral health.