Invisalign® Clear Aligners

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.

What is Invisalign?

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!

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Invisalign Benefits

Invisalign aligners have a clear plastic construction that makes them virtually invisible when you wear them.

In addition, the aligners are removable, meaning that you don't have to make any changes to your brushing and flossing routine, and there are no dietary restrictions either.

How does Invisalign work?

At the outset of your treatment, you will receive a series of Invisalign aligners that have been custom made to fit your smile. You will wear each set of aligners in the series for ten days, and then switch it out for the next set in the series.

The aligners will straighten your teeth in tiny increments that have been carefully planned out ahead of time by your dentist. Each set is designed to fit your smile during its designated two-week turn.

Over time, the aligners will move your teeth into their new, straightened positions.

teeth straightening with clear aligners

Invisalign For Adults

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 for Teens

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. 

Invisalign FAQs

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

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.

What are Invisalign aligners made of?

Invisalign aligners are made with USP Class VI medical-grade, high molecular weight polyurethane resins. They are BPA free.

How long do I need to wear my aligners each day?

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. 

How do I care for my aligners?

Taking care of Invisalign aligners is easy. Here's what to do:

  • Rinse your aligners each time you remove them.
  • Soak your aligners every day using Retainer Brite, or the official Invisalign cleaning crystals.
  • Brush and floss before reinserting your aligners – every time.
  • Clean your aligners every day with a clear anti-bacterial soft soap and a soft toothbrush.

How often do I have to visit the dentist during Invisalign treatment?

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.

How will Invisalign fit into my daily life?

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 treat all of our patients like family.

Our dentist and team deeply appreciate the trust our patients place in our care and we are always working to improve your experience at our office.

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