at Vita Dental Wellness

You want to straighten your teeth but are unsure which option is best for you. If you're not fond of the typical braces, Invisalign may be the solution you need.

Achieving properly aligned teeth is now possible without wearing a metal appliance. Dental technology gives you non-invasive choices, such as Invisalign.

Invisalign uses clear plastic trays to move the teeth. We're happy to offer this service here at Vita Dental Wellness in Chilliwack, BC. Book your visit to learn more about the process.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign makes straightening teeth less conspicuous. It uses a set of clear plastic aligners that hug the teeth tightly and are very difficult to notice when worn.

The customized aligners apply gentle pressure to your teeth and move them in small increments until the desired final position is achieved.

The aligners can be removed when eating or cleaning your mouth. They improve the appearance of your smile without making drastic changes to your lifestyle.

What Orthodontic Issues Can Invisalign Address?

Invisalign can address a wide range of orthodontic issues, including the following:

  • Crowding
  • Gap teeth
  • Some underbite and overbite cases
  • Open bite

However, please note that Invisalign isn't for everyone. Some may benefit more from full braces in correcting significant bite and crowding issues. We're happy to refer you to a local specialist if you need this procedure, and we'll do our best to simplify the process for you.

The Invisalign Process

The Invisalign process begins with a smile assessment to determine if it's the right route for your dental goals. Your dentist recommends steps to take after a thorough evaluation of your oral health, medical history, and lifestyle.

If everything is okay, your dentist will scan your mouth to create detailed impressions. At Vita Dental Wellness, we use state-of-the-art 3D imaging tools to capture high-resolution and accurate images. You see how the inside of your mouth looks and its transformation at each stage of the treatment process.

These impressions are then sent to the dental laboratory, where your aligners will be fabricated. Once they're ready, you pick them up and check their fit at the dental office. We may place small attachments on your teeth to secure the trays in a quick and painless procedure.

From there, you're ready to begin your journey to straight teeth. You won't have to visit the dental office to get a new set of aligners. Though, you'll need to come for yourroutine appointments so your dentist can check your progress and make adjustments where necessary.

Benefits of Invisalign

  • Almost invisible. The aesthetic factor is one of the top benefits of Invisalign. It's almost invisible when worn, far from the noticeable metal appliance options.
  • Removable. Since the clear aligners are removable, you can continue to brush and floss with ease. You can also take your aligners out when you prefer to do so. However, you need to ensure that you meet the required hours of wearing your aligners.
  • Comfortable. The aligners feel more comfortable because they're soft. They don't come with wires that can poke through the cheeks or gums or brackets that can be painful when they rub against the cheeks.
  • Convenient. There are no monthly visits to take care ofβ€”only biweekly aligner changes you can do at home and your periodic checkups and cleanings.
  • Good for oral health. Most importantly, your oral health also improves during your treatment period. Straight teeth are easier to clean. Removing deposits from your mouth starves harmful bacteria, reducing the chances of them lingering and spreading. This lowers the risk of developing oral problems, such as decay and gum disease.

Are There Cons to Getting Clear Aligners?

Invisalign isn't the only way to address teeth alignment concerns, but it's an effective method in cases where a dentist sees fit. That's why a consultation is important.

Discipline is a crucial factor in the success of the procedure. The device is removable, so you need to commit to wearing it for the prescribed daily hours.

Otherwise, your progress might not go as planned. There's also the risk of losing or breaking your aligners since you can take them out at any time.

See if You're a Candidate for Invisalign
in Chilliwack, British Columbia

Going through a dental procedure will leave you with lots of questions. We understand. So, if you need more information about using clear aligners to straighten teeth, get in touch with us.

We're happy to arrange an appointment so one of our dentists can answer your questions.

Come in today for a free consultation to see if you qualify for Invisalign.

Make an informed decision about your oral health by better understanding your situation and choices.