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Invisalign & Fixed Braces

Invisalign® clear braces are non-metal alternatives to traditional braces that do not have any uncomfortable brackets or wires. They are virtually invisible and do not draw attention to themselves. The only thing people will notice is your smile, and only your smile. The Invisalign® system, like traditional braces, corrects crooked, overlapping, or crowded teeth, wide spaces, over-bite, under-bite, and cross-bite.

How Does Invisalign Work?

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How Does Invisalign Work?

When you choose Invisalign® clear aligners, you are opting for a personalized treatment plan to achieve a beautifully aligned smile. The process commences with our state-of-the-art iTero® scanner, which captures a precise 3D image of your teeth. This cutting-edge technology enables us to identify any dental issues, such as overbites, underbites, or crooked teeth. Your iTero® scan results will be thoroughly reviewed by our skilled doctor, who will address any questions or concerns you may have. Through this advanced technology, you'll be able to visualize the expected outcome of your smile transformation.
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Following the scan, our dedicated team will design a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. At our Invisalign® dental clinic in Surrey, we use iTero® images to craft custom Invisalign® aligners that perfectly fit your gum line, ensuring utmost comfort and accuracy. These Invisalign® aligners are made of SmartTrack® material, offering an optimal balance of fit and comfort throughout your treatment journey.

How Does Invisalign Work?

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Throughout the treatment process, you will wear your Invisalign® aligners daily, removing them only when eating or drinking. The treatment duration typically varies depending on individual patient needs. Regular appointments with our experienced doctors will be scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure you are on track to achieve your desired smile. During these appointments, we will provide you with new aligners, check their fit, and address any questions you may have.

Types of Invisalign we offer

Invisalign offers several types of treatments to cater to different dental needs:
  • Full Invisalign

    This is a widely used treatment option suitable for addressing more complex tooth alignment issues. The entire treatment duration typically lasts between 12 to 18 months.
  • Express Invisalign

    Recommended for minor corrections. This treatment offers two options: one that uses 5 aligners and takes about 3 months, and the other that uses up to 10 aligners and takes about 6 months.
  • Lite Invisalign

    Ideal for less severe alignment issues and mainly popular for cosmetic improvements. Treatment duration typically ranges from 3 to 7 months, providing effective and efficient results.
  • Teen Invisalign

    Specifically designed for teenagers, these aligners assist in early teeth straightening when dental development is ongoing, making it the ideal time to address alignment issues.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

People far and wide celebrate the benefits of clear aligners such as Invisalign®, and for good reason. Invisalign® offers excellent results and is much more convenient than traditional metal braces. Some of the incredible advantages of Invisalign® are listed below:

Traditional Metal Braces

Metal teeth braces are extremely durable and can withstand almost any type of treatment. They may irritate your gums at first, but after a few weeks, when your cheeks have "toughened up," they are no longer a problem.

How Do I Know If I Need Orthodontic Treatment?

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How Do I Know If I Need Orthodontic Treatment?

There are a few tell-tale signs that you require orthodontic treatment. If you notice a problem with your bite, such as a gap in your teeth or crooked teeth, this is the first indication that you need orthodontic treatment. Difficulty in speaking or chewing due to the way your teeth are aligned, is also a sign that you require professional assistance with your smile. Sometimes orthodontic problems are difficult to detect; they may appear to be minor issues, but they can lead to dramatic and long-term tooth misalignment.

How Long Should Metal Braces To Be Worn?

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How Long Should Metal Braces To Be Worn?

Braces may be required to be worn for 6 months to 2 years, depending on your specific case. Braces are a better long-term option for alignment and correction. They are a good option for people who have a difficult time moving their teeth.

In more severe cases of misaligned teeth, a patient may require extractions in addition to braces. Other teeth may need to be extracted in these cases to accommodate proper treatment.

How To Take Care Of Your Braces?

There is no doubt that good oral hygiene is critical for keeping your treatment on track. However, learning how to properly and effectively care for your braces will take some time and practice. Our skilled team will be with you every step of the way to your new smile, providing personalized advice on how to care for your braces. Some of the most important ones to remember are:

Cost Advantage

Metal Braces are Exceedingly Affordable

One of the things that really sells metal braces to many patients is that they are the simple and most affordable option on the market right now. This is largely due to their distinguishing characteristics, such as their more permanent nature in the mouth. Clear plastic alternatives, which most consumers consider to be the main competition, must be replaced several times to accommodate for natural shifts in tooth alignment and jaw placement.

Each new version of clear braces is more expensive. Metal braces, on the other hand, can be adjusted without being replaced, lowering overall costs and making them a far more affordable way to fix problems like teeth spacing and jaw alignment.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions