Vitacare Dental Centre – Workplace COVID-19 Safety Plan for Patients:

This plan is current as of May 20th, 2020. Note that because SARS-CoV2 is still considered a novel virus and the trajectory of the pandemic is still changing, safety measures may also be altered accordingly. The protocols presented here are in accordance by recommendations presented by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC). Note that the CDSBC flows the rules and regulations of that provided by the provincial health officer, BC Centre of Disease and Control, and Worksafe BC.

Staff, dentists and patients are not to enter the clinic if they:

1. Have any COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, sneezing, post-nasal drip, loss of smell, chills, fatigue, muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, malaise and/or headache

2. Have had close contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 individual in the last 14 days; or

3. Have travelled internationally in the last 14 days

Booking your dental appointments:

1. During this time, your dental needs will be triaged and we will be prioritizing emergent and urgent care.

2. Appointments can be made by phone or email. You must have an appointment to enter the clinic. Please arrive on time. If you arrive early, please wait in your vehicle until your designated time to minimize contact with other departing patients.

3. You are to come alone to your appointment. One parent, guardian, or caretaker can accompany a child or person that requires additional assistance to an appointment.

4. When you arrive at the clinic, we will provide you with hand sanitizer, take your temperature and ask you screening questions.

Waiting room:

1. Physical distancing will be in effect. Maintain 2-metre distance between one another.

2. There will be a limited number of people allowed in the waiting room at a given time.

3. Plexiglass barriers will be placed at the front desk.

4. Frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected routinely.

Treatment rooms:

1. Dentists and dental assistants will be wearing enhanced personal protective equipment, which may include face shields, gowns, and respirator masks.

2. You will be asked to rinse with a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash for 30 seconds prior to your treatment.

3. There will be infection protocols requiring more time for disinfection of the rooms in between patients.

4. As always, instruments and equipment are properly sterilized to kill all microorganisms.

Invisalign

Invisalign

In the past, metal braces were the primary treatment for crooked teeth. Today, orthodontic patients have a clear alternative.

Invisalign® uses virtually invisible aligner trays to straighten teeth. Brackets and wires are no longer necessary for a healthy smile.

Learn how the dentists of Vitacare Dental Centre in Coquitlam, BC, can improve your smile and your oral health with Invisalign...

How Invisalign Works Understanding the Basics

Invisalign is a simple and effective way to correct malocclusion (a misaligned bite). Millions of people have benefited from Invisalign treatment.
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Clear Plastic Aligner Trays

While traditional orthodontics uses brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear aligners. These custom trays slip right over your teeth, exerting carefully controlled pressure to shift each tooth into ideal position.

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Worn 20-22 Hours a Day

For this system to be effective, you must wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. You should only remove your aligners when you eat, drink beverages other than cold water, and brush or floss.

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New Aligners Every Two Weeks

You will discard each aligner after wearing it for two weeks. You will then wear the next aligners in the series. The process repeats over the course of a year to 18 months, gradually straightening your smile.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign has a number of important benefits that set it apart from orthodontic techniques of the past. These are just a few reasons why patients are so interested in Invisalign treatment:

Virtually Invisible

Made from durable, transparent plastic, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. Other people won't see the aligners, even up close. Imagine undergoing orthodontic care without anyone noticing.

More Comfortable than Braces

The clear plastic aligner trays are custom-designed by advanced computer technology to ensure an optimal fit over your teeth. Better yet, there are no wires or brackets that will scrape or irritate the inside of your mouth.

Convenient and Removable

Because Invisalign aligners are easy to remove, you can brush and floss normally during the entire course of treatment. In addition, there are no diet restrictions, so you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods.

Clear Aligners vs. Braces

We Can Straighten Your Teeth Request a Consultation Today

At Vitacare Dental Centre, we are committed to high-quality dentistry that puts the needs of patients first. That's why we're one of the leading dental practices in the Coquitlam, BC, area, with a dedicated patient base.

Dr. Alex Wong began practicing dentistry in 2013. He's continually honing his skills through continuing education courses all over North America, which includes professional training in Invisalign. Dr. Vanessa Lee comes from a family of dental health professionals. She is also committed to learning more about the field of dentistry through study clubs and discussions with peers.

To learn more about Invisalign treatment with our dentists, contact Vitacare Dental Centre online. You can also contact us by phone at:

(778) 355-3535

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Patients love visiting our modern office in Coquitlam.

Real 5-Star Reviews "By Far the Best Dentist I've Had"

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Minj Yoo

2020

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Just went to Vitacare for the very first time today. Had a checkup and filling done with Dr. Lee. She is by far the best dentist I've had so far!

Thanks for such a good experience :)

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Andrew F

2019

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Went for a checkup after 9 months. Despite limited insurance I still feel as i got a full assessment addressing my major concerns. Any questions were answered in detail and the cleaning performed was quite thorough as the dentist Alex Wong did the cleaning himself.

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Proper Oral Hygiene During Invisalign Treatment

The clear aligners used during Invisalign treatment make it simple to maintain good oral hygiene. Once the aligners are out of your mouth, you simply need to brush, floss, and keep your trays clean.

Brushing and Flossing

You should brush at least twice a day and floss once a night. This prevents cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Ideally, you should brush and floss after every meal before putting the aligners back on.

Cleaning Your Aligners

The aligner trays can be cleaned easily using a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. You should always rinse your aligners with clean cold water before putting them back in your mouth.

Regular Dental Checkups

You will have several follow-up visits to our office in Coquitlam, BC, to monitor the progress of treatment. Be sure to attend all of these follow-ups in addition to your regular dental checkups.

The Cost of Invisalign Insurance, Payment, and Financing

The cost of Invisalign is comparable to that of traditional orthodontic care. Dr. Wong, Dr. Lee, and our entire team will help you through the payment process, answering any questions you may have.

Insurance Coverage

Orthodontic services are covered by many dental plans. Be sure to check with your provider for eligibility. Our dentists and staff can walk you through the process and will gladly offer their insight.

Financing Options

If you do not have insurance, there are financing options available that can put the cost of invisible orthodontics within reach. These financing plans break the total cost of care into affordable installments.

"I Love This Clinic!" More 5-Star Reviews

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Meeka the Cat

2019

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I love this clinic! Everyone is kind and so calming, that I had the best and most relaxing experience I've ever had at a dental appointment. 5 stars from me!

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Julia Chang

2018

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Finally decided to go for Invisalign. Dr. Wong was extremely thorough in describing the process and the steps that are involved. He made sure that I knew exactly what to expect, which gave me a sense of relieve and reassurance. Highly recommend Dr. Wong. I'm even willing to drive from Richmond to see Dr. Wong.

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Why Straighten Your Teeth?

Perhaps your teeth are crooked, but you're fine with how your smile looks. Why should you bother with orthodontic treatment?

The benefits of properly aligned teeth are more than cosmetic. For example, straight teeth are easier to clean. When teeth are crooked, plaque and bacteria get stuck in areas that you can't reach with a toothbrush, which can lead to infection. Invisalign can shift your teeth into better alignment, so your oral health can be maintained more easily.

Also, a misaligned bite can put improper strain on the jaw muscle, which can lead to TMJ issues and headaches. Fixing the alignment of your smile can optimize the function of your jaw joint.

Our dentists can help you understand all of the benefits of orthodontics when you visit our office in Coquitlam for a consultation.

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Vitacare Dental Centre

At Vitacare Dental Centre in Coquitlam, we are proud to offer personalized dental treatments in a warm, welcoming environment. Drs. Alex Wong and Vanessa Lee use modern techniques and the latest technology to improve the health and appearance of your smile. We are proudly affiliated with several prestigious organizations including:

  • Canadian Dental Association
  • British Columbia Dental Association
  • College of Dental Surgeons of BC
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (778) 355-3535 today.

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