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
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.
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.
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
Virtually InvisibleMade 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 BracesThe 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 RemovableBecause 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
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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:
Real 5-Star Reviews "By Far the Best Dentist I've Had"
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 :)
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.View On Google
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Proper Oral Hygiene During Invisalign Treatment
Brushing and FlossingYou 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 AlignersThe 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 CheckupsYou 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
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.
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
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!View On Google
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.View On Google
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.