Straighter teeth can have aesthetic benefits, but getting your teeth straightened is about more than just appearance. Misaligned teeth increase risks for oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay due to oral hygiene difficulty.
Many people with alignment issues avoid treatment because of the impact metal braces may have on their smile, but Invisalign® clear aligners are less obtrusive than metal braces and can straighten teeth without metal appliances.
If you have alignment issues with your smile, the dental health professionals at Eagle Creek Dental Centre can provide the help you need. In just a few visits to our Burnaby office, you might be ready to start a journey toward straighter, healthier teeth and a more attractive smile.
What Is Invisalign®?
Conventional metal braces work by gradually shifting crooked teeth into a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing alignment. Invisalign has a similar effect, but realigns teeth without any metal brackets or wires. Instead of metal braces, Invisalign straightens teeth using a set of clear plastic aligners that are customized to fit your teeth.
Invisalign is to be worn for the majority of the day, and should be removed only for eating, drinking, and brushing the teeth. Each aligner in your series is slightly different and over time, wearing the trays moves your teeth into their correct alignment.
Who Can Use Invisalign®?
Candidates for Invisalign® are people with mild to moderate alignment issues, such as spaces between teeth, crowded teeth, and other position issues. Most patients who use Invisalign® can achieve their desired results within twelve months.
How Is Invisalign® Made and Fitted?
To get fitted for Invisalign®, your Burnaby dentist will first take impressions of your teeth. These images are used to determine the most desirable alignment for your teeth and are sent over to an Invisalign® laboratory to be crafted. Your clear aligners will be sent back along with a time-lapse guide which will depict the changes your teeth will make while using Invisalign®. You will pick up each aligner during a follow-up appointment at our Eagle Creek Dental Centre office in Burnaby, BC.
How Can I Find Out More about Invisalign®?
If you have alignment issues with your teeth, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign®. To learn more about Invisalign® clear aligners and how they might be able to help you, contact Eagle Creek Dental Centre and schedule a consultation at our dental office in Burnaby.