Confidence and self-esteem are linked to the way we look. The more we like our outward appearance, the better we feel on the inside. If you aren’t in love with your crooked teeth, overbite, underbite or misaligned smile, it’s time to do something about it. At Urban Smiles Victoria, we have a dental solution that may interest you.
Gone are the days when metal brackets and wires were the only avenues to a straighter smile. Forget constant appointments for tightening, say goodbye to dietary restrictions and say hello to Invisalign.
Invisalign dental aligners are custom-made clear trays that fit over the teeth with the goal of shifting your teeth and straightening your smile.
If you have been searching for an orthodontic option that is more comfortable and affordable than traditional metal braces, Invisalign invisible braces may be the answer for you.
It is a beneficial option for those who hate the look of metal braces but love the idea of straighter teeth. The transparent tray is a removable device worn for 20+ hours daily, removed only for meals and oral hygiene care.
It alters the teeth’ alignment gradually, comfortably, and effectively, while providing a subtle appearance that’s barely noticeable when worn.
Teeth straightening is only a few steps away once you start the process with our Urban Smiles Invisalign dentist.
We support you from initial consultation to aftercare and all the adjustments along the way. Working with us, you can expect:
Initial visit: At your first visit, we will assess your oral health, examine your mouth, and establish a treatment plan for your Invisalign teeth aligners.
X-Rays: We use X-rays to visualize your anatomy and create a 3D model of your teeth.
This information will be used as a blueprint to send to the lab where they will fabricate your Invisalign clear braces.
Fit check: Once we receive your braces back from the lab. We will assess the fit, make any necessary adjustments, and send you home with your first set of aligners.
You will wear this first set 20+ hours for two weeks until the previously tight-fitting tray starts to loosen with the shifting of your teeth.
Replacement Trays: Once they loosen, you will be given the next set to wear until they, too, become ill-fitting. This process will be repeated every 4-6 weeks until we have achieved your smile goals.
A great first step is a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign braces. They are suitable for teens and adults suffering from bite issues, alignment problems, crooked teeth and gaps–but they are not a cure-all dental solution. Your dental concerns may require alternative treatments better suited to correct your teeth.
Make sure to prepare yourself for the financial cost Invisalign requires. It’s advised that you look into your personal insurance plans to see if your coverage pays for any of the braces, as it’s not the least expensive option on the market. Ask us about financing and payment plans available to help if the cost is prohibitive to getting the help you need.
You must also be ready to wear the aligners for the daily time suggested or you are wasting both your own time and money.
When weighing the pros and cons of Invisalign, the pros win by a (s)mile! The many benefits of invisible braces include:
Comfort: You won’t suffer from the pulling and pain of traditional braces; rather embrace the comfortable, custom-fit tray that sits inconspicuously in your mouth.
Aesthetic appeal: If you are trying to avoid the shiny metal smile, this is a great option for you. It is hardly visible and won’t impact your self-esteem or confidence negatively.
Adults won’t feel the teenage stigma of braces, as no one will even know they’re there!
Food freedom: You can eat what you want with Invisalign, as you remove it when snacking or enjoying a meal.
No need to do away with popcorn and apples; just take them out and enjoy! Brushing and rinse before placing the tray back in is highly encouraged.
Low maintenance: Invisalign aligners are easier to clean and require fewer follow-up visits with your dentist.
While there is no need to tighten wires or choose new elastic colours, you will need to visit each time you graduate from one tray to the next.
Once you have reached your smile goals and your teeth are straighter, there are a few things to remember when the Invisalign treatment is complete.
The first is that oral hygiene is of utmost importance. Keep your new smile healthy with daily flossing, twice-a-day brushing, and all other instructions provided to you by your dentist.
We may suggest teeth whitening or additional devices like night-time retainers to help enhance your smile. We are readily available to answer any questions or field any aftercare concerns you may have!
If Invisalign sounds like the right option for you, please contact our Urban Smiles Victoria Dental Team to make an appointment for a consultation today.
Our dental clinic is located at 823 Broughton Street in Victoria, right beside the YMCA.
We offer free parking and provide quality dental care in our boutique-style Invisalign clinic with a wide range of dental services to accommodate all of our patients, from children to seniors alike.
Forget the metal, no brackets and no wires; Invisalign is the clear choice, so let’s see if it is right for you!
To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, please reach out to our friendly Urban Smiles Victoria dental team members to book a consultation today.
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Your Invisalign investment will cost about $3000. Finances will vary from patient to patient and depend on the duration, severity, and additional factors that will be explained by your chosen dentist.
You must check with your private insurance to see if any coverage is allotted for Invisalign treatment. There is no publicly-funded provincial or national plan that covers it.
Invisalign is a comfortable orthodontic solution.
The short answer is no. You must remove your Invisalign aligners when eating food or drinking any beverages aside from water. Because of this, there are very few dietary restrictions, if any at all.
In theory, Invisalign can be removed at any time. That said, for best results, they should be kept in your mouth between 20-22 hours a day.
This is not a solution for everyone. Invisalign is best for those individuals in need of fixing overbites, underbites, crossbites, gaps between teeth and overcrowding of teeth.