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How Does Invisalign Work?

Do you want to improve your smile with an orthodontic treatment? Invisalign Clear Aligners might be a great option for you! Today the orthodontists at Fraser Valley Orthodontics in Langley tell you exactly what they are and how they can help enhance your smile.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment consists of clear aligners (or trays) that are custom made to fit your teeth. They come in a series that work to shift your teeth into their correct positions and can be used to help a wide range of misalignments including, overbites, underbites, over crowding of teeth and gaps between your teeth.

This form of treatment is an excellent choice for people who are worried about the aesthetics and discomfort associated with traditional braces because, Invisalign Clear Aligners are comfortable, removable and transparent making them appear almost invisible!

How does it work?

If you believe Invisalign will able to treat your orthodontic condition book a consultation with your orthodontist who will be able to determine if you are the right candidate for this treatment. If you are eligible for Invisalign® your orthodontist will be able to start creating your individualized treatment plan.

The length of your Invisalign® treatment will depend on the severity of your condition, it could take months or years for the aligners to gently straighten your teeth.

Your orthodontist will start by taking an impression of your teeth so the Invisalign technicians will be able custom make your aligners to fit you.

As soon as, you are wearing your new Invisalign aligners they will apply gentle pressure consistently in order to shift your teeth into the desired position. However, they wont be moving all of your teeth at the same time. Each set in your Invisalign series will work to shift only a few of your teeth at once. This is why you change your aligners every 10 -14 days ( based on your treatment plan). This method allows each tooth the get the correct amount of pressure in the set time frame.

How long is treatment with Invisalign?

At the start of your treatment your orthodontist will assess the needs and severity of your misalignment in order to determine how long your treatment will be and how many Invisalign Clear Aligners you will get in a series.

If you wish to learn more about Invisalign or want to schedule a consultation, contact Fraser Valley Orthodontics.

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