How Does Invisalign Work?

By now most people have heard of invisalign or possibly it’s been recommended by a friend or your dentist for yourself or your child. It’s important to understand just what it consists of and how it works, so let’s look at how this treatment by a Surrey orthodontist works.


What is Invisalign?

For a long time braces were the standard in treatment to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth and the braces tend to be uncomfortable and frankly most children hate being seen in them. With invisalign you wear something that is virtually invisible made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the invisalign treatment plan. They resemble the tooth whitening trays and the treatment consists of using a set of these aligners that have been custom made for you. Your specialist determines a sequence for changing them in a predetermined plan and as your treatment progresses it repositions your teeth ever so slightly.

How do They Straighten Teeth?

As  you or your child goes through the treatment plan that your specialist has prescribed just for you you will change out the set of aligners which slightly adjusts the position of the teeth.You can expect to exchange each set of aligners every 2 weeks which continues the straightening process.

How Will Invisalign Effectively Move Your Teeth?

These aligners made of a patented thermoplastic design invisalign aligners  move the teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force and also the timing of the force application. Not all teeth are moved in each stage and the sequence of movement has been determined by your doctor specifically for your treatment plan.

What’s the Primary Benefit of Invisalign?

The biggest benefit is they’re virtually invisible, people may not even realize you are wearing them. Completely removable they fit easily into your lifestyle as they can be removed for special occasions but it’s recommended that they be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day for best results. Better oral hygiene is possible with the ability to remove them while brushing and flossing and while eating and drinking. Less time in the dentist’s chair for brace adjustments and the mouth irritation that can result mean invisalign is a preferred treatment choice.

Want to know more about invisalign in Surrey BC, contact one of our locations in the greater Vancouver area now.

Categories: Dental Care