INVISALIGN® – Teeth Straightening with Invisalign in Abbotsford
Abbotsford residents have something to smile about! If you have considered seeking treatment to straighten your teeth, but feel reluctant to wear traditional metal braces, we offer a discreet and equally effective alternative with Invisalign.
Invisalign® treatment incorporates a distinctly mapped out sequence of clear plastic trays that are custom made to gradually reposition your teeth. Dr. Singh uses computer imaging tools to create a 3D model of what your teeth look like before Invisalign® and how the series of aligner trays will move your teeth throughout the process. You will even be able to see a graphic representation of the end result of your Invisalign® treatment!
Benefits of Invisalign® vs. Metal Braces
Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for personal, business and social reasons, or even for a special occasion. Or perhaps you’re a teen or the parent of a teen looking for an effective yet modern answer to braces. Either way, Invisalign® can provide you simple way to get straighter, more symmetrical teeth without having to put your life on hold.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign®
I don’t want metal braces at my age, are there any other options for me?
Yes! With Invisalign®, you don’t wear metal braces. Instead, your teeth are straightened by wearing a series of virtually invisible plastic aligners. Almost no one can tell you’ve got the aligners on (unless you tell them). They can also be removed if you have an important event or evening planned.
Can I remove my Invisalign® Clear Braces?
Yes, you wear them all the time, except when you’re eating, drinking anything but water, brushing, and flossing.
It seems like too much trouble and will take too long, should I just leave my teeth the way they are?
Treatment with Invisalign® is easy! You’ll receive a series of clear aligners, which allow you to start a fresh set every two weeks. You wear them all the time, except when you’re eating, drinking anything but water, brushing, and flossing. After your consultation, we can determine an approximate treatment time for you. On average, most Invisalign® takes about 3-12 months depending on each individual.
Is Invisalign® more expensive than traditional braces?
Invisalign® treatment is often similar in cost to traditional braces. In addition, if you have orthodontic insurance coverage, Invisalign® is often covered to the same extent as traditional braces. At Smile Care Dental Center, we offer a variety of affordable payment plans. Our office will be happy to work with you on all of the insurance and financial details.
Can I still have braces even though I am an adult?
Yes, getting your teeth straightened isn’t just for teenagers anymore. Like many adults, you have probably wanted to straighten your teeth. Our teeth tend to get slightly crooked over time, especially if we wore braces as kids but stopped wearing your retainer at some point.
How do I choose between Braces and Invisalign?
Some differences between braces and Invisalign are obvious. Others, not so much. Obviously, Invisalign aligners are a little more invisible than the metal and rubber band set up of traditional braces. This makes Invisalign ideal for working adults or for children who may feel self-conscious about their smiles. Invisalign does not have to be worn around the clock and typically require less maintenance than traditional braces. The duration of treatment between Invisalign and braces is not vastly different. In the end, it depends on your needs and lifestyle. The friendly staff at Smile Care Dental Cneter are happy to help you weigh the pros and cons of both options to decide which treatment is right for you!
Call us today at 604-744-2262 or request an appointment online to schedule a consultation for teeth straightening with Invisalign!