Invisalign® Invisible Clear Braces

Invisalign

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

  •  Nearly invisible: You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
  •  Removable: You can eat and drink what you want.
  •  Better oral hygiene: You can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth.
  •  Comfortable: There are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasion.

Invisalign - Invisalign invisible bracesHow does Invisalign work?

The patient meets with an Invisalign-trained dentist or orthodontist who takes orthodontic records of the patient’s teeth, including a scan, and fills out an Invisalign treatment planning or prescription form and sends all the material to Align Technology.

At Align, a computer model of the patient’s teeth is created from the scan. Align then uses its advanced, 3-D imaging software to generate a graphical representation of the doctor’s treatment plan—almost like an animated movie of the way the patient’s teeth will move from the current position to the final desired position.

The doctor reviews and approves the rendering of his treatment plan (the 3-D movie) on a secure portion of Align’s website. Align Technology produces a series of clear, plastic aligners that correspond to the stages of tooth movement in the 3-D movie.

The patient wears each stage of aligners for approximately two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. Week by week, the patient’s teeth are straightened millimeter by millimeter.

How long does treatment take?

Like traditional braces, the length of treatment depends on the complexity of the case. Treatment time typically is about the same as conventional braces—about a year.

Before

Before - Crossbite

After - Crossbite

After - Crossbite

Before

Before - Overbite

after - Overbite

After - Overbite

Before - Spacing

Before - Spacing

After - Spacing

After - Spacing

Invisalign - Invisalign invisible bracesCan any doctor treat patients with Invisalign?

Doctors must attend and complete an Invisalign training seminar to treat patients with Invisalign.

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

Typically, an insurance policy that covers traditional braces also covers Invisalign to the same extent.

Schedule your initial Invisalign consult with Dr. Cheng today 604.709.9001

 

 

 

 

 

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