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Invisalign® in Langley: The Clear Alternative to Braces

Amazing Smile Dental offers Invisalign® treatment for patients in Langley, Surrey, and the surrounding area who are looking for an invisible alternative to braces. These clear, nearly unnoticeable aligners can help you obtain the beautiful, straight teeth you have always wanted.

 Say goodbye to messy molds! Our new iTero imaging scanner means we get an exact picture of your teeth almost instantly. Invisalign is a great option for both teenagers and adults so contact us to learn more about if getting fitted is an option for you.

What is Invisalign?

Unlike braces, the Invisalign process is a removable method of straightening your teeth without the use of metal brackets and wires. Instead, the process uses a series of clear, removable aligners. Invisalign aligners have been proven effective in clinical research and throughout orthodontic practices across the nation.

New iTero imaging scanner for Invisalign

How Does It Work?

The patient will wear each set of aligners for a period of two weeks. The aligners may only be removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. Week to week, and little by little, your teeth will be straightened to the desired position.

Your appointments will be scheduled every six weeks in order to make sure that the treatment is going as planned. The total treatment time averages from 9 to 15 months, while the number of aligners used averages from 18 to 30. Both numbers may vary depending on your specific situation.


How Are Aligners Made?

Invisalign aligners are made specifically for each individual to help straighten their teeth. Visit our office and speak with one of our office staff members to learn more about the Langley Invisalign process! Our professionals will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Then, if Invisalign is a good option for you, we'll help you get started on the treatment process.

What You Can Expect  the First Weeks

There are many advantages to wearing Invisalign aligners versus traditional braces. However, like traditional braces there are a few things to expect during the first few weeks of your treatment.

First, you may experience some pain as the aligners shift your teeth into place. This will last for a couple of days after your initial placement. Second, you may also experience a lisp which can be corrected over time as your teeth shift with the aligners. Fortunately, within the first six weeks of your Invisalign treatment, you are likely to see positive results and notice a change in your bite.

How to Maintain Your Invisalign Aligners

Once you have your aligners, it’s important to keep them clean. Some things to remember:

  • Rinse them thoroughly – When you remove your aligners, rinse them off in warm water so that leftover plaque and saliva can’t dry causing a foul smell. 
  • Soak them frequently – Soaking will keep aligners sanitized, preventing saliva and plaque from building up over time. 
  • Don’t forget oral hygiene – Try to get as little plaque and bacteria on aligners as possible. This means making sure you brush and floss your teeth routinely. 
  • Use soap to cleaning – Clear anti-bacterial hand soap can be used with a soft toothbrush to work the soap into the crevices of your aligners in order to remove any bacteria or food particles. Rinse with warm water. Avoid coloured soaps as these can discolour your aligners. 
  • Avoid toothpastes – Toothpastes can be abrasive which is great for teeth, but not so much so for your smooth aligners. Toothpaste may scratch the aligners giving bacteria a convenient place to grow.

To learn more about Invisalign treatment, talk to Amazing Smile Dental. We can help you figure out if it’s right for your oral health. We look forward to meeting with you!

Invisalign, among others, is a registered trademark of Align Technology, Inc.


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