Our Greater Vancouver dentists offer Invisalign® as a method of straightening teeth without metal and wires. Here are 3 simple steps for improving the look and function of your smile with Invisalign.
How to Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign
Achieving a straighter smile with Invisalign can be as simple as 1-2-3! Here's how you can transform your smile in 3 easy steps with Invisalign clear aligners:
Step 1 - Your Invisalign Consultation
The first in your journey to a straighter smile is to book an Invisalign consultation with our Greater Vancouver dentists, to determine whether you are a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign.
From the most simple misalignments to more severe spacing and bite issues the clear aligners can help to gradually shift your teeth into their correct positions.
At your consultation, your dentist will assess your smile and determine your orthodontic treatment needs. If Invisalign treatment is right for you, your dentist will then use diagnostic imaging technology to view your teeth. These images help your dentist to accurately map out a personalized treatment plan and allow you to have a virtual preview of what your smile could look like after your Invisalign treatment is complete.
Step 2 - Transform Your Smile
Next is treatment! Once your Invisalign aligners are ready to be picked up, you will meet with your dentist once again for a fitting. The dentist will take the time to ensure your aligners fit properly, explain everything you need to know to keep your treatment on track, and answer your questions. There will also be a brief review of your personalized treatment plan so that you are clear about what you can expect from your Invisalign treatment.
To achieve the best possible results from your Invisalign treatment it is essential to wear your aligners for a minimum of 20 - 22 hours every day. Not following these instructions can result in treatment delays.
Step 3 - Keeping Your Straight New Smile Beautiful
If you follow your Invisalign treatment instructions closely, at end of your Invisalign treatment you will have a straighter smile that is bound to boost your self-confidence and get you smiling.
As your teeth settle into their new positions you will need to wear a retainer. Retainers are an important step in most orthodontic treatments, including braces. To begin with you may need to wear a retainer full-time, but gradually you will be able to begin wearing your retainer part-time, or only at night.