Invisalign, or sometimes referred to as invisible braces or clear aligners, is a modern technique to help straighten and align the teeth to improve the bite, relieve crowding or spacing in the smile, and improve aesthetics. The Invisalign process often replaces the need for traditional metal brackets and wires and provides an almost-invisible way to move the teeth into alignment. Additionally, straight teeth are easier to keep clean and help prevent the buildup of bacteria that can cause gum disease and cavities.
Oasis Dental Clinic is proud to bring life to your smile with Invisalign in Coquitlam. During your initial Invisalign consultation in Coquitlam with us, our dentists will review the specific areas of your smile that need to be addressed that will help obtain straight teeth and a beautiful smile. In order to find out if Invisalign is right for you, our dentists will review your smile and perform a digital scan of your teeth. With the digital scan, we are able to create a digital smile simulation to show how your smile can change with our Invisalign treatment in Coquitlam.
Once we begin treatment, small tooth-coloured buttons (known as attachments) are placed on the teeth. These attachments are unique to each patient’s specific tooth movements and help direct and guide the teeth based on what the dentist has planned. A series of clear plastic trays are worn throughout treatment. These trays are kept in place for 22 hours a day and are only removed for eating. These trays can also be used with whitening gel that we provide to brighten your teeth throughout the Invisalign treatment.
Once we have gone through all the trays, the smile is reviewed and if any further minor changes are required, we perform a new digital scan of the teeth and plan for a few additional trays as needed to make the desired changes. When we are at a place where the smile has become straight and the bite is even, the attachments are removed and the Invisalign treatment is completed. We always provide maintenance trays that are recommended to be worn at night to help maintain the alignment and prevent the teeth shifting and becoming crowded again. Should the teeth shift after treatment, we provide free corrections with further Invisalign treatment for up to 5 years from the initial start date of the Invisalign process.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Invisalign treatment in Coquitlam, give us a call today to speak with Dr Sharma or Dr. Verjee for a complimentary consultation about Invisalign in Coquitlam.