Invisible Invisalign Braces
Have you been searching for a way to achieve beautiful straight teeth without wearing metal braces? Our Vancouver Invisalign dentist is the first place to start. At Ranieu Family Dental, we offer clear braces for teens as well as their parents and grandparents!
Because the alignment of your teeth plays such an important role in the risk of problems like tooth decay, TMJ disorder, and gum disease, we perform an orthodontic evaluation on all patients ages 7 and up.
What is Invisalign?
These state-of-the-art clear braces use invisible plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into alignment. They’re almost like wearing a series of clear retainers. Change them out every two weeks, and within a few months you’ll start to see a difference.
Our Vancouver patients love Invisalign, because they:
- Can eat whatever they want without worrying about braces getting in the way
- Are able to brush and floss easier than the traditional orthodontic patient
- Don’t impact your speech or your appearance (nobody even has to know you’re wearing braces!)
- Can correct significant types of tooth misalignment or malocclusion (including open bites)
- Are perfect for people in their teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond!
No Time for Braces?
With Invisalign you don’t need the frequent adjustments or appliance changes that you do with traditional braces. In fact, wearing Invisalign is perfect for people on a tight schedule.
At Ranieu Family Dental, we provide you with a few sets of trays at a time, so all we need to do is see you for a quick follow up visit every six to eight weeks. As long as everything is proceeding as it should, you’ll take more trays home and repeat the process until your course of treatment is complete.
Plus, our Invisalign dentist in Vancouver is open late and on Saturdays, so you don’t have to take off extra time from work or school.
Benefits of Braces
Not only does orthodontic treatment give you a beautiful smile – it also gives you a healthier smile! Aligning the teeth properly and eliminating malocclusion (“bad bite”) can result in many positive oral health benefits, including:
- Less risk of TMJ disorder due to proper distribution of intraoral forces
- Lowered risk of accidents due to protruding teeth
- Easier to clean teeth, meaning fewer cavities and lowered risk of gingivitis and peridontitis
- More resilient teeth with less bone erosion (caused by undue pressures being applied to teeth)
- Improved speech patterns
Your initial Invisalign consultation is free. During your visit, we will discuss whether or not clear braces are ideal for you, or if you need to be referred to a Vancouver orthodontist for traditional braces.
If your dental insurance includes orthodontic benefits, we may be able to apply it towards a portion of your treatment. Generally, most of our patients choose to make an initial down payment of 50% of their cost of Invisalign, and then monthly payments throughout the remaining course of treatment.
During your complimentary visit, we’ll also take a series of intraoral photographs to review the specific tooth movement that needs to be made. You may have problems like crowding, gum recession, open bites or gaps that need to be addressed before they get worse.
If you’re a candidate for Invisalign and ready to get started, all that’s needed is an impression of your teeth. We’ll send the models off to Invisalign labs and in just a couple of weeks, your clear braces will be ready to wear!
Even some of the most complicated open bite cases have seen tremendous results from wearing clear braces. Call our Vancouver Invisalign office today to find out if it’s right for you. Se habla Español.
At Ranieu Family Dental, we believe in dental health and equipping our patients and their families with the preventive measures and information they need to avoid problems like cavities or gum disease.