Invisalign at Dr Sajan’s Victoria BC Dental Clinic
Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance system used to inconspicuously treat crooked and crowded teeth in adults and teens. This modern take on braces features a system of clear aligner trays that are worn at all times with the exception of during meals and when brushing or flossing. The trays are custom fitted to the teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable when laughing, talking, and eating with other people. Patients receive a sequence of trays, each of which is slightly different than the one before. The aligners provide slight resistance to the teeth, forcing them to move into alignment over time. With Invisalign, adults and teens can achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted without feeling self-conscious about the mode of treatment. The use of the iTero digital scanner in our Victoria BC dental office also allows for treatment without all the mess of traditional impressions. The iTero is Invisalign certified so that impressions taken for Invisalign in our Victoria, BC office will be sent digitally directly to Invisalign, often getting quicker turn around of cases than traditional impressions.
Did you know…
wearing Invisalign is in no way as restrictive as traditional braces? Many adults opt for this system not only because it is discreet, but also because there is no need to change your diet to avoid foods that could damage braces. This is because the Invisalign system is free of braces and brackets, instead opting for a removable tray that can be taken out prior to meals. Also, Invisalign fits well into busy Victoria adult schedules, as there is no need to attend frequent visits for wire tightening. Most patients simply change to a new aligner tray every couple of weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
If you have crooked or crowded teeth that are embarrassing to you or otherwise preventing you from achieving optimal oral health, Invisalign could be the solution for you. Visit your Victoria Invisalign dentist for a complete consultation to find out if you could benefit from clear orthodontics.
What should I expect during my Invisalign treatment?
You will wear your aligners nearly all of the time, with the exception of about two hours per day. Invisalign treatments in Victoria are different for everyone, but most patients can achieve their ideal smiles within one to two years. During that time, you can expect to make occasional dental visits to monitor your progress.
Will I need any post-treatment care?
Following your treatment in Victoria, you will no longer need to wear Invisalign trays. However, you will need to wear a retainer every night to help protect your new smile. It is also important to continue visiting your dentist for routine check-ups and twice-yearly cleaning.
How long will treatment take?
Treatment time will vary based on the individual needs of each case. Most cases require 9-14 months of active treatment. However, with the new treatment technology available at our dental clinic in Victoria BC, Acceledent, we are able to cut treatment time in half. For more information, visit our Acceledent information page.
For more information specific to Invisalign, visit their website at http://www.invisalign.com/.