If you have been looking into straightening your teeth, you may have heard of Invisalign® clear aligners as an alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign® offers a nearly invisible and more comfortable option for those who want a straighter smile. At our dental office in Kelowna, we are proud to offer Invisalign® as one of our orthodontic treatments.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a clear aligner used to straighten teeth made of a transparent plastic material custom-fit to your teeth. Invisalign® can be successful in treating the following conditions:
· Crooked or crowded teeth
· Gaps between teeth
· Overbites and overjets
· Open bites
How does Invisalign® work?
Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligners worn over your teeth to shift them into the desired position gradually. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next set in the series.
How long does Invisalign® treatment take?
The length of Invisalign® treatment varies depending on the severity of the orthodontic issues. In general, treatment can take anywhere from six months to two years.
Is Invisalign® painful?
Invisalign® is not typically painful, but you may experience discomfort or soreness as your teeth shift. This is normal and can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
How often do I need to wear my Invisalign® aligners?
For Invisalign® to be effective, you must wear your aligners for at least 22 hours daily. You should remove them for eating, drinking, and cleaning your teeth.
How do I clean my Invisalign® aligners?
You can clean your Invisalign® aligners by gently brushing them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap or using a cleaning solution recommended by your dentist.
How much does Invisalign® cost?
The cost of Invisalign® varies depending on the complexity of the treatment and the length of time it takes to complete. Your dentist can provide a detailed cost estimate based on your specific needs.
Visit our blog post titled 'Get Your Best Results with Invisalign® in Kelowna' for our top tips for ensuring the best possible experience. The recent blog post covers what you can expect during your Invisalign® treatment.
Invisalign® aligners have high success rates for even complex cases. It is an excellent option for people who want to straighten their teeth quickly, conveniently, and discreetly. It is an investment of time and money that can pay off with an ideal smile if you do your part.
If you are interested in Invisalign® in Kelowna, Rutland Dental Centre can provide a personalized consultation to determine if Invisalign® is the right option. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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