Nobody likes a crooked or gapped smile. In reality, the majority of people with crooked or gapped teeth are extremely self-conscious about their appearance and live their lives not smiling. Maple Ridge Invisalign provider, Dr. Ray Chow has the ability to change that using one of the most revolutionary orthodontic treatments ever created, the Invisalign system.
Invisalign consists of a series of virtually invisible clear aligners that you replace every two weeks. Each aligner is custom-made and is designed to progressively shift your teeth into proper alignment. Because each aligner is specially made to exact calculation to fit your bite and smile, you can rest assured that Invisalign we’ll be creating a smile that truly fits you.
We will first start by examining your mouth including your teeth, jaws, jaw joints, muscles, and view them as a complete functional system and decide whether Invisalign is the correct treatment. The doctor will then take precise impressions of your teeth that are submitted to the Invisalign labs. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Align Technology will create your custom aligners based on the doctor’s instructions. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks, shifting your teeth gradually millimeter by millimeter every week until the very best results have been achieved. The typical turnaround on a full Invisalign treatment usually last about 12 months, however, each case is different and may require more or less time.
Invisalign Express consists of a maximum of 10 trays in the system, which is a minimum of 20 weeks of treatment not including retainer treatment. This is for cases that require little movement, mild crowding and mild to no rotation. It is a great system for rebound cases of people who had braces before.
Unlike traditional metal braces that everyone can see, Invisalign is almost completely invisible and undetectable. Invisalign will not hold you back because you can completely remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss. You will also enjoy the comfort of not feeling irritation to your gums and cheeks because unlike tradition metal braces, Invisalign has smooth edges.
If you are ready to transform your appearance and live your life smiling, call your Maple Ridge Invisalign provider Dr. Ray Chow today.
Now that you’re seen how Invisalign works, take a look at what patients have told us about why they love their Invisalign aligners. This unique teeth correction treatment offers a whole host of benefits for patients:
Eat What You Love: With metal braces, certain foods were off-limits, for fear of breaking one of the brackets. But with Invisalign there are no such fears. Instead, patients can remove their aligners for mealtimes and snacks, so that no food is left untried. You can indulge in gummy candy, popcorn, steak, apples, and more.
Do What You Love!: If you were an athlete or a musician, playing with braces may feel awkward or even impossible. Invisalign aligners are much more convenient, offering patients the opportunities to remove the aligners for important games of concerts, without worrying about breaking their dental device.
Better Alignment = Better Oral Health: By aligning your teeth properly, you’re ensuring a healthier, happier future for your smile. Patients can eliminate jaw pain, reduce the chances of contracting tooth decay or gum disease, and prevent their teeth from crowding.
Confidence for Photos: It’s no secret that some patients with braces feel embarrassed about their appearances. But patients with Invisalign have a renewed confidence that’s not often found with braces. They can smile freely and without a care.
With Invisalign, it has never been easier to straighten teeth. Thanks to the clear, smooth plastic of Invisalign aligners, you are free to straighten your teeth comfortably and without anyone even noticing the fact that you are undergoing treatment. If you would like to learn more about the many benefits that come with Invisalign, then we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Raymond Chow today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Dr. Raymond Chow
22327 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3J3
Monday: 7AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 4PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 4PM
Thursday: 7AM – 4PM