Invisalign

Invisalign in Burnaby

Invisalign is a modern and virtually invisible way to align your teeth. Unlike braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners, which are custom-fitted to your teeth. These trays slowly shift your teeth into place over time. Invisalign is an easy, modern alternative to braces and it is unmatched in aesthetic appearance, effectiveness, and comfort. We offer Invisalign treatment options at our clinic in Metrotown, Burnaby.

What is Invisalign?

The common frustration with braces is often aesthetics. For people who are conscious of how they look and what’s on their teeth, metal wires that are visible may not be suitable. This is where alternate custom appliances such as Invisalign come in.

Invisalign treatment uses custom-fitted dental trays that can be easily removed to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. Conventional braces need attentive care to keep the teeth and wires clean and prevent cavities. Invisalign, on the other hand, offers a modern, metal-free alternative to tooth alignment.

Benefits of Invisalign

    • Invisible – Invisalign provides a virtually invisible way to align your teeth. The clear aligners are perfect for those looking for subtle tooth straightening. 
    • Comfortable – Unlike braces, Invisalign is made of clear plastic. It is not sharp or abrasive like metal brackets or wires. 
    • Flexible – Invisalign aligners are removable. This means that you are able to eat all the foods you enjoyed before treatment. It also makes brushing and flossing easy.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign aligners are made of a clear, flexible plastic called SmartTrack, and are used to slowly shift your teeth into place over time. Your dentist will take impressions of your bite and use 3D imaging technology to determine which teeth need to shift to create a straight smile. 

Your aligners are then custom made to match your bite through a process of molds and 3D imaging – here is exactly how your aligners are made. Your aligners should snap into place and fit tightly to your teeth. Your dentist will show you how to apply your aligners.

These clear aligners are virtually invisible when you smile. They are also removable and must be removed when eating, but it is suggested they be worn a minimum of 22h/day for the best results. 

You will be given a new set of aligners every 2 weeks to 1 month, depending on your treatment plan and smile goals. Each set of aligners is created for the different stages of tooth straightening, as they slowly move your teeth into place and get you closer to your goal.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost in Burnaby?

The exact cost of Invisalign treatment in Burnaby varies from patient to patient. The cost depends on the amount of alignment needed to reach your desired smile goals. However, in general, the cost of Invisalign starts at approximately $3000 and can get up to $7000+. The cost of Invisalign treatment is very similar to the cost of braces in Burnaby. 

At VCCID we offer payment plans and options to make treatment easy and affordable for our clients. The best way to determine the cost of Invisalign is to visit our clinic in Burnaby and schedule a consultation with our orthodontist.

How Long is the Invisalign Treatment Time?

Invisalign treatment time can vary and it depends largely on the amount of work that needs to be done to straighten your teeth. Treatment time is very similar to braces. It can be as fast as 6 months for minor alignment and can reach up to 3 years for complex cases that require considerable movement.

What Alignment Problems Can Invisalign Correct?

Invisalign can effectively correct a variety of alignment problems. There are Invisalign trays available to fix problems only braces could fix previously. Watch the interactive clips of how Invisalign moves your teeth into place overtime on the Invisalign treatment page. Invisalign has effectively treated the following types of malocclusion, and much more:

    • Overcrowded teeth
    • Open bite
    • Overbite 
    • Underbite
    • Crossbite
    • Gapped teeth

Is Invisalign as Effective as Braces?

This is a common question and the answer is simply yes. Invisalign is just as powerful as braces. It is an innovative way to align teeth and a convenient solution for many orthodontic patients. 

However, there are certain types of misalignment that may require braces rather than Invisalign. For example, for patients with severely crooked teeth, who also require significant jaw alignment or tooth extractions, braces are more versatile and are often used in these very complicated situations. 

Invisalign has expanded its product line and they are now able to treat more complex bites, such as open bites. Invisalign is as effective as braces for the majority of tooth alignment needs. It is only the very complex cases where braces are suggested over Invisalign. 

Invisalign offers an online smile assessment tool to determine which type of aligners are suitable for your case. However, the best way to determine whether or not Invisalign can help you achieve your smile goals is to meet with your dentist.

Learn More About Invisalign In Burnaby

Take advantage of the wonders of Invisalign and get started with a treatment plan that is tailored to you. Call us today at (604)-243-0248 or schedule an appointment, with the form on the right, to learn more about how Invisalign can transform your smile and straighten your teeth. You can also visit our office, we are conveniently located inside the Metrotown mall, on the same level as the food court, right opposite Shoppers Drug Mart, in Burnaby, BC.

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Covid Phase II:  Dental offices reopening

 

We are “OPEN”

 

UPDATE May 22 2020

 

Dear patients:

 

The BC provincial health officer has given dental offices in BC the green light to reopen under “Phase II” regulations.  These regulations are dictated by WorksafeBC, the provicnical licencing body, the ongoing progression or diminishing of viral cases and current understanding of transmission, particularly in the dental office setting. 

 

The  greatest risk/concern re further spread of this virus is with those that are currently ill or who may have come into contact with someone who has been ill within the past 14 days. In the dental clinic the  concern is the generation of any aerosols that may contain virus particles.

 

Therefore when booking appointments  we will ask a series of questions to determine your risk. For those at risk of being Covid positive, treatment will be deferred until  the 14 day risk of transmission has passed. If treatment is of an urgent nature, we have  additional safety measures in place to provide emergency care, assuming it will not create a greater health risk. Alternatively referrals to a hospital may be  recommended for anyone with severe health risks who cannot be treated in office.

 

For those without contact or risk of Covid, we will be able to book your appointments. Upon arrival to the office you are required to complete a COVID screening  and consent form prior to being seen in the clinic area. The clinical staff will also do an assessment to determine if there is any risk. 

 

Similarly our staff will also be assessed daily to ensure none are ill or have had contact with a potential case of COVID within the previous 14 days.

 

We are required to modify our scheduling to allow for continued distancing and other measures to minimize potential spread. Therefore we anticipate a slightly longer waiting period for available appointments until this Phase II is complete.

 

Our primary concern is your overall health, consequently we have incorporated  additional protocols and precautions during this time to ensure the safety of patients as well as staff from this viral infection.  It involves additional barrier protection, modifying how procedures are done to avoid generating aerosols and sterilization protocols to decontaminate any surfaces that may have come in contact with aerosols. 

 

The good news is that over the past 50+ years the dental industry has learned to manage and control in-office transmission of many viruses, bacteria and outbreaks of  illnesses, and we anticipate these same protocols  will continue to protect yourselves as well as the staff. As we move through Phase II and  see this pandemic lose its “foothold” we expect we will slowly return to a more normal routine and scheduling of appointments. 

 

Of course your dental health is also paramount and therefore finding appointments for your care is also essential. Rest assured that we will be following up and contacting anyone who has missed appointments and those that are currently booked in the weeks ahead. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr Peter Balogh and all of us at VCCID