A misalignment in your teeth, whether it is mild or severe, can be the one thing keeping you from having the beautiful, straight smile you want. Traditional metal braces remain popular and effective today, as they have been for years, but an alternative treatment in Salmon Arm, BC is Invisalign®. This procedure uses no uncomfortable metal wires or brackets, is easy to use, and is very effective at producing a straight smile. Your dentist at Montebello Dental Clinic provides this orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that works using the same principle as other forms of orthodontic treatment – the pressure is applied to the teeth to change their position along the gum line. Unlike traditional braces, however, that use brackets and wire to apply the pressure to the teeth, the clear aligners of Invisalign are custom-made to fit the teeth and gradually change their position according to a personalized treatment plan.
Invisalign is just as effective as any other type of orthodontic treatment but offers several unique benefits. First, the aligners are clear, making them much less conspicuous than metal braces. In fact, they are practically invisible, even when seen within speaking distance. Invisalign is also more comfortable than metal braces because there are no wires or brackets to poke into the soft tissues of the mouth. Finally, Invisalign aligners are removable, making cleaning easy for both the aligners themselves and your teeth and gums.
When you visit our dental office in Salmon Arm, BC to start your Invisalign treatment, your dentist will take scans of your mouth in order to create a personalized treatment plan. You can then see a preview of your final smile and receive an estimate of how long treatment will take.
You will be required to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results. You will receive a new aligner approximately every week according to your treatment plan. Occasional visits to Montebello Dental Clinic will also be needed to ensure that your treatment is going according to plan.
For treatment in Salmon Arm, BC using Invisalign, visit us at Montebello Dental Clinic.