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Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is Invisalign Tooth Straightening?

Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires.

How does our Surrey Invisalign Tooth Straightening process work?

Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made, clear "aligners" are produced. Each "aligner" moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.

What are the main benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is clear. You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene. Invisalign is comfortable. There are no metal brackets or wires as with braces to cause mouth irritation, and no metal or wires means you spend less time in the doctor's chair getting adjustments. Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start-so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

Does Invisalign treatment work for everybody?

All of your permanent teeth must be present before Invisalign treatment becomes an option. In most patients, this happens between the ages of 12 and 13. Invisalign is of course a great treatment option for adults as well. Not all patients are candidates for Invisalign braces. Call our Surrey office at 604-575-1555 for a free consultation so that our Certified Invisalign dentist can determine if Invisalign will work for you.

What are the Invisalign aligners made of?

Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.

What do Invisalign aligners look like?

Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth.

Is this a new way to straighten teeth?

For years, orthodontists have used removable appliances for limited treatment. Today, with the application of computer technology and custom manufacturing, Invisalign treats a broader range of cases with greater precision.

How old is the Invisalign technology?

In 1945, Dr. H.D. Kesling envisioned that one day modern technology would enable the use of a series of tooth positioners to produce the kinds of movements required for comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Technology has made this vision a reality. Using advanced computer technology, Dr. Bhatha will prescribe a highly customized prescription and treatment sequence using a series of customized clear appliances, called "aligners." Each aligner is worn sequentially, by the patient to produce extensive tooth movements in both upper and lower arches. Aligner wear is adjusted and monitored as necessary by Dr. Bhatha to keep your treatment moving forward.

How many patients are being treated with Invisalign?

Worldwide, almost 250,000 patients have been treated with Invisalign. The number grows daily.

What do Invisalign aligners look like?

Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth.

Do doctors need special training in order to use Invisalign?

Absolutely. While Invisalign can be used with virtually any treatment philosophy, specific training is needed. Orthodontists and Dentists that practice Invisalign in their offices need to have completed training from Invisalign and we pride ourselves that our entire office is constantly attending training seminars to improve our skills and to learn about advancements in the Invisalign world.

How does Invisalign effectively move teeth?

Like brackets and arch wires are to braces, Invisalign aligners move teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The principal difference is that Invisalign not only controls forces, but also controls the timing of the force application. At each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage. It results in an efficient force delivery system.

How can I schedule an appointment to get started?

Please call our Surrey office at 604-575-1555 for a full examination and consultation so that we can thoroughly review your case and suggest the most optimum treatment plan for the best possible esthetic and functional results. We look forward to being a part of your Invisalign treatment and thank you for choosing us to restore your smile.