Invisalign in Maple Ridge, BC

Woman smiling after Invisalign treatment in Maple RidgeDo you ever hide your smile because you feel self-conscious about crooked teeth? Many adults live with a misaligned smile because they don’t realize that clear aligners like Invisalign can straighten their teeth without metal braces.

At Meadow Ridge Dental Centre in Maple Ridge, BC, we are pleased to offer Invisalign clear aligner therapy for adults who want a convenient solution to straighten their smiles. Invisalign treatment is comfortable, convenient, and discreet, so you can achieve your smile goals without disrupting your lifestyle.

Are You a Good Invisalign Candidate?

Millions of people today have straighter smiles thanks to Invisalign clear aligners. If you want to see if you are a good candidate, the first step is an evaluation with one of our experienced Invisalign dentists. They will perform an evaluation that includes a thorough exam, dental impressions, digital and panoramic x-rays, and photos of your teeth. 

These help our dentists understand the extent of your tooth misalignment to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.

Invisalign clear braces may be right for you if you have:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overlapped teeth
  • Wide gaps or uneven spacing

If you are ready to take the next step to a straighter smile, please call our Maple Ridge dental clinic to schedule an Invisalign appointment.

How Invisalign Treatment Works

Our dentists upload the information they gather to Invisalign software to plan your treatment digitally. This gives our dentists a virtual 3-D image of your teeth and lets them map out how they will move throughout your treatment. 

Based on your treatment plan, you will receive several sets of clear aligners customized to straighten your teeth one step at a time. You should wear each set of aligners for 22 hours a day and remove them only for meals and to brush and floss. After 2–3 weeks, you’ll switch to the next set of aligners and repeat the process. 

The number of sets you receive is based on the treatment plan developed by your Invisalign dentist, and when you finish wearing the last set, the alignment phase of your treatment is finished.

As part of your ongoing Invisalign treatment, you will wear a customized retainer to prevent your teeth from relapsing into the original crooked position. It is critical to wear your retainer as instructed, or you risk undoing all the effort you just put into getting your perfect, straight smile.

Three Reasons to Choose Invisalign 

close up of Invisalign clear aligner on teeth There are several reasons why millions of people choose Invisalign clear aligners to straighten their crooked teeth:

  1. Discreet — With Invisalign’s crystal-clear aligners, you don’t have to share your treatment with the world. The comfortable aligners fit snugly over your teeth, and most people won’t notice you are wearing them.
  2. Comfortable — Made of smooth, BPA-free plastic, Invisalign clear aligners have no sharp edges or wires that can poke into your mouth and cause irritation. 
  3. Removable — You should wear your aligners for 22 hours to see the fastest results. The good news is that your clear aligners are removable, so you can continue to brush and floss easily and enjoy all your favourite foods throughout treatment. 

The length of Invisalign treatment is different for everyone and depends on how much tooth movement needs to occur and how long you wear your aligners each day. Typical treatment times, however, range from 12-18 months.

Speak with an Invisalign Dentist in Maple Ridge, BC 

At Meadow Ridge Dental Centre, we enjoy helping our patients achieve their cosmetic and oral health goals with Invisalign. If you would like to see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, please call our Maple Ridge dental clinic to schedule an appointment.