The word orthodontics essentially means the straightening or alignment of teeth.
Types of Braces
Traditional metal braces
This is the most common type of braces. Traditional braces are made with high-grade stainless steel and straighten your teeth using metal brackets and wires.
Clear (ceramic) braces
Ceramic braces have clear brackets and are less visible on your teeth compared to metal braces. While clear braces may be more aesthetically pleasing, they do not work as quickly as the traditional metal braces.
Duration of treatment
The duration of your orthodontic treatment is specific to you. Treatment duration usually ranges anywhere from one to three years.
Inspire Dental Group in Langley provides an invisible alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign® is invisible, comfortable, and removable. It also allows faster straightening of teeth. They are suitable for adults and teenagers alike. 3D computer imaging of your teeth allows you to see all the planned movements. You will be provided with an animation of your treatment and the approximate duration of your treatment. Patients who have already endured traditional orthodontics love this system. For adults who feel it is too late to straighten their teeth, this is the answer.
How it works
Invisalign® uses a series of custom-made, clear aligner trays to straighten your teeth. These aligners are made of plastic and are worn on your teeth. You wear a new set of aligners about every two weeks until your treatment is done. As you wear a new set of trays, your teeth will gradually shift into the desired place. With 3D computer imaging, we are able to plan the movement of your teeth and provide an estimation of how long your treatment will take.
Advantages of Invisalign®
- Invisible and removable
- No food restrictions
- Easy to clean
- Comfortable to wear
- Does not irritate mouth
The average cost of an Invisalign® treatment is $6000. This may vary depending on your case.
Contact Us for more details or to schedule a FREE consultation and find out if Invisalign® is right for you.