Invisalign® Treatment At Walnut Grove Ortho
Your Langley Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. Your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and Dr. Standerwick, you know you’ll end up with a smile that truly fits.
If you are ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, consider Invisalign. Invisalign is a great way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.
To obtain root movement for case finishing, bonded composite attachments (white filling material) are applied to selected teeth In some cases. Invisalign may be combined with traditional bracket (braces) systems.
What is Invisalign® treatment?
Invisalign® aligners are practically clear. Therefore, no one may even notice that you’re wearing these virtually invisible “braces.” This makes Invisalign treatment a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others.
Invisalign is also removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would, which contributes to fresh breath and good oral hygiene.
Unlike braces, there are no metal brackets or wires with the Invisalign system that could cause irritation to your mouth. Thanks to this, your office visits during treatment don’t involve metal or wire adjustments. Therefore, you are likely spend less time in the doctor’s chair. And finally, Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
How will Invisalign® effectively move my teeth?
Like brackets and arch wires are to braces, your Langley Invisalign aligners move teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on your teeth. The main difference is that Invisalign not only controls forces, but also the timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move. These movements are determined by your orthodontist as he maps out your unique orthodontic treatment plan.
So, how does Invisalign work? These practically invisible, custom-made aligners are made from BPA-free clear plastic. Every week or so, you will use a new set of aligners, all designed to gradually shift your teeth towards their ideal positioning. Compared to traditional braces that are adhered to your teeth, Invisalign can be removed whenever you need. However, for optimal results, the clear aligners should be worn for at least 20-22 hours per day.
What are the Primary Benefits of Langley Invisalign?
Your Invisalign aligners are practically clear. No one may even notice that you’re wearing these virtually invisible “clear braces,” making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others.
Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene.
Unlike braces, there are no metal brackets or wires with the Invisalign system that could cause irritation to your mouth. Additionally, since your office visits during treatment don’t involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll likely need less adjustment visits.
To sum up, there are several advantages to choosing Invisalign clear aligners, including:
- A clear way to straighten teeth discreetly and effectively
- Completely removable for cleaning, comfort, and ease
- Custom-made aligners to ensure the perfect fit
- No metal wires making it tough to eat, floss, and brush
Invisalign® Clear Aligners vs Traditional Metal Braces
Invisalign clear aligners are the orthodontic alternative to traditional clear braces. Gone are the days where metal braces are the only way to straighten your teeth and attain the beautiful smile you have always wanted. These clear aligners work just as effectively, without sacrificing comfort, appearance, or convenience. Your set of custom-made clear aligners can be taken out for brushing and flossing, as well as eating and drinking, so you don’t have to sacrifice your favourite foods just to get a straighter smile. Invisalign treats crooked teeth gradually, with life changing end results. This modern-day alternative to metal braces revolutionized the world of orthodontics, as the clear option to attain your desired results.
Get a free smile simulation before starting the Langley Invisalign process!
Have you ever wondered what you would look like with straight teeth? Just ask us and we can show you!
We use the latest in digital scanning technology to show you a series of images virtually of what your teeth will look like after the Invisalign process is complete. It’s the clear and comfortable way to straighten your teeth. Or check out the Invisalign SmileView™ online to see just how dazzling your straight smile can be.
How will you start my treatment plan?
The first step of all treatment plans is a consultation with our Invisalign orthodontist in Langley, BC. During this, we will evaluate your teeth to determine the best orthodontic solution. Whether that’s with traditional braces or Invisalign, we can explore your options for attaining a straighter smile.
How long will my treatment last?
The length of time you need to wear your clear aligners will depend on the complexity of your case and the desired results. Teeth move approximately 1mm per month, but everyone’s teeth are different. Your overall tooth movement will be influenced by your age, genetics, and how often you wear your Invisalign aligners. On average, orthodontic treatments take about 24 months; however, some patients require less than 12 months while others need up to 3 years.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign in Langley, BC varies depending on the complexity of your case and the length of treatment. We can schedule a free consultation to discuss your options for your orthodontic treatment and provide a quote on cost.
Do you take payment installments, or do I have to pay all at once?
Yes, we offer payment plans and flexible payment programs for all dental procedures, including Invisalign. To find the payment solution that fits into your budget, our professionals are here to help!
Do you accept insurance?
We offer comprehensive orthodontic services and at our Langley clinic, we accept payments from most major insurance companies. However, the level of coverage you can receive will depend on your specific insurance plan. Please speak to your insurance provider to learn more.
Is financing available?
Financing is not only available, but it’s also interest free at Walnut Grove Ortho. Please speak to one of our professionals in-office to learn about your payment options.
Walnut Grove Orthodontist
Meet Our Orthodontist
Dr. Richard G. Standerwick is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics with a significant focus on Invisalign treatments. Due to his education, hands-on experience, and mastery of the Invisalign system, he is recognized as a Platinum Plus Invisalign® Provider. This distinction sets him apart, instilling confidence in all his Invisalign patients.
Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, he holds a BSc. in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia and continued his dentistry learning at Northwestern University, Chicago. Up until 2007, he dedicated his skillset to the Vancouver dental community. Dr. Standerwick then improved upon his specialties by attaining a Certificate of Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry. He is a member of various esteemed associations and holds a pivotal role as a Clinical Professor at UBC.
With great dedication and drive in this sector, Dr. Standerwick is proud to offer unparalleled orthodontic care to his patients at Walnut Grove Ortho.