Our team of family dentists of Granville Station Dental offers patients in Vancouver both traditional braces and Invisalign®.
Invisalign® is a orthodontic treatment that gradually aligns teeth using clear, removable aligners. Invisalign® is suitable for both adults and teens!
You will need to attend an appointment at our office every four to six weeks while you are in treatment. These appointments are important to monitor your progress.
Since Invisalign® aligners are clear, you are able to maintain a more aesthetic smile throughout treatment. Unlike traditional fixed braces, you can remove your Invisalign® aligners whenever you wish. Being able to remove the aligners, means that you can continue to enjoy your favourite food and drink without the restrictions of traditional braces.
After determining that you are a candidate for Invisalign®, our team will take impressions of your smile. Invisalign® 3D imaging software is then used to create a series of aligners. You will wear each aligner in the series for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next aligner. Not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign® , walk to your dentist to see if you are.
Orthodontic treatment aims for straight teeth and an even bite, which will also improve the health and long-term wear of your teeth and jaw.
Over time, braces can correct problems with your teeth, bite and jaw.
The discrepancy between a pair of closed jaws is known as an anteroposterior discrepancy or deviation.
An example of such a discrepancy would be an overbite (where the upper teeth are further forward than the lower teeth), or an underbite (where the lower teeth are further forward then the upper teeth).
Overcrowding is a common orthodontic problem. It occurs when there is an insufficient space for the normal growth and development of adult teeth.
A beautiful straight smile may be marred by a single misaligned tooth.