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What is the cost of Invisalign in North Vancouver?


August 13th, 2021

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Invisalign is the clear alternative to traditional braces. These clear teeth aligners are made from a more comfortable, aesthetically pleasing material instead of the metal and wires of traditional braces. According to the Invisalign website, their clear aligners are removable for flossing and brushing, are virtually invisible, and are covered by many dental insurance plans. This makes them a great option for many patients.

When comparing braces to Invisalign clear aligners, Invisalign is often a popular choice. Braces are made with metal brackets and bands that can require an emergency orthodontic visit if they break. Invisalign is made with a softer material, SmartTrack, requiring no metal or bands.

This SmartTrack material is adjustable with trimming to prevent gum pain. Because of a lack of metal, Invisalign is nearly invisible. Invisalign also requires fewer visits to your orthodontist after your initial visit. Both braces and clear aligners do create some mouth discomfort, but it is significantly less with clear aligners, as they work slower and prevent any unnecessary movement of teeth.

How Does Treatment Work?

Treatment with Invisalign, when handled by your North Vancouver orthodontic specialist, can be a relatively straightforward process. First, the patient will meet with their orthodontist and discuss their options; they can even get a sneak peek at their new smile.

The orthodontist will take a 3D image scan of the patient’s teeth. They then will receive their aligners! There is often no interruption to their normal routine. It is recommended to wear a retainer at night after treatment is done to help maintain the patient’s new smile. While treatment times do vary from patient to patient, it can be done in as little as 6 months, although most standard cases last 12 to 18 months. The time will vary due to the severity of the case.

Invisalign clear aligners are made with precision and comfort in mind. The process begins with a 3D image of the patient’s teeth, which means no uncomfortable molding material. They are made with SmartTrack material, which provides comfort and a great fit. The aligners are trimmed to the gums for comfort and a more seamless look. All aligners are inspected for quality, so each aligner is of the best quality.

Once the patient starts wearing the aligners, there is typically minimal change to routine. The aligners can be removed to eat and drink. They only require nightly rinsing and brushing to keep them clean. There is also the Invisalign cleaning system available to patients to assist in cleaning. The patient wears an aligner for 1 to 2 weeks and then switches to a new aligner.

The patient will still have to visit the orthodontist, but only once every 6 to 8 weeks, to check on the alignment. Wearing them 20 to 22 hours a day will create the best results and move the patient to their new smile quicker. There is also an option for parents wishing to make sure their child has worn the aligner. The blue compliance indicator dot will help monitor a child’s progress with the aligners, by fading when properly worn, and they do not affect the fit or function of the aligner.

Treatable Teeth Conditions

There are many different treatable cases that Invisalign covers, including crowded teeth, gap teeth, crossbite, overbite, underbite, and more. These aligners can help treat cases that cause discomforts such as an overbite or crowded teeth, but also can be used to simply create a straighter smile. They are also able to treat baby teeth. There is no minimum requirement for the condition of the patient’s teeth, but it is recommended to speak to your orthodontist for discussing options.

Cost of Invisalign

Invisalign is an affordable option to perfect your smile. It is best to speak with your North Vancouver Orthodontist about the costs of Invisalign. Typically, there can be payment options available to patients. Many people do qualify for assistance from their dental insurance. With insurance, the provider will typically pay for a percentage and the patient will pay for the remaining cost. It is best to call your insurance and confirm that they do cover Invisalign. 

Why Go With Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners create a great alternative to traditional braces. They provide more comfort, more versatility, and less interference with life. They can often be purchased with affordable payment options. They cover a wide range of teeth conditions, so almost anyone can have a great smile. Overall, the Invisalign clear aligners are an amazing option for anyone wanting to improve their smile.

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