Do you want to straighten your teeth without the bulky metal wires and brackets of traditional braces?
Invisalign® from Drs. Alex Wong and Vanessa Lee at Norris Dental in Vancouver, BC, can straighten your smile discreetly and efficiently.
How can aligners correct misalignment and improve your smile without everyone knowing you're undergoing orthodontic treatment? Find out.
Am I Eligible for Invisalign? Find out During a Consultation
Each case is different at Norris Dental. We look for factors like degree of misalignment and bite position to determine if Invisalign is right for you. To learn more about eligibility, request an in-depth consultation from our friendly Vancouver team or contact us.
See the Invisalign Difference
Invisalign Clear Aligners vs. Metal Braces
Our patients often wonder which is better for them: clear aligners or metal braces. When comparing Invisalign to traditional braces, it's obvious that Invisalign has strong advantages, like:
A Nearly Invisible Appearance
Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic. There are no visible wires or brackets to see when you smile, laugh, or talk. This can make you feel more confident in social situations.
Regular braces are fixed to your teeth, meaning certain foods can damage them. Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can eat and drink whatever you want, whenever you want.
Better Oral Hygiene
Brushing away food that gets stuck in braces can be difficult, which can lead to decay. Since Invisalign uses removable aligners, brushing and flossing are more effective.
Patients with braces have frequent dental appointments with an orthodontist for wire tightening. This can be inconvenient and costly. There is no tightening involved with Invisalign, and you can expect fewer appointments throughout your treatment.
The brackets and wires in metal braces can irritate gum tissue and the inside of your cheeks. Invisalign aligners may feel snug at first, but once you get used to them, you may forget they are even on your teeth.
Details Matter At Norris Dental
"Excellent care. Dr Wong is professional and friendly. He provides detailed information when reviewing dental work. The staff are attentive and efficient." Lynda McFee
That Fits Your Schedule
Contact Us to Get Started
Because Invisalign takes time to achieve results, it's important to visit your dentist several times during treatment to check your progress. At Norris Dental, we want to make your regular checkups as easy as wearing your aligners. We have flexible hours and offer late and weekend appointments so that your treatment works with your busy schedule, not the other way around.
To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign treatment from Norris Dental, contact us or call:
Candidacy for Invisalign Treatment
Degree of Misalignment
These clear aligners are designed to address cases of mild to moderate misalignment. If your teeth are more seriously misaligned, you will likely need treatment with traditional orthodontics. We can connect you with an orthodontist in Vancouver if we determine that Invisalign isn't the best choice for you.
TMJ Disorder or Grinding
Because TMJ disorder and grinding can affect the health of your teeth and gums, it needs to be treated before we can consider clear aligners. Fortunately, typical TMJ oral appliance therapy is a lot like wearing Invisalign — so it will easily get you into the habit. It also has the added benefit of protecting your teeth from breakage or even infection.
How Long Will
Depending on your misalignment and the number of aligners you need, full Invisalign treatment at our Vancouver practice could take 12 months or longer, similar to traditional braces. Very mild misalignment can sometimes be corrected in as little as six months.
A Vancouver, BC, Dental Team Working Together to Help You
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A Quick Visual Of Invisalign Treatment
How Invisalign Works A Simpler Approach to Orthodontic Care
Dr. Wong has received specialized training in Invisalign — and he uses his knowledge to make your treatment as effective as possible.
Will My Teeth Stay
Once treatment is finished, your smile will remain balanced with the use of a retainer, which should be worn at night. In many cases, you can simply continue to wear the final aligner in the series as a retainer. If needed, we can also create a custom retainer for you.
Excellent Dental Care in Your Vancouver Backyard
"I’ve been going to Norris Clinic for years. This clinic is full of friendly and efficient people! I don’t think I’ve ever waited more than 5 minutes. It’s a fantastic neighbourhood dental clinic." Andrew Bendl
What Do I Need to Know About Invisalign Costs?
An investment in a balanced, healthy-looking smile is worth every penny.
The final treatment cost will depend on the severity of your misalignment and the number of aligners in your plan. Invisalign is comparable cost-wise to regular braces.
Many insurance policies will contribute to the cost of Invisalign. Talk to our knowledgeable staff to discuss costs, potential coverage, and other aspects of treatment.
FAQ About Invisalign Treatment
Can I combine other cosmetic dentistry with Invisalign?
Yes, you can pair Invisalign with other cosmetic dentistry treatments if our dentists think that you are a good candidate. One common pairing with Invisalign is teeth whitening. We can also conduct your orthodontic treatment as part of a smile makeover.
Do I need to see an orthodontist for Invisalign?
No, you don't. Our dentists have the experience and training to conduct Invisalign. In fact, Dr. Wong has completed a focused Invisalign program, while Dr. Lee prides herself on pursuing continuing education in the field of cosmetic dentistry.
How often will I need to visit for checkups?
Generally, you'll return to our welcoming Vancouver office every six weeks for a routine checkup. This allows us to see how your progress is going, and make any adjustments needed.