Fraser Family Dental Clinic

Serving the Vancouver Area

Invisalign - Alternative to Metal Braces

Patients frequently ask if there is an alternative to traditional metal braces and we always suggest Invisalign as a great option. Invisalign allows our patients to achieve straighter teeth while still enjoying a bracket-free smile. Aligner trays are produced using a BPA-free plastic and custom made to fit your smile while gently shifting your teeth over time. All you need to do to enjoy your favorite food and drinks is remove your aligners before eating and make sure to brush your teeth before putting them back on. You are also able to brush and floss as usual without worrying about working around wires and metal brackets.

One of your first appointments will consist of a dental examination and having molds, pictures, and x-rays taken of your teeth. These will be used to create your aligner trays and create exact 3-D images of your teeth. We will create a custom treatment plan based on the results you wish to see. At your next appointment you will receive your custom trays and we will go over how often they will need to be changed and how to properly care for them. For best results it is recommended to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. Don’t worry parents, aligners made for our teen patients have blue compliance indicator to give you a piece of mind that they are being worn for the recommended time each day.

Invisalign is available for both teens and adults. Never feel self-conscious about your smile again while straightening your teeth, people will hardly notice you wearing clear trays. Office appointments, along with the treatment, are shorter because the trays align teeth more efficiently than traditional braces.  Please contact Fraser Family Dental Practice to schedule your consultation and learn more about the Invisalign option.