Invisalign® is a cutting-edge technology used to straighten teeth without wires or metal brackets. Dr. Gillespie is currently the only Invisalign® Gold provider in West Vancouver and has completed hundreds of cases since starting with this amazing technology as it has evolved since starting his first cases back in 2004.
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Invisible braces, or Invisalign®, have become popular with his patients wanting a straighter smile. We use an optic Itero scanner to accurately image your teeth so that a digital treatment plan can be made to show you the results that can be expected from clear aligner therapy.
To learn more about Invisalign® treatments, you can find more information about Invisalign® in the links below:
Invisalign is a type of clear aligner therapy that is used to straighten teeth.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position over time.
Yes, studies have shown that Invisalign can be just as effective as traditional braces for correcting most types of tooth misalignment.
Invisalign treatment can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the severity of the misalignment and other individual factors.
In order for Invisalign to be effective, you should wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day, removing them only to eat and brush your teeth.
While you can drink water while wearing Invisalign aligners, you should remove them before eating or drinking anything else.
Yes, you should clean your Invisalign aligners regularly to prevent bacteria buildup and keep them clear and odour-free.
Some people may experience mild discomfort or soreness during the first few days of wearing each new set of aligners, but this usually subsides quickly
The cost of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on a number of factors, including the severity of the misalignment, the length of treatment, and your location
Some insurance plans do cover Invisalign treatment, but you should check with your provider to see what is covered under your plan.
Invisalign can be effective for treating a variety of dental issues, but more complex cases may require traditional braces or other orthodontic treatments.
Your dentists will schedule regular appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.
You will typically need to wear a retainer for several months after Invisalign treatment is complete in order to maintain the results. Your dentists will provide specific instructions for wearing and caring for your retainer.