For a straightened smile without the discomfort and appearance of traditional wire braces, clear braces in Vancouver, BC are a great alternative. These consist of a set of clear aligners which are customized to the teeth. The aligners are switched out regularly following a treatment plan, making gradual changes to the position of the teeth. For clear braces in Vancouver, contact us today!
Clear braces can treat practically any issue that traditional braces can, with the added advantage of being practically invisible. They are also easier to maintain since they are removable, so the patient can easily clean both the aligner and their teeth on a regular basis. Additionally, they come with no food or beverage restrictions as they can be taken out during mealtimes. Both adults and teens can benefit from clear braces.
Unlike with traditional braces, which are attached to the teeth and adjusted over time, clear braces are made as a set of aligners. During a consultation, the dentist will create a treatment plan, possibly even providing a preview of the movement of the teeth, and take measurements of the mouth to create the custom-made set of aligners. One aligner will be worn for approximately two weeks at a time; the treatment plan will detail how often aligners should be switched out, with possible adjustments made to the time frame as needed. Visits to the dentist will be required every six weeks or so to check on the progress of the treatment. The length of treatment depends on the severity of the case, but, on average, lasts about 12 months. Once the treatment is complete, it is recommended that a retainer is worn to keep the teeth in their new positions.