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Invisalign Clear Aligners

Unlocking Your Best Smile with Invisalign Clear Aligners

Tremblay Orthodontics is the top provider of Invisalign treatment in Port Alberni and Qualicum Beach. For some, the idea of traditional braces can be daunting. In fact, some individuals may even choose to endure crooked teeth rather than embark on the journey of braces. Fortunately, clear aligners offer a discreet alternative, allowing you to undergo orthodontic treatment without anyone being the wiser. This makes them particularly appealing to both teens and adults seeking a more concealed path to a beautiful smile.

    How Do Clear Aligners Transform Your Smile?

    Clear aligners represent a breakthrough in orthodontic technology. Each set of aligners is meticulously customized to fit every tooth in your mouth. Over the course of your treatment, you’ll receive new aligners approximately every 1-2 weeks. These aligners work their magic, gently shifting your teeth into their desired positions.

    Discover the Benefits of Clear Aligners

    The advantages of clear aligners extend far beyond aesthetics:

      Discreetness

      Clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to undergo orthodontic treatment without drawing attention.

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      Swift Results

      You can anticipate noticeable improvements in as little as 6 months, depending on the complexity of your case.

      Easy Oral Hygiene maintenance:

      It can be hard to maintain your oral health while wearing traditional braces. Flossing is made much more difficult and plaque can build. Aligners allow for easier brushing and flossing throughout your treatment.

      Freedom and Comfort

      Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners won’t disrupt your daily life. They’re comfortable to wear and can be removed when necessary, whether you’re indulging in movie popcorn or attending a special event. For optimal results, it’s recommended to wear them as much as possible.

      Convenience

      Clear aligners typically require fewer office visits compared to traditional braces, offering greater flexibility in your schedule. We even offer virtual appointments when an in-person visit isn’t possible.

      Personalized Treatment

      With our state-of-the-art scanners, we provide you with an early preview of your future smile. Dr. Tremblay tailors your treatment plan to your unique mouth and teeth, ensuring a 100% custom fit.

      Our Clear Aligner Treatment Process

      Our approach to clear aligner treatment is designed with your convenience in mind.

      Embark on your journey to a more confident, aligned smile. Contact us today to book your consultation and discover the possibilities clear aligners can offer for your orthodontic needs.

      Ready to get started?

      Custom Treatment Plan
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      Following your decision to proceed with aligners, we use our 3D scanner to meticulously plan your customized treatment. Once the design is finalized, your custom trays will be created, and you'll return for an appointment approximately 4 weeks later.

      Your First Treatment Appointment
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      During this visit, SmartForce Attachments may be affixed to your teeth, depending on your case. These attachments act as handles, aiding the alignment process. You'll receive instructions on how to use your clear, custom trays and leave with your first set. You'll also be provided with a series of trays for the remainder of your treatment.

      Wearing Your Aligners
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      To achieve optimal results, you'll need to wear your aligners for approximately 20 - 22 hours per day. You'll switch to a new set of aligners every 1-2 weeks, with each aligner gradually shifting your teeth into their designated positions.You can remove your aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, special occasions, and playing your favorite sport or instrument.

      Regular Appointments
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      Most of our appointments are scheduled every 8-10 weeks, offering flexibility for those with busy schedules or those residing out of town. Additionally, we offer virtual appointments when physical visits aren't required.

      Treatment Completion
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      Upon completing your treatment, we'll guide you on post-treatment needs, such as retainers, based on your case. We'll schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure your continued satisfaction with your new smile, maintaining ongoing communication.

      Common Questions

      What is Invisalign treatment?
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      Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.

      Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack® created exclusively for Invisalign treatment.

      Invisalign clear aligners are a Health Canada approved medical device and contain no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. They are thin, clear, and fit snugly over your teeth, making them virtually invisible.

      How will Invisalign treatment straighten my teeth?
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      Dr. Tremblay will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Dr. Tremblay will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.

      How long does it take for Invisalign to work?
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      The length of treatment depends on multiple factors, like how complex your case is and how often you wear your aligners. Dr. Tremblay will determine exactly how long your treatment will take based on your specific needs.

      What does Invisalign cost?
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      Invisalign treatment typically costs about the same as braces. We offer flexible and affordable monthly or bi-weekly payment plans, which allows you to make small payments through the course of your Invisalign treatment rather than all at once.

      We also offer financing through LendCare. LendCare is a third-party patient financing program that makes it easier for you to get the treatment or procedures you want and need. To learn more about our payment options, click here.

      Additionally, you can use your pre-tax Healthcare Spending Account to pay for Invisalign treatment using tax-free dollars.

      How do I take care of my Invisalign?
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      The best way to clean your aligners is to use the Invisalign Cleaning System, available online or from our clinic. You can also brush them with a toothbrush and toothpaste and rinse them in lukewarm water. Never use hot water on your aligners — it could permanently warp the plastic.

      What do I do if I break or lose my Invisalign?
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      If you lose or break an Invisalign aligner, immediately let us know. We will work with you to ensure you stay on-track with your treatment plan, which may involve wearing a previous set of aligners, your next set of aligners, or ordering replacement aligners.

      How long do I have to wear them?
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      Dr. Tremblay will tell you how long to wear your aligners each day, but typically people wear their Invisalign aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, taking them out just for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

      Will my teeth move after my treatment is finished?
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      We recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether with braces or Invisalign treatment, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position. Every case is different, so we will let you know during treatment if you need retainers.