Coast Dental Centre is pleased to offer our Maple Ridge dental patients orthodontic services. Our in-house orthodontist has several options available to straighten your teeth from traditional braces to Invisalign and removable appliances.
Orthodontics at a Glance:
Orthodontics is devoted to creating beautiful smiles and improving overall health by bringing teeth, lips and jaw into proper alignment. By straightening teeth that are crooked or overlapping, correcting gaps, and realigning the jaw, the orthodontic treatment enhances patients’ smiles and reduces the risk of a range of health problems.
Orthodontics is often associated with teenagers wearing braces, but patients of all ages can benefit from treatment. The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children have their first orthodontic assessment by age seven, and 30% of today’s orthodontic patients are adults.
Advancements in modern orthodontics allow us to offer more options than ever for effective treatment with minimum discomfort and a discreet appearance. From traditional braces to Invisalign and removable appliances, there are options for every orthodontic patient at Coast Dental Center.
The Invisalign system offers the results of braces, without wearing braces! The system is a series of custom-moulded clear trays that guide teeth into proper alignment. Invisalign trays are virtually invisible when worn, and are removable for mealtimes and cleaning. It’s a discreet, convenient, modern alternative to traditional metal braces that are attached for months or years.
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen is a safe and effective method of straightening teeth for both adults and children without the look or encumbrance of metal braces and brackets. The Invisalign process involves a series of clear aligners that are custom designed for each patient and replaced every two weeks. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, comfortable, and easy to remove. Invisalign retainers are removed during activities such as eating, drinking, brushing and flossing, making oral hygiene easier to maintain than with traditional braces that remain in the mouth.
Treatment with Invisalign generally takes from 6- 18 months, and the cost is comparable to that of most other cosmetic orthodontic treatments. With Invisalign, you can smile confidently during and after your treatment.
Call us today to learn more about what orthodontics at Coast Dental Center can do to improve your smile!