Invisalign – the clear alternative to braces

Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position.

Invisalign is safe, easy to use, and easy to remove, with some treatments complete in as little as six months!

Comfortable, clear and removable – Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life. Something that over 2.5 million people worldwide have already discovered.

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces

Invisalign can save you from many of the discomforts metal braces, including mouth sores, tooth discoloration, plaque buildup, and difficulty eating. Also, no more will you be hindered from indulging in those snacks you love, like popcorn, pretzels, chips, apples, corn on the cob…just to name a few. See below for a comprehensive comparison chart of Invisalign vs. Braces so that you can make a more confident decision.

What to Expect from Your Invisalign Session
Having properly aligned teeth not only gives you a confident smile, but has multiple health benefits as well. We at Third Street Dental want to help you achieve this. Talk to us and you will:

  • Receive a Customized Treatment Plan, just for you!
  • Receive custom Aligners based on your Personalized Treatment Plan
  • Wear a new Aligner every two weeks
  • Reveal your new smile and keep it looking great, day or night!

Invisalign FAQs

Will wearing Invisalign alter my speech?

Common to other orthodontic treatments, Invisalign aligners may cause a temporary and slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your tongue gets used to the aligners in your mouth, this lisp should disappear.


Will Invisalign treatment be painful?

Some people may experience temporary discomfort that could be described as a feeling of pressure. This is normal during the first few days of each new stage of treatment as the aligners work to straighten your teeth and usually goes away after a few days.


Are there restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?

No. Since aligners should be removed before eating or drinking anything, there are no limitations to what you can eat.


Will smoking stain the aligners?

As smoking can discolour aligners, we advise against it.


How often must I wear my aligners?

We recommend you wear your aligners at all times, except when eating, brushing, or flossing.


How often must I see the Invisalign dentist?

Regular appointments will be scheduled to ensure that your teeth straightening plan is progressing as planned.




Dr Melissa Skinner
Third Street Dental
106 3rd Street West
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 1E8

Tel: (604) 988-8168
Fax: (604) 983-8168

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