Invisalign in North Vancouver

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Nearly Invisible Orthodontic Treatments

Invisalign offers a virtually invisible method for straightening your teeth. Many patients love the convenience, comfort, and flexibility of Invisalign treatments.

Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign Treatments in Vancouver

During Invisalign treatments, clear plastic aligners are created to fit your teeth. You’ll be given a series of aligners throughout your treatment, with different aligners to be worn at different times. Each aligner is designed to create slight, intentional shifts in the positions of the teeth, eventually leading to the desired outcome.

Both adults and teenagers can use Invisalign if they are good candidates for the treatment.

Invisalign can be used to correct several types of malocclusions (misalignments in the teeth), including:


  • Fixing small gaps between the teeth
  • Spreading out overcrowded teeth
  • Straightening teeth

Treatment Planning

The Invisalign system uses specific technology and tools to create a custom plan for your teeth. Your dentist will use these tools, including the iTero scanner, to take detailed images of your teeth and mouth. From there, your dentist will map a plan for your treatment, planning each tiny movement of the teeth that needs to happen in order to create the final ideal results.

Wearing the Aligners

Aligners need to be worn consistently throughout the treatment, including while you sleep. The aligners can be removed for eating and cleaning.

Changing Aligners

Your dentist will provide you with a series of aligners and instructions about when to use each one. As your treatment progresses, you use new aligners, which will create different shifts in the teeth.

The Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

An Invisible Treatment Option

Invisalign is a popular option for orthodontic treatment because it offers a discreet way to straighten the teeth. The aligners are clear and fit close to the teeth, which makes it difficult to tell they’re there. Aligners can also be taken out for special occasions and photos, as long as it is only for a couple of hours at a time.

Convenient and Flexible Treatment

Invisalign clear aligners can be easily removed from the mouth. As a result, there are virtually no eating restrictions. You can simply remove the aligners, eat what you like, clean your teeth, and replace the aligners.

Straightforward Care & Cleaning

Cleaning your teeth and aligners doesn’t require special tools. You’ll simply need to remove the aligners and clean them and your teeth daily (and between meals). They can be cleaned daily with a toothbrush and water, and there is also an option to purchase a soaking tray and cleaning crystals for more thorough cleaning.

Invisalign FAQs

Who is a Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is recommended for those with mild to moderate orthodontic needs. Before you receive Invisalign treatments, your dentist will need to carefully assess your needs and create a treatment plan to ensure you will get great results from this method of treatment.

Both teens and adults can benefit from Invisalign if they are good candidates.

How Often Do the Trays Need to be Worn?

Aligners need to be worn at least 22 hours each day for the treatment to be effective. Dentists recommend that the aligners are worn at all times except when eating and cleaning the aligners.

Do I Need to See My Dentist Regularly?

Although Invisalign does not require as many check-ins with your dentist as traditional braces, it is important that you visit your dentist regularly during treatment. We’ll typically recommend a check-in every six weeks to ensure your treatment is on track.

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

Invisalign treatment is customized to each person, including the amount of treatment time required. Treatments can last anywhere from several months to 18 months, depending on the level of straightening required. Most treatments will take at least six months.

When you go for a consultation, your dentist will create a treatment plan that includes a timeline. Timelines can sometimes be extended, especially if aligners are not worn continuously or if the aligners are not exchanged for new ones at the specified times.

How Much Does Invisalign Treatment Cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on several factors, including:

  • Whether one or both arches of teeth are being treated.
  • The length of treatment and number of trays required.
  • If there are additional appointments required during the treatment.


Invisalign typically costs between $1800 and $5500. To learn what your treatment could cost, visit our dental team for a consultation.

Book a Consultation for Invisalign in Vancouver


If you or a family member are considering Invisalign, visit Lonsdale Dental Centre in North Vancouver for a consultation. Our dental team will help you understand your options for orthodontic treatments, including the cost, length of treatment, and prognosis.

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