Invisalign Procedure

Nothing compares to the joy of starting a beautiful day with a bright smile – without feeling ashamed to show off your teeth. We are so glad that you are taking the important first step in obtaining a healthy and beautiful smile that you deserve! The journey to a beautiful smile may seem daunting, but it really is not!  The professional and friendly orthodontists at PacificWest Dental Group will take you through the process  that transforms your smile. We cannot wait to begin this journey together with you!

5 Steps of Getting Invisalign Aligners


Schedule a visit to one of our orthodontists at PacificWest 
Your Invisalign journey starts with a consultation with Dr. Wang or Dr. Lee at one of our offices, or virtually through an online video chat. . The essence of your initial one-on-one consultation is for us to hear your needs, evaluate your specific condition, and  come up with  treatment options that are best suited for you. We will discuss the difference between appliances, give you the estimated treatment time, and provide you a quote of the estimated fee. , We will also answer any questions that you might have to make sure you are comfortable with the proposed treatment plan  before starting your treatment. 


Collection of diagnostic record
The next line of action is to collect a complete set of diagnostic record of you, which include:digital photos of your teeth and face, digital x-ray of all of your teeth and the skull, and a3-D  scan of your teeth. Using these records, the doctors will complete the analysis of your case and finalize the treatment plan. These records are then sent to the Invisalign lab, which will convert the records into a 3D model of your teeth on a computer software called the clincheck. The doctor will then spend around 2-3 weeks communicating with the Invisalign lab technician to program and sequence the entire movement of your teeth from start to finish. Once the doctor is happy with the planned movement, he will approve the case for Invisalign to manufacture the aligners. 


Fitting your first Invisalign Aligner
When your custom-built Invisalign  aligners arrives, your doctor will invite you to fit your first Invisalign tray. The Invisalign tray is made of BPA free plastic, specifically engineered to exert the optimal amount of force to move teeth in an efficient but healthy manner.  . For the best result, it is required for you to  wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. This means you should  only remove the aligners to eat, brush or floss. We will teach you how to properly insert and remove your aligners, proper oral hygiene technique, and help you download the MyInvisalign app on your smart phone to help you keep track of your progress. 


Follow-up sessions and checkups
Your orthodontist will instruct you on how often you should change your aligners,   the frequency ranges from 7-14 days per aligner Each new aligner feels somewhat different because it is meant to move, adapt, and put your teeth into place until everything is wholly refined. However, the success and the length of your Invisalign treatment also depends on your commitment. An analogy we often tell our patients is in this journey, we take control of the steering wheel and navigation, but the patients are in charge of the gas pedal and how fast we get there. So  we need your help with wearing the aligners properly, keeping your teeth clean, and showing up to your checkup appointments. 


It’s time to show off your beautiful and healthy smile! 
You’ve worked hard to wear the aligners faithfully and have completed the treatment, congratulations! In your debond appointment, we will remove all the attachments from your teeth and give them a quick polish. We will take another set of records to document the beautiful result that we are all proud to show off. But most importantly, we will make you a set of retainers to maintain the teeth in its perfect position.  This is because  the bones around the teeth need time to solidify and heal up. This process usually takes between 3-6 months to complete. Afterwards, we still recommend patients to wear a retainer every night for the first year, and slowly taper down to 1-2 nights per week thereafter for the rest of the life. Who says you can’t have an attractive, healthy smile that will last a lifetime? 


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woman holding an Invisalign

Book a Consultation

Get started todaY by calling us at 604-558-0993 (Vancouver) OR 604-501-0993 (sURREY), or by filling the form below.

During your initial consultation, we will understand your situation, perform a visual examination of your bite, recommend a treatment plan and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Certified Invisalign Provider in Surrey and Vancouver, BC

Invisalign braces are a trademark brand of clear, invisible and high quality aligners for your teeth. As part of its orthodontic care program, PacificWest Dental Group offers Invisalign® treatment, as well as a range of other types of orthodontic braces.

Do you want braces that are clear, removable and invisible, yet still perform effectively at straightening your teeth? Invisalign® aligners will help you get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted – without traditional braces. PacificWest Dental Group’s, Dr. Wang is a certified Invisalign provider and will offer you a complimentary consultation to determine if Invisalign is the best choice for you.

Why Would You Want to Use Invisalign?

While these aligners are invisible, they are also removable. This means that you will be able to eat all types of foods (sticky, chewy, hard, and soft) while undergoing treatment.

You will also be able to easily clean your teeth (brushing and flossing) without any obstacles. The aligners are comfortable and, unlike some other orthodontic appliances, you will find that they do not cause soreness or abrasions during treatment.

Since there are no metal, wires or elastics used with the aligners, you will find that you require fewer appointments at the orthodontist because you require fewer adjustments.

Speak with an Orthodontist


Dr Wang

Dr. Wang, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)


Dr Kevin Lee

Dr. Kevin Lee, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)


Book a Consultation

Get started todaY by calling us at 604-558-0993 (Vancouver) OR 604-501-0993 (sURREY), or by filling the form below.

During your initial consultation, we will understand your situation, perform a visual examination of your bite, recommend a treatment plan and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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