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Are you an ADULT who…

  • Dreams about having a flawlessly straight “Hollywood” smile that you’re proud to show-off?
  • Feels self-conscious because of your crooked teeth?
  • Has an abnormal bite that you want to fix once and for all?
  • Dreads the idea of fixing your teeth by wearing painful, clunky metal braces?

Well at Arbutus North Dental Centre, we have some great news that could literally transform your smile – and your life – for the better. We call this solution Invisalign, but many of our patients call it something else: magic. Keep reading to discover why!

What is Invisalign?

invisalign adultInvisalign is a safe, proven and popular way to straighten crooked teeth using clear plastic trays called “aligners.” In total, patients receive 12-48 aligners, depending on their treatment needs and goals. Gradually–and without pain or discomfort–the aligners straighten crooked teeth.

Invisalign aligners are created with state-of-the-art 3-D computer imaging, and are customized for each patient’s unique needs. This makes them incredibly comfortable and easy to wear. But for many patients, that’s not even the best thing about them!

Invisalign: Now you see it…now you don’t!

For many patients the biggest advantage of Invisalign aligners is that they’re nearly invisible. There are no metal wires, brackets or bands. This is very important to many of our adult patients, who don’t want the “stigma” attached to wearing braces – which is something that most people associate with teenagers.

(Speaking of teenagers: are you a teen searching for an amazing alternative to metal braces? Then click here!)

How Invisalign works

Patients simply take their removable Invisalign aligners home and wear each one for about two weeks. We recommend patients wear their aligners for about 22 hours a day.

When it’s time for new aligners, patients simply pick them up from our practice and continue with their treatment. As mentioned, patients typically require between 12-48 aligners in total, depending on their unique treatment needs.

How long does Invisalign take?

 The average time that patients wear their complete set of aligners is about one year, but many patients finish their “magic” treatment in six months or even sooner. Compare that to SEVERAL YEARS with metal braces!

Eating and drinking with Invisalign

Contrary to some myths out there, patients can eat and drink normally while wearing their aligners. In addition, because there are no brackets to trap plaque and food, keeping them clean is easy. We spend quality time with our patients to ensure that they know how to clean and maintain their aligners, and are always just a phone call or a visit away if additional help is required.

Combining Invisalign with other treatments

At Arbutus North Dental in Vancouver, our dental team can combine customized treatment plans that include both Invisalign and a range of dental services, including


We’ll help you get the healthy, dazzling smile you’ve always wanted in the most convenient, cost effective and quickest manner possible.

Invisalign is a premium treatment – without the premium price

Invisalign typically doesn’t cost more than braces (orthodontics) and the benefits of Invisalign are permanent and last for a lifetime. Plus, there are no additional costs “down the road” once the treatment is finished.

Are there any drawbacks to Invisalign? 

The #1 issue for most patients is simply getting used to speaking with their aligners in place. However, most of our patients easily adjust to wearing their aligners within a few days. We’re here to help our patients make the transition by providing cleaning and wearing tips.

Learn more about Invisalign at Arbutus North Dental Centre
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Choosing the right Invisalign dentist to give you the flawlessly straight “magic smile” that you’ve always dreamed of is an important decision. After all, your smile is your key to a happier, healthier and more successful life!

At Arbutus North Dental Centre, you can count on Dr. Lockhart and our expert dental team to spend the extra time needed to understand your needs, goals and aspirations. We’re also a Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider:

“Invisalign Preferred Providers have achieved a significant level of experience in treating patients with the Invisalign system. Look for this Preferred Provider 2011 designation when you go for your initial consultation.” (Source: website.)

We’ll educate you on Invisalign so that you can make an informed decision about whether it’s the best option for you. And if that’s the case, we’ll be with you every step of the way towards your beautiful, straight and picture-perfect smile!

Reserve your free Invisalign consultation today

You may have suffered with crooked teeth and an imperfect smile for decades – but your path to the straight, beautiful teeth you’ve always wanted is much shorter than you think! Get started today by reserving your free Invisalign consultaiton.

Simply contact us at 604-733-3325, visit us at our Kitsilano neighbourhood practice, or email us at

We look forward to seeing you soon, and helping you making your DREAM SMILE COME TRUE!