How to care for your teeth while wearing Invisalign

How to care for your teeth while wearing Invisalign

How to care for your teeth while wearing Invisalign

Invisalign and teeth care
One of the great advantages to using Invisalign in order achieve a straighter smile is it that it makes caring for your teeth is so easy!  That’s because Invisalign is a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners that are custom-made for your teeth.

When people use traditional braces, it can be hard to maintain great oral health care practices because the  bulky metal and wires can make it difficult to get to every area of your teeth and gums.  Academy Dental in Victoria offers Invisalign therapy and can show you how easy it is to care for your teeth when using Invisalign.

Here’s what you do:

Take your trays out

One of the biggest differences between Invisalign and traditional braces is that Invisalign trays are removable! That gives you so much freedom to continue living life as normal. You won’t have to alter your habits, especially when it comes to cleaning your teeth.  Simply remove the trays when you want to clean your teeth and you’ll have access to them just as normal.

Brush your teeth

Academy Dental recommend you continue brushing your teeth at least twice a day while undergoing Invisalign treatments. Use a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and brush gently on all the surfaces of your teeth. Ideally, it would be great if you could brush after every meal you eat, but this isn’t always possible during the course of the day. A good tip to remove sugars and starches from your teeth after eating when you can’t brush is to swish some water around in your mouth. This will get rid of any food particles clinging to your teeth!


Don’t forget to floss! Flossing is still very important when wearing Invisalign trays but you can floss normally without having to navigate the floss around the metal and wires of traditional braces. All you have to do is take out your Invisalign trays and floss between your teeth to remove all the bits of food that get stuck there throughout the day. Make sure you are flossing at least once a day!

Clean your trays

It’s important to clean your Invisalign trays to keep away any bacteria that may accumulate over time. All you have to do is place them in a bowl of water with Invisalign cleaning crystals and they will be cleaned after 15 minutes.  The friendly staff at Academy Dental, in Victoria, will show you how to care for your Invisalign trays and answer any questions you may have.

At Academy Dental, we believe Invisalign is the best way to straighten your teeth without having to live with the “metal mouth” look of traditional braces.  If you are interested in Invisalign therapy we would be happy to schedule a consultation with you at our Dental Centre in Victoria. Contact us online or call our dental office at (250) 385-6552.

Why Choose Invisalign For Teens

Why Choose Invisalign For Teens

Why Choose Invisalign For Teens

If you’re a teen, or the parent of a teen, who is considering orthodontic correction, Invisalign should be one option to think about! If you haven’t heard of Invisalign before, it is the invisible way to straighten your smile. Invisalign for Teens offers many different benefits that can make aligning your teeth simpler and more flexible compared to traditional metal braces. At Academy Dental, we are proud to be certified Invisalign providers for Victoria residents!

How Does Invisalign Work?

Like conventional braces, Invisalign corrects a number of common orthodontic issues. This includes underbites, overbites, crossbites, and crooked or misaligned teeth. Academy Dental can provide Invisalign to straighten out your smile! The process uses a series of clear, custom-made aligner trays that will fit perfectly into your mouth. The trays are made of BPA-free plastic that is smooth, comfortable, and designed specifically for your unique orthodontic needs. Every two weeks, you change your set of aligner trays and your teeth will gradually move into place!

Benefits For Teens

As a teen, life is very dynamic and constantly evolving. The last thing you should be worrying about is dealing with uncomfortable metal braces! Thankfully, Invisalign for Teens is a trusted method for teenagers and young adults to straighten their smile with added convenience and flexibility. You can smile for photos and laugh with your friends, all the while feeling confident about your teeth! With Invisalign Teen, you will have the freedom to do the things you love – eating your favorite foods, playing sports and instruments, and just being yourself! The best part is you’ll have a perfectly straight new smile, without anyone knowing that you had braces.

Ready to change your life with a brand new smile? Ask your Victoria dentist today at Academy Dental about getting Invisalign for Teens!

5 Steps To A Straight Smile With Invisalign

5 Steps To A Straight Smile With Invisalign

5 Steps To A Straight Smile With Invisalign

If you have an underbite, overbite, crooked, or misaligned teeth, Academy Dental in Victoria and Sooke, BC can provide you with clear Invisalign braces to straighten out your smile. The Invisalign process consists of a series of custom-made aligners that are designed specially for you. You will put in a new set of aligners every two weeks, and watch as they magically straighten your teeth gently and gradually. It’s that easy!

Step 1. Schedule A Consultation With An Invisalign Provider

Choosing to use Invisalign clear aligners is an important medical decision. We invite you to schedule a consultation with your Academy Dental team to evaluate your smile and confirm whether or not Invisalign is the right option to straighten your smile. Invisalign can address many dental cases, from simple to complex cases.

Step 2. Collaborate On A Customized Treatment Plan

Since Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made to fit your mouth, we need a detailed understanding of your teeth before designing a treatment plan. This step will include taking x-rays and impressions, and creating a 3D model image of your teeth. From this model, we will show you how your teeth will adjust and align over time, and how long you can expect the treatment to last.

Step 3. Wear Your Custom Invisalign Aligners

Based on the personalized treatment plan, our team will create a series of custom-made, clear aligners just for you. The aligners will fit comfortably in your mouth and won’t cause irritation to your cheeks, due to the smooth BPA-free plastic material. The treatment is simple: wear the aligners throughout the day, and take them off only when you are eating, brushing, and flossing your teeth. The aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into the desired place.

Step 4. Advance Your Aligners Every Two Weeks

It’s easy to progress through your treatment without frequent visits to our practice. Every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, which will gradually lead you to a straighter smile. Check in with your Academy Dental Team in Victoria or Sooke, BC approximately every six weeks so that we can monitor your Invisalign treatment progress and make adjustments to your treatment plan accordingly.

Step 5. Reveal Your New Smile

Once you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment, you’ll see a brand new smile and a more confident you! Your Academy Dental team will be with you every step of the way, and can’t wait to celebrate your new smile!

Considering Invisalign as the invisible teeth straightening option for you? Contact us today for any inquiries such as: How It Works, Benefits, Before & After, FAQ, and your Invisalign doctors through our website. Dr. Frank Van Gyn along with the Academy Dental Dentist team look forward to providing you with a detailed smile assessment and Invisalign consultation at one of our two convenient locations in Victoria and Sooke, BC.

The ultimate guide to eating with Invisalign

The ultimate guide to eating with Invisalign

The ultimate guide to eating with Invisalign

Eating with Invisalign
At Academy Dental in Victoria, the most common questions our patients ask us about Invisalign are all about eating and drinking. With this mind, we’ve compiled this handy guide to help you negotiate the lunchroom with ease. Can you eat while wearing Invisalign? Some dentists say you can eat soft foods while wearing Invisalign, but it is not something we recommend at Academy Dental. In fact, the ability to remove your Invisalign trays is one of the best things about the system! Now you can eat what you want without having to worry that it is going to get stuck in your braces. If you are eating out, simply excuse yourself to the washroom to remove your trays before your meal. Can you drink while wearing Invisalign? Yes, technically you can drink with your Invisalign trays in, but again it is something that our dental team does not recommend. This is because the liquid will seep underneath the trays and can cause decay. If you do drink while wearing your Invisalign trays, find a moment to brush your teeth, or at the very least rinse them with warm water, as soon a possible. Do I have to avoid any foods or drinks? Because you will be removing your alignment trays every time you eat, you will not have to avoid any foods. But if you plan to drink with your Invisalign trays in, know that substances like coffee, tea, and red wine will stain the trays. Hot liquids could potentially melt and warp the plastic, so stay away from hot drinks! Ready to start your journey to a beautiful smile? Academy Dental can help! Contact us now for Invisalign services in the Victoria area.