Invisalign Before and After
Expectations Vs. Reality

You’ve probably heard the buzz around Invisalign trays – the revolutionary teeth-straightening method that’s transforming smiles without the traditional metal braces. But what do these Invisalign transformations really look like?

Real Before and After Invisalign Pictures

One glance at a before and after photo can give you a strong idea of Invisalign’s transformative power. These are real Invisalign before and after photos from our Top 1% Invisalign Office here in North Vancouver. We are among the top 1% of Invisalign Providers across all of Canada.


Dr. Liliya Nikolcheva Mackenzie

Certified Specialist (Orthodontics)

Smiles Orthodontics, North Vancouver

Considering Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment?

We all have hopes and dreams about how we want our teeth to look, and the real outcomes can sometimes be different from our expectations. With Invisalign treatment, the surprises are often pleasant. We have completed thousands of Invisalign Orthodontic treatments, and have seen basically every type of Invisalign case.

Expectation: Invisalign might only fix minor dental issues.
Reality: Invisalign tackles both minor and major dental problems. (Source:

Expectation: The Invisalign retainers will be uncomfortable.
Reality: Most people find Invisalign retainers to be less bothersome than traditional braces. (Source: American Dental Association)

Expectation: My teeth will look perfect immediately after treatment.
Reality: Your teeth will look much improved, but like with all treatments, perfection varies based on the individual.

Expectation: I cannot afford an expensive Orthodontic treatment.
Reality: We offer Invisalign payment plans and 0% interest-free financing, making Invisalign cost affordable for most people.

Expectation: I worry Invisalign “braces” will be noticeable, they will affect my appearance, and I will be embarrassed.
Reality: You have likely spoken to someone wearing Invisalign aligners without even noticing it! The amazing invisible braces will not interfere your life, they are perfect for adults, professionals, and you can even wear them on your wedding day!

Severe Invisalign Cases: Achieve Straighter Teeth & A Perfect Smile

When it comes to the capabilities of Invisalign, many are surprised to learn just how versatile this innovative treatment can be.

Originally, Invisalign was perceived as a solution primarily for mild to moderate tooth alignment issues. However, as the technology has evolved, so too has its capacity to tackle more severe dental challenges.
  • Deep Overbites: A condition where the upper front teeth overlap the lower ones excessively. Left untreated, it can cause undue wear on the lower teeth and potential gum issues.

  • Jaw Issues: Invisalign aids in adjusting the jaw alignment, aiding in better oral health and bite comfort.

  • Underbites: When the lower teeth protrude past the front upper teeth, it’s more than just a cosmetic concern. It can lead to uneven wear of teeth and even jaw pain.

  • Crossbite: This occurs when some of the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth. It can lead to bone erosion and cause asymmetric jaw growth.

  • Severe Crowding: In cases where teeth are heavily jostling for position, Invisalign can create room, making way for each tooth to align properly.
  • Gap Teeth: Large spaces between teeth, whether genetic or due to habits like thumb-sucking, can be effectively closed using Invisalign.

  • Crooked Teeth: Wave goodbye to your misaligned teeth.

  • Open Bites: A situation where even when the mouth is fully closed, there’s a significant gap between the upper and lower front teeth. Such cases can lead to speech issues and even difficulty in biting.

  • Torsiversion (Twisted Teeth): Even when teeth have rotated significantly out of position, Invisalign can guide them back to their rightful orientation.

  • Multiple Misalignment Issues: Some patients may have a combination of crowding, gaps, and bite problems. Invisalign can address these multifaceted concerns simultaneously.

Scared About Bad Invisalign Results?

The prospect of investing time, energy, and resources into any medical treatment can understandably be fraught with anxiety. The fear of ending up with unsatisfactory or even harmful results from Invisalign treatments is not uncommon. Here’s what you can do to feel confident with Invisalign:

1. Trust the Invisalign Technology

Invisalign, since its inception, has been a marvel in orthodontic technology.

The science behind it is robust and proven.

2. The Importance of Expertise

Results largely depend on the expertise of the orthodontist overseeing the treatment.

A skilled professional, like our Doctors at Smiles Orthodontics, ensures that the treatment plan is thorough, aptly monitored, and adjusted as needed. They can foresee potential challenges and make necessary modifications to the treatment plan.

3. Your Role in the Process

Invisalign’s success also lies in your hands. Regularly wearing the aligners (typically 20-22 hours a day), maintaining good oral hygiene, and attending scheduled check-ups are critical components.

Adherence to these steps can significantly influence the outcome.

4. You Have Safety Nets

In the rare event that results are not aligning (pun intended) with expectations, there are always corrective measures available.

Orthodontists can reassess and tweak treatment plans, ensuring that patients are moving towards their desired outcomes.

Looking for a complete Smile Transformation?
Consider a Teeth Whitening Treatment after your Invisalign Braces!

Looking for the picture perfect smile?

Sometimes due to your tooth anatomy, you may require other treatments alongside Invisalign, including tooth extractions, crown lengthening, teeth whitening, or gum grafting.

If you want your teeth to look like a celebrity in pictures, you can be treated in these areas alongside your Invisalign treatment, to address your main concern— a perfect smile.

We also offer Accelerated Invisalign, which can help you power through your treatment much faster.

Investing in your teeth can make a difference in your entire life if you are unhappy with your current mouth or smile.

People Also Ask Us

How long does Invisalign treatment usually take?

Typically, Invisalign treatment takes a patient about 12 to 18 months, but results can be seen in as little as 2 to 6 months. (Source: Smiles Orthodontics FAQ) We offer accelerated Invisalign at Smiles Orthodontics.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

Most users report minor discomfort, but not pain. It’s a pressure sensation, signalling that the aligners are working. Invisalign is comfortable for children ages 6 and up.

Can I eat while wearing my Invisalign aligners?

No, it’s recommended to remove them while eating and drinking anything other than water. Don’t wear your Invisalign while brushing, either.

How often must I wear my aligners?

You should wear your aligners for up to 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results. To gradually straighten your teeth, you need to schedule Invisalign into your life. You can’t expect your teeth to straighten or for your smile to be fixed without putting in the work. Your doctors require you to be patient, deal with the discomfort, and be confident that the results will come.

Get a Free Quote on Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment Today

The cost of Invisalign treatment can be a concern for many people, but it is important to remember that the cost is an investment in your oral health and overall wellbeing.

At Smiles Orthodontics, we are committed to providing high-quality orthodontic care at an affordable price. 

If you are interested in Invisalign treatment and getting a better smile, or have any questions about the cost, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mackenzie.

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