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Invisalign: Now You Can Have Straight Teeth Without the Wires and Brackets

March 29, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Colton Toy
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Many adults who have misaligned teeth might feel resigned to it. But with today’s orthodontic options, adults and older teens who do not want a mouth full of metal for months or even years can still have straight teeth. Invisalign has given many of our South Calgary, AB patients straight, even smiles with discreet treatment that fits into busy lifestyles.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to move tooth into the proper alignment over a period of six to 18 months, on average. This is generally faster than traditional orthodontics, which can take as long as two or three years.

Because the clear aligners are unnoticeable, they fit in well with any social occasion or business meeting. No one will be able to tell you are wearing them. The smooth aligners are also more comfortable than traditional wires and brackets, which can irritate the soft tissues of the mouth.

Who Should Get Invisalign?

We generally recommend Invisalign for adults and responsible teens who are facing the following dental issues:

  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Crossbite or open bite
  • Gaps in the teeth

The best way to find out if Invisalign can correct your dental issues is to contact our South Calgary, AB dental clinic to make an appointment with one of our dentists.

What Are the Other Advantages of Invisalign?

Patients remove the Invisalign aligners for eating, so they can eat all of their favourite foods while undergoing treatment. If you opt for Invisalign, you can also brush and floss thoroughly without issue.

Are There Disadvantages of Invisalign?

Compliance is crucial with Invisalign, and it is up to the patient to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day if they are going to get the results they desire. The aligners can be damaged with heat or by the family pet, so patients must take care of them.

You can finally have the straight smile you have always wished for with Invisalign. Call our dental clinic today to find out if this treatment is right for you!

We will be resuming normal hours of operation starting Thursday, May 14th.

Give us a call to schedule an appointment!