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Invisalign & Clear Braces. Orthodontics at Macleod Trail Dental 

– Dr. Jennifer Silver

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This is a great time to fix your teeth! Gone are the days of stiff-metal wired braces irritating and cutting your mouth. At Macleod Trail Dental, we offer Invisalign, a clear and flexible braces alternative. Suitable for adults, teens and kids, these invisible aligners are removable and comfortable and can be used to fix problems such as crowding, unevenly spaced teeth, overbite, underbite and crossbite.

Invisalign (also known as Invisible braces) takes a modern approach to orthodontics by straightening out your teeth using a set of custom-made, invisible aligners that gradually and comfortably shift your teeth into the correct position. These exact movements are planned and determined by your orthodontist depending on your particular situation. Even better – no one will be able to tell you’re wearing them! So now you have much more of a reason to smile during treatment as well as after.

The ease and convenience of Invisalign make it the number one braces alternative amongst our patients and it has given thousands of people worldwide amazing, brand new smiles.

Invisalign Calgary: What is the process?

The Invisalign process is straight-forward, simple and pain free. It involves five main steps:

  • Primary Consultation: During the first consultation with one of our Calgary dentists, your specific oral requirements will be examined to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for Invisalign. We always encourage our patients to take this opportunity to ask us any questions about the treatment, costs or any other concerns you may have.
  • Customized Treatment: After your consultation, our dentist will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth and use the Invisalign system to create a 3D image of your bite. By using these images, we will create a precise treatment plan for you, taking into account the unique movements of your teeth. At this point we will also be able to tell you the approximate length of your treatment but in general, a full program takes less than one year to be effective.
  • Receive your Invisalign aligners: Based on your specific treatment plan, we will create a series of custom-made aligners from smooth and comfortable plastic that won’t interfere with your day-to-day activities. You can wear them throughout the day, removing them every time you want to eat or brush your teeth. As you wear the aligners, your teeth will gently begin to shift into the correct position. For the best results, you should wear them for 20-22 hours a day throughout the entire treatment.
  • New aligners every 2 weeks: Every 2 weeks, we will give you a new set of aligners which will advance you to the next stage of your treatment. We encourage our patients to come in for check ups every 6 weeks so that we are able to monitor your progress.
  • Enjoy your brand new smile! At the end of your treatment, you will be able to enjoy a brand new, perfectly beautiful smile. However, it’s also important that you take care of this new look that you have invested so much time into. We often recommend that our patients use retainers to maintain the new position of their teeth.

Advantages of Invisalign

There may be several choices out there for straightening your teeth, but Invisalign offers a high level of comfort and convenience. Some of its many advantages include:

  • Comfortable Plastic Aligners – The high-quality, smooth material of Invisalign gives you unparalleled comfort so you never have to worry about any sores, scratches or mouth irritation that is common with metal-wired braces.
  • Easier Cleaning – One of the biggest challenges braces pose is removing all the food particles that get trapped in the brackets. Over time, this can lead to plaque buildup and tooth decay. But because Invisalign aligners are removal, it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth just as you always have.
  • Eat what you want – Not only is eating certain hard foods difficult with braces, there is also the embarrassment of your meals getting caught up in your braces. With Invisalign, these worries will be far from your mind because you can remove your aligners every time you sit down to eat.
  • Advanced technology – By choosing the Invisalign option, patients will receive dental treatment that is fully computerized. This means that we will be able to estimate how long your treatment will take,so there will be less nasty surprises.

At Macleod Trail Dental, we are committed to providing our patients with comfortable orthodontic treatments. We are completely invested in giving you that brand new smile that you’ve always wanted!

To learn more about our Invisalign services in Calgary, give us a call today at 403-253-1248 or email us at info@macleodtraildental.ca.