With its aesthetic advantages over traditional braces, the Invisalign® system is a treatment for crooked or misaligned teeth. Invisalign® clear aligners and some patients find them more comfortable to wear than metal braces. Patients at our locations in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, are often interested in finding answers to the following questions about Invisalign® clear braces.
Invisalign® clear braces are just one option for patients with misaligned teeth. In the past, metal braces were practically the only option for straightening crooked teeth. Patients had no choice but to endure a metallic smile (and cumbersome brackets and bands) while they received treatment. Now, with the advent of the Invisalign® system, patients can receive orthodontic care that is more ideally suited to their lifestyles and needs. With Invisalign® clear braces, it is almost impossible for others to notice that you are undergoing treatment! Invisalign® retainers also straighten teeth gradually and gently, without the soreness and discomfort that traditional braces may cause.
Practically all candidates for traditional metal braces are candidates for Invisalign® clear braces. In fact, Invisalign® clear braces make receiving orthodontic care less noticeable. If you've delayed treatment because of the concerns associated with metal braces, the Invisalign® system can help you achieve a beautifully, straight smile discretely.
Yes, another significant advantage of Invisalign® retainers is that they are easily removable. You don't have to worry about avoiding certain foods and drinks while you undergo treatment; you can enjoy eating and drinking as you normally would.
In addition, it's easy to maintain oral hygiene while undergoing treatment with Invisalign® clear braces. Traditional metal braces may present certain obstacles to proper dental maintenance, but removable Invisalign® retainers enable you to brush and floss your teeth without less difficulty.
Each Invisalign® clear retainer is worn for about two weeks, and approximately 18 to 30 aligners are necessary to achieve the desired results. Treatment is usually completed in about one year.
Yes, insurance plans that cover orthodontic treatment do not generally make any distinctions between Invisalign® clear braces and traditional metal braces. Our staff will help you determine the amount of coverage that is available to you. We also offer several convenient payment plans.
If you or a loved one is interested in receiving treatment with Invisalign® clear braces, we invite you to schedule a consultation at a Dental Choice office in Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta, to speak with one of our General Dentists.
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