The first step is to book your complimentary consultation with us. During this visit, your Northern Hills Dental Invisalign dentist will take a 3D scan and determine if you’re a good candidate for this treatment.
FAQ's About Invisalign Braces
A) Our Calgary Invisalign dentist will take x-rays, pictures, and digital impressions of your teeth. From these images, we will map out a treatment plan, which includes the proposed movement of your teeth. This 3-D imaging technology is really detailed, and we’ll even be able to show you what your teeth will look at each stage of treatment, not just the end! Since all of this is done before the Invisalign aligners being fabricated, you will have a chance to actually see and assess the final result before committing to treatment.
A) The Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums as traditional metal braces can.
Simply wear your Invisalign aligners as instructed, and remove them when you eat or brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to move into place.
As a test of how noticeable they are, ask people who you are close with if they notice you’re wearing the aligners. Since the aligners are virtually invisible, you’ll be surprised that most people had not even noticed.
A) Invisalign treatment varies by the case. Typically treatment takes about nine months for adults. For teens, the length of treatment can be comparable to that of braces but can also be shorter; nevertheless, since your teen’s teeth won’t be covered by wires and brackets, improvement will be noticeable and provide motivation to keep going.
It’s important to realize that your actions can influence how quickly Invisalign will work. For the best results, Invisalign aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day throughout your entire treatment. Keep up the discipline and you’ll soon see the results!
A) Invisalign can treat a number of dental concerns such as:
- Overly Crowded Teeth: Over-crowding of teeth can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease and, of course, the teeth look crooked. Left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time. Crowding can be treated using this process.
- Spaced Teeth: Too much space between teeth can often be treated using Invisalign. Spacing between teeth, not only looks unattractive but can lead to gum problems without the normal protection of the teeth, periodontal pockets that can accumulate plaque and generally increased risk of periodontal disease.
- Crossbite: Crossbite means that the upper and lower jaws are not properly aligned. This can lead to abnormal tooth wear and chipping, and periodontal problems including gum disease and bone loss. Again, this is a viable treatment option for crossbite, depending on your situation.
At Northern Hills Dental, all completed Invisalign cases include complimentary teeth whitening! To learn more about Invisalign, we invite you to contact us to schedule an appointment.
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