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Orthodontics in Red Deer
An orthodontist is a specialist trained to align your teeth and jaws. This means not only having straight teeth but a proper bite pattern. Malocclusions, or teeth misalignment, can be the result of accidents, injuries or how the teeth and jaw grow. Malocclusions aren’t just a matter of cosmetics; they can cause pain or discomfort when chewing or biting. They can also cause speech problems and contribute to low self-esteem.
Clear Aligner Therapy
Clear aligner therapy is an alternative for patients who wish to avoid traditional braces. Instead of using metal brackets and wires, a series of clear, plastic trays is used to reposition the teeth slowly. Clear aligner therapy can be just as effective as traditional braces and often, the treatment time is similar.
Invisalign is the most advanced clear aligner system currently available. It remains the top choice for patients who wish to avoid wearing traditional braces but still want effective treatment. Instead of using metal brackets and wires, a series of clear, plastic trays is used to slowly reposition the teeth. Invisalign can be effective in as little as six weeks.