Village Mall Dental
Invisalign & Clear Aligner Therapy
Invisalign in Red Deer
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.
Invisalign seems to be the most popular choice in orthodontic treatment because it is virtually invisible. However, there are many other advantages to Invisalign. Emergency visits due to broken wires or brackets are non-existent, and fewer appointments are needed during treatment. Invisalign is a removable treatment, so proper hygiene is easier to maintain and there are no food restrictions during treatment since you simply remove the aligner whenever you eat. Invisalign is the only clear aligner made from SmartTrack material for maximum predictability and comfort.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign repositions your teeth through a series of clear plastic trays that need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours every day. Detailed scans of your teeth will be used to create custom-made trays for your treatment. These trays will be switched out weekly so your teeth continue to shift closer to their new position. The trays will also need to be removed when you are eating or drinking but still need to be worn for the required time.
Clear Aligner Therapy in Red Deer
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.
Advantages of Clear Aligner Therapy
Clear aligner therapy has all the benefits of properly aligned teeth with a few extra advantages. Because the clear aligner is removable, it is easier to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment. Flossing and brushing, for example, aren’t hindered by wires and brackets adhered to the teeth. This leads to less plaque build-up and tooth decay. Patients also like that clear aligner therapy is virtually invisible and that most orthodontic insurance plans cover this treatment.
How Clear Aligner Therapy Works
Clear aligner therapy repositions your teeth through a series of clear plastic trays that need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours every day. These trays will be switched out as needed, so your teeth continue to reposition. Detailed scans of your teeth will be used to create custom-made trays for your treatment. These will need to be removed when you are eating or drinking but still need to be worn for the required time.