Focus On Smiles – Invisalign Edmonton
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
At the mention of orthodontics, what comes to mind for many people is a kid with a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. While traditional metal bracket braces are still effective, the Invisalign® system has revolutionized how we align teeth.
Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that it uses a system of clear retainers to shift teeth into their correct position. Invisalign® can be used to treat crowding, overbite, underbite, gaps between teeth, and many other alignment issues.
If you and your dentist decide that the Invisalign® system is right for you, the process will begin by taking digital 3D images of your teeth. Your aligners will be custom made for you based on the image of your mouth and your desired results. Many patients find the clear aligners to be more comfortable and convenient than braces. The aligners can be removed, so they don’t get in the way of activities such as eating, cleaning your teeth and speaking. Invisalign® is great for both teens and adults, as the treatment doesn’t get in the way of everyday life.
Invisalign® costs about the same as regular braces and, in some cases, works faster. In most cases, fewer trips to the dentist are needed than with regular bracket braces. After treatment is complete, Vivera retainers are used to prevent the teeth from gradually shifting back. Vivera retainers are clear and comfortable just as the Invisalign® retainers are.
If you think you might be a good candidate for the Invisalign® system, contact us today for a consultation. After a thorough examination of your oral health, we will provide you with an estimate of what treatments we believe are necessary to achieve the look you want. A personal consultation with Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko is the first step towards achieving the smile you deserve.