We get many inquiries at our Edmonton dental clinic about Invisalign® . Invisalign® is an orthodontic system that uses a series of clear aligners to gradually shift the teeth into proper alignment. Invisalign provides advantages over traditional metal bracket braces. In many cases, treatment time is faster with Invisalign and the cost is no more than with braces. The clear Invisalign® retainers are more comfortable than metal brackets and wires, and can be removed for activities such as eating and brushing the teeth. Invisalign® is often a preferred choice for teens, who may be self conscious about wearing less discreet orthodontic appliances.
Many times when patients are interested in orthodontics for themselves or their children, their main concerns are esthetic: conditions such as gapped teeth, overbite, underbite or other forms of malocclusions are often thought to be unsightly. However, people are sometimes unaware that these conditions can cause oral health issues over time if left untreated. TMJ disorder, migraine headaches and sleep apnea, for example, are often affected by misalignment of the teeth. If at all possible it’s best to treat malocclusion early on to prevent further problems from arising. While it is recommended that children have their first orthodontic consultation by age 7, teens and adults alike are successfully treated with Invisalign®.
While the Invisalign® retainers are removable, it is important that they are worn for at least 20 hours a day for optimal benefits .Invisalign clear aligners for teens contain compliance indicators that fade from blue to clear to help gauge wear time.
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 are in the Edmonton area and are considering orthodontic treatments for yourself or your child, give us a call at +1 587-405-4587. Once you book a consultation, our friendly Edmonton dentist Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko will give help you decide whether Invisalign® is the right choice for you.