Monterey Dental Centre offers several types of retainers and braces to correct misaligned and crooked teeth. Over the last ten years, Dr. Young has treated hundreds of cases. Our clinic now offers Invisalign Braces: a clear, convenient, and nearly invisible alternative to traditional braces.
The treatment duration for Invisalign is similar to traditional braces. Even more exciting is Invisalign Teen, which now offers the clear alternative for patients as young as 13 years old. If you are interested and are considering straightening your teeth, book your consultation with Dr. Young.
Traditionally teeth are straightened using appliances such as wire braces. Wire braces have a reputation for being uncomfortable and unattractive. Patients also report that food gets trapped in the brackets and wires and that they are typically hard to keep clean. Traditional wire braces can also cause plaque to accumulate and the tooth decay process to speed up.
Although traditional orthodontics, using wire and brackets, are still recommended in some complex orthodontic cases, we want you to know that there is an alternative that answers all of these challenges!
The Invisible, Clear, Removable Orthodontic Treatment
If you or a family member is considering orthodontic treatment but you are worried about the appearance of traditional wire braces, you might find that Invisalign is the solution you’ve been looking for. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth into alignment. They make it easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth like you regularly do. Additionally, hardly anyone will notice that you are straightening your teeth as the aligners are virtually invisible! The good news is that with the Invisalign system, you don’t have to stop eating all the foods you love. This includes such foods as popcorn, chips, bagels, hard-crusted bread, pizza crust, carrots, corn on the cob, and more!
Invisalign’ s clear and comfortable aligners gradually move your teeth into the proper alignment. Did you know that you are allowed up to 2 hours per day to remove them?
How do you get started with Invisalign?
The dentists at Monterey Dental Centre are Certified Invisalign Providers. They have extensive experience with Invisalign.
The first step is to book a consultation with us. During the consultation, our dentists will discuss your case in detail to determine if you’re a good candidate for the Invisalign system. After answering all your questions, we will discuss how you can get started with Invisalign.
What are the Invisalign Aligners made from?
Your Invisalign aligners are a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners which are created specifically for your orthodontic situation. They are made from of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces can.
All you need to do is simply wear your Invisalign aligners throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually begin to move into position. Since the aligners are virtually invisible, you’ll be surprised that most people have not even noticed that you are wearing them!
What Are Clear Aligners?
How Long Does the Invisalign process take?
The length of Invisalign treatment varies by the needs of each patient. A typical treatment takes about nine months for adults. For teens, the length of treatment may be comparable to that of braces but can also be shorter!
What Kind of Cases can be treated with Invisalign?
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 with Invisalign.
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 a general increased risk of periodontal disease.
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, Invisalign is a viable treatment option for crossbite, depending on your situation.
We hope you’ll take the first step towards your straighter, healthier teeth, and smile by booking your consultation at Monterey Dental Centre today. Our team is here to answer all of your Invisalign questions and concerns and to handle all of your family dentistry needs in NE Calgary.