Invisalign is a well-established smile alignment technology designed to give you the smile you’ve always wanted, without the discomfort and stress associated with metal braces. These aligners are invisible, comfortable, and removable.
Innovative Invisalign Clear Aligners
To help you get the most out of your smile, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually realign your teeth. You wear a set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each set of aligners with the next in the series, your teeth are intended to track along until they reach the position the overseeing dentist has determined for you.
This method of teeth straightening is designed to fit your lifestyle, not change it. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners have no metal bands or wires to irritate your mouth, they are removable (allowing you to still enjoy your favourite snacks) and they are discreet enough not to be seen as you conduct meetings virtually or in-person. Most people will never know you are straightening your teeth – unless you tell them. The goal could be that, by the time you’re allowed to finally go out in public without a mask on, you’ll have straight teeth!
Will invisible braces work to fix my smile?
Invisible braces work well for patients who have healthy teeth and comfortable bites/jaws, but have mild dental crowding, spacing or other alignment concerns. Qualified individuals must be diligent in wearing them in order for them to work. Phone us at 780-665-4833 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nina Valiushka, our General Dentist who does Invisalign.
How long do invisible aligners such as Invisalign take?
Length of treatment time varies with how much teeth movement is needed, as each successive aligner moves teeth about ¼mm, and with how consistently you wear them. Aligners are supposed to be worn for 20 hours per day for 2 weeks at a time, then switched to the next set and so on until the treatment is complete. If the teeth do not “track” or move with the aligners, then refinement trays can be made.
Does dental insurance pay for invisible braces?
That depends on your plan, whether orthodontic coverage is included and what age group or parameters your insurance company sets. After your consultation with our General Dentist who does Invisalign, we are happy to send a complimentary benefits preauthorization to your insurance company to check your eligibility for clear aligner therapy.