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Invisalign Dentist in South Edmonton

Are you looking for options to have your teeth straightened? We offer Free Consultations to help you learn about Invisalign and the options available to you. Call Life Dentistry @ 780-758-5433 Today! All services provided by a general dentist.

Does Invisalign® work for everyone?

Invisalign® therapy is the newest, easiest, and most discrete way to straighten your teeth in Edmonton! If you’ve been putting off traditional braces because of their appearance and discomfort, you need to hear this. Now, achieving a straighter smile and enhancing your oral health can be discreet without needing anyone else to know.

Invisalign® is a game-changing orthodontic treatment that uses custom clear aligners to correct tooth alignment. The invisible aligners are worn over the top and bottom arches of the mouth and changed every 2 weeks or at the dentist’s discretion. Each new aligner in the succession is made to exert gentle but consistent pressure on the teeth to coax them into alignment.

Not only is Invisalign® invisible at a distance due to its snug fit around the teeth combined with its transparent profile, but with Invisalign® you will never need to see the orthodontist for adjustments typically required with metal braces!

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Cases of severely misaligned teeth still require traditional braces, as they are more effective at addressing complex orthodontic issues. 

There are still some things that are not corrected by Invisalign®, but patients with mild to moderate crooked teeth or misalignment are typically good candidates for Invisalign®.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Invisalign?

Finding out and getting started is as easy as 1-2-3!

1) Talk to your dentist in Edmonton about the areas of concern in your mouth and have a digital scan of your mouth completed. The 3D scan can be completed in a matter of just a few minutes.

2) Review a simulation of the potential for your alignment with your dentist. This will help you to understand what is achievable with Invisalign®. Discuss treatment cost and insurance coverage as part of your custom treatment plan.

3) Give your dentist the O.K. to send your digital images off to a certified Invisalign® lab so that your custom aligners can be made!

Who is not a Candidate for Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is not recommended for children or teenagers until they have lost all of their primary teeth and can maintain the strict regimen required for success with Invisalign®.

Patients with teeth implants, dental bridges, or TMJ disorder may not be suitable candidates for Invisalign treatment.

Invisalign may not be suitable for individuals with severe overcrowding, active gum disease, extensive cavities, poor oral hygiene, and those who are unable to consistently wear the aligners as instructed.

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Care and Maintenance Guidelines for Invisalign Therapy

Your dentist will provide you with an overview of the care and wear instructions for your customer aligners. You will receive between twenty and thirty full sets of plastic aligners and you will wear each in succession – making sure not to dispose of the last pair you wore in case something was to happen to your new pair. In this case, you would revert to the previous set or next set depending upon how many days into your new aligner you are.

To ensure the success of your Invisalign orthodontic treatment, it is crucial to take good care of your aligners and establish a routine. You should wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day and only remove them to eat or brush your teeth. 

Since the aligners fit tightly over your teeth, it’s important to keep them clean at all times to avoid trapping acids and debris that may cause tooth decay. Natural salival rinsing will be less effective while wearing aligners, so keeping them clean is necessary to maintain good oral health.

It is recommended to brush and floss the teeth after each meal, and not to drink carbonated water or sodas with the aligners in place. Still, water can be consumed freely with aligners in the mouth.

Many patients report an increase in their overall oral health when they have completed a course of Invisalign® therapy because snacking is made inconvenient with all that brushing! 

Empty calories, like sugary sodas, become a meal-time-only activity. The treatment time for Invisalign can range between 12 and 18 months, and the healthy habits that are encouraged while wearing Invisalign become established and reflexive.

What happens after a course of Invisalign®?

Once your dentist determines that your teeth are properly in alignment, you will be provided with a retainer to use at night. Your dentist will provide you with wear instructions which will detail how often to wear your retainer. If you have had any small resin dots installed on your teeth to help secure your aligners, your dentist will grind off the dots and smooth the surface of the teeth.

Your new smile and your new healthy eating and drinking habits can be here to stay if you continue to take care of your teeth and get the right nutrition! Hiding your smile will be a thing of the past as you end your course of Invisalign® therapy with a newfound confidence. If you have questions about this or other services offered by our general dentist, contact our dental office today!

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