Given the demands of traditional braces in terms of their comfort, food restrictions and hardware, many of us opt to bear the imperfections in our smiles in lieu of the hassle. Despite foregoing braces, you may still have an imperfection or two in your smile that you wish you could snap your fingers and correct. Invisalign® therapy represents a new era in orthodontics that makes a straight smile available to those who are not willing to undergo the drudgery of maintaining traditional braces.
Invisalign® therapy allows you to straighten your smile without your braces being visible to onlookers. Aligners are fit snugly over the top and bottom of the teeth and are replaced with a new pair every two weeks.
Invisalign® therapy offers a comfortable course of therapy since each tray is customized to fit precisely over the teeth. Without wires or metal of any kind along with its sleek profile, you won’t have to worry about sore spots, cut or scraped cheeks, avoiding foods that you love or even periodic adjustments.
Rather than perform an abrupt adjustment every four to six weeks, the aligners are adjusted each time you advance in your treatment. In other words, the aligners offer a gentler adjustment more often, offering you a much more comfortable experience.
Viva Dental Wellness is always happy to accept new patients, from individuals to families to people just visiting the area. We also offer Emergency Same-Day Appointments for those experiencing dental emergencies. Viva Dental Wellness follows the Alberta Dental Fee Guide and offer direct billing for convenience. We look forward to seeing your smile!
Aligners must be worn continuously and should be out of the mouth a maximum of two hours in a 24-hour period. Aligners should only be removed when eating or drinking and should only be reinserted after the teeth have been thoroughly cleaned and rinsed of all food debris.
Despite an increased hygiene habit, Invisalign® does provide the advantage of being able to eat the same foods you currently enjoy. No restrictions like popcorn or even taffy – they are safely consumed with aligners removed. A thorough brushing and flossing should signal the end your meal session.
Invisalign® therapy is very easy to get started with your dentist’s guidance. If you are a candidate for Invisalign®, your dentist will take a 3-dimensional digital photo of your mouth and provide a simulation of the possibilities for your smile. With your permission, your photos are sent off to a lab and all you need to do is wait for your aligners to arrive.
If you have questions about this or other services offered by our general dentist, contact our clinic today.
We recommend that Invisalign® be worn by patients who are at least the age of majority. This is due to the rigorous hygiene routine required and the potential for cavities and gingivitis to develop if hygiene is not maintained.
VIVA Dental Wellness is dedicated on providing exceptional dentistry services to all of our patients!