Are your teeth gapped, crowded, or otherwise misaligned? Maybe you had braces as a teen but failed to wear your retainer as directed, or perhaps you have never undergone orthodontic treatment before. Whatever the case, Invisalign in Prince Albert can improve the alignment of your smile -- without the need for metal brackets and wires. Most adults and older teens are eligible for this treatment!
Invisalign repositions the teeth using a series of clear plastic aligners made for your upper and lower jaws. You will wear each set for one to two weeks, depending on our recommendation. These aligners will place focused pressure on a different part of the bite throughout the treatment, gradually bringing it into the correct position. After about one to two years on average, the Invisalign process is complete. Your dentist in Prince Albert will prescribe you a clear retainer to use to keep the teeth lined up properly for years to come.
Invisalign offers a wealth of benefits compared to metal brackets and wires -- especially for professional adults or anyone who is reluctant to sacrifice their beautiful smile for orthodontics in Prince Albert. Some of the most significant advantages of Invisalign include:
There is not a fixed fee for the Invisalign system. The cost of your treatment will depend on a few factors, primarily the complexity of your case -- this determines how many aligners you need as well as the number of appointments you will need to attend throughout the treatment.
Additionally, the cost of Invisalign will vary based on how well you comply with the specifics of the treatment. Misplacing an aligner or failing to wear each set for the recommended amount of time (20 to 22 hours per day) will result in delayed treatments and higher costs. To find out exactly how much your Invisalign will cost, schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Prince Albert.
Most people who could benefit from traditional braces are eligible for the Invisalign treatment. This method can be used to correct gapped teeth and crowded teeth as well as overbite, underbite, and crossbite. To learn more about whether or not Invisalign is right for your smile, please give us a call!
Everyone wants a straight, beautiful smile they can be proud of. If Mother Nature didn’t give you a set of well-aligned teeth, Invisalign clear aligners can help. If you’re interested in straightening your pearly whites with Invisalign, you may have a few concerns before beginning treatment. We’ll gladly answer any of your questions during your appointment. In the meantime, we invite you to read through this handy FAQ section.
Invisalign in Prince Alberta works by gently exerting a force on your teeth to gradually shift them into their ideal positions. Most people are not bothered by this. However, it’s possible that you might feel a bit of soreness when you first begin treatment or when you switch to a new pair of aligners. This should clear up in a few days at most. You can minimize the discomfort by switching to a new set of trays right before bed, or by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever as needed.
Most patients describe their discomfort more like a “pressure” and less like pain. You shouldn’t experience anything beyond general sensitivity or soreness. If you do end up feeling pain, please call our office right away so that we can adjust your treatment.
While smoking does not automatically disqualify you from Invisalign treatment, we highly recommend not smoking while wearing your aligners. It can cause your trays to become severely discolored, making them noticeable to other people. If the staining becomes too problematic, you may need to replace your aligners, which could ultimately make your treatment longer and more expensive.
We highly recommend quitting smoking before undergoing Invisalign treatment. Plus, it’s not good for your oral or overall health in general. However, if you must smoke, you might want to take out your aligners first. Plan it out so that you’re still wearing them for at least the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day.
Keeping your aligners in good condition is fairly straightforward. Here are some tips for cleaning Invisalign trays:
Possibly. It depends on the specifics of your case. You’d have to talk with our dentists about any previous dental work you’ve had before we can determine whether Invisalign is right for you.
That said, crowns and veneers shouldn’t present too much of a problem with Invisalign, as they only affect one tooth. However, because dental bridges connect several teeth together, they might not be affected by the aligners.
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