Invisalign Clear Aligners

Your Choice for Invisalign Clear Aligners in Lloydminster

One of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. Especially for adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be very discouraging. Invisalign offers an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal. Invisalign is renowned for being both comfortable and effective. The Tooth Suite Team is pleased to offer patients the comfort and effectiveness of Invisalign Invisible Braces!

Looking to straighten your teeth but hate the thought of wearing wire braces?
Tooth Suite is pleased to offer Invisalign Clear Aligners, the clear alternative to conventional braces

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment consists of wearing a series of custom-made plastic clear aligning trays that gradually move your teeth into the exact position your dentist has outlined for you. The dentist changes the trays every few weeks to fit the new tooth configuration. In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign Aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions –meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled. A great number of people report complete satisfaction with the treatment itself and the stunning results.

Invisalign corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that Invisalign trays are almost invisible to the naked eye and can be removed at will.

What are some problems commonly corrected with Invisalign?

  • Overcrowding – This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth. Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.
  •  Large gaps between teeth – This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
  •  Crossbite – This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. As a consequence, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
  •  Overbite – This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may occur.

What advantages does Invisalign offer over traditional braces and veneers?

While traditional dental braces, Invisalign Aligning trays, and dental veneers all offer different ways to perfect the alignment of the teeth, there are many considerations to consider when deciding which treatment will be best. Each option works best depending on a patient’s unique situation.

Invisalign differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable. This means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient. This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible. Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.

Invisalign is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, Invisalign actually straightens the teeth. Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes to the teeth. Teeth must be etched beforehand, meaning that to remove dental veneers, an alternative covering must be constructed. In addition to being somewhat expensive, veneers can break and often last for less than 20 years.

What does Invisalign treatment involve?

First, the dentist needs to devise an initial treatment plan before creating the special aligning trays. Three-dimensional digital images are taken of the entire jaw. These images allow the dentist to move specific teeth on the screen, view the jaw from different angles, and also foresee what the face might look like in years to come. In essence, this technology can show how Invisalign trays will change the facial aesthetics.

Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made. The custom made Invisalign aligners are made of smooth comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch is typical. The length of your treatment will vary, depending on your starting point. However, most patients complete entire treatment in 12-18 months, which is similar to traditional orthodontic methods

What are some considerations when wearing Invisalign trays?

Life with Invisalign Aligning trays may take several weeks to get used to. The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking. It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.

Usually, new trays are necessary every two weeks, and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye. You will visit us every four to six weeks to check your progression. It is important to realize that your actions can influence how quickly Invisalign will work. For the best result, Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours per day throughout your entire treatment, allowing you up to 2 hours per day to remove them. If you have questions about Invisalign, please ask your dentist.

Straight teeth are healthier teeth. Get the confidence of a great smile with Tooth Suite Invisalign Aligners

Call Tooth Suite Family Dentistry at (780) 875-4312 to
schedule your Free Invisalign Consultation today!

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Lloydminster for over 20 Years!

Disclaimer

Dr. Marianne Stelmaschuk, Dr. Sonia Thibault, Dr. Gladys NewLove-Heide are Lloydminster General Dentists. They are not specialists in Cosmetic or Family Dentistry. Cosmetic and Family Dentistry are not specialties recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Our general dentists provide Cosmetic and Family Dental procedures such as Porcelain Veneers, Dental Crowns, Invisalign, and Teeth Whitening as part of their General Dentistry license. As Lloydminster Family Dentists, we provide General Dental procedures for all ages within the family. Dr. Prabhjot Singh is a licensed Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon and can offer Oral Maxillofacial specialty services as part of his license.