Invisalign in Calgary, Alberta
A beautiful smile is a desirable feature that can change the way how people perceive you. It can boost your confidence greatly and help you in career growth. When the teeth are crooked, the smile may not look the best. Invisalign solutions in Calagary are aimed at straightening teeth and improving alignment to enhance the functionality of oral cavity. Straight and well-aligned teeth are known to have improved biting and chewing functions, speech and esthetics of the smile. If you are unhappy about the way your teeth are aligned and do not like the idea of wearing braces, come and speak to our dentist. Invisalign® system offered at our Calgary office can move your teeth to beautify your smile and the functionality of the oral cavity. Visit our office to know more about Invisalign® Calgary AB treatment.
Invisalign treatments in Calgary – How can it help?
Our oral cavity is designed to have 32 teeth, 16 on the upper and 16 on the lower jawbone. The teeth perform the best when they erupt straightly and are well aligned. When the growth of jawbone and teeth are disproportionate, there can be less or more space for the proper eruption of teeth. This can cause the teeth to erupt crookedly.
Occlusion is a term used to refer to the way the upper teeth and lower teeth come together in a bite. For the occlusion to be correct, the upper teeth should be slightly ahead of lower teeth in a bite. When the teeth are not straight and there is disproportionate growth of jawbone/teeth, the bite deviates from normal condition. Such a case is called malocclusion.
It is important to straighten teeth and improve the bite for the following reasons.
- When the teeth are not straight it may be difficult to clean all surfaces of teeth which can increase the risk of dental infection
- When the teeth are not straight, chewing efficiency reduces
- When the teeth are not straight, speech can get affected
- The smile may not look the best when teeth are crooked
Invisalign® Calgary for straightening teeth
Invisalign® Calagary, Alberta is a system developed by Align Technology. A series of aligners, custom-made for each patient, are designed to apply moderate yet continuous pressure on the teeth to move them in planned direction and improve bite. Invisalign® system can work well when the range of teeth movement required is moderate. invisalign Dentist in Calgary Dr. Rostami performs thorough evaluation of your case when you visit our office to get Invisalign®. After the examination our dentist tells you if your case is treatable through the virtually invisible aligners.
Invisalign® Calgary - How it works?
During your first visit to our office, Dr. Rostami checks the status of your teeth and gums and takes images and impressions of your teeth. Problems like tooth decay and gum disease may have to be taken care before going ahead with the orthodontic treatment. After studying the case, our dentist lets you know if Invisalign® is a suitable treatment option. On confirmation that the aligners can help, a treatment plan is set at our office. Our dentist maps the movement of the teeth and communicates it with the lab. The impressions and the mapped teeth movement are used to create a 3D digital model of the plan. This model helps us review the outcome of the treatment plan and make necessary changes. On finalization of the treatment plan, the aligners are fabricated at the lab and delivered to our office.
A series of aligners are manufactured to fit the patients’ needs. Each pair of aligners should be used for about 2 weeks. The aligners should be worn for 22 hours of a day to get best results. Our dentist may ask you to visit our office once in 6 weeks to check the progress of treatment. It may take about 12 months for the treatment to complete. On completion of Invisalign Calgary, our team provides retainers to ensure that the teeth do not move back to previous positions.
Frequently asked questions - Invisalign
How can I benefit with Invisalign?
Some of the major advantages of Invisalign are
- Invisalign Aligner are transparent and are not easily visible to others
- Invisalign are easily removable
- Unlike traditional Braces, Invisalign does not use metal braces or wires that cause irritation to your mouth
Can you smoke with Invisalign in your mouth?
Smoking with Invisalign likely to stain your invisalign, and the whole purose to clear braces will not be staisfied. Each set of alligner is to be worn two weeks at a time and it is recommended you wear alligners for 22 to 24 hours a day
Can we eat food with Invisalign on?
Although you can eat soft food with invisalign in your mouth. We still recommend that you remove your alligners while you are having your food or drinks so that you can enjoy your meal comfortably without staining or damaging your alligners.
Are there any diet restrictions to follow, if I am wearing Invisaligns?
No. Unlike traditional wires and brackets, You will have to remove the aligners a each time you eat. This means you can continue to eat all the foods you love without any restrictions or worrying about food getting stuck in your wires and brackets
Does Invisalign work for everybody?
Invisalign is a great option for most of the patients; however, it may not work in all the situations. You will need a consultation with your dentist to help you determine if it’s a good option for you.
Will my aligners affect my speech?
The majority of the patient with Invisalign reports no effect on speech. However, there might be some Initial period of adjustment, with having a new appliance in your mouth.
Are Invisalign treatments painful?
People may experience some sort of temporary, minor discomfort for a few days, at the beginning of each new stage of treatment when they insert a new aligner. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It is a sign that the aligners are working – moving your teeth gradually, helping you to achieve your final desired results.