Invisalign Clear Braces in South Calgary, AB

Did you have orthodontic treatment as an adolescent and fail to wear your retainer regularly, only to find that your teeth have shifted over time? Or perhaps you never had your teeth straightened, and you've lived for years with crooked teeth or gaps and spacing between your teeth that has become worse over the years? Whatever the case may be for you, it’s never too late for a straight, healthy smile.

Living with crooked teeth might cause you to hide your smile when you meet new people or feel less confident about smiling in pictures, but tooth and bite misalignment also causes problems for your dental health as well. At Legacy Dental Care, we offer Invisalign clear braces as an alternative to brackets and wires, making it more convenient for our older teen and adult patients to seek orthodontic treatment that is efficient and discreet.

If you're curious about clear braces in South Calgary and how it might help your smile, we encourage you to contact Legacy Dental Care today at (587) 625-9222 and schedule an evaluation with one of our Invisalign dentists.

The Benefits of a Straighter Smile

group selfie photo of fourMost people would agree that perfectly aligned teeth are more attractive, but orthodontic treatment does more than just make smiles beautiful. Properly aligned teeth have several dental health benefits as well, such as:

  • Makes it easier to brush and floss your teeth and maintain oral health
  • Improves restorative treatment options
  • Lowers risk of uneven wear and stress fractures
  • Reduces the possibilities of developing decay by eliminating overlapping or overcrowded teeth
  • Supports healthy jaw joints and a comfortable bite

Having a smile that looks beautiful is almost essential in today's image-conscious world of social media. We make having a smile that looks attractive and feels comfortable possible with Invisalign clear braces in our Calgary dental practice.

How Invisalign Is Different

Traditional orthodontics rely on brackets and an adjustable wire to guide teeth into alignment. Invisalign clear braces use crystal clear, BPA-free plastic aligners to gently nudge teeth into proper positions.

In some cases, our dentists may place small, tooth-coloured attachments on your teeth for improved guidance, which we will remove after treatment. These little buttons are barely noticeable during treatment.

The Advantages of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Since Invisalign aligners are smooth, patients can avoid the sores and irritation to the insides of the cheeks and lips commonly caused by brackets.

Removable trays make it easier to clean teeth, and you can enjoy an unrestricted diet while undergoing orthodontic care. Your daily home care routine of brushing and flossing your teeth is also more straightforward since you can remove your aligners.

The discretion of the clear aligners is probably the biggest benefit of treatment with Invisalign in Legacy. Now, you'll be able to achieve the straighter, more beautiful smile you've always wanted without anyone ever noticing that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

How to Use Your Invisalign Clear Braces

clear aligner tray for teethIt’s important to consistently follow these guidelines to keep your orthodontic treatment on track.

  • Wear aligners most of the day (about 22 hours)
  • Use each pair for two weeks (or as directed by your dentist)
  • Remove aligners to eat and clean teeth
  • Keep aligners away from hot water - (It is always best to remove your aligners when drinking hot liquids)
  • Avoid leaving Invisalign trays in a hot car
  • Keep aligners away from pets
  • Clean aligners after eating and drinking
  • Notify us if you lose or damage your aligners
  • Maintain routine appointments with your dentist

One of the greatest benefits of treatment with Invisalign in Legacy is the fact that you can remove your aligners for eating and brushing your teeth. You also have the freedom to take your aligners out for meetings, presentations, or other significant life events. However, since Invisalign clear braces are removable, it can be tempting to leave them out longer than what is recommended, which could unnecessarily prolong your treatment time.

During your treatment, Dr. Sandon Wiedemann, Dr. Laiton Wiedemann, or Dr. Jayde Wiedemann will evaluate your progress and make any adjustments necessary for ideal results, so you'll have visits to our dental office to check in with them periodically. Compliance with the above guidelines is the best way to ensure that you keep your treatment moving forward so you can begin enjoying your new smile as soon as possible.

Life After Clear Braces

Once you have achieved your straighter smile, you'll need to wear retainers to keep your teeth in their proper position. Without retainers, your teeth will move and shift back into misalignment over time.

The good news is that retainers are comfortable to use, and you'll only need to wear them at night while you sleep. They're typically made of hard plastic and customized to fit your new smile.

It's important to understand that you'll need to wear retainers every night while you sleep for the rest of your life to protect your investment in Invisalign and your beautiful smile.

Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?

While Invisalign works well for many patients, it is unable to correct certain bite issues that are more complicated. The best way to determine if clear braces will work for your smile needs is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Wiedemann. During this appointment, we'll take photos and x-rays of your teeth, and Dr. Wiedemann will perform a thorough examination to help you decide if Invisalign is the best treatment to help you reach your goals.

Some of the common orthodontic conditions that clear braces with Invisalign can help with are:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

When you move forward with Invisalign in Legacy, we'll use 3-D imaging to create your treatment plan and show you what your straighter smile will look like when it's completed. Invisalign teeth with invisalign trays on themalso uses this plan to create your custom series of plastic aligners, and you'll be able to change out the aligners at home when it's necessary.

If you decide that Invisalign is not the right treatment for you, Dr. Wiedemann will discuss alternative treatment options with you that will help you achieve your best smile.

How Much Do Clear Braces Cost?

Since every patient's dental conditions vary, so does the cost of treatment with Invisalign. During an evaluation prior to your treatment, Dr. Wiedemann will determine the length of your treatment time by how complex your case is. Both of these factors then determine the cost of your treatment.

Our Calgary dental office also offers direct billing, which allows you to budget for your orthodontic treatment with less impact on your personal budget. If you have questions about your treatment with Invisalign or your payment options, we encourage you to contact our friendly and knowledgeable dental team for more information.

Getting Started with Invisalign in South Calgary Is Easy

Contact our Legacy dental clinic today at (587) 625-9222 to arrange an evaluation. While Invisalign braces are suitable for many orthodontic conditions, some complex cases may benefit from traditional orthodontics. Our dentists will discuss your options, along with potential outcomes, before beginning any treatment.

Your new smile is just a phone call away - don't wait to call us!