Invisalign® Clear Braces in Calgary SW
The Answer to your Dental Braces Problem
The idea of getting braces often fills teenagers with dread.
The same is true for many adults who may need to have their teeth realigned.
Our Calgary Invisalign services are a great solution to this problem.
What Is Invisalign?
Braces serve the important function of correcting crooked or poorly spaced teeth. The problem, however, is how intrusive braces are on a patient’s teeth.
We never want our patients to be ashamed of their smile, and Invisalign provides the same benefits without the aesthetic drawback of metal braces. Invisalign straightens your teeth by using a series of clear aligners that are custom-made to fit your teeth.
You will be provided with a series of aligner trays that over time will slowly guide your teeth into the desired position. These trays are made of smooth plastic which is almost impossible for others to see while you wear them.
Unlike braces, Invisalign is a comfortable, clear and a removable option that will transform your smile without disrupting your life.
How Much Is Invisalign Clear Braces?
Prices for Invisalign braces depend on the complexity and length of the treatment.
It can range from $2,497 to $9,997 based on estimated timeline and complexity.
Meet Our Orthodontist – Dr. Mostafa Altalibi
Our Orthodontist, Dr. Mostafa Altalibi received his D.M.D from the prestigious McGill University, as valedictorian of his class.
He has also won numerous awards including the American Association of Orthodontists Award.
We pride ourselves in providing orthodontic services for the entire family.
With new options such as Invisalign in orthodontics, adults can also have their teeth straightened with minimum discomfort.
Invisalign or Braces: Is Invisalign the Right Choice?
We understand each case is different, and these options should be thoughtfully considered before deciding.
Our treatment philosophy prioritizes the growth and development of our patients’ dental health.
Dr. Mostafa Altalibi considers various factors including airway flow and oral posture to determine a suitable teeth alignment treatment.
Early preventative treatment, minimal invasiveness, and Myofunctional therapy practices allow our dentist to work with a wide range of patients to provide the best treatment possible.
How Does Invisalign Work?
1. Initial Complimentary Invisalign Consultation
The process of getting Invisalign starts with a consultation with Dr. Altalibi, our certified orthodontist. As an alternative, you have the option or requesting one of our general dentists certified in Invisalign.
During your first consultation, we will discuss whether Invisalign is the right choice for you, as well as provide you with further information on the process.
After the consultation, a digital scan of your teeth will be sent to an Invisalign processing factory along with a detailed prescription.
2. Aligner Customization
Based on the treatment plan and your dental records, a virtual 3D treatment plan is generated, which shows you the expected movement of your teeth from their current position to the desired final position.
Our dentist will then work with an Invisalign technician to develop the best plan for you based on your treatment goals.
This process could take a week or two to complete.
3. Receiving Your Invisalign Aligners
When the customization process is finished, you will receive a series of trays that will work to straighten your teeth over a period of time.
Invisalign aligners take a little getting used to and cannot be worn while eating.
A small amount of discomfort in the teeth is normal, but typically only lasts for the first few days a new tray is introduced. Speech may also be affected in the first few days of using Invisalign braces.
The aligners should be worn between 20 to 22 hours every day only being removed to eat or clean your teeth.
If the Invisalign trays are worn as prescribed, a patient can transition into a new tray about every two weeks.
Our orthodontist may also offer a few added tools to expedite your orthodontic treatment:
- Micro osseous perforations (MOPs for short) are small dimples we place in the bone between your teeth to speed up cell activity which triggers faster tooth movement.
- Vpro5 acceleration appliance is a high-frequency vibration appliance that is worn 5 minutes a day. Not only does this appliance accelerate treatment, but it will also reduce tooth pain during orthodontic movement.
Using both acceleration methods, aligners to be switched twice weekly instead of once every week to two weeks.
The aligners will gradually move your teeth towards their final prescribed position, which typically takes approximately 9 to 22 months. Compared to braces, which take 2 to 3 years to fully align teeth in some cases.
Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces
When talking with our orthodontist, the patient will understand exactly what positions their teeth will be moving towards and how long the process should take.
Anyone who needs their teeth straightened can benefit from Invisalign.
Invisalign is fully removable other than the clear attachments that are sometimes placed onto the teeth to help in movement, for eating and special occasions.
Furthermore, brushing and flossing are much easier with Invisalign since they are removable.
Invisalign can fix all the same issues addressed with braces, including:
- Teeth overcrowding
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth gaps
Contact us at 403-297-9600 or online to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a new smile.
Orthodontic Consultations are complimentary!
EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS
We understand that you are busy and don’t always have time to visit a dentist for a routine checkup in the middle of your Monday. That’s why we offer extended hours from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday.
We are also open all throughout the weekend. That’s right, we’re open every day of the week.
DIRECT BILLING TO INSURANCE PLANS
To support our clients, we offer direct billing, predeterminations of treatments, and financial arrangements to all our patients to ensure smooth and easy payment transactions.
PAYMENT PLANS & FINANCING AVAILABLE
We understand that dental services can be an unexpected expense. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and options to suit our patients’ needs. Speak with one of our dental assistants to learn more.
At Sierra Dental, you will never struggle to find parking. Our clinics offer convenient parking options that are free of charge to our patients. It’s one more way we work to put a smile on your face.