Is Invisalign® more effective than metal braces?
Invisalign is a tooth straightening system designed to move teeth into their optimal positions where they are most functional and healthy. The goal of Invisalign is the same as with traditional orthodontics. Dr. Ali and Dr. Kanji will recommend the best option to provide you with the exceptional results you deserve. In the majority of cases, very similar results can be attained, and it will be up to you to choose your ideal straightening solution.
How does Invisalign straighten my teeth?
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. At the beginning of your treatment, Calgary dentist Dr. Mehbs Ali and Dr. Sahra Kanji will take impressions of your teeth which will be sent to the Invisalign lab for use in creating your aligners. You will then wear each aligner for approximately two weeks before moving onto the next aligner in the series. Each aligner will move your teeth a little closer to their desired positioning. Once you have made it through all of the aligners in the series, your teeth will be straight and beautiful.
How long will my Invisalign treatment take?
The duration of your orthodontic treatment with Invisalign will be determined by several factors such as the current position of your teeth and your desired outcome for the procedure. Dr. Ali and Dr. Kanji will discuss treatment times with you during your Invisalign evaluation. Generally speaking, most adults complete their Invisalign treatment in 12 to 18 months.
Are there any restrictions during Invisalign treatment?
Unlike metal braces, Invislign’s removable aligners let you eat whatever foods you want. Please be sure to brush and floss before putting your aligners back in. Smoking may discolor your aligners and is discouraged during treatment. You should also refrain from chewing gum while the aligners are in.
Do you offer affordable financing to help cover the cost of Invisalign?
Yes, we are pleased to offer a special financing option for orthodontic patients who want to set up an Invisalign payment plan with our office. We allow you to spread out the cost of your treatment over the duration of your treatment time, completely interest free.