Do you know that you can straighten your teeth without needing to see an orthodontist? Do you know that you can improve the appearance of your smile without needing to see a cosmetic dentist? Although cosmetic dentistry could play a role in the finalization of your smile’s look, all it takes to get started with Invisalign® in Edmonton is a consultation with a member of our dental team at Bonnie Doon Dental Associates.
Your Dentist in Edmonton
How many times have you said, “Hey Google, where is there a dentist near me?”, or “Hey Google, where is the nearest doctor?”, without taking time to consider practices outside of your immediate area? It’s possible that you could overlook the best dental clinic or the best dentist in Edmonton by choosing your provider based solely on proximity.
Bonnie Doon Dental Associates is proud to offer accessibility, ample parking, and convenience with our dentists on Whyte Avenue. Like many family dentists in Edmonton, we offer extended hours to ensure that getting to the dentist is as easy as possible. Our dentists on Whyte Avenue practice outside of the hustle and bustle of Whyte Avenue’s commercial center and are accessible to those looking for a dentist in south Edmonton, without being too far from the downtown core.
Getting Started with Invisalign®
Regardless of what Edmonton dentist you see, the likelihood is high that your clinic will offer Invisalign® therapy through their general dentists. That means that you could ask about Invisalign® at your next dental checkup or book a consultation to discuss it at the next available opportunity. You may have general questions about Invisalign®, however, that will help you decide whether this therapy is the right avenue for you to take to get straight teeth.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an alternative orthodontic appliance to traditional braces which can achieve comparatively positive results when the condition is not severe. Invisalign® works best with mild to moderate severity as far as the degree of malocclusion. Malocclusion refers to how out of alignment your teeth are, and severe cases respond better to metal braces.
The therapy utilizes tight-fitting clear trays, called aligners, to hold strategic pressure against your teeth in order to coax them into alignment. In this way, aligners and braces are similar in their approach – but how they get you to straight teeth offers a different experience.
Why Use Invisalign®?
Invisalign therapy is the first aligner system that allows you to straighten your teeth without announcing your efforts to the world with metal wires and brackets. These aligners are so thin and so subtle that others will rarely notice without you mentioning it first. Professionals across Canada are now straightening their teeth later in life now treatment doesn’t have to diminish self-confidence.
Straighter teeth are easier to clean, less likely to develop gingivitis or cavities, and more likely to offer the patient a boost of self-confidence that will support their interest in oral care and dental health. Straighter teeth make it easy to be proud of the smile you’ve got.
Invisalign® does not require that you make changes to your diet in order to reap all of its benefits, but it does require tightening up your oral health routine. Wearing these aligners can harm your teeth if they are worn before the teeth and gums have been brushed and flossed. Imagine the aligner behaving like a dome over the teeth that trap bacteria, acids, and food. Under these conditions, it does not take long for your oral health to be negatively affected. To prevent this, Invisalign® wearers must be diligent about brushing and flossing after each meal before replacing aligners, which are removed for eating and drinking. The aligners must be worn throughout the day and night, aiming for 22 hours of wear or more. Because of the commitment required, Invisalign® is not a preferred therapy for young patients. Invisalign® patients do best with their treatment when they are old enough and responsible enough to ensure their program’s success – and not to lose any aligners. Making duplicate aligners due to loss is a cost that can be prevented.
In order to determine whether you are a candidate for Invisalign®, talk to your Edmonton dentist who can confirm final pricing based on your individual circumstances. Albertans can expect to spend between $3500 and $8000 for their course of Invisalign® treatment, typically lasting approximately 18 months. Financing may be available through your Edmonton dental clinic, so talk to your doctor to develop a treatment plan that works for your lifestyle and finances.
Bonnie Doon Dental Associates is proud to offer this and other services at our clinic in Bonnie Doon. We look forward to supporting you throughout your journey to a smile you’ll love. Questions? Our administrative team is available to assist you, so give our clinic a call!