Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that focuses on fixing misalignments and malocclusions of the teeth and jaws. When teeth are misaligned, it can create a number of long-lasting health problems while also making it difficult to eat, chew, and even speak.
At Kensington Dental Clinic, we want to help all of our patients in Edmonton, Alberta get the treatment they need to have healthy, happy smiles. Since we know many of our patients are adults who postponed getting treatment as children and teenagers, we now offer semi-invisible braces called Invisalign®️.
Invisalign is a method of straightening your teeth using a custom-made series of clear, plastic retainers. This is an ideal option for those individuals who want to straighten their teeth discreetly! The added bonus of Invisalign is that there are no brackets or wires needed, which makes brushing and flossing your teeth much easier.
Approximately every two weeks, you will be fitted with new retainers that will gently shift your teeth until the desired results are achieved!
To learn more about Invisalign, please feel free to contact our office and arrange a consultation. You can also go to their official website at www.invisalign.com.
Invisalign treatment usually lasts anywhere between 6 to 18 months, and the majority of patients will go through a series of customized aligners. Each one will be slightly tighter than the first, adapting to the movement of the teeth to create a straighter, more even smile.
Our practice can apply Invisalign for patients who are 16 years of age or older who have only minor misalignments of the teeth. Unfortunately, the aligners will not fit properly on patients who have moderate or severe misalignments.
At Kensington Dental Clinic, we try to make Invisalign as affordable as possible for our patients. Many insurances will not cover Invisalign because it counts as a more cosmetic version of traditional braces. We do have payment plans, and it is important to speak to your insurance provider before having treatment begin.
If you live in Edmonton, Alberta and are interested in Invisalign, you can schedule a consultation with our office. Our experienced dentist will examine and take x-rays of your smile to see what type of orthodontia you require and whether you would be a good fit for Invisalign.
An initial consultation with the dentist at Kensington Dental Clinic is the first stage in the Invisalign® process. Your teeth, jaw, mouth, orthodontic, and dental needs will be evaluated, and you will discuss your long-term objectives.
The dentist will devise a strategy for using Invisalign. The price, treatment program, timeline, appointment schedule, and directions on how to wear and care for your Invisalign aligners will all be provided.
The dentist examines your teeth at the start of therapy and throughout treatment using 3D digital imagery instead of putty impressions.
Each aligner is made to the exact specs needed to shift your teeth just the appropriate amount using 3D photos and technology.
To help your aligner move your teeth as needed, some dentists utilize tooth-colored enamel attachments attached to your teeth. These are braces that are affixed to the front of the teeth, like braces.
You will be given many aligners throughout the treatment. Every few weeks, you'll visit Kensington Dental Clinic, and our dentist will tell you how long you should wear each aligner before discarding it and replacing it with the next in the series.
Every six to eight weeks, you'll return to the office for a 3D assessment of your teeth and mouth and get your next set of aligners.
Feel free to call our team if you have any further questions about the Invisalign process.Book Appointment
Invisalign is a modern way to straighten your teeth with the help of discrete, clear aligners.
During a consultation at the dentist, your teeth will be examined to see if Invisalign is the ideal option. From there, you’ll get customized aligners that you’ll continuously replace as your teeth begin to straighten.
Patients are expected to visit our office every six to eight weeks for updated aligners, depending on each specific individual.
Kensington Dental Clinic accepts insurance plans from major carriers and offers a detailed range of payment plans.
Clear aligners should be removed while brushing your teeth, eating, and drinking. They can be gently washed with warm water.
Your Invisalign aligners will come with a case, and this is where you should put your aligners whenever you take them out to keep them safe.
The cost of your Invisalign clear aligner treatment will depend on your specific case the duration of your treatment. The more severe the malocclusion, for example, the more aligners you will require to rectify the issue and the more your treatment will cost.
In many cases, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to that of traditional orthodontic treatment (braces).