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Appleway Dental Clinics
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Invisalign Treatments in Red Deer

Invisalign® braces
Straightening a smile brings about negative images of traditional braces: metal brackets glued to the teeth and held together with unsightly wires. Teenagers and adults are generally opposed to the idea of going through with orthodontic treatment for this primary reason. Thankfully, the team at Appleway Dental Clinics offers an alternative solution for patients to consider Invisalign® orthodontics.

Invisalign® works a little differently than traditional braces. Instead of using brackets and wires to reposition teeth, Invisalign® uses a series of plastic aligner trays. These trays are clear and are custom made for each patient. A series of trays are made for the entire course of treatment, and the patient wears each one for two weeks to gradually move individual teeth into better alignment. Patients with misaligned teeth and molars (which affect the bite) can use Invisalign® to dramatically improve their smile.

The procedure is rather different than that of traditional orthodontics. Impressions are taken at the dental office to determine the current alignment of the teeth, and these are sent to the Invisalign® laboratory. The models are scanned and then a computer program is used to determine how the teeth should align over the course of time. The laboratory then fabricates the aligner trays, creating an individual series for each patient, and sends them to Appleway Dental Clinics for the patient. Patients come back to the dental practice to receive their aligner trays and are educated on how to care for and use them.

Invisalign® aligners cannot do everything that traditional braces can. Severe misalignment requires the assistance of our trained orthodontist, Dr. Greg Barnett. However, patients who have mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth and bite can benefit from aligners. Many patients prefer them over traditional braces because they are discreet, comfortable, and easy to use.

If you are a patient who is considering orthodontic treatment but are unhappy with the idea of having metal bracket and wire braces, Invisalign® may be right for you. Call Appleway Dental Clinics today to schedule a consultation appointment and thorough examination.

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