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5 Reasons to Choose Invisalign®

Virtually Invisible

The main reason why people choose Invisalign is because they are almost impossible to see unless you know that they are there!

No Food Restrictions

Because Invisalign trays are removable, you can remove them before you eat. Popcorn, Gummy Bears and Chewing Gum can all be enjoyed when the trays are out.

Easier to Clean

Braces are sometimes difficult to clean. Food and plaque get stuck between your teeth making it difficult to clean those hard to reach places. Invisalign is completely removable so you can simply take them out, wash them off and put them back.

More Comfortable

Although there is some mild discomfort associated with Invisalign, they are typically more comfortable than braces because there are no sharp edges from brackets that may irritate your cheeks.

Fewer Trips to the Orthodontist

Invisalign patients receive multiple aligners that they switch out on their own. That means fewer trips to the orthodontist!

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign, also referred to as clear aligners, has become an extremely popular and wildly effective alternative to traditional metal braces. These discreet clear aligners work in a series of trays, each tray adding slightly more pressure to your teeth in order to gradually guide them into the desired positions. Invisalign is entirely customized for you, with each tray manufactured to represent each completely customized phase of your treatment plan.

Your smile journey doesn’t have to be obvious. Get the same results braces give with a series of almost invisible clear aligners.

Why choose Invisalign?

Invisalign improves your smile and bite pattern using clear, customized, and removable aligners instead of traditional wires and brackets. Teens and adults are opting for this convenient and flexible treatment option. One of the biggest ways Invisalign draws users in is the added benefit of being virtually invisible, and extremely discreet. Clear aligners give you the option to smile confidently and freely, without having to second guess the look of your smile.

Invisalign for Teens

Teens also have the option to go with Invisalign treatment, instead of traditional metal braces. Orthodontic treatment through clear aligners can be more comfortable, and more convenient for your teenager’s lifestyle. There’s no need to make big dietary changes, jeopardize social events with the metal brackets and wires of braces, or have to deal with the distracting discomfort braces can sometimes bring. Your teen also won’t need to worry about big changes in oral health, as the aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing purposes.

Some parents wonder how Invisalign compares to braces, in the sense of success of treatment. Parents often worry that teens won’t wear a removable device that they can take out at any time. However, the manufacturers have implemented a neat tool that allows both the parents and the orthodontist to track your teen’s progress, and ensure you’re both getting the most out of your investment. This tracking can be done through blue compliance indicators, which exist on the physical clear aligners. If the aligners are being worn consistently, the blue dots will fade. If the dots are present at most appointments, this may be an indication that the aligners aren’t being worn. This is beneficial to everyone monitoring the treatment, and allows for an open conversation about where your teen can improve if they’re found to not be wearing their aligners as much as they should.

Invisalign for Adults

It’s never too late to pursue orthodontic treatment, and never too late to get Invisalign. Due to an aversion to wearing braces, many adults remain unhappy with their teeth throughout their life. Luckily, Invisalign is a discreet, comfortable, and convenient option for those that want a straight, healthy smile, without the metallic appearance of traditional braces.

Discreet way to straighten your teeth

With Invisalign’s clear, subtle look, most people won’t even know you’re in the middle of orthodontic treatment. Through a customized treatment plan that fits your smile, you can experience all the amazing benefits that orthodontic treatment has to offer, while still being comfortable and confident. Invisalign is commonly regarded as more comfortable to wear, and preferable to the perceived bulkiness of metal braces. Unlike braces, your clear aligners can also be removed for meals, brushing, flossing, and other parts of your oral hygiene routine. In saying that, it’s still highly recommended that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day. Wearing them for anything less than that can add more time to your treatment, and make you reach your smile goals a little slower than anticipated.

Fits into your busy lifestyle

Invisalign adds more free time to your life due to having to visit your orthodontist less than you would if you had metal braces. Braces often need to be tightened and have wires changed on a regular basis, while Invisalign doesn’t need to be monitored or altered in these ways. Appointments are usually scheduled every 2-4 months to ensure your treatment is on track, commencing smoothly, and your teeth haven’t done anything unexpected. This gives you more free time, less stress, and is an easier way to get your dream smile with less face to face interaction.

At the end of the day, Invisalign will increase both your oral and overall health, make you feel happier and more confident, make maintaining a great oral hygiene routine easier, and give you the smile you’ve always been wanting.

Straighten Your Smile with Invisalign® clear aligners

Invisalign lets you achieve your dream smile without the traditional metal brackets and wires that accompany braces. It’s virtually invisible gives you the option to smile confidently and freely, without having to second guess the look of your smile.

What can Invisalign® treatment fix?

There are many reasons why our patients come to us looking for orthodontic treatment. Many common issues faced are crooked teeth, crowding, overbite, crossbite, overjet, underbite, along with missing or protruding teeth, which we’ll talk more about below. While all of these things pose aesthetic issues that can impact your self-esteem, bad bites can also complicate daily tasks and life. A bad bite can make speaking and chewing difficult, and can even cause uneven wear on your teeth. Misaligned bites are also known to cause aches and pains. Crooked teeth and crowding cause their own branch of problems, often pertaining to your oral health and hygiene. Crooked teeth create tight crevices and spaces in the mouth that are difficult to clean, which can lead to tooth decay down the road. Straightening your teeth and correcting your bite can prevent future serious oral health issues, and help you maintain great dental hygiene for the long term.

Overcrowding

A common orthodontic issue is overcrowding in the mouth, with teeth overlapping with one another to create tight spaces and crevices. This creates difficulty when trying to properly clean between the teeth, and can eventually lead to tooth decay and other oral disease. This can also happen if you have small jawbones, and don’t have enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth to grow in properly with adequate space.

Crossbite

A crossbite is the direct result of a crooked or misaligned jaw, which causes the teeth to protrude and align themselves at strange and uneven angles. It’s typical to see upper and lower teeth intersecting with a crossbite, which can happen essentially anywhere in the mouth.

Teeth can easily become worn down with a crossbite, and their misalignment makes them very difficult to properly clean. With a lack of proper oral hygiene, a crossbite can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, even bone loss.

Underbite

An underbite is when the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth, affecting the appearance, aesthetics, and functionality of your smile. This problem is often caused by an undeveloped upper jaw, causing the lower one to jut out further. If you’re missing upper teeth, this can also sometimes lead to an underbite forming.

Like all other bad bites, having an underbite can make chewing and speaking extremely difficult, depending on the severity of it. An underbite can also lead to very uneven wear on your teeth, which can cause pain, discomfort, and assorted joint problems.

Open Bite

If you have an open bite, your teeth likely aren’t making contact when your jaw is completely closed. Open bites traditionally affect the front teeth, and are caused by many different internal and external factors. Most commonly, open bites occur due to old thumb-sucking habits from childhood, or a genetically abnormal bone structure.

If your teeth aren’t meeting properly, this can make chewing both difficult and painful. Because your teeth also affect the way you speak and pronounce words, an open bite can even be the cause of speech impediments. With an open bite, you’re also at risk of developing TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder.

Overbite

Opposite to the aforementioned underbite, overbites are when the upper teeth bite too far over the lower teeth. This is also commonly referred to as an overjet. While everyone has a bit of an overbite, they can become severe enough to affect your bite’s functionality, and the appearance of your face and smile. Extreme overbites can be caused by poor oral habits, and an underdeveloped bone structure.

An overbite can also make chewing and speaking difficult, much like an underbite can. The tooth placement has the potential to cause uneven wear, which can lead to varying levels of discomfort, pain, even joint problems sooner or later.

Gapped Teeth

Gapped teeth have a few different causes, and greatly affect the functionality and aesthetics of your smile. Many people also feel self-conscious about noticeably missing teeth. Gapped teeth can be caused by tooth loss, which can cause the surrounding teeth to shift in the direction of the extra space. This can wreak havoc on the alignment of your smile. These gaps can also come from abnormal jawbone growth.

Aside from just the aesthetic issues, having large gaps and spaces can lead to periodontal pockets developing, and high chances of getting periodontal disease. Because gaps leave your gums entirely open, they’re more susceptible to damage and oral disease. While they would usually rely on teeth to protect them, without them there, they’re at risk of developing various issues.

How Do I Get Invisalign Treatment?

Like all orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist will first make sure that you’re a proper candidate for Invisalign. The aligners are incredibly versatile with the ability to treat a variety of common dental irregularities, but just to be on the safe side, we’ll complete a thorough examination so we know with absolute certainty that Invisalign is right for you. This will be done through a series of detailed photographs and x-rays that will help us gain a deeper understanding of your orthodontic needs. Once we have your diagnosis ready, we can take your impressions and send them off to the manufacturer where your new clear aligners will be created.

We’ll call you once your aligners are ready, and our orthodontist will show you how to properly insert them, wear them, and will go over all other treatment requirements with you. This can also be used as an opportunity to ask us any lingering questions you may have, get clarification, and develop a full understanding of your custom treatment plan. Once we’ve shown you the ins and outs of your Invisalign, we send you on your way!

The Invisalign Process

1. INITIAL CONSULTATION

Our orthodontist will complete a comprehensive orthodontic examination to determine whether Invisalign® is right for you. You can even view your own virtual treatment plan to see the end result before starting treatment!

2. CUSTOM TREATMENT PLAN

Now that you’ve decided to get Invisalign®, our team at City Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry will take x-rays, pictures, and digital impressions of your teeth using an iTero scanner. Our orthodontist will use this information to develop a detailed treatment plan, including each individual tooth movement and the approximate treatment length. A 3D virtual representation of your treatment plan will show you how your teeth are expected to move at each stage of the treatment.

3. RECEIVE YOUR CLEAR ALIGNERS

A set of custom-made aligners will be fabricated for you. When you come in for the delivery appointment, our team will show you how to wear the aligners and how to care for them. As each aligner will be worn for one week, our team will give you a series of the trays to keep at home where you can switch the old tray for the new.

4. PROGRESS ASSESSMENTS

As you switch aligners each week, your teeth will gradually shift into the correct position. Every two months or so, our orthodontist will conduct a progress assessment to ensure you are on the right track to achieving your new smile. Our orthodontist will also give you additional aligners at this time as needed.

5. TREATMENT COMPLETION

Congratulations on achieving your goal of a beautiful new smile! In order to keep your teeth in place, our orthodontist will design a set of retainers for you. By wearing them as recommended, your teeth will stay in their correct positions.

As mentioned above, Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear aligners. Each new set puts a little more pressure on your teeth in all the right places, helping to slowly guide them into the desired positions to complete your smile transformation. It’s important to wear your aligners as much as possible so each set has the opportunity to fully contribute to the success of your treatment, along with staying true to the desired timeline.

Our orthodontist will tell you to switch aligners roughly every one to two weeks, depending on the amount of time your specific treatment calls for. Every two months or so you’ll have a standing appointment with one of our specialists, who will assess your progress and ensure everything is going according to plan. During these appointments, new aligners may be given as needed for treatment. If everything seems to be going smoothly, you’ll be sent on your way and instructed to circle back in two months!

Upon treatment completion, there are still a few more steps before we can send you to live happily ever after with your newfound smile. Sometimes after orthodontic treatment teeth tend to shift back into their old places, undoing all the work you committed to over the last couple years. To ensure this doesn’t happen and your new smile remains yours, our orthodontist will design a set of retainers for you that are custom made, just for you. These retainers are to be worn as instructed, usually at night while you sleep, in order to properly maintain your new smile. By wearing these retainers as directed, your teeth will stay in the correct positions.

Trust Your Invisalign Treatment to a Specialist

Dan Marquez, ★★★★★ Google Review

Awesome office and staff! Highly recommend! I’m in my late 20’s and I was very embarrassed to get braces at my age, but I felt comfortable at this office, Dr. Saleh and his staff are very knowledgeable and take they’re time to listen to all your concerns. I’m 4 months into my treatment and it’s been a very good experience so far!

Christine Johnson, ★★★★★ Google Review

We had such a great experience here. My daughter is 2 and a half years old. I tried my best to prepare her for the dentist by showing her pictures of what the rooms would look like. It is great that there are themed rooms because it makes the kids excited to see the dentist. The staff were very friendly, Dr.Caldwell was great with my daughter! He is also a father and had a lot of relatable experiences with his child that he shared with us to give us advice on how to wean her off her soother. He was very pleased with her teeth and said to come back in one year for a follow up. This was a fun experience for both my daughter and I and I believe we found her perfect dentist match. Will be recommending and returning.

Dawn Browne, ★★★★★ Google Review

City Orthodontics is absolutely TOP NOTCH?The service we received today was friendly, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. Dr.Saleh was able provided me with the best options for my daughter. This clinic is extremely clean and inviting with great staff to go with it. I would recommend this orthodontist to everyone! Thank you to Dr.Saleh and staff for making this experience such a positive one.

Aatifaho Nazari, ★★★★★ Google Review

My daughter (who is 3.5 years old now) has been to this office numerous times to see their Pediatric specialist. She is definitely not an easy child to please, but has done so well each time (did someone say Terrible Twos and beyond?!). I am so amazed by the genuine care and attention the staff and dentists have given us. I can’t wait for my son’s first appointment coming up soon! Definitely recommend if you are looking for the best care in town ????

Why Choose City Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry?

The Orthodontic and Pediatric specialists at our practice are committed to creating a welcoming environment that engages, comforts, and continuously educates patients of all ages during their oral care journey. Helping you achieve your smile goals, and giving you a healthy, beautiful smile for life is our passion. The convenience of having both Pediatric and Orthodontic specialists in one place allows us to be a one stop shop for both of these services – having a healthy smile has never been easier.

Child-Friendly Office

With gaming stations, televisions, and a baby play area, we strive to make your children comfortable in our fun and interactive practice.

Dedicated Specialists

Our practice has Pediatric Dentists and Orthodontists who are committed to providing you and your child with specialized care designed to make each patient feel and look their best.

Customized Treatment

We’re happy to answer all your oral care questions and help you find the right solution to improve your child’s smile. Book an appointment with one of our specialists to get your customized treatment plan.

Convenient Locations

Both of our offices are conveniently located in the North and South of Edmonton. We offer free parking and both locations are accessible by public transit.

Direct Billing of Insurance

Our clinic offers direct billing for orthodontic and pediatric procedures. Our staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork.

No Referral Necessary

We don’t require a referral to see one of our dental specialists. You may call our office or submit a form online to request an appointment.

Our clinics are open with proper health and safety measures in place. Click here to read our protocol letter to our patients.