At Assiniboine Dental Group in St. James, Winnipeg, our orthodontist is proud to offer Invisalign clear aligners to help you achieve a straighter smile.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign clear aligners straighten your teeth just like traditional braces, only without metal and wires.
Using digital scanners and 3D imaging technology, your orthodontist will create an Invisalign treatment plan specifically for you.
A series of custom Invisalign aligners will be made to fit your teeth during each stage of your treatment. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks before it is replaced by the next one in the series. This process will continue until your teeth are in their new positions.
The best part? During your treatment you can remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss, causing minimal disruption to your day-to-day life.
Read the answers to some frequently asked questions about Invisalign clear aligners.
- What are the primary features of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are:
- Clear and discreet
- Smooth and comfortable
- Removable for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing
- Can adults use Invisalign?
Yes! More and more adults are deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment these days, in large part because convenient, low-profile options like Invisalign have become available.
- Can teenagers use Invisalign?
Yes! Invisalign has a line of clear aligners just for teens.
These aligners have compliance indicators (small blue dots that fade away after the aligners have been worn for two full weeks) to help teens stay on track with their treatment.
They also have eruption tabs to provide space for second molars and prevent them from growing in crooked.
- How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of your Invisalign treatment will depend on the severity of your case and duration of your treatment. For instance, the more severe your misalignment issues, the more aligners you'll need and the more treatment will cost.
Ultimately, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to that of traditional orthodontic treatment (braces).
- How will Invisalign fit my lifestyle?
You will probably find that Invisalign fits very comfortably into your day-to-day life.
Because of the low profile appearance, many people won't even notice you're undergoing orthodontic treatment, so the impacts on your social life are very minor.
You can also take your aligners out whenever you need to eat, or brush and floss your teeth. That means absolutely no dietary restrictions, and brushing and flossing as just as easy as ever.