orthodontic-clear-bracesCalgary patients have long known about the superior treatment options provided by the professionals at NorthPointe Family Dentistry. But many of these patients know very little about the benefits of straightening crooked or misaligned teeth. Traditional braces can straighten teeth, but the benefits of the orthodontic treatment are often outweighed by the uncomfortable and inconvenient side effects of the metal parts and pieces. Read on to learn more about Invisalign treatment and how it could help you or your teen get the smile you have always dreamed of.

How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?

Step One:

First, Dr. Rosenbaum will take x-rays, pictures, and careful measurements of your teeth. These will be used to create an impression that will then be used to create your customized treatment plan. This will also allow us to map out the projected movements of your teeth, and estimate the approximate length of your treatment. After, we will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of your treatment.

Step Two:

Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners will then be created specifically for you. Your aligners will be made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums. Patients should wear these aligners throughout the day, and remove them only to eat, brush, or floss. When worn properly, your aligners will help your teeth gradually shift into a more attractive position.

Step Three:

Approximately every two weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners, until your teeth have reached their desired place. To monitor patient progress, you will schedule checkups with Dr. Rosenbaum every six weeks. For best results, patients should wear aligners for no less than 20 to 22 hours each day.

The Benefits Of Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is a comfortable and convenient way to straighten your teeth. However, there are many additional benefits of Invisalign. Continue reading to discover all the fantastic reasons why you should try removable clear braces.

Increase Your Self-Confidence: A crooked and uneven smile usually causes self-esteem to plummet. Invisalign clear braces can help straighten your smile with comfort and discretion. And when your smile is improved, you can grin with confidence once again.

Get Better Overall Health: Recent dental studies have shown that patients with oral health problems have higher rates of depression, anxiety, gum disease, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and other dangerous health problems. But when you choose to straighten your teeth, you can often eliminate or reduce your chances of dealing with these problems.

Eat The Foods You Love: Foods like whole apples, corn on the cob, and popcorn must be avoided with traditional braces. Alternatively, Invisalign offers smooth plastic aligners that can be removed for eating all of your favorite foods.

Stop Limiting Your Activities: Traditional metal braces mean that patients struggle with activities like sports or playing an instrument. However, Invisalign can reduce discomfort, enhance convenience, and easily be removed so you can do the things you love. You can even take your aligners out for pictures and special events.

Improve The Shape Of Your Face: Crooked or misaligned teeth can actually change the shape of your face. When you fix problems like overbites or crooked teeth, you can restore a more normal shape to the face and bring about a more attractive smile.

Improve Oral Health: Because the aligners can be removed for oral hygiene, Invisalign patients have much less trouble keeping their mouth and teeth clean than those patients who utilize traditional metal braces. This allows patients to reduce cavities, decrease tooth decay, eliminate gum problems, and stomp out bad breath.

Eliminate Jaw Pain: Crooked teeth can cause jaw pain, grinding, and uneven tooth wear in many patients. Invisalign can alleviate mouth pain and reduce the discomfort associated with traditional braces while helping patients obtain a straight and stunning smile.

Aid Digestion: When your teeth are crooked or misaligned, chewing food properly can be difficult. This can impact digestion. Straightening your teeth can improve your ability to chew properly and results in better digestion.

Call NorthPointe Family Dentistry For More Information About Invisalign

Here at NorthPointe Family Dentistry, we believe that Invisalign treatment can provide the kind of exceptional tooth straightening results that our patients desire. So now that you have read about the benefits of Invisalign, we encourage you to contact Dr. Rosenbaum to find out if you are a good candidate for this amazing treatment. Give us a call now to schedule a no-obligation consultation.