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What is Invisalign clear aligners?

Invisalign straightens teeth by using a series of custom clear plastic aligners that gradually and safely move the teeth into a better position. Invisalign trays are switched out about every 2 weeks for a new set. Each tray is customized to fit your smile and gradually moves your teeth with gentle pressure. Most treatment times range from 12 to 18 months; however, they can be longer depending on how complex the case is. Invisalign in Calgary is a great alternative to traditional braces.

Straight teeth not only look better, but they also function better and last longer. Invisalign can be used to correct both crowding and spacing issues. If you’d like to know if Invisalign is the right solution for you, you can book a free consultation with one of our dentists.

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Most dental clinics as well as orthodontic clinics offer Invisalign as an option instead of traditional braces.
At Nolan Ridge Dental, we offer treatment by Invisalign braces in Calgary. Book a consultation appointment with our dentist today to see if Invisalign is the best fit for you.

Get The Straight Smile You’ve Been Dreaming Of With Invisalign in Calgary

Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners in Calgary for Our Clients

Teeth that are not properly aligned can cause unnecessary wear over time, on top of the cosmetic concerns.

  • Easy to remove
  • Easier to brush floss teeth
  • Invisible
  • Can correct most bite issues
  • Reduce crowding
  • Bring teeth together to fill gaps
  • Improve appearance
  • Increase confidence
Dental issues that teeth aligners solve

Invisalign clear aligners in Calgary can help correct crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, gaps in teeth, open bite, and crowding of teeth. All these issues can affect eating, tartar and plaque buildup, and tooth eruption.

Crooked teeth are when your teeth are misaligned and are not straight. Crowded teeth are when there is not enough room in your jaw to accommodate all the teeth erupting. This can cause overlapping and twisting of the tooth resulting in crowding of the teeth. Crowded teeth can cause food to be stuck between teeth, tartar and plaque build up which then can result in cavities and potentially gum disease.

Overbite is when the upper teeth or jaw is too far forward resulting in the upper front teeth overlapping the lower front teeth. Similarly, an underbite is when the lower jaw or lower teeth are too far forward resulting in the lower teeth overlapping the upper front teeth. Crossbite is when some of the upper teeth rest inside the lower teeth which can result in constant chipping of these teeth.

Gaps in your teeth can cause food impaction, food getting stuck, and can result in discomfort, pain, and gum disease. Invisalign closes these preventing constant food impaction. Open bite is when the upper and lower front teeth do not meet, leaving a gap in between the upper and lower teeth. Open bites can develop from habits such as thumb and finger sucking, or tongue thrusting; it can also be caused due to jaw development. Open bites can lead to tooth eruption problems.

Advantages of Aligner Treatment in Calgary NW

  • Invisalign are also known as invisible braces which makes them more discreet than traditional metal braces. They are also removable meaning there are no dietary restrictions sometimes seen with traditional braces. Having removable braces allows individuals to perform proper oral hygiene such as flossing and brushing without the obstruction of the metal wires and brackets. They are generally more comfortable than the metal braces.
  • Invisalign treatment in Calgary NW in our dental clinic typically takes 6 – 24 months. Compared to traditional braces they require fewer adjustments meaning you do not have to schedule an appointment to see the dentist as often.
  • Invisalign are essentially invisible braces, they function similarly to metal braces in straightening your teeth. With braces, the metal wires and brackets help apply pressure to move the teeth to the desired position. Sometimes elastics are used to help reposition the jaw when correcting for over, under, and crossbite. Invisalign cost Calgary may be less compared to traditional braces depending on how complex your case is.
  • The Invisalign trays are removable meaning you can eat whatever you want as long the trays are put back in after eating. Unlike metal braces, they are less likely to cut up your gums as there are no metal parts in the trays.
  • With braces, a follow-up appointment is required every week to two weeks for adjustments. Invisalign on the other hand requires a follow-up appointment every 4 – 6 weeks which can be ideal for individuals who have difficulty finding time in their schedule to visit the dentist that often.

Are clear aligner therapy suitable for everyone?

Not everyone is suitable for clear aligner therapy. Some cases may be too severe or complex for Invisalign to correct and may require traditional metal braces. Clear aligners are not suitable for individuals who are not compliant with their treatment. Non-compliance such as not wearing their aligner trays, missing appointments, and not following the treatment plan may result in a longer treatment time and additional trays as well as costs.

Is Teeth aligners Right For You?

Whether you’re in need of regular dental hygiene, emergency dental care or a variety of preventative and restorative procedures, we’ve got you covered! Our team will support you in making the best decisions for your oral care with information and advice that is unique to your needs. We offer a wide range of dental services.


How long does Invisalign clear aligners treatment last?

This is different for every individual. It is based on how complex your case is, whether it is mild, moderate, or severe. Book a consultation appointment with our Invisalign orthodontist to get a more accurate idea of your treatment timeframe.

It is always best practice to book yourself in for a consultation with the dentist to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign Calgary, as it is dependent on every individual’s oral situation. Once the dentist sees you, they will be able to let you know if you are a good candidate for clear aligners Calgary or if you need traditional braces.

There is no significant difference between the two. Metal braces are recommended for more complex cases whereas aligners are great for mild to moderate cases. Both options will achieve straighter teeth after treatment.

No result is ever permanent even with traditional braces. If the treatment started early around 12-13 years old, you would achieve more stable results. Anyway, retainers are recommended. With traditional braces a permanent retainer is cemented to your teeth, with Invisalign, retainers are fabricated for you to wear daily to maintain your straightened teeth.

You can sleep with your Invisalign on. In fact, it is required for the treatment to work and progress. The Invisalign trays fit over your teeth like a glove, and unlike traditional braces, you don’t have to worry about them cutting up your gums.

The dentist does not need to drill your teeth for clear aligners Calgary. Brackets may be cemented onto your teeth to aid the clear aligners in shifting your teeth.

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