Straight Talk About
Clear Aligner Therapy
Clear Aligner Therapy first emerged in the late 1990’s as an alternative to metal braces. Align Technology (creator of Invisalign) was first in the industry to develop a clear aligner system that could predictably move teeth orthodontically, just like braces. Initially used to treat simple tooth malpositions, Invisalign now serves as a complete alternative to braces and is routinely used to correct a vast array of malocclusions by dentists and orthodontists worldwide. Over 3.5 million patients have been treated with Invisalign, and the numbers are growing…Here’s why.
Invisalign clear aligners take a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for each patient. Made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing aligners will gradually and gently shift teeth into place, based on the exact movements prescribed by your dentist or orthodontist. There are no metal brackets and no wires. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted.
Commonly Asked Questions:
My teeth are really crooked. Can Invisalign be used instead of metal braces? Invisalign can be used to treat any orthodontic condition that involves moving teeth. Invisalign is an absolute substitute for metal braces in the hands of a qualified and experienced Invisalign provider.
Does it hurt? No. Unlike metal braces that require ‘tightening’ at various stages, Invisalign uses much gentler, steady forces to move teeth, therefore, no discomfort.
How much does it cost? Treatment fees vary and are largely determined by the complexity and the time it will take to correct the issue. Many Invisalign providers offer flexible monthly payment options to make treatment as affordable
Healthy smiles are often the most beautiful smiles as well. If you’re considering making a change to a more confident smile, consider clear aligner therapy with Invisalign. You’ll be glad you did!
Dr. Trevor Morhaliek BSc., DDS
Simply Amazing Smiles
Suite 100-1475 Ellis St., Kelowna