Look natural while getting a straighter smile with Invisalign treatment in Calgary, AB
Most people, from teens to seniors, would like to have attractively straight teeth. Yet, few are enthusiastic about wearing obvious bands, brackets, and wires for several years. In many cases, Invisalign can be a terrific alternative. These clear aligners are barely noticeable, so your smile looks natural during treatment. Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma offers this option at Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary, AB.
A different approach to orthodontics
Conventional orthodontic treatment moves teeth through bone remodeling. Brackets and wires apply steady, controlled pressure. That causes a little bone to dissolve on one side of a tooth and new bone tissue to form on the opposing side, allowing teeth to settle into straighter positions.
Invisalign uses a system of aligners to accomplish similar results. Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma takes precise impressions of your mouth. Computer software transforms that data into a series of 3-D printed aligners that move teeth with low force. Meanwhile, you see a computer-generated representation of how your smile will change, before you commit to treatment.
In Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma’s experienced care, Invisalign is suitable for teen and adult patients. A typical treatment plan involves wearing the first set of aligners for one week, before progressing to the next pair, and so on. Each patient’s care is personalized, but depending on how crooked your teeth are, you may be able to complete treatment in a year or less.
Why Invisalign makes patients in Calgary, AB smile
Here are some of the additional reasons patients at Lake Chaparral Dental Care may prefer Invisalign:
- Convenience – Recheck appointments at three-to-four-week intervals take only about a half hour.
- Comfort – Aligners are made of smooth plastic and fit snugly. There is no sharp hardware to irritate delicate soft tissues, and no wire tightening.
- No eating restrictions – Since Invisalign is removable, continue to eat foods you enjoy without embarrassment or concern about damaging aligners.
- Hygiene is easy – Brush and floss teeth normally. Plus, it only takes a few minutes to clean aligners.