While crooked teeth can negatively affect your confidence and your oral health, you may be hesitant to undergo treatment in braces.
Fortunately, Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky can provide comfortable, discreet treatment with Invisalign® clear aligners.
Here's why you should consider Invisalign treatment by the DentaCare Group in Downtown Edmonton, AB...
Invisalign Offers Several Advantages
Compared to Traditional Braces
Many patients avoid orthodontics because they don't want to wear the metal wires and brackets used in traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic that is virtually invisible and does not affect the appearance of your smile.
Comfortable FitThe smooth plastic aligners fit comfortably around your teeth and do not interfere with your lifestyle and activities. While braces can irritate the inside of your mouth and increase your risk of injury when playing contact sports, Invisalign aligners won't.
You should wear your aligners for about 20 to 22 hours each day, but you are able to remove them as needed. This allows you to eat any foods you want and brush and floss using the same techniques.
How Does Invisalign Work?
"Invisalign can prevent crooked teeth from turning into something worse."
Get Started On Orthodontic Treatment Today
Modern orthodontic treatment doesn't have to involve metal brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you can feel confident and comfortable while you straighten your teeth. Patients in Greater Edmonton, AB, can schedule an appointment with Dr. Podilsky to find out if they qualify for treatment. Take the first step and contact our office today so we can start creating your treatment plan.
Invisalign Can Correct
Many Common Orthodontic Problems
Invisalign aligners can do much more than straighten slightly crooked teeth. The powerful system works for a wide range of orthodontic concerns, including:
- Gapped teeth
- Open bite
However, it is important to note that not all patients are candidates for Invisalign. Our Downtown Edmonton practice will conduct a detailed screening to determine if this treatment is right for you. If Invisalign isn't right for your needs, we also offer traditional orthodontic treatments that can improve the alignment of your bite.
What to Expect The Invisalign Treatment Timeline
Typically, patients complete Invisalign treatment in about 12 to 18 months.
See The Results For Yourself!
As you can see, Invisalign can make a dramatic impact on your appearance. But did you know Invisalign can also benefit your health?
Other Benefits of Proper Alignment
The improved appearance and confidence you can experience after Invisalign are just the beginning of the advantages of this treatment. In addition to cosmetic enhancement, Invisalign can also improve your oral health. Proper dental alignment can help you prevent:
When your teeth are correctly spaced, you can brush and floss more thoroughly and avoid tooth decay.
Invisalign can correct your bite alignment, preventing stress on your jaw and conditions like TMJ disorder.
Better dental alignment is shown to reduce symptoms of sleep apnea by keeping the airways open to promote normal breathing.
"Delaying treatment can lead to cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and TMJ disorder—all of which can be more costly in the long run than early, effective orthodontic treatment."
Maintaining Your Results: Life after Invisalign
Once you complete your treatment, Dr. Podilsky in Edmonton will provide a retainer to protect your newly straightened smile. In some cases, you may wear your last aligner as a retainer. For the best possible results, you should wear your retainer every night and take it with you when you travel.
A retainer is a medical device that should be carefully stored and transported. Keep your device in a hardshell case and clean it thoroughly every morning to prevent bacteria buildup.
Is Invisalign more expensive than braces?
Invisalign & Braces Have Similar Costs
Invisalign typically costs about the same as braces: an average of about $3,000 to $10,000. Additionally, insurance coverage usually applies to both treatments. However, the cost of orthodontic treatment will always differ based on the complexity of the case.
Insurance and Financing Can Make Treatment More Affordable
Most insurance plans cover some of the costs of your orthodontic treatment. If your provider offers coverage for traditional braces, they will likely also cover clear aligners. Our Edmonton team will be happy to look into your dental insurance to find out what benefits you are entitled to, as well as file a claim to ensure you get maximum coverage for your treatment.
If you do not have dental insurance or need additional help with your out-of-pocket expenses, consider flexible financing. Our Downtown Edmonton practice offers in-house payment plans and will work with you to accommodate your budget. Which can make treatment costs much more manageable.
A Dental Practice That Works For You
Patients throughout Edmonton come to DentaCare Group not only for high-quality cosmetic dentistry, but also for our personalized service. We want to make your treatment as easy and stress-free as possible, and work hard to accommodate your needs. To find out more about our financing options, or what Invisalign will cost in your case, schedule a consultation at our Downtown Edmonton office. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with a personalized estimate. You can reach us at:
Frequently Asked Questions
Until you are able to meet with us at our Edmonton office, we have provided answers to three common questions about Invisalign:
How long will I wear Invisalign aligners?
Patients typically wear Invisalign aligners for 12 to 18 months. However, the actual length of your treatment will depend on the severity of your case and how often you wear your aligners. Failing to wear them for 20 to 22 hours each day can lengthen your treatment timeline, resulting in unnecessary delays. For some patients, there are also accelerated treatment options available.
Won't I have a lisp?
Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit securely against your teeth. Although it can take a few days to adjust to the aligners, you will grow used to speaking clearly with your aligners on. Because they are transparent, your friends and family may not even notice when you wear them.
Am I too old or too young for Invisalign?
Clear aligners can be designed for either teens or adults who want straighter smiles. It is never too late to consider clear aligners from our Downtown Edmonton, AB, practice. If you are a teen or adult who is ready to do something about misaligned teeth, you are the right age for this orthodontic treatment!
If you have further questions, please send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
"Dental insurance often contributes to the cost of Invisalign."