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Crooked, uneven teeth can cause you to feel self-conscious, and may even contribute to oral health issues.

Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky in Downtown Edmonton, Alberta, provides Invisalign®, which is more discreet, more comfortable, and works faster.

So why should I consider Invisalign?

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Invisalign Offers Several Benefits

Discreet Treatment

Many patients avoid orthodontics because they don't want to wear the metal wires and brackets used for traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic for discreet treatment.

Comfortable Fit 

The smooth plastic material is more comfortable than metal and does not irritate the inside of your mouth. You are also less prone to cuts and injuries if you play sports.

Removable Hardware

You should wear your aligners 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.

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Many Patients  Have Achieved Success with Invisalign

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Invisalign Can Correct Diverse Issues

If you are unhappy with the alignment of your smile, Invisalign may be able to provide the enhancements you desire. The clear aligner system can correct:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Crossbite 
  • 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.

Introducing Invisalign Teen:  Designed with Their Unique Needs in Mind

Invisalign Teen is designed specifically for younger users. It uses the same technology as the adult system, but is upgraded with several modifications.

A blue dot on each set of aligners serves as a “compliance indicator” to tell teens—and their parents—if the aligners have been worn for the necessary amount of time. Invisalign Teen aligners also feature eruption tabs that take into account the fact that a teenager’s developing mouth may still have adult teeth coming in.

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iTero®: A Better Way to Take Dental Impressions

The iTero system allows us to take the impressions necessary to create your custom mouthpieces without the mess and discomfort of putty.

What to Expect

Typically, patients complete Invisalign treatment in about 12 to 18 months

Invisalign Treatment Timeline

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First, your dentist will take digital images of your bite using the iTero® system to create your custom series of clear plastic aligners. 
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Your aligners will be fabricated using smooth, BPA-free plastic.
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Begin Treatment

You will use a new set of trays approximately every two weeks.  In order to achieve the desired results, the aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day.
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You will return to our office approximately every six weeks so that Dr. Podilsky can monitor your progress.
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Achieve Results

Once your teeth are in proper alignment, your treatment is complete. You will need to wear a retainer to maintain your results.

Maintaining Your Results: Life after Invisalign

Once you complete your treatment, Dr. Podilsky or Dr. Stempfle 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 hard shell case and clean it thoroughly every morning to prevent bacteria buildup. 

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Smile More Confidently

Undergoing treatment with Invisalign can transform your smile into something you can feel confident about.  The improvements that Invisalign provides can also help you to avoid issues such as teeth grinding and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Your teeth will also be easier to clean. 
For many, the main draw of Invisalign® is its subtlety—with the clear, plastic aligners, you can straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment. However, there are many other benefits to choosing Invisalign® beyond simple aesthetics.

Invisalign & Braces Have Similar Costs

Invisalign typically costs about the same as braces: an average of about $3,000 to $8,000. Additionally, insurance coverage usually applies to both treatments. However, the cost of orthodontic treatment will always differ based on the complexity of the case.

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Factors That Will Affect Your Final Bill

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Complexity of Misalignment

Simple misalignment is typically less expensive to correct. More complex concerns may be more costly to address.

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Length of Treatment

Each Invisalign treatment plan consists of a series of aligners. If you require more aligners to reach your orthodontic goals, your costs will likely be higher.

Exploring Your Options

If you are still not convinced that Invisalign is right for you, there are other options available.

Traditional metal braces are a common alternative for patients with more severe misalignment, while cosmetic dentistry can work for patients with minor cosmetic imperfections, including slightly gapped or rotated teeth. 

Top 3 Frequently Asked Questions

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 are primarily designed for teens and adults who want straighter smiles. It is never too late to consider clear aligners from our Downtown Edmonton practice, and they are a great option for adults who want to discreetly straighten their smiles.

More Information About Invisalign

Invisalign® has changed the face of orthodontic treatment. The system straightens teeth using a series of clear, plastic aligners designed for comfort and ease-of-use. The aligners are removable, so patients can slip them out during mealtimes, or to brush and floss their teeth. And, perhaps best of all, the aligners are completely clear, so no one will be able to tell you’re wearing them.

While the process is subtle, the results achieved with the Invisalign® system are dramatic. If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign®, contact Dr. Leah Stempfle and Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky in Downtown Edmonton, Alberta today.

Benefits of Invisalign®

For many, the main draw of Invisalign® is its subtlety—with the clear, plastic aligners, you can straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment.  However, there are many other benefits to choosing Invisalign® beyond simple aesthetics.

Invisalign® makes it easy to maintain your oral hygiene at home, since the aligners can be conveniently slipped out while you brush and floss. The liners themselves are easy to take care of as well, needing only to be brushed clean and rinsed with warm water.

With the Invisalign® system, you are free to live your life as usual. Because the trays can be removed during eating, there are no restrictions on what types of food you can enjoy during your treatment. And, because there are no metal brackets in your mouth, you’re free to play sports and lead an active lifestyle. 

Don’t let straightening your teeth interrupt your lifestyle. Learn more about Invisalign® from Dr. Leah Stempfle and Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky by contacting our Downtown Edmonton, Alberta practice today.

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