Straighten crooked teeth with Invisalign
Invisalign offers children and adults a nearly invisible alternative to traditional orthodontics so patients can improve the look of their smiles while protecting their oral health. Dr. Kenneth Poznikoff and the team at Riverside Dental Clinic, offer Invisalign as one part of our personalized dental care for patients in Drumheller, Alberta.
How orthodontic treatment supports your health
Patients with crooked teeth, dental crowding, or large gaps often have large, hard-to-reach spots where tooth decay and gum disease can build up. Their teeth will also not fit together properly, especially when combined with malocclusion, which can cause uneven wear and tear, or in some cases, tooth fractures while chewing. These issues can also impact your airway, increasing your risk for snoring or sleep apnea.
Invisalign offers a discreet alternative to metal brackets and wires for adjusting tooth placement or bite problems. Invisalign can help many patients deal with these issues with removable, clear aligner trays that allow for easier cleaning without having to avoid any of your favorite foods. In many cases, Invisalign can provide faster results, and patients will not have to come in as often for adjustments. Dr. Poznikoff can evaluate your condition during your consultation and help you determine if Invisalign is the best choice for your smile.
What to expect from the process
Invisalign uses a digital scanner to create a 3D model of your mouth and computer software to plan your progression. Once we have your scans, the Invisalign lab will create your series of aligner trays. The trays are designed for a tight fit that uses steady pressure to guide your teeth into the optimum position. For it to work on schedule, you will need to commit to wearing each tray for about 22 hours a day, about two weeks per tray. As you move from one tray to the next, your teeth and jaw will shift, and you will notice a steady improvement to your smile.
With the Invisalign system, you will need to come in for a check-up once every six weeks so our team can monitor your progression and make any adjustments needed. Patients can expect treatment to take 6-18 months, depending on their condition, and once your teeth are in position, you will use a retainer to help your jaw adjust and prevent your teeth and jaw from relapsing. If you are ready to learn more, contact our office in Drumheller, AB, today at (833) 575-1855 to schedule your consultation.