At Glenmore Family Dental Care, we utilize a virtually invisible solution to straightening teeth - Invisalign®, also known as invisible braces. Invisalign® straightens your teeth little by little through the use of a series of clear, removable aligners. You will need to visit our office approximately every two weeks to change your aligners. Treatment lengths vary depending on your unique situation. Based on your initial assessment and compliance, results may be reached in as little as one year.
In addition to the obvious advantage over traditional braces (they are virtually invisible), the Invisalign® aligners are also removable. This means that they are able to be removed while eating, brushing and flossing. This ensures your proper oral health can be maintained during straightening as food does not get caught. For more information, contact us for a consultation on Invisalign®.
Not everyone is a good candidate for the Invisalign® system. Patients with severe crowding, spacing, rotation issues, TMJ/jaw problems will be referred to an orthodontic specialist.
Everyone wants a beautiful smile, but not everybody knows that crooked teeth can actually endanger your health. When your bite doesn’t align or your teeth are overcrowded, you can end up with an overload of bacteria in your mouth or even periodontal disease. Malocclusion or the improper alignment of your teeth and jaws can lead to a variety of painful dental disorders. Faced with these facts, orthodontic treatment can be a real bargain. Here at Glenmore Family Dental Care, we offer the following orthodontics option in Calgary and surrounding areas:
How do orthodontic problems form?
Unfortunately some orthodontic problems are out of your control because they are inherited through your genes. Overcrowding, spacing problems, missing teeth, and jaw growth are among some of these naturally occurring orthodontic issues. Improper alignment of teeth or the jaw can also be caused by thumb- or finger-sucking, dental disease, or accidents. Losing your baby teeth late may also cause orthodontic problems.
Why should I get orthodontic treatment?
When you have crowded or crooked teeth, it’s hard to clean and maintain them. Bad jaw alignment throws off your bite, causing wear of your tooth surfaces and making it difficult to chew or speak. Without orthodontic treatment these issues will only become worse over time.
At what age should children receive an orthodontic checkup?
We recommend that you have your child get an orthodontic checkup no later than 7 years old. Baby teeth may still be present, but it’s important that your child’s jaw growth and emerging teeth are coming in properly. Furthermore, some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if found early.
Are orthodontic treatments beneficial for adults?
Yes! Orthodontic treatments can help patients at almost any age. With smaller, less visible orthodontic appliances, like Invisalign®, adults are finding treatment much more appealing.
How can I help ensure my orthodontic treatment is successful?
Practicing good oral hygiene is always important. No matter what orthodontic treatment you have, it’s always good to brush and floss daily. Be sure to make routine appointments to your dentist as well.
How long will the treatment take and how expensive is it?
Orthodontic treatments can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years. The cost of orthodontic treatment depends on the length of time you need the treatment as well as how complex it is.
If you are considering orthodontics for a beautiful smile, contact us at Glenmore Family Dental Care to talk about the option that is right for you.