McKenney Corner Dental

Invisalign & Clear Aligner Therapy

Invisalign in St. Albert

Invisalign is a type of clear plastic aligner therapy that is used to straighten the teeth. This treatment is popular with children and adults and is ideal for fixing minor orthodontic issues such as crossbite, underbite, overbite, crooked teeth, and crowded teeth.

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

The duration of your treatment depends on the extent of your misalignment. If you have minor issues, you can expect the treatment to last at least a year, but more severe corrections may take longer. For optimal results, it is recommended that you wear your Invisalign aligners for most of the day and replace them as advised by your dentist.

Caring For Your Invisalign Trays

One of the major benefits of Invisalign over traditional orthodontics, such as metal braces, is that you can remove them while you eat. For this reason, there are no dietary restrictions, but you should wash your mouth or brush your teeth after eating and clean your trays before putting them back in your mouth. To keep your aligners in good condition, we recommend soaking them in Invisalign cleaning crystals several times a week.

Clear Aligner Therapy in St. Albert

Clear aligner therapy is a modern orthodontic solution to remedy minor orthodontic problems in the mouth. As an alternative to traditional orthodontics, such as metal braces, which are permanently fitted to the teeth, clear braces are removable and virtually invisible in the mouth.

How Do Clear Plastic Aligners Work?

Clear plastic aligner trays are designed to sit over the teeth and gently bring your teeth into alignment. Over the course of treatment, you will receive several sets of aligner trays, each shaped a little differently to gently push your teeth into place. To get the best results from your treatment, change your trays regularly as instructed, and wear them for at least 22 hours each day.

Will I Benefit from Clear Aligner Therapy?

If you suffer from teeth misalignment issues such as underbite, crossbite, and overbite or have crowded or crooked teeth, clear aligner therapy may be a good solution. Clear plastic aligners are commonly used for minor corrections by young children and adults, with treatment time lasting anywhere from 12 to 18 months.