What is Invisalign?

Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offer the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you’ll find with Invisalign®.


What is Invisalign


No matter what stage you’re at in life, you’ll appreciate the minimal interference in your daily activities that Invisalign® offers. Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

You may be somewhat familiar with how the Invisalign® treatment works, but we would like to take you through the steps of the treatment process, from consultation to confident smile. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the entire process can help you be more confident in your decision to choose Invisalign and enjoy a better smile every day.PD00007-00_rev_1_Photo_Aligner_Image_on_white

Your treatment begins after you select the experienced Invisalign Premier Provider that you feel most comfortable with and schedule your initial consultation. During the consultation, you and your doctor will discuss your case in detail to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign now addresses many cases, from simple to more complex. Your doctor will determine if Invisalign is right for you. This will also be your opportunity to ask any questions about Invisalign, costs, dental/orthodontic insurance, or any other concerns.

After your consultation, your doctor will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment. Using the same technology your doctor will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.  While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults. For teens the length of treatments is comparable to that of braces.

Invisalign-Premier-2016-Provider-DentistBased on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners is then created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they’re virtually invisible, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.

Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with your doctor. For best results and a timely outcome, you would wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment. At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.

Once you reach the end of treatment, you will be smiling more than ever. Invisalign is the clear alternative to traditional wire braces.


Reviews from REAL Slave Lake Dental Invisalign Patients:

I had wanted braces ever since my early teen years, and had seen orthodontists on two separate occasions for consultations prior to moving to Slave Lake and meeting Dr. Pukanich and the team at Slave Lake Dental. I am so happy that I finally made the decision to go ahead with braces once the technology of Invisalign became available. The convenience of Invisalign was appealing to me, especially the minimally invasive process and the freedom to eat the same way that I had eaten without “braces”. I looked forward to receiving my new trays and enjoyed watching my smile morph into something that I felt more and more confident about as the weeks went by. The end result is a smile that I am truly proud of. I did not realize how self-conscious I was about the misalignment and discolouration of my teeth until Dr. Pukanich held up the mirror, just weeks before my wedding day, and showed me my new smile. I am forever grateful for the kindness and professional care that I received from all of the staff at Slave Lake Dental, and especially Dr. Pukanich, for her motivating positivity, attention to detail, and the resulting smile that I get to proudly wear everyday.” – Kristine K.

“All those years with my teeth like they were I still can’t believe it they are straight . I loved it the day I was in the clinic and Dr. Terri mention that she could fix my teeth with Invisalign. At that time I didn’t know anything about it but I was so happy just hearing the words that my teeth could be fix. I would recommend Invisalign 100%. I just love Dr. Terri and her staff they are so awesome. Actually my daughter is getting the Invisaglin in the new year. Thank you all so much!”  – Theresa

“I wanted straighter teeth but felt that braces would be a hassle. As a professional who works with people every day I took confidence in the fact that people wouldn’t be able to see me straightening my teeth. I thought they were the perfect solution for me to continue to look the same while getting the same results in the end.” – Josh


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Patient Testimonials
Alexandre T. -Alexandre T. -
"Honestly the only dental clinic that I actually love to visit! It is super clean, the clinic itself is gorgeous, the staff is incredibly friendly and the dental service is thorough and fast. I recommend this place to everyone I know and wish I could go there everyday!!! :)  Thanks Slave Lake Dental!"
Jessica A. -Jessica A. -
"My children 4 & 5 both love everyone at Slave Lake Dental and actually look forward to going to the dentist. Whether it is for a check up, cleaning or filling, my kids always leave with a big clean smile and looking forward to coming back for their next appointment."
Lenore E. -Lenore E. -
"I love how family friendly they are. The needs of my children are met and they listen to them and their wishes! Just can't say enough positive things about the staff."
The Cole Family -The Cole Family -
“I just had a cleaning at the clinic a few weeks ago and I was really impressed to see how white my teeth were after. My entire family goes to Dr. Terri P. and well we really love her and her team of professionals! They are always friendly and informative and have the most up to date techniques for your teeth! I love this clinic's new look and I feel so happy to have this exceptional practice in our community! Great job!”
Janet P. -Janet P. -
“I have been a patient at this dental clinic for over 30 years always been treated well by all the previous dentists but Terri and her staff have go over and above. Amy is very considerate when I have my cleaning and check up knowing I have sensitive teeth. Natalie has done excellent dental work when it was needed. I am most appreciative of Terri for her exception kindness to my granddaughters, thank you for all you do.”
Rolanda B. -Rolanda B. -
“Very friendly staff. They made my son's first visit to the dentist a great experience!”
Kimmy E. -Kimmy E. -
“Great experience! I had fillings replaced last year and have had no issues what so ever. I have also had my teeth cleaned numerous times and the girls are amazing and very thorough. If you want a super friendly staff who will take very good care of you, SLD is the place to go!”
Samar B. -Samar B. -
“Always a friendly, comforting staff; very clean, and modern technology. Great reminders by text and email, make appointments easy to keep track of. Overall, great customer service.”
Deborah K. -Deborah K. -
“Having moved to Slave Lake from a larger centre I am always impressed with the professionalism and currency of the staff at Slave Lake Dental. Your facility rivals that of any larger centre and you are always up-to-date with new techniques and services. Great Work!”