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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®. And 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 Preferred 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.

Based 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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