Invisalign Calgary
by Dr. Michael Popp on Jun 20, 2019

Is your teen ready to straighten their teeth? Our Calgary dentists offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including Invisalign, to help correct your child’s smile.

For many years, teenagers have been straightening their teeth using traditional metal braces, and for a good reason; correcting your smile as a child comes with many benefits, including:

  • Boosted self esteem
  • Improved chewing function
  • Lower risk of gum disease and tooth injury
  • Healthier gums
  • Less wear and tear on the enamel

Traditional Braces vs Invisalign

Despite the many benefits of metal braces, they also have certain drawbacks, including their glaring presence and their tendency to cause mouth sores and discomfort. Today, advancements in cosmetic dentistry means that there are alternatives, including Invisalign, which offer a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing way of straightening teeth.

Want to know if Invisalign is the right option for your teenager?


Invisalign For Teens: 4 Things You Must Consider

Invisalign is an innovative cosmetic dentistry treatment that helps your child achieve a straight and beautiful smile without the hassle and pain of traditional metal braces. However, before you decide to allow your teenager to undergo this treatment, here are 4 things you should consider first:

1. What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that uses a custom made series of clear aligners that patients wear over their teeth. Every 14 days, your dentist will give you a new set of aligners as your teeth gradually shift into place.

2. Is My Teenager A Good Candidate For Invisalign?

Booking a consultation with your family dentist is the best way to determine whether or not Invisalign is the right treatment option for your teen. However, typically, Invisalign is a great option for patients who:

  • Have a mild orthodontic case
  • Are responsible and disciplined
  • Understand that they need to wear the aligners every day for the treatment to be effective
  • Have healthy gums and teeth
  • Are older, since Invisalign works better on fully developed jaws


3. There are No Dietary Restrictions With Invisalign

Metal braces are not only glaringly obvious and uncomfortable, but they also come with a number of dietary restrictions. Children who wear braces have to often avoid:

  • Hard foods (raw vegetables, nuts, apples)
  • Tough meats
  • Sticky foods
  • Ice

Sometimes, it can be hard to determine if your child is actually following these restrictions, and oftentimes brackets or wires have to be replaced.

With Invisalign, there are no dietary restrictions. Your teen can remove the aligners from his/her mouth during meal times and eat whatever they like.

4. Invisalign Offers Many Benefits

There are a number of reasons why you may want to consider an Invisalign treatment for your child over traditional braces. Some of the great benefits this treatment offers include:

  • It’s easy to brush and floss your teeth like normal
  • They’re more aesthetically pleasing
  • They can be customized for faster and more effective results
  • You’ll be able to track the progress of the treatment and see how much longer it will take
  • They’re more comfortable to wear than traditional braces


Call Today

Deciding between traditional metal braces and Invisalign is not an easy choice. The friendly and experienced Calgary dentists at our clinic have the knowledge to help you find the most effective solution for achieving a healthy, beautiful, and straight smile.

To find out more about the costs and benefits of our Invisalign treatment, visit our dental clinic at 1141-3800 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2A 2K2.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.


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