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Everything You Need To Know About Invisalign

Perfect, symmetrical teeth are extremely rare. Whether it be aligning crooked teeth, correcting a bite, or filling in gaps, most individuals require orthodontic intervention. Invisalign has become a popular orthodontic treatment as it can make adjustments to the teeth without the need for braces. If you are considering Invisalign as an option to correct your smile, you will need a general understanding of the treatment. In this article, we will dive into all things Invisalign. This will provide you useful insight in your assessment of preference and feasibility. To receive professional advice concerning your personal orthodontic needs, call Marlborough Dental or book a consultation.

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Should I Consider Invisalign?

If you are hesitant to get traditional braces, Invisalign may be the perfect alternative. Invisalign can provide you with a personalized treatment plan to address your needs and give you the smile you have always wanted. Are you interested in our dental services? Contact our team today to book your appointment!

What Is Invisalign And How Does It Work?

Invisalign is a treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually shift the teeth to their optimal position. Aligners are made from a flexible plastic designed specifically to be moulded to your teeth. Aligners are generally switched out every 1-2 weeks with a new mould, adjusted to shift the teeth by less than half a millimeter at a time, making the transitions painless. 

A certified professional will analyze your teeth and develop a digital treatment plan that will map out the alterations needed to correct your smile. Invisalign is capable of fixing the majority of orthodontic issues, which consist of:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth

Some cases may require the use of attachments in the mouth to provide the appropriate amount of force on the teeth while they are shifting. Attachments / buttons are small, tooth coloured shapes that attach to the teeth. Buttons are discreet and can be used at any point throughout the treatment as needed. Generally, they are only used for complex shifts.

Length Of Treatment

The length of an Invisalign treatment varies depending on the patient. Factors that contribute to a treatments duration include:

  • The patient’s orthodontic conditions
  • The amount of distance the teeth need to move
  • The pace at which the patient’s teeth will shift
  • The ability to ensure your aligner is in for a minimum of 20 hour per day

To gain a credible understanding of the duration of your specific treatment, consult one of our dentists. 

Cost Of Treatment

The cost of Invisalign is quite comparable to braces and will vary depending on the patient’s treatment plan. In most cases, insurance will cover costs the same as they would with braces. Consult your insurance company or treatment provider to understand the optimal payment plan for you.

Determine If Invisalign Is Right For You

When determining if Invisalign is the appropriate solution for your orthodontic needs it is important to understand the primary factors that will influence your decision. These factors include:

  • What Invisalign is
  • How Invisalign works
  • What conditions can Invisalign fix
  • Duration of treatment
  • Cost of treatment

If you require further information or would like to schedule a consultation, reach out to Marlborough Dental here or call us at 403-248-2066.


Can I wear my aligner all day?

It is recommended that you wear your aligners as much as possible (20-22 hours a day.) Your aligner should be removed for specific activities such as eating and brushing your teeth.

What benefits does Invislaign provide over braces?

Invisalign provides multiple advantages compared to traditional braces. The primary benefits include: 

  • Eat more comfortably and with less restrictions
  • Less check-up appointments
  • Easier to maintain proper oral hygiene
  • No cuts and irritation from brackets and metal wires
  • Virtual treatment plan  

How can I pay for my Invisalign treatment if I don’t have insurance?

Individuals may pay for Invisalign out of pocket or you can discuss a monthly payment plan with our team. Get in touch with our team at Marlborough Dental by calling 403-248-2066.

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