Invisalign® are clear aligners that can help straighten your teeth. Our dentists will work with you to create a personalized plan based on your needs and goals. Your orthodontic treatment may include braces, Invisalign®, or removable appliances/retainers.
We are a preferred provider of Invisalign® in Winnipeg.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a clear alternative to wearing full braces if you would like to straighten your teeth.
Invisalign can also help correct other bite and alignment issues.
How does Invisalign® work?
Invisalign® treatment uses a series of clear aligners (in the form of trays) as an alternative to traditional braces.
These aligners are custom made for you, and are designed to move your teeth to achieve results set by your dentist.
The aligners are easy to remove for eating, and very hard to notice.
What are Invisalign® aligners?
Each aligner is slightly different shape to initiate gradual movement of your teeth. With each new set, you may feel tightness for a few days until your teeth adapt to them. There are no metal wires to adjust or tighten.
Each aligner set is worn day and night for about 2 weeks. You wear the trays at all times, except for eating, drinking and for your oral hygiene routines, including brushing and flossing.
How long does Invisalign® take to straighten your teeth?
The duration of treatment depends on the complexity of your individual case. The average case requires a year of treatment involving 20 to 30 sets of aligners to achieve a finished result of straight teeth.
How much does Invisalign® cost?
Depending on complexity and duration, our fees vary from one person to the other. Our fees include all visits and aligners.
Are you a candidate for Invisalign®?
Many adults choose Invisalign® for the ease and convenience. At this stage of your life, you may appreciate the value of your smile, but you may prefer the services provided with Invisalign®.
Choosing Invisalign is a clear option since you can talk and smile with the trays, and people will likely not even know you're wearing them. There are some limitations with this form of treatment and not every case is suitable. Call us if you're interested in Invisalign treatment. After your consultation, we will be able to determine if you're a good candidate for Invisalign.
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How long can I expect my treatment to take?
Treatment varies from patient to patient. Our dental team will assess your teeth, and will be able to determine the length accordingly. It may take anywhere from months to a few years. It all depends on the type of work you require.
Treatment length can depend on:
- Dental issues the treatment is addressing
- Age of the patient
- Level of cooperation from the patient
Is there an age limit?
There is no age limit for braces. We have seen a fair number of patients who have decided to get braces at a later time in their life.
Orthodontic Treatment Options
Our dentists will work with you to create a personalized plan based on your needs and goals. We want to be sure that your goals are aligned with the type of work your teeth require. Our team will sit down with you and go over all of your orthodontic options to determine what's right for you.
Your orthodontic treatment may include:
- Removable appliances/retainers
- Full or partial braces
- Invisalign® clear aligners
- Properly timed extractions
- Functional appliances which are removable to balance facial profiles in growing individuals.