Invisalign® in Calgary

What is Invisalign®

Invisalign® uses clear aligners to straighten your teeth discreetly. Sort of like secret orthodontic treatment. Dr. Antosz and Dr. Vincelli in Calgary offer Invisalign® treatment for both teen and adult patients in Calgary. *


How is Invisalign® different from traditional braces?

Invisalign® doesn't use wires and brackets to straighten teeth. Instead, the Invisalign® clear aligners move your teeth in small steps until they reach a desired position.

Dr. Antosz and Dr. Vincelli use impressions of your teeth to create the aligners specifically for you!

Each aligner that you have will be calibrated to fit your mouth and change your teeth gradually. You will change these aligners about once every two weeks, but need to visit your orthodontist at least every 6 weeks so that he can check your progress.

While using Invisalign® you'll be able to remove the aligners to eat, brush your teeth and if you have a special event.


These patients choose Invisalign® from our orthodontist.


Students

Students: You are never fully dressed without a smile.

Straighten while you study! Remove aligners to enjoy the food and drinks you want or if you have a special event like a party!


Professionals

Professionals: Is your smile holding you back? A confident smile shows the world you are in charge.

Invisalign® appointments are scheduled on your time and are less frequent than traditional braces. Remove your aligners for important presentations or social events.


Couples

Couples: Smile as you walk down the aisle. Have the smile everyone will remember!

Straighten your teeth and be braces-free for your wedding by starting treatment at least 8 months before you say “I do”!


Teens

Teens: Thanks Mom!

Find out why more teens are considering Invisalign® instead of braces for their treatment by scheduling a consultation with our Calgary Orthodontists.


What are some common orthodontic problems that clear aligners can fix ?

These common orthodontic problems can become big problems if not addressed. Whatever your orthodontic issues, we can customize a treatment plan to fit your unique needs.

Crowding

One of the most prevalent orthodontic problems is teeth that are too crowded. Dr. Antosz and Dr. Vincelli, your NW Calgary orthodontists, can recognize and provide braces to treat this crowding.

These teeth are extremely difficult to clean, making them more prone to decay, even if good oral hygiene is practised.

Spaces in teeth

Spaces in teeth can also be a problem, especially if the early loss or extraction of teeth causes healthy teeth to tip into open spaces. Deterioration of the supporting bone may occur, causing teeth to become loose.

Overbites

This can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, as well as excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue.

The stress on supporting tissues might contribute to gum disease and possibly lead to the loss of teeth.

Underbite

An underbite is a term for a dental condition characterized by lower teeth that extend outward farther than the upper front teeth.

Severe cases of underbite may cause difficulty biting and chewing food, challenges with speaking and mouth and face pain due to the misalignment of the jaw.

Crossbite

A crossbite is a misalignment of teeth, usually where the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth. This misalignment can affect a single tooth or groups of teeth.

If not corrected, a crossbite can wear down the enamel of the tooth as the jaw shifts to the side.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea may cause long-term high levels of cortisol which may have negative effects, especially in children.

  • growth problems and “failure to thrive”
  • attention deficit and learning issues
  • “acting out” behaviours such as aggression and hyperactivity
  • altered immune response leading to conditions such as asthma
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • bed wetting, sleepwalking and night terrors
  • long-term cardiovascular problems
  • hyperactivity and attention problems in children as young as 3 may be due to sleep-disordered breathing and should be evaluated early to prevent longer-lasting issues

Making the jaw the proper size, width and alignment with orthodontic treatment can help alleviate airway issues.

TMD/TMJ TemporomandibularDisorder

Many adults & teens experience pain because of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), and "bad bites" are often a contributing factor to TMD. Closing the teeth with the jaw joint seated properly in its socket would cause trauma to the teeth, making them hurt.

There is neural feedback from those teeth, which sets up a subconscious reflex that triggers the muscles that move the jaw to AVOID hurting the teeth; the jaw position adjusts to more evenly distribute the forces amongst many teeth, not just a few.

This act of dislocation is what causes all of the symptoms that the patient experiences.

TMD includes a variety of possible symptoms that may or may not be present in an individual:

  • jaw and facial pain
  • jaw joint pain, locking, restricted movement
  • degenerative changes in the jaw joint
  • ear symptoms: pain, fullness, ringing, dizziness
  • headaches, neck aches
  • clenching and/or grinding of teeth, with associated wear, tooth breakage, bone loss, receding gums, lost teeth

Watch a quick video on our >> TMD Page


How much does Invisalign® from an orthodontist cost in Calgary?

While we would love to give you an online estimate, each Invisalign® treatment plan is totally customized to suit your needs.

Book a Complimentary Consultation at your convenience with our online booking. We'll provide you with more information, such as treatment length and cost of Invisalign® treatment.

My daughter just finished her treatment and what a super smile from super people. -Submitted By: Joelle Lemmer