Orthodontic Dentistry

Orthodontic Dentistry | NE Calgary Dentist | Memorial Square Dental Clinic

What is Orthodontic Dentistry?

Orthodontic Dentistry treatments have come a long way since braces were first introduced. With Invisalign orthodontic treatments, uncomfortable wire braces that often left patients self-conscious of their smile are no longer a necessity.

Orthodontic Dentistry care today has been revolutionized by virtually invisible, easy to clean, and comfortable to wear plastic aligners. At Memorial Square Dental Clinic, Calgary NE, we are Certified providers of Invisalign Clear Aligners, which are removable aligner trays custom-made to treat each patient.

We invite you to read more about Invisalign dental treatments on our website, but in the meantime, we’d like to answer some of the questions we know many of our patients have about orthodontics.

Please book an appointment today to discuss orthodontics with one of our Calgary, North East Dentists and make us your orthodontic care provider!

What are the benefits of Orthodontic care?

Orthodontics treatments like Invisalign are a safe and effective way of treating crowded and spaced teeth, cross bite, and other orthodontic cases. A straight, attractive smile is a confidence boost and an immediate way to make a great first impression.

Using Invisalign also benefits your oral health: properly aligned teeth can prevent tooth decay and gingivitis as brushing and flossing becomes easier and more accessible. Improving bite irregularities can also aid your ability to chew and speak clearly.

How long does a typical Orthodontic treatment take?

The length of orthodontic treatment varies for each patient depending on the severity of their orthodontic concerns. With Invisalign, nine to twelve months is an average time-frame for the aligners to do their work.

For treatment to be most effective make sure to only remove your aligners for two hours a day and meet with your Certified Invisalign Provider as scheduled to track your progress.

Aren’t orthodontic treatments just for teenagers?

Certainly not! There is no age limit on perfecting your smile. While treating orthodontic cases earlier in life is recommended, many adults are taking advantage of today’s treatment options that were not available in previous years.

For those with minor teeth straightening needs, Invisalign has just launched a new product called Invisalign Express. Invisalign Express offers a lower cost and quicker alternative for minor orthodontic adjustments.

Will my Orthodontic treatment hurt?

With contemporary procedures such as Invisalign, your treatment should be relatively pain-free. Some patients report a temporary discomfort at a new Invisalign stage, which typically goes away after a couple of days.

For Invisalign treatment, we take digital photos of your teeth to create custom-fit aligners as your treatment progresses—a pain-free procedure.

Do teeth need to be removed for successful treatment?

Although typically quite rare, depending on your case, extraction may be necessary to make enough room for your treatment to work properly. This will be determined at your initial Invisalign appointment where we will plan out exactly what we are hoping to achieve. In every situation, we ensure a tooth extraction is absolutely necessary before going forward.

When should my child be examined for orthodontic care?

If you feel your child might require orthodontic care, we suggest booking a consultation with Memorial Square Dental Clinic in the near future. Treatment depends on the development stage of your child’s teeth, which progresses differently in each person.

The Canadian Dental Association recommends taking your children for an orthodontic assessment early on and to consider treatment before adult teeth grow in. Even if your child is not ready for treatment right away, a plan can be made for the best care down the road.

Will my insurance cover orthodontic care?

Orthodontic care is covered under most dental coverage plans but check with your insurance provider for the details specific to your plan. While our patients are ultimately responsible for settling their invoices, we do provide direct billing of insurance and are happy to answer any questions you may have about payment.

We hope you’ll take the first step towards your straighter, healthier teeth, and smile by booking your consultation at Memorial Square Dental Clinic today. Our team is here to answer all of your Orthodontic and Invisalign questions and concerns and to handle all of your Family Dentistry needs in Calgary NE.

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