Stettler Dentist Answers, What Is Invisalign®?

Dr. Greg Barnett and the team of Appleway Dental Clinics can help patients in and around the area of Stettler in improving the health and beauty of their smile with preventative, general and cosmetic dentistry treatments. One commonly requested service by patients who have malocclusion, overcrowding, or other alignment issues within the smile is that of Invisalign®.


What Is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is best described as “clear braces.” Traditional braces use metal brackets which are glued to the teeth and connected with wires to provide the proper forces necessary to reposition the teeth into a more desirable location. However, many patients - especially adults - are uneasy about the idea of undergoing conventional braces to improve their smile. They may feel embarrassed about how they look for many months while their smile is enhanced. They may be worried about what others think of them and the first impression they will provide. By going with a procedure such as Invisalign®, patients can still straighten their teeth but avoid the embarrassment often associated with traditional orthodontics.


Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign® uses clear aligner trays. These are made with precision to fit over the dental arch. Several trays are made to create a full series during which patients wear each one for two weeks at a time. These trays will slowly reposition the teeth over time while maintaining a discreet, beautiful smile.


There are many benefits to Invisalign®, including:

  • Appearance
  • Effectiveness
  • Comfort
  • Results

Invisalign® is just as effective as conventional braces and is often recommended to patients who visit Appleway Dental Clinics looking for an alternative to metal brackets and wires. This clear aligner tray therapy is incredibly popular with teenagers and adults who are in day-to-day social situations and are worried about their appearance to others. Dr. Greg Barnett is the dentist within Appleway Dental Clinics who provides orthodontic services and can evaluate patients for treatment with Invisalign®. If you believe Invisalign® may be the best method of rejuvenating the smile, contact our team today to book a consultation appointment. We are excited to hear from new and existing patients in the Red Deer and Stettler areas.


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