Does Invisalign work as well as braces?

Jennifer Buchanan - Airdrie AB DentistAt You First Dental, Dr. Jennifer Buchanan has spent 25 years providing relationship-based dental care to her patients in the Airdrie area. Dr. Buchanan has treated hundreds of patients with orthodontics to achieve beautiful smiles and she can answer all your questions about which braces would work best for you. With Invisalign, she gives her patients the most efficient, comfortable, and affordable treatment to straighten their teeth. If finances are a limitation, Dr. Buchanan works with DentoPlan to assist patients with the costs of orthodontics. 


What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses aligner trays which are made of comfortable, smooth BPA-free clear plastic. A series of these aligners are created based on digital photography of your current teeth, and software which designs each set of aligners to gradually move your teeth into their new place. The aligners are clear and invisible, so no one knows you are wearing braces. Patients wear aligners for 22-24 hours/day & night, and treatment time is 6 to 18 months.  Aligners are only removed for eating and cleaning. 

How does Invisalign work? 

Invisalign® braces are invisible, transparent, and removable aligners which are custom created to straighten your teeth gradually with no metal wires or brackets. Dr. Buchanan uses a 3D digital scanner to map out your teeth and create a plan for a series of aligners designed specifically for you. The aligners are made of safe, high grade plastic and they exert pressure on your teeth to move them gradually into their new straighter position. Every one to two weeks you switch to the next set of aligners which will move your teeth a little more into their new place. Depending on the starting position of your teeth and/or bite, the  time for treatment  can be as little as 6 months in some cases. Invisalign makes the aligners after a carefully planned and detailed treatment plan by Dr Buchanan.

What are the benefits of getting Invisalign? 

The fact the aligners are transparent is a tremendous benefit. Another benefit is that the aligners don’t interfere with eating all your favourite foods because you remove them to eat and drink anything other than water. Invisalign frees up time that might be spent making visits to the dental office for broken brackets or poking wires. Invisalign requires less dental office visits in general and can be managed virtually quite easily. Whereas brushing and flossing metal braces is a hassle, brushing and rinsing removable aligners is easy. Finally, Invisalign braces process is relatively painless and achieves results for most people in less time than the traditional metal wire braces. 


Here’s how easy it is to work with Dr. Buchanan: 

1.     Let’s meet and discuss your options
2.     Let’s make a plan for your braces
3.     Enjoy new self-confidence with your new smile! 

We believe in helping our patients achieve their very best smile.

Don’t go for “maybe later”!

  • Stop hiding your smile
  • Avoid feeling insecure and self-conscious
  • Escape being confused about all the options
  • Ditch wasting precious time not liking your smile
  • End worrying about cost “surprises”

Instead, go for “take care of myself now”!

  • Get the smile you’ve always wanted
  • Feel confident and happy
  • Know the facts about your options
  • Know the timeline
  • Find an affordable straight teeth solution!


Dr. Buchanan can help you achieve the smile you want and deserve!

Contact us today.

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