Quality Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Calgary

At Westhills Dental Centre, we understand how dental misalignment issues can affect your ability to properly bite and chew and make you pause before flashing your smile. If you're suffering from mild to moderate dental misalignment, Invisalign clear aligners may be the perfect option for you.

Our team of dentists is proud to provide quality Invisalign treatment to patients across Calgary. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get the straight and aesthetically pleasing smile you deserve. Call us today to schedule your next appointment and learn how Invisalign is ideal for your needs!


What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic solution that can address numerous bite and alignment issues in adults and responsible teens. This form of treatment utilizes a set of upper and lower aligners made of clear, form-fitting plastic, eliminating the need for traditional wires and brackets. Over time, Invisalign gradually shifts your teeth into their proper positions using gentle, targeted pressure. Clear aligners are easy to wear and remove and allow you to continue eating foods you enjoy without dietary restrictions.

Determining if You're an Ideal Candidate

Our dentist will sit down with you during your initial visit to determine if you're a good candidate for Invisalign clear braces. At Westhills Dental Centre, we offer Invisalign to adults and responsible teens. However, the severity of your smile's alignment issues plays a major role in deciding whether clear braces are right for your needs. Patient education and commitment is also crucial for the treatment's success, as poor oral care habits can reduce its effectiveness and alter the desired results.

Addressing Dental Issues With Invisalign

If you're considering Invisalign treatment, it's normal to wonder whether it can treat your smile's specific issues. You'll be surprised to find out that it can effectively treat numerous mild to moderate issues. Some of the dental problems Invisalign can address include:

Overcrowding: This common dental problem occurs when there's not enough space for your teeth to properly align in your mouth correctly. Overcrowding can result in severe tooth decay and an increased likelihood of developing gum disease.

Overbites: An overbite is when your upper teeth sit farther than your lower teeth. This dental issue can lead to jaw pain and TMD.

Underbites: This dental problem is the inverse of an overbite, when your lower teeth wholly or partially cover your upper teeth. Just like overbites, an underbite can result in jaw pain and TMD.

Crossbites: A common dental issue is when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside your lower teeth. A crossbite can lead to stress on your smile and bone erosion.

Our Invisalign Process

During your initial visit with our dentist, we'll extensively examine your smile to ensure Invisalign can help. Once our dentist determines you're a qualified candidate, we'll go over your treatment options. As we help you craft your personalized treatment plan, we prioritize your health as well as keeping you in complete control of decisions.

Once we understand the details of your plan, our team will take digital impressions of your teeth using iTero™ technology. Afterward, we'll send your impressions to a lab where they'll craft aligners to contour to your smile perfectly. We'll also take the time to explain how to use and care for your clear braces on a day-to-day basis. Should you have any questions about the Invisalign process, we're more than happy to answer any questions.

Keeping Your Smile Straight After Treatment

Our dental team wants you to enjoy a straighter, healthier smile for as long as possible. That's why our practice provides you with retainers upon completing your Invisalign treatment. These appliances are specially designed to prevent your teeth from shifting out of place and undoing all the progress you've made. Our office is proud to offer Vivera® retainers. These custom-fit retainers use the same clear plastic material as Invisalign and are popular for their durability and comfortable feel. We'll go over proper care instructions to get the most out of your Vivera retainers.

Invisalign FAQs

It's normal to have questions about our Invisalign services. That's why our team is here to answer any that you may have so that you're informed and confident about the treatment. Some frequently asked questions about Invisalign include:

What happens if I lose an aligner?

Although we stress the importance of keeping track of your aligners, we understand that mistakes happen. Teens, especially, are prone to misplacing their aligners. You should contact us as soon as possible once you lose an aligner so we can order a replacement without missing a beat in your treatment process. Continue to wear the previous set in the meantime so your treatment won't be set back.

Caring for Invisalign clear braces is simple. All you need to do is gently brush them with a toothbrush using clear, perfume-free liquid soap. Afterward, rinse the aligners in lukewarm water. Do not use hot water, as it can warp the plastic of your aligners and significantly decrease their effectiveness.

If you have mild to moderately misaligned teeth, Invisalign can make a difference in your life. Many people who have formerly had braces choose Invisalign as a discreet way to improve their smile if their teeth have shifted after orthodontic treatment.

Your Place for Invisalign in Calgary

At Westhills Dental Centre, we're proud to offer quality Invisalign clear aligners to Calgary and its surrounding communities. Whether you appreciate simplicity or discreet options, Invisalign may be perfect for you. Call us today to schedule your next appointment with our dental team!



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