The purpose of visiting a general dentist for orthodontic treatment is to undergo treatment to align your teeth into an esthetic smile and a well-functioning bite. For those who are self-conscious about their smile, the use of Invisalign® or braces may improve how you feel about yourself.
Here at the Azarko Dental Group, we want you to feel confident and comfortable with your smile, and we know that our orthodontic care can help you get there. Put simply, our orthodontic treatment can be an effective step towards obtaining the smile you've always dreamed of! Should your orthodontic treatment needs be complex beyond what can be provided by a general dentist, we will arrange for a referral to a specialist.
The materials used for orthodontic appliances include clear plastic aligners, ceramic, and metal. These appliances can be bonded to the teeth or be removable, depending on the situation. Braces, for example, are bonded to the teeth and place a gentle and constant force, moving teeth into the proper position. Invisalign® is a system of removable clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth.
The days of having only the choice of metal bands and brackets placed around each tooth are gone.
Now, the options range from clear to metal brackets, and even the color of your appliance can be customized. These technologies have made the process quicker, more comfortable, and less noticeable.
Invisalign®, when suitable for the patient, is our primary treatment of choice. The path to a great smile is easier now than ever before!
Depending on your age, case, and treatment method, the process we offer can take anywhere between 5 months and two years. We have found our average treatment time for Invisalign® to be around 10 months. One of the biggest factor's for determining the length of the treatment is you, the patient. With diligent compliance in wearing your aligners you can make the process quicker, and more efficient. A meeting with one of our dentists will help you determine the length of time you can expect.
Before beginning treatments, Dr. Azarko will explain and help you to understand your options. When you contact our office to schedule an appointment, you will also have the opportunity to learn more about orthodontic procedures and Invisalign®. Schedule an appointment today at our West Edmonton office!
Please contact our friendly team at the Azarko Dental Group in Edmonton with any and all questions you may have about orthodontic treatment options.