Invisalign Orthodontics® EdmontonIf some of your teeth are misaligned, you have what dentists refer to as malocclusion. Malocclusion varies in severity and can present in a variety of ways. Crooked teeth are less aesthetically pleasing than straight teeth, but is that the only reason to correct their alignment?If some of your teeth are misaligned, you have what dentists refer to as malocclusion. Malocclusion varies in severity and can present in a variety of ways. Crooked teeth are less aesthetically pleasing than straight teeth, but is that the only reason to correct their alignment?
Bite MechanicsYour dentist is not just concerned with beautiful smiles. Dentists are also concerned with the mechanics of your bite. If your bite alignment is off, your teeth may perform less effectively when eating or speaking. When assessing your teeth and gums, your dentist will be watching for:
Spacing or Crowding
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
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Correcting Crooked® TeethTraditional methods of straightening the teeth involves the installation of dental veneers, or metal braces. While metal braces are an effective way to move teeth into alignment, they tend not to be esthetically pleasing and are required to be worn long-term. Veneers, on the other hand, can be costly to install, and may require replacement. Unlike braces, veneers must be installed on a prepared surface in which the tooth has been etched and therefore alters the structure of the tooth itself.
The Invisalign® AlternativeWhile traditional braces remain the preferred course of action for severe malocclusion, many clients have successfully used Invisalign® to correct mild to moderate dental alignment problems. Invisalign® offers a nearly invisible alternative to metal and veneers. Invisalign® is a series of comfortable, custom-made aligners which are worn over the teeth and can be removed at any time. Trays are adjusted in small increments, changing every few weeks to encourage teeth to come into alignment.
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Nebula Dental Clinic provides oral health care services to the communities of Ellerslie, Summerside, Orchards, Walker, Charlseworth and the surrounding areas in Edmonton. All services provided by a general dentist.
Monday: 9:30am to 6pm
Tuesday: 10am to 6:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am to 6pm
Thursday: 10am to 6:30pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm