Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta
If you or your teenager suffers from crooked teeth, you may have heard of Invisalign, today’s clear alternative to metal braces. Invisalign is an excellent choice for many of our Calgary patients, and we invite you to learn more about it. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Silver today at 403-278-1415 to schedule your Invisalign consultation.
Many adults and teenagers who suffer from problems with tooth crowding and spacing fear that treatment will involve years of metal braces, dietary restrictions, and cleaning inconveniences, all punctuated by regular visits to the dentist for adjustments. Fortunately, Invisalign offers a convenient alternative to traditional braces that can be effective for many kinds of issues.
Unlike metal braces, which rely on tensioned wires that place pressure on semi-permanently bonded brackets, Invisalign uses a series of removable plastic aligners that are virtually invisible. Each aligner is slightly different than the one it follows, such that each aligner in the progression moves your teeth ever closer to their final positions. The total treatment usually takes about the same time as traditional metal braces.
Invisalign offers several advantages over conventional braces, including easier cleaning, healthier gums, and no dietary restrictions.
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.