Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta
If you think your smile can be improved with orthodontics, Invisalign might be a suitable option for you. At Southcentre Dental Clinic, Calgary dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver will perform a comprehensive assessment of your dental needs and cosmetic desires to help you determine if Invisalign is a viable orthodontic solution.
Invisalign can be used to treat a number of moderate oral issues including:
- Crooked teeth or misalignment
- Minor rotations
- Crowding or gapping
- Mild bite issues
Unfortunately, while there are many benefits of Invisalign, there are some limitations regarding the treatment of more severe dental issues. Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Silver may recommend alternative orthodontic treatments.
Typically, ideal Invisalign candidates are adults and adolescents with fully-developed teeth. For younger candidates, traditional braces tend to provide more optimal results.
Ideal Invisalign candidates should also have good overall oral health with only mild dental imperfections. You should also have realistic expectations and a full understanding of the patient responsibilities that will be required for Invisalign treatment.
In order to achieve successful results, candidates will need to:
- Wear Invisalign aligners for at least 20 hours per day
- Maintain a good oral hygiene regimen by cleaning your teeth every time you eat
- Comply with a treatment schedule that usually consists of switching out aligners every two weeks for approximately 6 to 12 months
During your consultation, Dr. Silver can address your candidacy regarding these issues and answer all of your Invisalign questions.
To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, contact the Southcentre Dental Clinic today to schedule your consultation with our Calgary dentist.
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.