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How Invisalign Can Discreetly Improve Your Smile

Are you conscious about smiling in public or at social gatherings? Has it, over time, dented your self-confidence? Or are you hesitant to wear traditional metal braces? Don’t worry. With clear aligners like Invisalign, your smile will be restored to its former glory, making you smile with confidence. At Richmond Dental Calgary, our dentists have experience carrying out Invisalign treatments for people across Calgary.

What is an Invisalign clear aligner?


Invisalign is a reputable oral product, a type of clear aligner used in orthodontic treatments. Even though Invisalign aligners are not entirely invisible, they fit over your teeth seamlessly and are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. For dental Invisalign in Calgary, look no further than Richmond Dental Calgary.

What does an Invisalign treatment include?


The treatment starts with a free sixty-minute consultation. During the consultation, the dentist will perform an overall dental health check-up which is complementary. They will examine your teeth and gums, including taking x-rays and photos of your teeth. Based on the check-up, we will advise the patient on various treatment options and offer a customized quote and payment options. The estimate includes every treatment step, from x-rays and scans to retainers. For dental Invisalign in Calgary, please do not hesitate to contact Richmond Dental Calgary for more details.

Dental hygiene appointment

Before the dentist scans your teeth, our hygienists will clean and polish your teeth. This is done so that the dentist can take accurate impressions, ensuring the patient’s teeth are in good condition. The first dental hygiene session will include the cost of your braces.

3D treatment plan

With Invisalign clear aligners, the dentist will take scans of your teeth and create a 3D treatment plan. This gives the patient an idea of how their teeth will get straightened during your treatment and the outcome.

Frequent check-ups and adjustments

After the patient has been fitted with their first set of clear aligners, we will schedule visits every six to twelve weeks to check on the progress or if we need to adjust your teeth. However, you will need to change to a new set of aligners every two weeks.

Emergency appointments

Invisalign treatment most times go as planned. However, occasionally, the aligners may go missing, or the attachments fall off. If you experience these issues, please do not hesitate to contact our staff immediately. We schedule emergency appointments at no extra cost.

Estimate with the cost of retainers included

If you consider getting an Invisalign treatment, ensure the quotation includes retainers. At Richmond Dental Calgary, our Invisalign treatment estimate includes removable and fixed retainers. Please note that you will need to wear your retainers indefinitely and change them when they wear out.

Is it possible to remove my Invisalign aligner for a day?

You can take out your Invisalign aligners when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. You can even take them out for special occasions like weddings, other social gatherings, or when playing your favourite sport. Make sure you wear them for at least 20 – 22 hours daily to get the desired results. When you brush, you can take out your aligners and apply a small amount of toothpaste, but you must remember that they are only used for two weeks until you change them. Contact our polite and friendly team today to book an appointment for Invisalign in Calgary or for further enquiries.