Dentist in Ellerslie | How Invisalign Works

Find out how Invisalign works at your dentist in Ellerslie, the tooth Dr. simply call us at 780-760-8668 and schedule a free consultation with the tooth doctor.


Invisalign is an incredible product that helps people get straighter teeth, help with bite issues and much more. Find out if Invisalign is right for you by contacting us at your dentist in Ellerslie.

Invisalign is a program where you wear invisible plastic alignment trays on your teeth. These invisible aligners are 3D printed at a lab and sent to your general dentist.

There is a piece of software that was developed by Invisalign called ClinCheck that shows a preview of your Invisalign treatment plan to your dentist. Working together with your general dentist Invisalign creates a treatment plan that will work for you.

Approximately 30 days after your moulds are sent into Invisalign year or dentist will receive the full package of trays that you will wear for your entire treatment.

Your dentist will go over the treatment plan with you, how to insert and remove your Invisalign trays, and how to care for your teeth and your trays during the process. Your dentist will also answer any questions that you might have about using Invisalign so that your treatment goes as planned.

You wear your aligners approximately 1 to 2 weeks, depending on your circumstances and you see your dentist every 6 to 8 weeks to check on your progress and receive a new batch of trays.


Invisalign is an amazing option over traditional braces. Some of the advantages of invisible include being able to eat whatever you want. There are many restrictions when you’re wearing traditional braces. Because of the wires and brackets several types of foods can easily get stuck in your braces or are just difficult to eat.

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene with traditional braces is much more difficult than with Invisalign. Invisalign allows you to remove your plastic trays and brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. This as an extreme advantage over traditional braces with all the brackets and wires that are in the way.

The tooth doctor, I dentist in Ellerslie love helping patients achieve a beautiful straight smile using Invisalign. If you love playing sports then Invisalign is the right choice for you. Braces can prohibit you from playing certain sports or engaging in certain activities due to the fact that you can receive injuries to your mouth with them.

The typical Invisalign treatment is around six months. This time can vary up or down depending on the severity of your case. Meeting with your dentist and going over the treatment options is the best way to know for sure how long it will take.

You have to wear your Invisalign aligners between 20 and 22 hours per day. The only time you remove them is to eat and clean your teeth. Apart from that you are wearing them most of the day. If you do not wear them 20 to 22 hours per day then your treatment plan will be prolonged. You may have to wear your trays longer than two weeks.

Dentist in Ellerslie | Invisalign or braces?

Deciding whether or not to use Invisalign or traditional braces can be tough but when you speak with the dentist in Ellerslie at the tooth Dr. you can receive all the answers to your questions.

Invisalign is a remarkable program that uses invisible plastic trays too slowly, over time, straighten your teeth. Using computer technology and the data from over 6 million different patients, your plan is made specifically to help you with your smile.

Your doctor works together with Invisalign to create a treatment plan that is specifically made just for you. All of the trays are created using revolutionary 3D printing technology and materials.

They are sent to your dentist in Ellerslie and you receive three or four trays at a time. Then every 6 to 8 weeks you visit your dentist to see how things are moving along.

If your dentist in Ellerslie is satisfied with the results and how you’re caring for your teeth, you will send you home with another few sets of alignment trays for you to replace every 1 to 2 weeks.

There is some discomfort with a new set of trays. Because your teeth are being forced into a new position, there is some pain associated with that. This pain, however, dissipates quickly as your teeth begin to shift into their new position.


Most people won’t even see that you’re wearing any type of aligner. That is the remarkable trait of Invisalign invisible aligners.
They are invisible!

One of the most amazing features of invisible line is that they are easily removable. Because they are removable you can eat all your favourite foods like spaghetti, popcorn, and candy. The tooth doctor doesn’t recommend that you each week candies, but the options are there when you use Invisalign.

You can easily brush and floss your teeth making oral care a breeze. With traditional braces taking care of your teeth is much more of a chore. This is why many teens have stained teeth, or tooth decay. Poor oral habits combined with difficulty reaching all the areas necessary to have a clean mouth exacerbate this problem.

The cost of invisible I treatment starts at $6500 with the tooth doctor. Visit our office today for a free consultation. Dr. Peter Yoo will assess your situation to see if Invisalign is the right choice for you.

Dr. Yoo will take the time to explain the process of how Invisalign works and if it is the best choice for your situation. There has only been one or two occasions when the tooth doctor had to refer patients out to an orthodontist in Edmonton.

This means that Invisalign works in almost every case. See if Invisalign is right for you by giving the tooth doctor a call at the Ellerslie location at 780-760-8668.