Calgary Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign in Calgary

Dr. Warren Cohen and his team offer patients in the Calgary area, Invisalign, a treatment option that uses clear, removable aligners. It’s never too late to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of, and with Invisalign, you can with these subtle aligners. If you are interested in Invisalign and would like to know the treatment options that could help straighten your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cohen at Surrideo Orthodontics.

What is Invisalign?

Calgary-Invisalign-TreatmentThe Invisalign System is an orthodontic treatment that uses a progressive series of customized clear aligners created by 3-D computer graphics technology. These aligners are each worn for 20-22 hours a day for one to two weeks (depending on the complexity of movements) before moving on to the next aligners in the sequence. They are easily removable for eating, brushing and flossing, but need to be worn at all other times. Invisalign can help correct a number of common orthodontic problems, such as spacing, crowding and more, to help you achieve that dream smile you’ve always wanted. 

Benefits of Invisalign

Wouldn’t it be great to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing you’re going through orthodontic treatment? Well, now you can with Invisalign. Other benefits of this treatment include:

 No limitations on what to eat or drink
 Easy to maintain proper oral hygiene
 Comfortable with no gum or mouth irritation

How Does The Invisalign Process Work?


Initial Consultation

The first step to starting Invisalign treatment is to schedule a consultation at our office located in Calgary. During the exam, Dr. Cohen will be able to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign is a good treatment option for many different types of bite problems. We are happy to answer any questions before, during, or after your consultation about treatment plan options, cost, length, etc.

Dental Records

As part of the process, we will take records including photographs, a digital scan with our iTero scanner and two x-rays. These records are used to create a 3D image of your bite and a custom treatment plan. This plan will map out how your teeth will move with each set of aligners and into their final positions.

Treatment Begins

Once the aligners are created, you will begin wearing your first set. For the best results, your aligners should be worn 20-22 hours every day throughout treatment. There will be a small adjustment period as you become accustomed to speaking with the aligners and the pressure they place on your teeth. The plastic is smooth and the aligners are removable, so there will be little interference in your day-to-day activities.

Every One to Two Weeks Change Aligners

You will wear a set of Invisalign aligners for one to two weeks at a time. Every new set of aligners is created so that the teeth are slightly straighter than they were in the previous set. This means when you put a new tray in, the aligner is shaped for teeth that are slightly straighter than your teeth actually are. This puts slight pressure on your teeth, and over the course of one to two weeks, the pressure will will move your teeth so that they match the tray.

Retention Phase

Once you complete your final set of aligners, it is time for the retention phase. You will start by wearing your retainers full time, and Dr. Cohen will make the determination on when you can cut back to wearing them only during sleep. Our body is always changing, including our teeth. We put a lot of pressure on our teeth when we chew, grind our teeth, and perform everyday actions. The retention phase will help maintain all of your hard work and efforts for a healthy, beautiful smile.

Contact Surrideo Orthodontics

Here at Surrideo Orthodontics, we are happy to welcome new patients! If you are experiencing bite problems or are unhappy with your smile and think that Invisalign is for you, contact our office at (403) 282-7878. We will gladly set up an appointment for you to come in and meet with Dr. Cohen and the team. We are located in Southwest Calgary and work with patients from our surrounding communities as well. Should you have any questions or concerns, we are happy to answer them over the phone as well. We look forward to seeing you soon!