Invisalign Clear Braces

Clear Braces for Adults and Older Teens

Invisalign clear braces provide a solution for patients who want to avoid brackets and wires and still achieve a straight smile.

Invisalign Clear Braces

Clear Braces for Adults and Older Teens

Invisalign clear braces provide a solution for patients who want to avoid brackets and wires and still achieve a straight smile.

Straight Teeth Are about More Than Aesthetics

Invisalign Clear Braces in South Calgary, AB

Did you have orthodontic treatment as an adolescent and fail to wear your retainer regularly, only to find that your teeth have shifted over time? Or perhaps you never had your teeth straightened, and you’ve lived for years with crooked teeth or gaps and spacing between your teeth that has become worse over the years? Whatever the case may be for you, it’s never too late for a straight, healthy smile.

Living with crooked teeth might cause you to hide your smile when you meet new people or feel less confident about smiling in pictures, but tooth and bite misalignment also causes problems for your dental health as well. At Legacy Dental Care, we offer Invisalign clear braces as an alternative to brackets and wires, making it more convenient for our older teen and adult patients to seek orthodontic treatment that is efficient and discreet.

If you’re curious about clear braces in South Calgary and how they might help your smile, we encourage you to contact Legacy Dental Care today at (587) 625-9222 and schedule an evaluation with one of our Invisalign dentists.

  • The Benefits of a Straighter Smile
  • How Invisalign Is Different
  • How to Use Your Invisalign Clear Braces
  • Life After Clear Braces
  • Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?
  • How Much Do Clear Braces Cost?

The Benefits of a Straighter Smile

Most people would agree that perfectly aligned teeth are more attractive, but orthodontic treatment does more than just make smiles beautiful. Properly aligned teeth have several dental health benefits as well, such as:

  • Makes it easier to brush and floss your teeth and maintain oral health
  • Improves restorative treatment options
  • Lowers risk of uneven wear and stress fractures
  • Reduces the possibilities of developing decay by eliminating overlapping or overcrowded teeth
  • Supports healthy jaw joints and a comfortable bite

Having a smile that looks beautiful is almost essential in today’s image-conscious world of social media. We make having an attractive, comfortable smile possible with Invisalign clear braces in our Calgary dental practice.

How Invisalign Is Different

Traditional orthodontics rely on brackets and an adjustable wire to guide teeth into alignment. Invisalign clear braces use crystal clear, BPA-free plastic aligners to gently nudge teeth into proper positions.

In some cases, our dentists may place small, tooth-coloured attachments on your teeth for improved guidance, which we will remove after treatment. These little buttons are barely noticeable during treatment.

The Advantages of Invisalign

Since Invisalign aligners are smooth, patients can enjoy comfortable treatment without any irritation in their mouths.

Removable trays make it easy to clean teeth, and you can enjoy an unrestricted diet while undergoing orthodontic care. Your daily home care routine of brushing and flossing your teeth is straightforward since you can remove your aligners.

The discretion of the crystal-clear aligners is probably the biggest benefit of treatment with Invisalign in Legacy. Invisalign makes it possible to achieve a straighter smile with aligners that are barely noticeable.

How to Use Your Invisalign Clear Braces

It’s important to consistently follow these guidelines to keep your orthodontic treatment on track.

  • Wear aligners most of the day (about 22 hours)
  • Use each pair for two weeks (or as directed by your dentist)
  • Remove aligners to eat and clean teeth
  • Keep aligners away from hot water – (It is always best to remove your aligners when drinking hot liquids)
  • Avoid leaving Invisalign trays in a hot car
  • Keep aligners away from pets
  • Clean aligners after eating and drinking
  • Notify us if you lose or damage your aligners
  • Maintain routine appointments with your dentist

One of the greatest benefits of treatment with Invisalign in Legacy is the fact that you can remove your aligners for eating and brushing your teeth. You also have the freedom to take your aligners out for meetings, presentations, or other significant life events. However, since Invisalign clear braces are removable, it can be tempting to leave them out longer than what is recommended, which could unnecessarily prolong your treatment time.

During your treatment, Dr. Sandon Wiedemann, Dr. Laiton Wiedemann, or Dr. Jayde Wiedemann will evaluate your progress and make any adjustments necessary for ideal results, so you’ll have visits to our dental office to check in with them periodically. Compliance with the above guidelines is the best way to ensure that you keep your treatment moving forward so you can begin enjoying your new smile as soon as possible.

Life After Clear Braces

Once you have achieved your straighter smile, you’ll need to wear retainers to keep your teeth in their proper position. Without retainers, your teeth will move and shift back into misalignment over time.

The good news is that retainers are comfortable to use, and you’ll only need to wear them at night while you sleep. They’re typically made of hard plastic and customized to fit your new smile.

It’s important to understand that you’ll need to wear retainers every night while you sleep for the rest of your life to protect your investment in Invisalign and your beautiful smile.

Life After Clear Braces

Our dentists welcome you to get in touch to arrange a consultation where we will discuss your current smile and the smile you have always dreamed of. Clear braces may be an option for most adult and older teen patients who are committed to the benefits of Invisalign braces.

Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?

While Invisalign works well for many patients, it is unable to correct certain bite issues that are more complicated. The best way to determine if clear braces will work for your smile needs is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Wiedemann. During this appointment, we’ll take photos and x-rays of your teeth, and Dr. Wiedemann will perform a thorough examination to help you decide if Invisalign is the best treatment to help you reach your goals.

Some of the common orthodontic conditions that clear braces with Invisalign can help with are:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

When you move forward with Invisalign in Legacy, we’ll use 3-D imaging to create your treatment plan and show you what your straighter smile will look like when it’s completed. Invisalign also uses this plan to create your custom series of plastic aligners, and you’ll be able to change out the aligners at home when it’s necessary.

If you decide that Invisalign is not the right treatment for you, Dr. Wiedemann will discuss alternative treatment options with you that will help you achieve your best smile.

How Much Do Clear Braces Cost?

Since every patient’s dental conditions vary, so does the cost of treatment with Invisalign. During an evaluation prior to your treatment, Dr. Wiedemann will determine the length of your treatment time by how complex your case is. Both of these factors then determine the cost of your treatment.

Our Calgary dental office also offers direct billing, which allows you to budget for your orthodontic treatment with less impact on your personal budget. If you have questions about your treatment with Invisalign or your payment options, we encourage you to contact our friendly and knowledgeable dental team for more information.

Getting Started with Invisalign in South Calgary Is Easy

Contact our Legacy dental clinic today at (587) 625-9222 to arrange an evaluation. While Invisalign braces are suitable for many orthodontic conditions, some complex cases may benefit from traditional orthodontics. Our dentists will discuss your options, along with potential outcomes, before beginning any treatment.

Your new smile is just a phone call away – don’t wait to call us!


General Dentist Dr. Elisha Chapman, DDS
Dr. Elisha Chapman DDS

Dr. Elisha Chapman was born and raised in Calgary. She obtained her Bachelor of Science with honours from the University of Calgary and went on to the University of Alberta where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Since graduating in 2015, Dr. Chapman moved back home to Calgary and has practiced here ever since.

On a daily basis Dr. Elisha finds general dentistry fairly enjoyable; taking the time to meet and connect with patients is one of her favourite parts. Clinically, she has taken a strong …

We Can Help You See If Invisalign Is Right for You


As your Invisalign provider in South Calgary, we at Legacy Dental Care recommend that you come in for a consultation to talk to one of our dentists about the clear braces option. Invisalign are suitable for most older teens and adults who have the following dental issues:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Mild gaps in the teeth
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth

Advantages of Invisalign

Invisalign clear braces offer many advantages for patients who opt for this type of orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign treatment is not only more discreet than traditional metal orthodontics, but treatment times are usually faster as well. For most patients, treatment lasts for six to 18 months.

Patients also love that there are no food restrictions with Invisalign since the clear plastic aligners are removed for eating. For the same reason, brushing and flossing is a breeze—and no different from a normal oral hygiene routine.

Patients who have a special event or who will have their picture taken can remove the aligners for a few hours. It’s important to remember, however, that the aligners must be worn about 22 hours a day if patients are going to reach their smile goals.

Contact Our South Calgary Office

If you have more questions about Invisalign, we invite you to contact Legacy Dental Care, your Invisalign provider in South Calgary.

Invisalign is an orthodontic therapy that relies on clear aligners to straighten teeth. This system may correct the following:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Twisted teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Uneven spacing between teeth
  • Certain bite alignment issues

It is designed for older teens and adults, and it also has several benefits, including:

  • Discretion—The aligners are virtually transparent
  • Soft plastic—For a more comfortable fit
  • Removability—Brush, floss, and enjoy your meals

The process starts with a consultation in our dental office. This is where you learn whether Invisalign is right for you, share your goals, and undergo an exam.

Your dentist will let you know, based on findings, whether Invisalign is the best option for your smile and talk to you about the length of treatment, which is different for everyone.

If Invisalign is right for you, we take impressions of your teeth, and the Invisalign lab relies on these models to create your custom aligners.

Every few weeks, you change your aligners until you have exhausted your supply, marking the end of treatment.

Are You Ready for a Straight Smile?

If you’re considering Invisalign clear aligners in Calgary, reach out to a member of our team to schedule a consultation—or contact us if you have any questions.  


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