Hall Dental Centre

Orthodontics & Invisalign Services

Now you have a choice when it comes to healthy, beautiful straight smiles: Traditional Orthodontic Treatment & Invisalign®.

What do we mean by Traditional Orthodontic Treatment?

Simply stated: braces. Over time, braces can correct problems with your teeth, bite and jaw. They can also improve the overall look of your smile. Unlike Invisalign®, they cannot be removed and must be tightened at regular dental appointments.

Orthodontic treatment can be an essential component in the creation of a beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment aims for straight teeth and an even bite, which will also improve the health and long-term wear of your teeth and jaw. Invisalign® treatment provides a modern, convenient orthodontic solution that fits the busy lives of our patients. Read on to brush up on the benefits of each so that you can make an informed decision

What are the benefits of braces?

Over time, braces can correct problems with your teeth, bite and jaw. They can also improve the overall look of your smile. Unlike Invisalign®, they cannot be removed and must be tightened at regular dental appointments.

There are many advantages to well-aligned teeth, including easier cleaning, better oral hygiene, clearer speech and a more pleasant smile. Though orthodontic treatment can be effective at any age, an orthodontic assessment should be performed around the age of seven. The earlier the orthodontic treatment begins, the more quickly the problem can be successfully resolved.

What problems can be treated with orthodontics?

Anteroposterior deviations – The discrepancy between a pair of closed jaws is known as an anteroposterior discrepancy or deviation. An example of such a discrepancy would be an overbite (where the upper teeth are further forward than the lower teeth), or an underbite (where the lower teeth are further forward then the upper teeth).

Overcrowding – Overcrowding is a common orthodontic problem. It occurs when there is an insufficient space for the normal growth and development of adult teeth.

Aesthetic problems – A beautiful straight smile may be marred by a single misaligned tooth. This tooth can be realigned with ease and accuracy by the orthodontist. Alternatively, orthodontists can also work to reshape and restructure the lips, jaw or the face.

Invisalign® – The clear choice.

Invisalign Teeth Straightening, Hall Dental, Lethbridge

Invisalign® is a modern orthodontic treatment that gradually straightens teeth using clear, virtually invisible removable aligners.

Incorporating orthodontic technology with 3D imaging software, Invisalign® allows us to offer the precise results that traditional orthodontic treatment can deliver without the restrictions.

Is Invisalign® suitable for adults?

Yes! Invisalign® is an excellent option for our adult patients. We often find that our adult patients are reluctant to proceed with orthodontic treatment.

While they understand the benefits and confidence that an even smile, straight teeth and an improved bite provides, the idea of wearing traditional braces, possibly for several years, is not something they are willing to consider. With Invisalign® treatment, even teeth and a proper bite are attainable while maintaining a natural looking smile.

Is Invisalign available for teens?

Yes! Invisalign® is a very popular option for teens with active lifestyles who want the flexibility that Invisalign® offers.

How often will I have to attend appointments during Invisalign® treatment?

You will need to attend an appointment at our office every four to six weeks while you are in treatment. These appointments are important to monitor your progress. You will find they are very quick visits!

What are the advantages of Invisalign®?

Since Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible, you are able to maintain a more natural looking smile throughout treatment.

Unlike traditional fixed braces, you can remove your Invisalign® aligners whenever you wish. Being able to remove the aligners, means that you can continue to enjoy your favourite food and drink without the restrictions of traditional braces.

Also, because the aligners are removable, cleaning and flossing teeth is far easier with the Invisalign® system than with traditional braces, resulting in less chance of post-orthodontic decay.

How does Invisalign® work?

After determining you are a candidate for Invisalign®, our experienced team will take impressions of your smile. Invisalign® 3D imaging software is then used to create a series of virtually invisible aligners.

You will wear each aligner in the series for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next aligner. As you move along in the series, your teeth gradually and gently straighten without the discomfort of traditional fixed braces.

Questions about Traditional Orthodontics or Invisalign®? Contact us

Treat yourself to a brighter smile with Hall Dental!

All services provided by general dentists: Dr. Paul Hall, Dr. Pauline Hall and Dr. Todd ZoBell