We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on June 1st. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.
Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.
Here’s what to expect:
To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:
Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?
What we will need from you:
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and call the front desk at 403-295-9335. Please wait outside of the clinic in your vehicle and when you call us we will complete our Covid 19 screening questionnaire with you. We will then let you know when we are ready to see you. We are limiting access to our clinic to facilitate proper social distancing. Please also note that there will be no access to our washroom at this time to facilitate better infection control
Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.
Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.
What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:
Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
Hand Sanitization station-please clean your hands before your treatment
Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize
The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.
Is Invisalign as good as braces or Are braces more painful than Invisalign?
If you wish to correct the alignment of your teeth or get your crooked teeth straightened, you have two options to choose from i.e. conventional braces and Invisalign. Let’s explore, in what ways both of them are similar and what makes them different.
The traditional braces were the only choice with people who wanted to get straight teeth. They consist of metal brackets and wires, which are fixed to the patient’s teeth and bound with each tooth with rubber bands or wires. The braces have evolved over the period of time and now you can get braces matching the color of your teeth enamel, making them almost invisible.
They are more esthetically appealing option as they are almost invisible. The Invisalign in Calgary, AB, are removable trays, which are to be worn on teeth for 22 hours a day and can be removed while eating and brushing. They are made of clear plastic and they are soft on your mouth. Invisalign is a relatively quicker option for treatment. There’s a series of trays that you have to change every two weeks for adjusting your teeth to a new position.
How Long Does It Take for Invisalign to Work, How Bad Does Invisalign Hurt or Are Getting Braces Worth It?
Invisalign is a great way of treating orthodontic issues, but for severe cases, braces are an ideal choice.
The braces are silver in color while the Invisalign is transparent and invisible.
While braces take somewhere between 2-3 years for the treatment, Invisalign takes 12 to 18 months.
Oral hygiene maintenance is easier with Invisalign, as there are no brackets and wires unlike braces.
Invisalign is removable while braces are permanent.
Metal wires in braces can cause discomfort, but Invisalign is made of soft plastic.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost Compared to Braces?
Unlike your traditional braces, the Invisalign are easier to use. However, you have to pay a little extra for them. The dentist can let you know about the exact cost of treatment depending on your dental condition and duration of treatment.