If you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing alternative to fixed braces, then perhaps Invisalign® invisible braces are for you.
What is Invisalign®?
The Invisalign® treatment consists of series of clear, removable aligners that shift your teeth into a straighter position. Week-by-week, the teeth are adjusted toward a straighter, more confident smile.
How does Invisalign® work?
The patient will wear an Invisalign® aligner for around two weeks before progressing to the next set. Each aligner is designed to gradually move teeth into place, with patients collecting new aligner sets every six to eight weeks at their Invisalign® check-up at Dental Avenue.
How long does Invisalign® take to work?
Patients will begin to feel the treatment working very soon after inserting their new aligner; this sensation closely resembles a ‘tightening’ around the teeth.
Complete treatment usually takes around 12 months, but your dentist will be best able to advise as they oversee your treatment plan.
What happens at an Invisalign® check-up?
Your dentist will check to see how your teeth and gums are handling the treatment program, and see if any adjustments need to be made to your future aligners.
The dentist will also check on your dental health – treatments that move the teeth can lead to increased inflammation, so excellent dental hygiene is essential to keeping your treatment on-track.
What are the benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is perfect for many patients because:
- It’s visually unobtrusive
- Fitting is exact, so the treatment doesn’t impede on speech the way that fixed braces sometimes can
- The aligners can be easily removed to eat, drink, brush and floss, so there are no embarrassing moments post-meal
- There are no hard edges that can scratch, catch or irritate the cheeks and gums
Who would suit and Invisalign® treatment?
We find that business professionals and older school-aged students are the best candidates to make the most of Invisalign®’s invisible brace technology.
Providing end-to-end dental services, our Parramatta dental clinic is a leader in its field. For more information on how you, and your family, can achieve a brilliant, even smile without fixed braces – call us now.