Achieving a straighter, more confident smile is an important goal for many patients at Balmain Dentist, particularly with more aesthetically-friendly options available to patients today.
Invisalign is a fairly new kid on the teeth-alignment block, however, it is had people of all ages and backgrounds intrigued ever since it was first introduced.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment used to straighten and re-align your teeth through the application of clear and removable teeth aligners.
Treatment with Invisalign consists of a series of aligners, which gradually move your teeth into the desired position over time.
Before you set your heart on getting Invisalign braces for your teeth, you need to have a consultation with a licenced Invisalign provider. The provider will be able to ascertain if the treatment is right for you, as well as discuss any practical, medical or financial questions you may have prior to making your decision.
Benefits of Invisalign Compared to Traditional Braces
Both Invisalign braces and orthodontic braces have their pros and cons, so it is important to chat through your options with your dentist at Balmain Dentist. You can find some of the more well-known benefits of Invisalign braces below.
Anticipated Results Can Be Generated
At your initial consultation, your Invisalign braces specialist will take bite impressions or scans of your mouth and teeth, which are sent off to the manufacturer to create your aligners.
As part of the initial consultation, your dentist will also show you a prediction of how your teeth will look after you have completed your Invisalign treatment.
Clear and Comfortable to Wear
A major drawcard of Invisalign is its seemingly invisible nature, which makes it a more attractive option to teenagers, adults and working professionals.
The clear aligners are also more comfortable than traditional orthodontic braces with wires and brackets, as the aligners are customised using advanced 3D computer imaging technology to fit snug on your teeth whilst slowly moving your teeth over time.
Invisalign braces are easily removable, which is both a drawcard for some and a drawback for others. The removable nature of Invisalign means that patients do not need to restrict their diet to refrain from breaking their braces.
The Invisalign braces need to be removed to eat, with patients advised to brush their teeth after each meal and to avoid snacking in order to keep teeth clean.
However, others who are forgetful may have difficulty remembering to put the aligners back in for the recommended 20-22 hours a day.
How Can Balmain Dentist Help with Invisalign Braces?
Invisalign braces bring orthodontic procedures into the 21st century with an innovative way to improve your smile. As a treatment, Invisalign is a great way for teens, young adults and even older adults to achieve straighter teeth without compromising the appearance of their smile.
If you’re interested in Invisalign braces or you would like to know more, contact Balmain Dentist today to book a consultation on (02) 9555 7959 to find out if Invisalign is right for you.