Aesthetic Braces: Is Invisalign® the answer?
13th September 2014, Posted by admin
Braces have come a long way since the dark ages. You don’t always need metallic braces to get straight teeth. Not only do we have ceramic braces which blend with the colour of teeth, we also offer customized lingual braces like Incognito®, eBrace® and removable clear aligners like Invisalign®.
Removable aligners are an excellent choice in some cases since, your journey to a great smile is much more comfortable and convenient with Invisalign®.
Invisalign® aligners are custom designed to fit to your mouth. Patients tend to feel less pain, irritation, and soreness using these removable aligners than with conventional braces. There are also no food restrictions and minimal disturbance to speech when using Invisalign®.
2. Brushing and flossing
Brushing and flossing teeth is always important to reduce plaque build-up and prevent tooth decay. With conventional braces brushing and flossing can become quite difficult. Invisalign® aligners are easy to remove, so you can brush and floss your teeth normally, without having to work around metal braces covering your teeth. This helps avoid white decay spots and provides an environment for healthier gums throughout your orthodontic experience.
You do not have to be conscious when you smile or embarrassed to show your teeth when you are using the Invisalign® system. Since the Invisalign® aligners are made out of clear plastic, they are practically invisible, no one will even notice you are wearing them! Whether you are a teenager or an adult, you can smile with confidence.
Invisalign® is a good method for improving your smile, and can help patients concerned with crowded teeth, crossbites, overbites, underbites, and general aesthetics. Invisalign® works by applying a series of clear aligners to move your teeth into their ideal positions. Patients swap aligners approximately every two weeks. Depending on severity, Invisalign® treatment may take from three to 18 months to complete.
Patients should be aware that Invisalign® is not as effective as traditional braces in treating bite problems or severely overcrowded teeth. It is important to wear the aligners consistently, as directed by your orthodontist in order for Invisalign® treatment to be successful.
Both teens and adults are great candidates for Invisalign®, so we invite you to contact our Hurstville, Epping or Parramatta offices to set up an initial consultation and learn more on the best aesthetic treatment choice that can give you the smile you’ve always wanted!