Want to straighten your teeth discreetly, effectively and without the use of traditional metal braces?
Invisalign is a teeth straightening option that straightens your teeth almost invisibly. Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology; Invisalign allows you to see your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Invisalign is a revelation in orthodontics. It serves the process of re-aligning your teeth using removable clear aligners.
Invisalign from Best Smile Orthodontist is a great parallel to braces that is often chosen by adults who work in a professional environment. As the clear aligners are virtually invisible, no one will know your wearing an orthodontic appliance, unless you tell them.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses state of the art 3D technology to move your teeth gradually but effectively. These custom made aligners are made from a durable plastic and as they are custom made they fit snuggly over your moving teeth.
Each aligner will shift your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically. The aligners are even capable of rotating the teeth when needed. This technology has been developed to move your teeth with the right amount of force and in the right place. When you switch to your next set of aligners, usually every fortnight, your teeth will gradually move into their desired position. Invisalign can often straighten your teeth quicker than traditional metal braces.
All you have to do is to wear these clear aligners over your teeth to gradually move them into the ideal position and create your perfect smile. On average an Invisalign treatment takes 18 to 30 custom made aligners, with regular check-ups approximately every 6-8weeks.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers exceptional benefits to patients which include:
- Removable – Once Dr Manku adheres your braces to your teeth, they must remain in place until he removes them. The advantage of Invisalign is the aligners are removable. This means you can take them out to eat and drink or for playing sport. Invisalign aligners need to be kept in for at least 20 hours a day to achieve optimal results.
- Comfortable – No brackets and wires means no chance of irritation in the soft tissue of your mouth. The removable plastic aligners are moulded precisely to fit your teeth for extra comfort.
- Fewer orthodontic appointments – You will have to visit Dr Manku every six to eight weeks to collect your new set of aligners. This is handy for out of town patients as they can go longer between appointments. Invisalign also minimises the risk of dental emergencies, compared to metal braces.
- Appearance – With Invisalign, the plastic aligners fit so snuggly over your teeth they are very hard to spot. Your friends and family wont even know your wearing an orthodontic appliance.
Best Smile Orthodontist Sydney will discuss with you your needs and tailor a treatment program that’s as individual as you are. For more information on Invisalign or braces, or to book a consultation, contact Best Smiles Orthodontist today.
Invisalign is similar to braces in that in the first few days it can cause some slight aches and pains around the teeth and neck. This comes from the additional pressure exerted on your teeth. Any discomfort felt can be reduced by over the counter pain medication (if no allergy exists).
This discomfort is mild and will usually last around 1-2 days. If the discomfort persists for longer than a week, come back and visit us and we can sort out a treatment plan and address any issues.
Because each of our patients present unique orthodontic cases, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. It is nearly impossible to provide an accurate price for Invisalign without a full consultation first. Each patient has a completely different situation and mouth structure. Depending on the severity of the situation you could potentially need 30+ different tray changes. This will increase the cost.
Some patients also require the use of attachments or buttons. This act as little bubbles on your teeth that Invisalign can use to grip on better. You may be required to come in to your dentist to get regular inspections and check-ups, which could also factor into the price.
There’s not really a straight answer for this question. Braces are generally used in treatments where a larger amount of movement is necessary. Invisalign is used to move patient’s teeth mildly and when they don’t have complex dental issues like severely crowded teeth.
For some people, it can be hard to resist the temptation to take out their aligner so they opt for non-removable braces. There is no answer to which one is better than the other as they are both good options depending on the patient and their needs. To see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, the best thing to do is come see us at our Sydney clinic today.
No, not everyone is a good candidate for Invisalign. Some patient’s cases may be too severe for Invisalign to be effective. Invisalign isn’t suitable to correct more severe orthodontic issues like malocclusion and severe crowding. The best way to know if you’re a candidate for this innovative treatment is to come and see Dr Manku.
If you are interested in getting straighter teeth using Invisalign aligners or want a consultation to learn about our other services either call us on ph. (02) 9725 6906 or contact us here.