A crooked or wonky smile can have a detrimental impact on many aspects of your life. Not only can it make you unhappy when you look in the mirror, but it can affect your self-confidence and prevent you from smiling as often as you would like to. This can have a negative impact on your mental health and your overall wellbeing. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice when they meet you, so you want to be proud of it and display your teeth without feeling embarrassed. Thanks to advances in dental technology, achieving a neatly aligned, straight smile is now easier than it has ever been before.
Developments in orthodontics
Traditionally teeth straightening was carried out using fixed metal braces that were highly visible in the mouth. Although these braces are still the most efficient way of addressing misalignment concerning the teeth, most adults are reluctant to undergo orthodontic treatment, because they are afraid of drawing further attention to their smile and therefore would rather avoid treatment altogether.
Since 1999 this has changed with the firm establishment of Invisalign clear aligners for teeth straightening. Invisalign in Parramatta is a modern, highly discreet and very convenient method of teeth straightening designed to appeal to the generations of today. Invisalign has become very popular across the world and has helped to treat more than 6 million smiles in just over two decades. It continues to grow in popularity so if you are interested in subtly straightening your teeth you need to speak to your dentist to find out more about Invisalign.
As with all cosmetic dental treatment you will need to undergo a thorough examination of your dentition and gums to make sure that you have no underlying dental issues which could be affected by the movement of your teeth. Once your dentist is happy that you are eligible for Invisalign you will need to undergo a three-dimensional scan of your mouth which will be sent to the Invisalign laboratory to help put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you.
How does Invisalign work?
A series of clear thermoplastic aligners will be individually manufactured to fit your mouth with precision and accuracy, they will help move your teeth into their desired positions. Each smile is unique and therefore the number of aligners that you require will depend on the extent of misalignment that you begin with. The average treatment time with Invisalign can range from six months up to a year. During this time you will visit your dentist at regular intervals and they will make sure that the process is coming along successfully and that your teeth remain clean and healthy during this time. Each aligner in the series will apply gradual pressure on your teeth to help move them by approximately .25mm over a duration of two weeks. The aligners will need to be worn in your mouth for approximately 22 hours of the day to help you achieve maximum results. Speak to your dentist and find out more about how Invisalign can help you achieve a happy healthy smile very soon.
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