Teeth straightening is an integral part of improving the appearance of your smile and promoting better dental health with the help of a dentist Bondi Junction. There are different types of teeth straightening options available depending on your dental requirements and your personal preferences. Each smile is unique so book yourself a smile assessment and speak to your dentist and find out more about the different options that are available for you today.
Invisalign and its benefits
Invisalign is a popular choice of teeth straightening. It is different to traditional orthodontic braces which generally use fixed metal brackets and wires to pull your teeth into position. Invisalign works using clear thermoplastic aligners which push your teeth into a neater formation. This means that Invisalign is a more comfortable teeth straightening method, but also it is highly discreet in comparison to traditional braces.
As the name suggests, Invisalign aligners are almost invisible in the mouth. This is one of the main reasons why they are a popular choice of teeth straightening amongst adults and teenagers. Where traditional orthodontic braces may draw further attention to your mouth, if you undergo teeth straightening with Invisalign then no one will know that you are having dental treatment unless you wish to tell them. By speaking to your dentist you can find out if Invisalign is a suitable treatment option for you.
The smile assessment will help your dentist identify the factors that are affecting the alignment of your teeth. Invisalign is suitable for mild or moderate misalignment issues, whilst for those who are suffering from complex misalignment of the teeth your dentist may recommend traditional orthodontic braces. Often your dentist may be able to put together a treatment plan which begins with traditional orthodontic braces, but continues with Invisalign for greater comfort, convenience and discretion.
How does Invisalign work?
You will need to undergo a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to make sure that there are no underlying issues which may be worsened by the movement of your teeth. You will also need X-rays and a three-dimensional scan so that your dentist can put together a digital image of your mouth. This image can be manipulated to show you how Invisalign will improve the alignment of your teeth. If you are happy with the predicted results then your dentist will order a series of aligners through Invisalign which will help you achieve this result. Invisalign aligners work as a series, each of which is designed to be worn for approximately two weeks at a time for around 22 hours of the day to move your teeth by approximately 0.25 to 0.3 mm. You work your way through the series until your teeth have reached their optimal alignment. Not only will this have improved the appearance of your smile, but it will help you enjoy better oral health too. Once the process is complete you can speak to your dentist about having a permanent retainer to help you maintain your brand-new smile. Speak to your dentist today to find out more about teeth straightening with Invisalign.
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