Have you had misaligned teeth for a while and wanted to do something about it, but have never found the right time? Maybe there’s always been other things to prioritise or you haven’t known what to do about your alignment issues. Whatever the reason for not putting yourself first, now is the time to do it and get a smile you can enjoy smiling! For mild to moderate alignment issues, there are clear braces Sydney available and can address issues such as crowded teeth, gapped teeth, under or overbites, or crossbites. One popular treatment option is Invisalign.
What does Invisalign do?
Invisalign is the name given to its aligners. These aligners are worn over the teeth like a gumshield, but are far more streamlined as they are made bespoke for your mouth. Using an iTero scan, a dentist will take images of the mouth and get the measurements for the aligners. With this scan, they can also create a 3D video featuring how your teeth will appear once the treatment has been completed. Each week, you will wear a different aligner and they push the teeth into the desired position over time. Treatment normally takes 6 to 18 months on average. You won’t need to see your dentist each week as you should be provided with enough aligners to last you for 6 weeks, before you go to have a checkup and get the next 6 weeks’ worth.
Will every dentist offer Invisalign?
Not all dentists offer this treatment as it is dependent on their skills and training. Invisalign has an accreditation scheme, so look out for Diamond providers as they are in the top 1% of dentists to offer this treatment and have been awarded this for their experience and skills in using Invisalign.
Why do people choose Invisalign?
Invisalign is great for patients who don’t want other people to realise they have anything in their mouth. It is really difficult to see the aligners when they are in your mouth, because they are transparent, being made of plastic. They are also removable for up to 2 hours daily, allowing patients the freedom to take them out whenever they wish to, including for mealtimes and cleaning their teeth. This also allows patients to continue eating what they want to, without having to avoid chewy or hard food.
How can I find out more?
If you would like to know if Invisalign is an appropriate treatment for you specifically, then source a dentist who offers it on their list of treatments. Do your research about their experience and qualifications, remembering to see if they have the Diamond status or not from Invisalign.
Once you have found your dentist, you will need make an appointment for a consultation to allow the dentist to examine you. They can then advise if Invisalign is the appropriate treatment or whether another solution may be preferable. You can discuss your concerns about your smile and ask all the questions you need to about the treatments on offer, in order to decide about the way forward for you and your smile. If it looks as though Invisalign is the treatment you’ll go for, then you could have a smile you deserve in the near future, just like you deserve.
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