Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing misaligned teeth? You might wish to improve the appearance and health of your smile, but the idea of bracket-and-wire braces does not fit into your lifestyle.
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that will give you a properly aligned smile without the discomfort and appearance of traditional braces.
Custom, crystal-clear trays, called aligners, are used to gently bring your teeth into the correct alignment. You should only remove your aligners to clean your teeth and eat or drink hot liquids.
Invisalign is available for both older teenagers and adults. Average treatment plan times last for about 12-24 months, but we customise every plan based on individual patient needs, so yours may be longer or shorter. We will work with you to create your own individual plan and keep you informed of the progress you are making.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign has numerous convenient benefits:
Traditional braces require frequent appointments to “tighten” the wires and check the condition of the braces. With Invisalign, you simply switch to the next set of aligners, which are created according to the order of treatment laid out by your dentist.
Braces can leave marks on your teeth from the brackets and cement that hold them in place. Even with good oral hygiene habits, stains can still gather around your brackets and cause permanent discolouration.
Invisalign allows you to eat an unrestricted diet without giving up sticky or crunchy foods that are known for damaging the wires and brackets of traditional braces.
The brackets of traditional braces can irritate your delicate tissue and cause pain or discomfort.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Do you have teeth that look out of place? Do you have a prominent overbite or underbite?
Invisalign can treat these common problems and many others including:
- Protruding teeth
- Wide gaps
- Unusual spacing
- Open bite
Caring for Invisalign
Practising good oral hygiene will keep your teeth healthy, and with Invisalign it’s easy. Remove the aligners and brush and floss your teeth as usual. Brush your aligners and rinse with warm water or use the Invisalign cleaning kit to keep your aligners in good shape and free from bacteria.
Never use hot water to rinse or clean your aligners. The plastic could warp. If this happens, call our clinic immediately. You should also call us if your aligner cracks or appears distorted.
It’s important to always brush your teeth following a meal before you replace your aligners. If you replace your aligners without brushing, bacteria can collect and cause decay, bad breath or gum disease.
Please contact our clinic to learn more about orthodontics. We are happy to arrange a consultation, so you can find out whether Invisalign is a good option for you.