Invisalign treatment is a pioneering system of braces that aims to provide a more comfortable, convenient and flexible orthodontic solution in comparison to traditional metal braces. Although there are some dental diagnoses which require a metal brace solution, in many circumstances – particularly when the fault to be corrected is mild to moderate rather than severe – Invisalign treatment in Sydney could work really well. Designed for anyone from teens through to adults, a significant number of people in and around Sydney are already turning to local dentists to provide them with an orthodontic treatment that gives them the results they’re looking for at the same time as being discreet enough that it’s virtually unnoticeable and convenient enough to fit with any lifestyle.
No one needs to know you’re having orthodontic treatment
Particularly once you leave the teenage years behind, having highly visible orthodontic devices in place can be embarrassing. Not only can they have a significant impact on physical appearance, they can also affect speech clarity, limit the ability to eat certain foods, play contact sports or practice various musical instruments. One of the major advantages of the Invisalign range is that it can be removed as and when needed. Particularly for adults who have demands on them which can’t be negotiated (for example, the need to make a presentation at work, where clear diction is essential), being able to temporarily remove a troublesome orthodontic device without compromising the overall success of the treatment programme is a real benefit. In addition, because Invisalign braces are made of a clear material, once in place they’re virtually undetectable, so your orthodontic work remains discreet at all times.
Straight-forward assessment and fitting process
If you think that Invisalign could work for you, it’s important to make an appointment with a suitable dental practitioner in order to discuss the matter in more detail. Invisalign can be used to treat a wide range of dental irregularities and deformities, including: an over bite, where the teeth in the upper jaw “over shoot” the teeth in the lower jaw during the biting action; an under bite, in these cases the teeth in the lower jaw rest in front of the teeth in the upper jaw; gapped teeth, where the spacing between teeth is irregular or excessive; a crossbite, where the teeth in the two jaws don’t align with each other correctly; an open bite, which is when some teeth in the top jaw fail to make contact with their opposite numbers in the bottom jaw; or overcrowding. If you suffer from any of these problems, it could be the case that Invisalign could offer a suitable solution.
Invisalign helps you keep on top of your dental hygiene
Because Invisalign braces can be removed when required, it’s far easier to keep up with your dental hygiene routine. Many people find that static metal braces trap particles of food which are difficult to dislodge. This can result in an increase in plaque and decay. Invisalign can be removed whilst you clean your teeth and floss, helping to keep plaque build-up to an absolute minimum.
What’s the process for obtaining Invisalign braces?
The first thing your dental practitioner will do is to take a full dental history, as well as take photographs, X-rays and dental impressions in order to have all the data necessary for the Invisalign braces to be constructed. Once this process has been completed, the information is sent over to a lab, where skilled technicians create an individualised set of braces that’s tailored to your individual requirements. As soon as these are ready, you can start wearing the initial brace, swapping it for the next one in the sequence a week or so later. Because you can swap a brace as soon as you’re ready, it’s possible for patients to progress at a rate that suits. If it’s taking you a while to get used to a brace, it’s perfectly possible to just keep it in place a little while longer until it’s comfortable and you’re ready to move on with the treatment. Appointments are arranged every few weeks for progress to be reviewed and for your dentist to check that everything is progressing as it should.
Invisalign treatment in Sydney
Once your treatment has been completed and your teeth are in the position you’re happy with, you will need to wear a retainer in order to ensure that they don’t start to creep back to their original misaligned positions. The Invisalign system is widely tolerated by a growing number of patients in and around the local area who like the combination of discreet intervention, comfort and flexibility which Invisalign can bring. Why not get in touch to find out more about the advantages of choosing the Invisalign system to give your smile a whole new lease of life?