Do you know that straightening your teeth can make a significant difference to having a healthy mouth and keeping your teeth for life?
Why are crooked teeth a problem?
Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentists call “malocclusion.” Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws, which leads to premature wear.
Straight Teeth are Healthier Teeth
Straight, properly aligned teeth can help you avoid the negative effects of periodontal disease.
Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and floss. Properly positioned teeth can help gums “fit” more tightly around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.
With good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, and periodontal disease can be reduced.
Decreased Risk of Abnormal Wear and Trauma
Properly aligned teeth also reduce the risk of expensive procedures required to repair the effects of abnormal force, such as tooth chipping, breaking, or wear; and can be less stressful on the supporting jaw bones and joints.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are changed every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dental provider.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life. The benefits include:
- Customised – your dentist will take impressions of your teeth from which Align Technology produces your personal custom-made aligners.
- Effective – even before your Invisalign treatment is finished, you’ll begin enjoying the benefits of a better smile. Teeth alignment will start right from the beginning.
- Removable – Invisalign aligners can be removed to eat, drink, brush and floss or for special occasions.
- Comfortable – Invisalign is as comfortable as there are no metal brackets or wires to irritate your gums or the inside of the mouth
- Clear – Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible so hardly anyone will notice you’re straightening your teeth
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign aligners move teeth with an appropriate placement of controlled movement on the teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign not only controls the amount of movement per aligner, but also the timing of the movement. So at each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, as determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system that moves teeth into the desired prescribed position.
Discover how Invisalign works
When it comes to considering your options for a smile makeover, it’s easy to see Invisalign’s clear advantages which provide another reason to smile. Compare Invisalign to other teeth straightening options below.
|How does it work?||Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without wires or brackets.||Fixed braces use wires and brackets to move your teeth into straighter alignment.|
|Nearly invisible.||✔||No. Most fixed braces are noticeable.|
|Removable during treatment.||✔||No. You cannot remove fixed braces until treatment is completed.|
|Treatment doesn’t involve metal that can irritate teeth and gums.||✔||No. The metal wires and brackets used can cause mouth irritation.|
|Allows you to brush and floss normally during treatment.||✔||No. Fixed metal braces hinder the ability to reach the entire tooth/gum area when flossing.|
|Provides a clear, defined and virtual treatment plan from the start to the completion of treatment.||✔||Although your dental provider has a clear defined treatment plan, you will not be able to see what your teeth may look like during and after treatment.|
Invisalign for Teenagers
Invisalign has several treatment options available for teenagers, depending on the stage of teeth development.
Some teenagers will be suitable for the same Invisalign treatment as adult patients. Younger teenagers, or those who haven’t got all of their adult teeth erupted can be treated with Invisalign Teen – a treatment designed specifically for teenagers. Our dentists will determine which treatment best suits your individual needs and the condition of your teeth.
Book your Complimentary Invisalign assessment now
An initial assessment is the best way to find out whether Invisalign is right for you. Our experienced dentists will conduct a brief suitability assessment and answer any questions you have about Invisalign.
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