Oakleigh has the Invisalign clear braces provider you can trust
Invisalign is the clear and removable alternative that straightens your teeth while you live your life. Station Square Dental is an Invisalign Accredited Dentist so we can assess and fit you with this advanced orthodontic system and oversee your progress. Now you can have the smile you’ve always wanted with discreet treatment that no one will notice.
How is Invisalign different to traditional braces?
Invisalign braces are clear, removable braces that fit over your teeth like a glove. They are completely different to traditional metal fixed braces and as the name implies, they are almost invisible. Invisalign braces are hardly noticeable, and removable so that you can keep your teeth beautifully clean and also eat comfortably. You can also remove them for special occasions.
How does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign process involves many different braces, each for a different stage of treatment. Your dentist will change them every few weeks, and each brace moves your teeth a very small amount. It is a gradual process and usually takes between 9 and 15 months. You will probably use twenty or thirty Invisalign braces during this time, but obviously the exact number depends on each individual case.
It is important that you wear your Invisalign braces for 22 hours a day for the best results. This means that even though they are removable, they should only be taken out to eat and brush your teeth, and then immediately replaced.
Does Invisalign hurt?
As with all braces you might feel some mild discomfort during treatment. The braces are pushing your teeth into new positions, and this is not possible without some pressure. However, unlike traditional braces, there is no tugging or tightening of wires and even better, no metal brackets on your teeth that often catch your skin and cause ulcers.
Do I need Invisalign clear braces?
Aside from the fact that your removable Invisalign aligners are practically invisible, the treatment also offers a number of other advantages. Invisalign is highly effective at correcting several dental issues, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gappy smiles
Invisalign braces can be more expensive than traditional braces, but one advantage is that they actually work much more quickly. You would need to wear traditional braces for around two years, while Invisalign is usually half of that. Another advantage is that they are discreet and don’t alter your appearance as drastically as metal brackets and wires. Invisalign braces are not suitable for everyone (for example, people with bridgework or patients who need teeth rotating or moving vertically). They are also unsuitable for people who can’t wear them for the full 22 hours of the day.
The best way to find out if Invisalign braces would work for you is to make an appointment and talk to us.