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. Now you can have the smile you’ve always wanted with discreet treatment that no one will notice.
We are an Invisalign Accredited Dentist right here in Oakleigh, so we can assess and fit you with this advanced orthodontic system and oversee your progress.
How is Invisalign different from traditional braces?
Invisalign braces are clear invisible braces that fit over your teeth like a glove. They are entirely different from traditional metal braces, and as the name implies, they are almost invisible. Invisalign clear aligners 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 multiple aligners, each for a different stage of treatment. Your dentist will change them every few weeks, and each aligner moves your teeth a minimal amount. It is a gradual process and usually takes between 9 and 15 months. You will probably use twenty or thirty aligners during this time, but obviously, the exact number depends on each case.
You must wear your aligners for 22 hours a day for the best results. Even though they are removable, you should only take them 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.
The advantages of Invisalign clear braces
Aside from the fact that your removable Invisalign aligners are practically invisible, the treatment also offers several other benefits. 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 are discreet and don’t alter your appearance as drastically as metal brackets and wires.
Invisalign aligners 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.
Because we can give you a dental check and offer multiple orthodontic solutions, you can trust you will get a balanced assessment to decide what is your best orthodontic resolve. The best way to find out if Invisalign braces would work for you is to make an appointment and talk to us.