Invisalign are a discreet and effective alternative to traditional braces and involve a series of clear aligners being used over time to straighten your teeth. This system can be used for a number of issues and the process of getting Invisalign is relatively simple with great long term results.
Today, we take a look at the benefits of opting for Invisalign over traditional braces.
Discreet teeth straightening
A lot of people wish they could correct their teeth but just don’t want to go through the process of having obvious traditional braces. This is particularly an issue for adults. With Invisalign, clear aligners are used which means that no one needs to know that you’re undergoing dental treatment.
You also don’t need to worry about food getting stuck as you’re required to take out your aligners when you eat. However, you do need to be diligent about wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours per day.
After your initial appointments, Invisalign is a very simple process. Initially, your dentist will obtain x-rays, pictures, impressions and scans so a treatment plan can be devised. From there, a series of customised aligners will be manufactured and provided to your dental clinic. From there, all you need to do is change the clearly numbered aligners every two weeks or so and have check-ups with your dentist every six to eight weeks to check on progress.
Anyone who has experienced traditional braces knows the pain and discomfort that can come of this process and they can often mean pain when eating, mouth ulcers and other teeth and gum discomfort. Invisalign are a much gentler option and although you can expect some level of soreness when you change aligners, they are smooth and comfortable to wear.
The beauty of Invisalign is that this system provides the convenience and flexibility that traditional braces doesn’t. Do you have a special occasion such as a wedding coming up? No problem, you can take out your aligners and enjoy the canapes. Are you worried that your aligners might get in the way of a presentation at work? Just take them out until you’re finished. Although you need to keep your aligners in the majority of the time, they can also be removed when appropriate.
Maintain dental hygiene
One of the difficulties of traditional braces is that it can make brushing and flossing very difficult, with people often having to come up with elaborate ways of threading the floss between the metal braces. With Invisalign, you don’t need to worry about your dental hygiene suffering as you can simply remove your aligners to brush and floss.
Carillon City Dental have extensive experience using Invisalign dental braces on patients of all ages. If you’re considering Invisalign as an option for you, book in for a consultation with one of our highly qualified dentists. For total convenience, our clinic is located in the Perth CBD and is easily accessible buy public transport.
For Invisalign in Perth, contact Carillon City Dental today on (08) 9322 5340.