Invisalign, also known as, ‘invisible braces’ as they are clear aligners and a modern alternative to traditional metal braces. Patients who do not want the cosmetic disadvantages of traditional braces, but are still seeking for a solution to misaligned teeth often use Invisalign. At Burpengary Dental we have a registered Invisalign Dentist who can help you get the smile you have always wanted.
- Invisalign is a modern, almost invisible, way to deal with misaligned teeth
- Invisalign works through a series of clear aligners which differ slightly, each one helping to move the teeth slowly into alignment
- In some cases certain teeth may need attachments which are glued to your teeth that help shift those teeth a bit more than others. These attachments are then removed after the treatment. Other cases may require teeth to be filed down a bit to make room in an overcrowded mouth.
What is invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear set of removable teeth liners which are an alternative to conventional metal braces. There are a few clear benefits to using Invisalign instead of conventional metal braces, the most obvious of these being the cosmetic benefits of the aligners being almost invisible. While the aligners need to be worn day and night, other benefits include the ability to remove the aligners when eating, brushing and flossing teeth.
Will it work for me?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment for overcrowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, misaligned teeth, crossbites, overbites, and underbites. A quick consultation with us at Burpengary Dental will give the dentist the opportunity to ensure Invisalign is the best possible treatment for you.
What is the treatment process?
The first step in the Invisalign treatment process is an initial consultation with your dentist. Once your dentist has established your eligibility for Invisalign and discussed what results you are hoping for, photo’s, x-rays and impressions will be taken of your teeth which will be sent to Invisalign laboratories. These impressions will then be computerised so that your dentist can plan and review the precise tooth movements during your personal treatment plan. It also gives you the opportunity to see imaging of your teeth before, during, and after your treatment. Once your dentist has developed your treatment plan, a series of custom aligners are made for your teeth; you will receive a set of aligners for a number of weeks before moving onto the next set.