Provider of Invisalign in Port Macquarie
Invisalign is the greatest advancement in Orthodontics to date. It is a proven technology that straightens your teeth invisibly.
Invisalign is a virtually invisible solution so you can smile during as well as after treatment. In fact, virtually no one will know you are wearing them, unlike traditional braces which are hard to miss.
With advanced 3D imaging equipment, custom-made aligners are created specifically for the condition of your teeth. Your aligners exert mild pressure in the areas that need correcting in order to straighten your smile. Your aligners will also need to be changed approximately every two weeks as your teeth move gradually with each aligner.
It’s important to comply with Invisalign
As Invisalign is removable it’s important that you wear it as often as possible. The recommended treatment time is twenty-two hours per day to get the best results and to be ready for your next aligner. This means that you should only remove your aligners to eat and then clean and replace them once you’re finished.
In order to make sure your treatment is on track you will need to visit Port Macquarie Orthodontics every month or two to check your progression. During this appointment you will also receive your new aligners and continue towards your new straighter smile. It’s also important to monitor dental health during orthodontic treatment so you will still need to visit your general dentist, although Invisalign is much easier to clean compared to traditional braces.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is extremely comfortable to wear and offers exceptional benefits to patients. The plastic aligners are custom-fit to your smile and have no attachments (in most cases) which means that you should not get any sores.
The four main advantages include:
- Nearly invisible – no one will even know you are wearing it!
- Removable – Invisalign will not impact your dietary or oral hygiene habits. You can eat, drink, brush and floss normally to maintain optimal dental hygiene.
- Comfort – Requiring no metal brackets or wires, Invisalign reduces mouth irritation and oral sores generally associated with traditional braces. This also means you will spend less time in the dental chair.
- Innovation – See your future smile before you begin treatment using Invisalign computer technology which allows you to view your straight teeth on the monitor and discuss your results with your orthodontist.
Is Invisalign or traditional braces suitable for me?
Invisalign is viewed as the ideal cosmetic treatment and offers solutions for both adults and children. Saying this, as a cosmetic treatment it is not as effective as traditional braces for some severe issues. Depending on the nature of your malocclusion your orthodontist (Dr Teriko Rex or Dr Darin Ballard) may recommend a different solution.