Keeping with the times, there has been advances in the dentistry field which has allowed us to offer more discrete treatments. This is especially true when you look at the many different types of braces available.
Typically, traditional orthodotics utilizes a train track system where the brackets and wires are fixed to the fronts of your teeth. These have always had a negative stigma attached to them as they are very noticeable, are fixed in for the duration of your treatment, and can make cleaning your teeth harder. There is also a period of getting used to the braces in the early stages where mouth irritations and gum sores are very common.
With more and more adults going ahead with teeth straightening in their later years, it was becoming increasingly important for a discrete method to become available.
Invisalign defies the normal methods by opting for custom made aligners that are removable and clear. Using the invisalign advanced technology, patients can enjoy straightening their teeth without broadcasting it to the world. When wearing the aligners it is very difficult for other people to see. Cleaning your teeth couldn't be easier, as you can easily remove the aligners and brush/floss as you normally would.
How Does Invisalign Work?
When you first decide to go ahead with the treatment, we will take an impression of your teeth which will then be sent to the invisalign laboratory. Using their technology, they will take those impressions and predict what your teeth will look like by the time you finish your treatment. It will then calculate how many aligners are required to get you to that end result. Over the course of the treatment you will wear a series of aligners that will gradually position your teeth into that end result. One of the other benefits of using this system, is the fact you don't have to attend the dentist as much as traditional braces. Every 4-6 weeks you will need to attend for a quick review and to also pick up your next set of aligners. Each new aligner will be slightly different to help continue the straightening process.
The aligners are removable, but we only recommend you remove them when eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth. The more you wear your aligners, the quicker you will complete your course of treatment. The last aligner of the series will then act as your night time retainer to help keep your straight teeth in their new position.
If you would like to find out if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign please do not hesitate to call us and we will be more than happy to help.