Invisalign Greensborough, Melbourne
Invisalign – The discreet solution to straight teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that discreetly straightens your teeth without having to deal with metal brackets and wires in your mouth. They are created from plastic and are a series of clear, removable aligners custom-made to fit your mouth. Since your teeth are changing shape week by week, a new set of aligners are created every two weeks to keep up with the changing of position of your teeth. This process is continued until the desired position has been reached.
What is the Invisalign process?
Before beginning the Invisalign process, an initial consultation is organised with your dentist or orthodontist. During the consultation, a 3D digital image of the teeth is produced and is used to help create the aligners. From the images, a detailed treatment plan can be established.
To receive the best result from the treatment, it is recommended that the aligners are worn at least 22 hours each day for around 2 weeks. Being removable, you can take them out to eat and brush your teeth. After the 2-week period is up, a new aligner from the set is swapped allowing for the continuation in the alignment of your teeth. Checkups every 6 weeks are recommended to ensure that the treatment is still working and that the teeth are still being aligned correctly.
Benefits of Invisalign
The benefits of choosing Invisalign over traditional braces include:
- Removable – Being a simple plastic aligner, they can be removed at any time including for weddings, formals and other special occasions. Being removable also means that you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck while eating.
- No Food Restrictions – No more of putting up with food restrictions. Since they are removable, you can eat anything including sweets, drink soft drink and chew chewing gum. However, to get the best results you need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day.
- Comfortable – Being made out of plastic, the aligners will be gentle on the cheek area. Unlike traditional metal braces, no scrapes or cuts will occur. This allows patients who can’t withstand contact with metal objects to be able to still achieve straight teeth.
Invisalign at G Dental
Invisalign treatment is an excellent option for patients who don’t want to go through the long and painful process of traditional metal braces, while still achieving the same result of straight teeth.
If you are considering Invisalign as an option for orthodontic treatment or would like more information, contact our experienced team today!