Invisalign, available at Dream Smiles Orthodontics in Sunnybank and Morningside is a barely noticeable orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign is the clear and hygienic treatment. It is an alternative for crooked teeth. Unlike traditional braces that use metal brackets and wires. Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, removable aligners. Over team, these move teeth to the desired positions. Invisalign helps to give you a beautiful smile.
|Also known as:||clear braces, invisible braces, clear retainer, retainer, clear aligner, teeth aligners, invisible teeth aligner.|
|Desired results:||Invisalign is a clear orthodontic solution. It helps to straighten misaligned teeth. Invisalign is removable and acts as an alternative to braces.|
Straighten teeth without braces – Invisalign Brisbane
Benefits of Invisalign
- Virtually invisible– No one will even know you are wearing it.
- Removable – You can eat, drink, brush and floss normally during treatment.
- Comfortable– No metal brackets or wires, means reduced mouth irritation and pain.
- See your future smile before treatment – Using the latest computer technology you can view how your teeth will look, before you even commence treatment.
Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners can be taken out. This allows users to eat and brush their teeth as usual. Invisalign is natural and gentle on your teeth and gums. Unlike veneers and other ‘cosmetic’ treatments.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign works by gently exerting pressure against the teeth. This will move them into place. For two weeks, you will need to wear the Invisalign aligners. We recommend you wear your aligner for around 22 hours a day. Do this everyday of your treatment. This is for the treatment to achieve maximum success.
Each set of aligners are worn for two weeks. After this time, the teeth will have moved into their new positions. The next aligner tray will then be worn to move teeth to the next position. Over time, the Invisalign treatment will straighten the teeth. This is done until your smile reaches optimal function and appearance.
How long does Invisalign take to straighten the teeth?
The treatment length will depend on the severity of your case. Treatment can last anywhere from 6 months to 2-3 years. Most commonly patients will require Invisalign treatment for 12 months.
Is everyone suitable for Invisalign?
Teenagers and adults may be suitable for Invisalign. If your case is severe, Invisalign may not be appropriate for you. During your Invisalign consultation Dr Tan will discuss alternative treatments with you. He will provide advice on which solutions will suit not only your needs, but your budget and lifestyle as well.
How do crooked teeth affect your oral health and overall health?
Find out how having crooked teeth can lead to health problems later on in life. Take a look at the following Invisalign video:
Straight talk about crooked teeth
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Frequently Asked Questions
The steps for properly maintaining Invisalign aligners are:
Brush and floss your teeth before putting in your aligners.
Rinse your aligners with lukewarm water before and after wearing them.
Clean your aligners daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush, clear antibacterial soap, or Invisalign cleaning crystals.
Avoid eating or drinking anything except water while wearing your aligners.
Keep your aligners in their cases when not in use.
Do not expose your aligners to hot water, as this can damage them.
Schedule regular check-ups with your orthodontist to monitor your progress and ensure proper fitting.
Wearing your aligners as often as recommended by your orthodontist or dentist is a crucial step in achieving your desired orthodontic results. By following the prescribed wear schedule and wearing your aligners for 20–22 hours a day, you’ll be taking an active role in improving your oral health and achieving a straighter, more confident smile.
Investing in Invisalign treatment is an exceptional way to enhance your smile and boost your self-confidence. The treatment duration is flexible, typically lasting between 6 and 15 months, depending on your unique needs. Your orthodontist will work closely with you to develop a personalised plan that caters to your specific goals, ensuring that you achieve a stunning, healthy smile in no time.
Invisalign is a wonderful orthodontic solution that offers numerous benefits for your oral health. With Invisalign, you can effectively correct a range of issues, including crowding, wide gaps, crossbites, and overbites, while also enhancing the appearance of your smile. The clear aligners are made from a comfortable plastic material that gradually moves your teeth into their ideal position without the need for unsightly metal brackets or wires. The best part is that they are easily removable, allowing you to maintain optimal oral hygiene with ease during your treatment journey.
The Invisalign treatment is designed to give you a straighter, more beautiful smile, and this is achieved by wearing the clear aligners for about 22 hours every day. While it’s normal to feel a bit of pressure when transitioning to new aligners, rest assured that this discomfort is generally mild and temporary. You’ll be on your way to a confident, stunning smile in no time!
Wearing Invisalign aligners can sometimes cause a temporary change in speech, particularly during the first few days of use. You may notice a slight lisp when speaking, but this is usually only temporary and will go away as your tongue adjusts to the presence of the aligners in your mouth. In most cases, the effect on speech is minimal and will not be noticeable to others. If you do experience any speech difficulties, they should resolve on their own within a few days to a week. If the issue persists, you can consult with your orthodontist for further advice.