Invisalign® is the advanced teeth-straightening treatment that helps you achieve a beautifully straight smile without the visual impact of traditional metal braces. Practically invisible, easily removable, and comfortable to wear … it’s not hard to see why Invisalign® is so popular! If you want to make 2020 the year you transform your teeth and enjoy the confidence of a dazzling straight smile, we’ve got the lowdown on why Invisalign® is the clear solution.
Firstly, what exactly is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a set of clear, custom-moulded aligners that gradually move your teeth into their ideal position. The aligners are designed using 3D computer imaging that allows your dentist to map out how your teeth will be moved into position. Every few weeks, your aligners will be replaced with a new set to match the movement of your teeth.
Why should I choose Invisalign® for teeth straightening?
Invisalign® is a highly popular choice for straightening teeth, particularly for people who are put off by the thought of old-fashioned metal braces that impact your appearance and can be uncomfortable.
Here are some of the reasons why so many people are opting for Invisalign:
1. Invisalign® is virtually invisible
As the name suggests, one of the major benefits of Invisalign® is the fact that its clever clear design makes it practically invisible. Whether you’re wearing Invisalign® at work or in a social setting, you can flash your smile with confidence knowing that most people will have no idea you’re even wearing aligners. So if the thought of visible metal braces brings you out in a cold sweat, Invisalign® is the clear choice for you!
2. You can remove your Invisalign® aligners
Another big tick for Invisalign® is the fact that unlike fixed metal braces, you can easily remove your aligners. This makes eating and drinking a breeze, and also means it’s simple to brush and floss your teeth so you can stay on top of your oral hygiene. Of course, it’s not advisable to leave your aligners out for long periods of time, but the removable nature of Invisalign® definitely makes them a convenient option.
3. Invisalign® is comfortable to wear
Having your teeth straightened with Invisalign® is far more comfortable compared to traditional metal braces. There are no metal brackets or wires to cause irritation to your mouth, and you generally don’t need to spend as much time coming into the practice for adjustments. Although you may feel a little discomfort at the very beginning of your treatment and for a few days each time your aligners are replaced, this is an indication that your teeth are moving into position. So you can rest assured your Invisalign® treatment is working!
4. We can show you what your teeth will look like with Invisalign®
As Invisalign® is designed using advanced 3D computer imaging, your dentist can show you the virtual results of your treatment before you even start your Invisalign® process. This means you’ll be able to see just how straight and beautiful your teeth will look once your Invisalign® treatment is complete.
5. Invisalign® treatment works faster than traditional braces
While the exact treatment time for Invisalign® differs from person to person, the process usually takes between nine and fifteen months. Most people will find their Invisalign® treatment takes around four months less than traditional metal braces, so you can be enjoying your new smile in less time. Once your dentist has checked your oral health, they’ll be able to provide you with an accurate time frame for your Invisalign® treatment.
6. Invisalign® can correct a wide range of dental issues
Having your teeth straightened with Invisalign® is a suitable option for the majority of people, as this treatment effectively corrects a wide range of dental problems. There are certain circumstances in which Invisalign® may not be viable, such as if you have missing teeth, or a severe underbite or overbite. If this is the case, your dentist can discuss alternative options and advise on the best course of action going forward.
The team at Apple Dental is here to help you achieve the beautifully straight smile you’ve always wanted, with our exceptional quality Invisalign® services in Lane Cove. Book your appointment with Apple Dental today and enjoy the confidence of a perfect smile this year!