Misaligned teeth can affect your smile and confidence. Fortunately, advances in orthodontic treatment have provided our dentists with treatment options besides braces to help our patients in Perth obtain straight teeth. Invisalign has become one such option that has become increasingly popular among teens and adults.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that can correct the position of your teeth using a series of custom-made, clear aligners that are virtually invisible.
Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign doesn’t use metal wires and brackets which means hardly anyone will know that you are getting your teeth straightened.
When you visit our dental clinic for your Invisalign treatment consultation, your dentist will first examine your teeth and oral health to determine if Invisalign is suitable for you. We will discuss your needs and particular dental concerns with you so that we can achieve a result you are happy with.
We’ll then take some impressions of your teeth and generate a virtual 3D treatment plan with Align Technology’s unique ClinCheck software.
This treatment plan shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment, allowing you to see upfront what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment. From this plan, we’ll produce a custom set of aligners specifically for you.
Invisalign uses removable aligners that you can change on your own at home. For the optimum outcome, it is recommended to wear them for at least 22 hours a day and change to a new set of aligners every 2 weeks. You’ll be encouraged to wear them full time and only take them out when you are eating or drinking. Each aligner has a different shape which serves to gradually move and straighten your teeth so you get your desired smile.
Your dentist will usually schedule you to return for a quick consultation every 6 to 8 weeks to check on your progress and to supply you with your next sets of clear aligners. The Invisalign treatment time can take 6 to 24 months to complete depending on your initial dental condition.
Benefits of Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic so they don’t stand out like the metal brackets in traditional braces. Adult patients will likely find this benefit to be the most attractive since you can wear the aligners at work without anybody noticing. As the aligners are more discrete in appearance, you can smile without feeling self-conscious of braces on your teeth.
Every patient who straightens their teeth has different requirements which can affect the number of aligners they need, length of their Invisalign treatment, and frequency of their mid-treatment dental checks. Every treatment is unique and we will be sure to discuss what you would like to achieve with your Invisalign journey.
An Invisalign clear plastic aligner is custom-made to fit your teeth. Additionally, it’s soft and comfortable to wear, unlike metal braces. Since Invisalign aligners have no hard or sharp components, they won’t scrape your gums and soft tissues. Most patients only experience slight discomfort when they put on their new custom made aligners as their teeth shift to a new position.
As the Invisalign aligners are removable, you’ll find it a breeze to stick to your regular oral hygiene routine, unlike with braces. You can simply remove them when you brush your teeth and put them back on after. You can also take them off at mealtime without having anything stuck in between your teeth. Just remember to brush your teeth and clean the aligners before putting them back on. Also, you need to wear them for 22 hours a day for the treatment to be effective.
If you have a big football match or an important date, you can simply remove the aligners beforehand. However, since they are virtually invisible, you can choose to leave them on even when you have a big day at work or with friends. Orthodontic treatments like straightening your teeth will take months and using an Invisalign aligner can fit better into an active lifestyle.
Many people with orthodontic problems feel anxious about facing discomfort at the dentist. During your Invisalign treatment in Perth, you’ll only need to see the dentist every 6 to 8 weeks to check the progress of your treatment and receive your new series of clear aligners. Most of the time, the check-up will only take a few minutes.
Should You Get Invisalign Perth?
Many patients and dentists like the Invisalign system thanks to its comfort, convenience, and subtle appearance. Unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners can help you obtain the straight teeth and smile you’ve always wanted without many of the drawbacks found in traditional orthodontic methods.
This technology has helped numerous patients straighten their teeth and improve their dental health. If you want to learn more about Invisalign in Perth and how it works, call us or simply book a consultation with our friendly dentists online.
To ensure you can achieve the best possible results, your dentist at Phoenix Road Dental Surgery who’s been trained and certified by Align Technology will need to assess your dental condition during the consultation appointment. Invisalign is not intended for children and is not appropriate for every adult. To see if Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, contact us to arrange an appointment with one of our dentists at Phoenix Road Dental.