Invisalign – the most popular choice for clear braces

Teeth straightening has become more and more common across the world. With more adults and ever before looking for modern teeth straightening options, dentists have developed a range of clear braces Sydney. One of the most popular types of clear braces is the Invisalign aligner. Invisalign is a modern and innovative method of straightening your teeth and has become established as a highly successful cosmetic orthodontic procedure in the last two decades. It has helped to correct more than 13 million smiles across the world. If you are looking for clear braces then Invisalign could be the perfect choice for you.

Ideal for mild or moderate misalignment issues of the teeth, Invisalign helps you straighten your teeth easily, conveniently and at your discretion. As the name suggests the clear thermoplastic aligners are almost invisible in the mouth. Unless you want to let people know, most people will not even realise that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Speaking to your dentist will allow you to see the many benefits of this system.

Making sure Invisalign is the right choice for you

To begin with you will discuss your concerns with the dentist who will carry out a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. They will look for any underlying dental issues which may require restorative treatment and they will identify the factors that are affecting the alignment of your teeth. The dentist will decide if Invisalign is the most suitable form of clear braces for you or whether fixed braces are more appropriate. As mentioned, Invisalign is better suited for minor or moderate misalignment issues of the teeth and if you have more complex concerns then fixed braces may be a better choice for you.

Digital dentistry

If your dentist is happy that Invisalign can help address the misalignment issues of your teeth then you will need to undergo a specialist 3-dimensional intraoral scan of your mouth. Your dentist will create a digital image of your teeth and this will be sent to Invisalign who will create a video showing the steps that your teeth will go through to achieve a neatly aligned smile with Invisalign. If you are happy with the end result then your aligners will be ordered and they will be individually designed and digitally manufactured by Invisalign and sent to your dental practice. This will take between two to three weeks.

You will visit your dentist for the initial fitting and sometimes patients have attachments fixed to the surface of their teeth to help move the teeth more efficiently. After this the rest of the treatment can be carried out in the comfort of your own home. You will be provided with all the aligners at the beginning of the process, which means every two weeks, or according to your treatment plan, you change the aligner and replace it with the next one in the series.

There are many advantages of Invisalign and by speaking to your dentist you will be able to find out how this approach can benefit you. Within 6 to 12 months, you will be able to achieve a beautiful smile that is neatly aligned and helps promote better dental health at the same time.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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