Crooked teeth ruining your smile? You can receive Invasilign treatment right here in Perth, WA and achieve the smile you deserve.
Not everyone is lucky enough to have beautifully straight teeth. A number of factors, mostly genetics, can cause teeth to grow with an incorrect form or function. Many people often have this corrected as teenagers with braces, however, for adults; professional braces can be unsightly and inconvenient. Thankfully, with the technology available today, dentistry can now offer alternatives like Invisalign to straighten teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses tray aligners to straighten teeth. Unlike braces, which are fixed to your teeth, Invisalign uses clear teeth moulds that will gradually align your teeth over a specified period of time. They are removable, so you can easily pop them out when eating or drinking and then brush your teeth before putting them back in.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are a number of benefits that come with using Invisalign, such as:
- They are nearly invisible – As the name suggests, the beauty of Invisalign is that they are completely invisible. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is a discreet treatment which is perfect for adults in the professional world.
- Less Pain – During the initial stages of treatment, there is some pressure felt with your first few aligners, however, this decreases dramatically over time. Orthodontic work such as braces is generally more painful, as the adjustment and tightening process tends to cause pain with each treatment. Additionally, the metal wires and brackets can cut into the sides of your mouth, causing further pain.
- Longer times between visits – With longer times between visits as compared to traditional orthodontic work, your busy life doesn’t have to be continually interrupted by trips to your dentist.
- No diet restriction – With removable trays, you can eat any foods you want. There’s no risk of breaking brackets or wires with hard foods. You simply take your aligner out, eat your meal, brush your teeth and put it back in. Simple as that.
The Invisalign process
Here in Perth at Access Dental, our Invisalign treatment is a four-step process.
- The initial consultation
When you arrive at our office in Perth, our dentist will discuss with you your oral health and make an assessment of your smile. Unfortunately, Invisalign is not suitable in all orthodontic cases, therefore we will see which treatment is right for you.
- The treatment plan
We will create a digital copy of your teeth that we can use to review your smile before, during, and after treatment.
- Custom-fitted aligners
When you’re happy with the treatment plan, you will receive your custom made aligners. These aligners will need to be worn for around two weeks before you transition to your next set.
- Treatment Process
Your treatment time will vary. Generally speaking, Invisalign treatment will use about 18 – 26 aligners, which equates to 9 – 18 months. Of course, your treatment length will depend on a variety of factors including the condition of your teeth and your own efforts with wearing your aligners.