If you have crooked or misaligned teeth then you will be pleased to know that technology has revolutionised teeth straightening. Now you can straighten your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile quicker, more comfortably and conveniently, and at your discretion. There are excellent alternatives to traditional orthodontic braces and by speaking to your dentist Ryde you will be able to find the right choice of braces for you.
Invisalign for a beautiful healthy smile
Invisalign is a popular choice for teeth straightening that is used by dentists and patients across the world to straighten their teeth and achieve a beautiful smile. Invisalign can be used to correct crooked and wonky teeth as well as addressing other imperfections such as overcrowding, gaps between the teeth and bite disorders to improve the function of your mouth whilst creating a neatly aligned smile at the same time.
Your dentist will put together a personalised treatment plan for you. Each smile is unique and during your first consultation you will undergo an oral examination where your dentist will take images of your mouth including a three-dimensional scan. This is then used to create a sequence of customised aligners that are designed specifically to fit your mouth with accuracy and precision. The number of aligners that you need will vary according to your dental requirements.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign aligners are almost invisible unlike other types of orthodontic appliances. They are made of the clear, bpa-free thermoplastic and this is a huge advantage as it prevents drawing unwanted attention to your mouth whilst undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Another advantage of Invisalign is that you can eat and drink as you wish, because the aligners are taken out of your mouth at mealtimes. With fixed braces there are often dietary restrictions preventing you from eating sticky or hard foods which may damage the braces. Removable aligners like Invisalign are highly convenient making it a popular choice amongst patients of all ages. The aligners are also comfortable to wear unlike traditional orthodontic treatment which can often be uncomfortable or cause cuts and sores in the mouth. Invisalign aligners have smooth sides which generate less friction preventing such sores and cuts in your mouth. They are easy to become accustomed to and you can forget that you are wearing them very quickly.
If you choose to straighten your teeth with Invisalign, you will find that most of the process is carried out in the comfort of your own home. With traditional fixed braces you have to visit the dentist every few weeks to have the components tightened, whereas with Invisalign you can work through the sequence of aligners at home and visit the dentist at 12 to 16 week intervals to make sure that the process is coming along successfully. This means less time off work and less time spent in the dentist chair with more time left for you to carry on with your daily activities. Speak to your dentist today to find out more about straightening your teeth with Invisalign, enjoy its advantages and you will achieve a neatly aligned smile very soon.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.