For people with mild to moderate alignment issues such as crossbite, gapped teeth, crowded teeth, over or underbites, it is understandable that this can be a source of frustration and where once smiles were in abundance, they may have subsided over time. However, there is a treatment that can address issues such as these and finding a dentist Sydney who offers Invisalign could be the way to smiling happily once again. If you are considering Invisalign, you may like to find a Diamond Provider – a dentist who has been accredited by Invisalign and is considered in the top 1% of providers to achieve this status.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a treatment that involves removable aligners. They are worn over the teeth and apply pressure to move them into the targeted position. Treatment time is normally between 6 to 18 months on average.
Why do patients choose Invisalign?
If Invisalign is considered a viable treatment option for you, then there are many reasons that you can get excited about the prospect of having this treatment. One of the major benefits is the fact that the aligners can barely be seen when they are being worn. This is because they are made of plastic which is see-through, so when they are over your teeth, only your teeth should be visible. What’s more, the aligners should also be comfortable to wear because they are made bespoke for patients’ mouths. Using iTero technology, dentists use this digital scan to get the measurements for the aligners to be manufactured in the Invisalign laboratory. Alongside this, they can also use the scan to create a 3D animation of what your teeth will look like after treatment has been completed, so you will have a clear idea of where your treatment is going to lead you to.
A further advantage of Invisalign is the fact that the aligners may be removed for up to 2 hours a day. This means that when you want to eat or drink, you don’t need to worry about damaging your aligners, because you won’t be wearing them! What’s more, you can take them out for cleaning your teeth and still have time left over to do other things that you enjoy, such as sports, singing or roller skating – it’s up to you! Your aligners should also be difficult to damage when you are wearing them, because they are made of durable plastic. Ideally, you won’t need to visit your dentist for emergency appointments, leaving you with more time to live your life!
You will be provided with sets of aligners to change between each week. Your dentist will provide you with enough aligners to last for 6 weeks and then you will need to have a check-up to ensure all is progressing appropriately and to receive more of the aligners for the following 6 weeks.
To find out if Invisalign is right for you, you will need to find a dentist who offers this treatment and you will need to book in for an initial consultation. This will allow the dentist to ascertain whether or not this is an appropriate treatment for you by examining your mouth and teeth. If Invisalign is the treatment for you, you now know there’s every reason to be happy and find your smile again!
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