Invisalign is a revolutionary system that straightens your teeth without wires or brackets.
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment for straighter teeth. With Invisalign, you’re able to remove the Invisalign clear aligners so you won’t have any dietary restrictions during treatment.
Each Invisalign aligner is worn for about two weeks before you move along to the next. Over time, the series of aligners gradually move your teeth into their final position.
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What is Invisalign?
Constructed of medical-grade plastic using 3D technology, the Invisalign aligners fit over your teeth almost like a mouthguard and are barely noticeable. Most patients report little to no discomfort when undergoing the treatment thanks to there being no wires or brackets.
It’s important to remember that the aligners need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day to achieve the results desired in the time frame set out; don’t forget to put them back in after you eat! Before you do put the aligners back in, remember to brush your teeth so no food particles are trapped.
If you don’t wear the aligners for the prescribed amount of time, it can negatively affect the treatment timeline. In extreme cases, the treatment may never quite work as well as it should. However, what generally happens is the treatment just takes longer.
Can anybody get Invisalign?
When you visit Riverside Dental in Noosaville, one of our dentists will assess your health. Invisalign is ideal for patients who need to mild to moderate orthodontic work.
Whether you are 18 or 45 and your orthodontic needs are not severe, Invisalign can be an ideal solution for you.
Is Invisalign better than braces?
The biggest difference between braces and Invisalign is the look and feel. If you need orthodontic work done, but do not want braces: Invisalign is the right treatment for you. However, if you need serious orthodontic work done, your only option may be to have traditional braces.
The only way to know is to have a consultation. During a consultation, your Riverside Dental dentist will:
- Asses your oral health
- Take an x-ray of your jaw
Once your dentist has a whole mouth view of the situation, they can recommend the ideal treatment for you.
To answer the question, is Invisalign better than braces, the answer is: it depends on you, your situation and your lifestyle.
Is Invisalign really invisible?
Due to advertising guidelines, we can’t call them invisible. What you will see is Invisalign advertised as “clear aligners”, “virtually-invisible” and “discreet”. Made from a clear plastic it is possible, if you stand close enough to someone, that you will see them wearing Invisalign.
But you would have to be standing pretty close to them. And stare at their teeth for a bit. Invisalign is the treatment movie and music stars choose to use to hide the fact they are having orthodontic work done.
It is the closest thing to invisible treatment you can get now.
How effective is Invisalign?
Depending on your orthodontic needs, Invisalign is very effective. As long as you wear them for the prescribed amount of time, they will straighten your teeth.
They are lifestyle friendly in that they are removable, but this doesn’t reduce their potency. Thousands of patients have successfully undergone orthodontic treatment. You don’t have to take our word for it. You can check out success stories on Invisalign Australia’s website.
Invisalign from Riverside Dental
If you are interested in receiving this lifestyle friendly option for straighter teeth, contact Riverside Dental in Noosaville today.