While orthodontic braces have long been considered a rite of passage for teenagers and children, adults often avoid them due to the social stigma associated with braces, particularly wearing the dental appliance during social or professional functions. Moreover, traditional braces comprising of wires and brackets present inconveniences in terms of oral hygiene and discomfort.
Invisalign: The breakthrough Innovation for Adult Braces
The virtually invisible braces from Invisalign represent a breakthrough innovation for adults who want straight and beautiful teeth without the hassles of traditional braces, and perceived stigma associated with them.
Constructed from clear plastic, adult braces wearers can find comfort in the fact that there are no awkward looking metal parts on the dental device whatsoever. The clear plastic braces called aligners are not noticeable even when you are looking straight at an Invisalign patient. Unlike wire braces that draw attention to your mouth, nobody would have to know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment if you choose the Invisalign method. That means you get to smile confidently throughout the teeth straightening process.
Another clear (pun intended) benefit of Invisalign has to do with the braces being removable. Unlike traditional braces that are affixed to your teeth throughout the entire treatment period, Invisalign aligners may be removed so that you can take out the brace whenever you want to eat or drink, or brush your teeth. This also represents a plus point for your oral hygiene. Traditional braces are notorious for trapping food particles in between the wires and brackets, making it almost impossible to properly clean your teeth after meals. Being removable, Invisalign aligners give you that freedom not only to eat as you normally would, but also to maintain proper oral hygiene by allowing normal brushing and flossing activities. The Invisalign system doesn’t have to impact your oral health during the teeth straightening treatment.
Invisalign Customized to Correct Your Specific Issues
Invisalign aligners are created via a digitally enhanced 3D imaging and fabrication process that allows the dental appliance to precisely conform to your teeth dimension and contours. At the beginning of the treatment, you will be given a series of custom-made aligners. You are required to wear the aligners for about two weeks, before replacing them with a new set (upper and lower teeth) in the series. Using incremental forces, the aligners are designed to gently move your teeth towards the desired position. The gradual movements ensure minimal discomfort and pain as compared to some procedures involving traditional braces. Treatment time will depend on the severity of the issue and the patient’s compliance.
If you want to find out what Invisalign can do to enhance your smile contact Dr Luke Cronin, Diamond Invisalign Provider at Quality Dental on (02) 9922 1159 or visit www.qualitydental.com.au