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How Your Life Can Transform After Getting Invisalign

If you are currently looking at options for braces, you may have heard of Invisalign. 

Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners used for orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth. It is an alternative to traditional braces and offers a more discreet and flexible approach to teeth alignment. Invisalign aligners are made of a clear, smooth, and BPA-free plastic material, making them nearly invisible when worn.

 

How Invisalign Works

 

Your orthodontist or dentist will create a customised treatment plan based on digital scans, X-rays, and impressions of your teeth. This plan outlines the gradual movements of your teeth from their current position to the desired final alignment.

 

A series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners are then produced based on your treatment plan. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks, gradually moving your teeth into the desired position.

 

Each set of aligners are worn for at least 20-22 hours per day, removing them only for eating, drinking (except water), brushing, and flossing. The aligners are designed to be comfortable and are virtually invisible when worn.

 

Once you have gone through all the sets of aligners and your teeth have reached their desired alignment, your orthodontist may recommend the use of retainers to help maintain the new position of your teeth.

 

It’s important to note that Invisalign may not be suitable for everyone, as the effectiveness depends on the individual orthodontic issues. Your orthodontist or dentist can assess your specific case and determine whether Invisalign is a suitable option for you.

 

Getting Invisalign can have a transformative impact on your life, both in terms of your oral health and your overall well-being

How Invisalign Can Improve Your Quality of Life

 

Improved Oral Health

Invisalign helps align your teeth, improving your overall dental health. Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of gum disease and cavities. They can also help correct issues with your bite and alleviate problems like jaw pain and headaches.

 

Enhanced Confidence

One of the most noticeable changes is the improvement in the appearance of your smile. Straighter teeth can boost your confidence and self-esteem.

 

Convenience 

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. This means you can take them out for eating, brushing, and special occasions. Beneficially, you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about damaging brackets or wires.

 

Comfort

Invisalign aligners are custom-made and smooth, reducing irritation and discomfort often associated with traditional braces.The absence of metal brackets and wires eliminates the risk of mouth sores and injuries.

 

Easier Oral Care 

Aligners can be easily removed for regular oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing. In addition, teeth that are correctly aligned are easier to clean, leading to healthier gums and a reduced risk of periodontal issues.

 

No Lifestyle Impact 

Invisalign can fit seamlessly into your lifestyle without major disruptions. You can continue participating in sports or playing musical instruments as an example without concern.

 

Long Term Benefits

 

There are a few long term benefits of Invisalign treatment, including: 

  • Properly aligned teeth contribute to improved oral function, including biting, chewing, and speaking.
  • A more attractive smile can positively impact mental health, fostering a sense of happiness and well-being.
  • Addressing alignment issues early can prevent more severe dental problems in the future.
  • The results of Invisalign treatment can last a lifetime with proper post-treatment care.

 

How Invisalign Can Enhance Your Overall Well-being

 

Invisalign can transform your smile in several ways, offering a more discreet and flexible orthodontic solution compared to traditional braces. 

 

Here are some ways in which Invisalign can contribute to a transformed smile.

 

  • Invisalign effectively addresses various degrees of teeth misalignment, including overcrowding, gaps, and crooked teeth.
  • As your teeth gradually move into their correct positions, you’ll notice a positive change in the appearance of your smile. This improvement can boost your confidence and self-esteem.
  • Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to easily maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing without the hindrance of brackets and wires.
  • Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can continue to enjoy all types of food without worrying about restrictions. Traditional braces often come with dietary limitations to prevent damage to the hardware.

 

By addressing misalignment, Invisalign can be a preventive measure against potential dental issues, such as gum disease and cavities, which may arise due to difficulties in cleaning misaligned teeth.

 

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of Invisalign depends on the complexity of your orthodontic issues, and not everyone is a candidate for this treatment. Consultation with an orthodontist or dentist is essential to determine the most suitable orthodontic solution for your specific needs.

 

If you need braces and would like to discuss the various options available to you, contact the friendly team at Crestmead Dental. We’d love to see if our Invisalign treatments are suitable for you. 

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DR HENRY WONG

Dr Henry Wong is a local dental graduate, having done his studies at the University of Queensland. He has had over 10 years of practical experience, providing a wide range of services in the various fields of dentistry. He has a strong interest in Orthodontics (braces) and has an affinity treating young patients. Henry regularly attends a range of continuing education courses, and is very much up to date with his continuing professional development requirements.   Dr Henry is a long term member of the ADA (Australian Dental Association). He has also been involved with RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service), in a charity project that provides much needed dental treatment to villages in Nepal. He has also provided volunteer work in Brisbane through the National Dental Foundation.   Dr Henry enjoys spending time with his family and young daughter. They are often the reluctant subjects one of his other interests; photography. He likes to unwind by listening to comedy podcasts and tending to his growing collection of indoor plants.