Invisalign Clear Braces
People of any age can benefit from a straight smile. In addition to looking more uniform and attractive, properly aligned teeth are often healthier and function better. One of the objections we often hear from our adult patients is that they cannot imagine two years or more wearing brackets and wires, which is why we have introduced Invisalign clear braces at Clifton Hill Dental.
What Is Invisalign?
Rather than traditional brackets and wires, a series of clear, BPA-free plastic aligners, used in sequence, gradually move teeth. Ideal alignment supports a comfortable bite, reduced wear and proper spacing between teeth.
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. On occasion, small buttons on the teeth, called attachments, will assist the aligners to reposition teeth correctly and efficiently. Once you complete treatment, we will remove attachments from teeth, leaving behind no trace of them.
We typically recommend Invisalign for our compliant older teen and our adult patients. Children often achieve better results with traditional orthodontics.
How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?
We will arrange a full oral evaluation to determine the extent of the orthodontic conditions and to present all available treatment options – including Invisalign and traditional braces. At this exam, your dentist will describe what to expect with both services, including how long treatment will last and the cost of each alternative.
If you decide to proceed with Invisalign, we will take impressions to create moulds of teeth, along with digital dental x-rays and diagnostic photographs. We will then gather all of the necessary information to share with the Invisalign dental lab, which will create custom aligners trays just for you.
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, following instructions is essential to keep your progress on schedule.
- Wear aligners for at least 22 hours per day.
- Remove them to eat or drink hot liquids.
- Rinse them with cool water before placing them back in the mouth.
- Clean teeth thoroughly after eating.
- Clean aligners completely twice daily.
- Wear aligners for about two weeks before graduating to the next pair.
- Be sure to maintain regular dental check-ups and cleans.
- Contact our dental clinic if trays are damaged or lost.
- After treatment, be sure to wear the retainer as directed.
We will also arrange regular appointments to monitor the movement of the teeth and make any adjustments to the treatment plan.
Benefits of Invisalign
In addition to their crystal clear appearance, Invisalign offers a number of other benefits.
- Smooth and comfortable
- Unrestricted diet
- Removable for special occasions
- Easier to clean teeth
- Shorter appointments
Your Dream Smile Awaits
Invisalign can sometimes mean shorter treatment times for patients. To find out more about this innovative orthodontic treatment, contact our Clifton Hill dental clinic to arrange a consultation. We warmly welcome new patients and offer orthodontic dentistry for children, teens and adults.