Invisalign offers dental patients an exciting new alternative to traditional braces for orthodontic treatments. While Invisalign and braces achieve the same excellent results, they do so with very different strategies.
Invisalign uses a series of clear, barely visible retainers to move your teeth into place. During your initial consultation, your dental professional will take digital scans of your teeth. Then, the digital planning technology will show you a visualisation of how your teeth will look after Invisalign treatment. This same technology is also used to create the series of retainers. You will wear each one for a certain amount of time before moving on to the next one in the series on the direction of your dental professional. Each retainer will move your teeth a little closer to their final straightened, aligned position, so you will be able to see the difference as you move through the series. During treatment, you will need to wear your Invisalign retainer for the vast majority of the day, including overnight during sleep. There is an adjustment period as you get used to wearing the retainer, but since it is custom-made for your mouth, it is well-fitted and comfortable. You will be able to remove the retainer for short periods of time in order to clean it and your teeth, and for meal times. If you fail to wear your retainer often enough, your teeth won’t move into place as quickly, so treatment may take longer than predicted.
5 great reasons to get Invisalign
One of the best reasons to get Invisalign is that it is barely visible. Even when you are wearing the retainers, someone would have to be quite close to you to see them because they are clear and fitted to your teeth.
Invisalign is custom-made for your mouth, so each retainer fits around your teeth and gums perfectly. After a short adjustment period, you’ll quickly get used to wearing it all the time. This can be more comfortable than the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces.
One of the best things about Invisalign is that you can take it out for short periods of time. This allows you to fully clean your teeth and floss normally, which can be a little more complicated with traditional braces. It also allows you to properly clean the retainer, so it does not contribute to poor oral health. Plus, being able to take it out for short periods of time means that you can remove the retainer for important events, such as having photos taken.
The digital software that creates your series of custom-made retainers offers the excellent benefit of being able to see what your teeth will look like after Invisalign treatment from your very first consultation. This can be great motivation to keep wearing the retainers.
Invisalign comes with a number of great benefits during wear, but one of the very best is the lifetime of straight, aligned teeth that you get as a result. Not only are straight teeth something you can feel proud of, aligned teeth also helps to minimise the chance of dental issues causes by misalignment such as uneven wear and plaque build-up.Contact our friendly Naenae team today to learn more about Invisalign, or to book your initial consultation.