What are Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign aligners are customised overlays that are designed to move your teeth into positions determined by your dentist. Invisalign before and after photos show just how effective they can be.
How does Invisalign work?
Each tooth is fitted with an aligner. Together they will move your teeth into the sequence that you need. Every few weeks you will be given a new set of aligners and gradually, your teeth will be moved into the correct position.
It is important to remember that your Invisalign aligners will need to be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours a day for them to be effective. You can probably also expect to see your dentists every four to six weeks for adjustments and check-ups.
Why have Invisalign aligners become so popular?
One of the biggest benefits that have made Invisalign so popular over traditional braces is that you can take them out when you want to eat and drink.
You can also remove them for brushing and flossing so, unlike traditional braces, practicing good dental hygiene is actually easy.
The aligners are relatively non-invasive and will not cause irritation like traditional braces.
Invisalign before and after imaging gives you a very clear idea of what your mouth will look like once you have completed treatment.
How long will it take to straighten my teeth with Invisalign?
Everyone’s treatment plan is different and the timeline is dependant on the complexity of your straightening needs. On average most adults follow a 12 to 15 month treatment plan. Your dentist will recommend you wear a retainer for the months following your straightening treatment. This is to ensure your teeth do not slip back out of their new positions.
How will Invisalign affect my quality of life?
Invisalign aligners are invisible and hardly noticeable to anyone who doesn’t know you are wearing them, another reason they are so popular. Some patients report slight discomfort from the pressure of the aligners following treatment but quickly adjust to the new sensation. You will not have any eating restrictions either, as you can eat any texture or hardness of food, unlike with traditional braces. You should practice the highest possible level of dental care in order to keep your aligners clean and ensure they do not stain. Contact Evergreen Dental today and let one of our dentists answer all your Invisalign questions: (02) 8074 3849.