Having misaligned teeth may be a source of anxiety for some people. Avoiding photos, mirrors and smiling is certainly no way to live and thankfully, with many methods for realigning teeth, you shouldn’t need to. However, some people are not keen to realign their teeth using visible metal braces, especially if they are fixed. If you have mild to moderate alignment issues, you could be eligible for clear braces Sydney CBD. A popular brand of clear brace is Invisalign and the advantages of choosing Invisalign are numerous!
What is it?
Invisalign is a system that uses clear plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth and apply a small amount of pressure to gradually move the teeth into the desired position over as little as just 6 to 18 months. The aligners are custom made to fit your mouth thanks to iTero technology, which is a 3D scan and is used to get the measurements of your mouth for your aligners to be made. From this scan, an animation may also be generated to show patients how their teeth will look after treatment is completed, before the process has even started! The aligners are removable and may be taken out for up to 2 hours a day, unlike more traditional methods of realigning teeth.
Why you should get Invisalign
Shhhh! So, here’s the subtle part: when you wear Invisalign aligners, as the name suggests, the aligners should be completely invisible to other people. Because they are made of clear plastic and worn over your teeth, only your teeth should be on show through them. This means that if you’re anxious about having to wear an appliance to realign your smile, this could be the discreet option you’ve been looking for. Anybody with adult teeth, including teenagers, can potentially wear them.
Another reason to choose Invisalign is that you don’t have to wear them 24/7. You can remove them when you want to eat and drink. This means that you won’t have to have a messy clean up operation after eating and it is much less likely that you will be able to break your aligners. Sometimes, fixed metal braces can be broken because of what the wearer eats and this results in more time visiting the dentist for emergency appointments. Invisalign aligners are plastic which is arguably much more difficult to break. You should also avoid further problems with your teeth and gums, as you won’t have any difficulties in brushing and flossing as normal. Simply remove your aligners to clean your teeth and remember to keep up with your routine dental check-ups!
For mild to moderate alignment issues, Invisalign offers a convenient and flexible approach to realigning your smile. If you need to remove them for a special occasion, go right ahead! Take them out and party! Of course, you will need to remember to go for a dental check-up every 6 weeks, to receive the next batch of aligners to change between on a weekly or fortnightly basis, so don’t party too hard!
If you are keen to find out more about Invisalign, why not find an Invisalign dentist and book in for a consultation? They will be able to give you a thorough examination and advise about what treatment is best for you. If it’s Invisalign, just remember to keep the secret to yourself – shhhh! Your great smile will be magic.
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