Many people are dissatisfied with the way their teeth look when they smile. Not only does this affect self-esteem, an overcrowded mouth or misaligned bite can also be dangerous for your health. Issues with your teeth could result in chronic bad breath, periodontal diseases, and gastrointestinal problems, but the right orthodontic treatment can help.

If you’re considering getting braces, you may wonder, “What is Invisalign?” Invisalign treatment is comfortable, accommodating, and predictable. Here are some excellent reasons to choose Invisalign and a trusted dentist for your orthodontic treatment

 

How does Invisalign work?

This treatment straightens your teeth without using metal braces and uses custom-made aligners that are changed out every two weeks to reach the expected result.

The aligner in your Invisalign treatment is generated from a mould or a computer after a one-on-one consultation with your dentist.  The Invisalign trays or aligners are clear, so they are practically unnoticeable, and you remove them when you eat or drink. With Invisalign treatment, you have no diet restrictions, and you never have to worry about getting food stuck in your braces.

Using gentle pressure, this orthodontic treatment uses slow, subtle straightening of your teeth.

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Approximately, every six weeks, you have a dental checkup to monitor your progress. In 12-18 months, give or take a few weeks as every case is unique, you should have the smile you’ve always dreamed of, thanks to Invisalign treatment

Following the completion of your treatment, you will be fitted a retainer so your teeth don’t relapse to their former position.

How are the aligners made?

Each Invisalign tray is made from medical grade plastic that is BPA-free, and that has explicitly been tested to make sure it is safe as a long-term orthodontic treatment to wear in your mouth. 

If your dentist feels that Invisalign treatment is the right orthodontic treatment for you, they’ll use the results of your consultation, X-rays, and a 3D model of your teeth to generate a model that is unique to your mouth. This 3D model also enables you to view how your teeth will shift throughout the Invisalign treatment and what the result will be.

 

How do aligners feel?

Many patients remark on how comfortable the aligners are. You may feel a little pressure each time you switch to a new set in the series, but after a day or two, the subtle pressure of the tray as it gently adjusts your teeth is barely noticeable. 

The plastic is smooth and unlike traditional metal braces, you won’t experience any soft tissue abrasions from the wires and brackets. Many patients who wonder, “What is  Invisalign?” are pleasantly surprised at how agreeable they are. 

 

Choose Gordon Family Dental 

If you have struggled with health or self-esteem issues due to your smile or overcrowded, misaligned teeth, it’s not too late. With the latest dental innovations and using 3D technology, Invisalign treatment is discrete, subtle, comfortable and convenient. 

If you’ve been dissatisfied with your smile and have been wondering, “What is Invisalign?” now’s the chance to find out. Contact Gordon Family Dental on (02) 9159 6163 to begin the journey to your perfect smile.