Forget About the Hassle of Metal Braces, Invisalign Is the New Way to Achieve a Straighter Smile
If you’re tired of dealing with misaligned teeth, then it’s time to get Invisalign treatment. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. Plus, there are no wires or brackets to irritate your mouth, making Invisalign a more comfortable experience than traditional braces.
At Joondanna Family Dental, we are proud to offer Invisalign, the latest in clear orthodontic aligners. Invisalign is an excellent choice for patients looking for a discreet way to improve their smile. Best of all, the treatment is customised for each patient, so you can be confident that you will get the results you want. Come and experience quality patient care right here at our state-of-the-art clinic!
Advantages of Invisalign
Requires Fewer Dental Visits: Invisalign does not need regular adjustments. Rather, you simply switch to a new set of plastic aligners right at home. With Invisalign, you only need to come in every six weeks because there are no wires to tighten, and these visits take much shorter than they would with traditional braces. Our dental team who has wealth of experience will look over your treatment to make sure everything’s on track and send you on your way.
It’s Easier to Maintain Oral Hygiene: Traditional braces require lots of patience and spare time to floss around brackets and wires. Invisalign’s patented system makes maintaining oral hygiene as easy as removing your plastic aligners and brushing and flossing as usual—the same as you did before you started treatment. Cleaning your Invisalign aligners can be done with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a solution designed specifically for disinfecting your aligners. From here on out, maintaining excellent oral hygiene is as easy as a breeze!
A Virtually Invisible Way of Straightening Teeth: For anyone requiring orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is a game-changer. Aligners are nearly invisible because they’re made of thin, clear plastic that’s almost undetectable. It is now possible to have the straight smile you have always wanted without attracting attention to your teeth-straightening journey. Thanks to Invisalign, your teeth will be straightened discreetly.
You Won’t Have to Deal with Orthodontic Emergencies: A common inconvenience of traditional braces is the inevitable orthodontic emergency. Although you can minimise the risk by following your dentist’s recommendations for avoiding certain foods, most patients suffer at least one broken bracket during their treatment. You may find it inconvenient to get it replaced on time, and holding off until your next appointment may lengthen your overall orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, with Invisalign aligners, you don’t have to worry about bending or breaking them, which means there’s no need for emergency treatment!
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We’re the team to call for all your dental needs. You can rely on us to provide you with a variety of quality dental services, including Invisalign orthodontic treatment! Our goal is to provide excellent dental care in an inviting environment while using advanced dental technology and methods to provide modern dentistry to our patients.
Ready to take your oral health to the next level? Visit Joondanna Family Dental and let us show you how we can make a positive difference! We take pride in providing budget-friendly dental services that are accurately tailored to your needs. Our team of experienced professionals will guide you and carefully evaluate you before recommending a treatment plan to achieve straighter teeth.
FAQs about Invisalign
Do you want to have a straight smile but don’t like the idea of wearing metal braces? Invisalign may be the ideal option for you! Here are some reasons why you would need Invisalign:
Patients commonly use Invisalign to correct crooked teeth and straighten their smiles. The dental treatment can gradually align your teeth, giving you a better smile.
An overbite occurs when the teeth on top are too forward or protruding compared to the teeth on the bottom. This can make chewing and biting certain foods challenging. An individual can use Invisalign to move the teeth in such a way that the top and bottom teeth line up when they close their mouth.
The opposite of an overbite is an underbite. It occurs when the bottom line of teeth fall in front of the upper teeth upon biting. An underbite can weaken your teeth and lead to speech difficulties. Invisalign can help move the lower teeth behind the upper ones. Severe underbite cases can, however, not be managed solely with Invisalign. In some cases, braces and Invisalign are used together to manage the condition. You can create the best action plan for your underbite by meeting with your dentist.
When you have a crossbite, some of your upper teeth sit inside your lower teeth instead of outside. You may experience tooth chipping and gum recession due to this condition. Invisalign may be able to correct the alignment in some cases.
Gaps between the teeth
Space issues result from gaps between two or more teeth. This excess space can cause food to get caught between gums and teeth, resulting in gum disease and pain. Using Invisalign, you can close this gap between teeth to achieve a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Certain limitations may apply depending on how much space needs to be closed.
Having an open bite means that the upper and lower teeth do not meet. Invisalign can help close the gap. It moves teeth into alignment so that they fit together.
When there isn’t enough space in your jaw to accommodate all of your teeth, your teeth will rotate or overlap to adjust to the available space. This is called crowding. As a result of the reduced gap between your teeth, food gets stuck and tartar as well as plaque build-up, ultimately leading to gum disease and tooth decay. You can use Invisalign to handle some crowding issues. However, the effectiveness of this treatment will depend on how complex and severe the problem is.
During your first appointment, we will ask you about your medical and dental health history.
You will then undergo a thorough evaluation of your smile, which may include the following:
Dental X-rays: Dental x-rays allow your family dentist to evaluate the health of your jawbone and tooth roots. All panoramic, cephalometric, or full-mouth photographs are acceptable.
Bite Assessment: By biting down after applying the paste to your teeth, the dentist can record and evaluate your bite.
Taking Dental Impressions: To create an impression of your teeth, the dentist will place putty in a tray that you bite into. From this impression, your aligners will be constructed.
Photographs: For your impressions to be sent to the Invisalign facility, your dentist will need to take eight photographs of your face and teeth.
3D Digital Smile Scan: Our friendly dentists have the skills and dental technology needed to perform in-office 3D digital scans.
The next step is to discuss your treatment options. Our dentist will explain the treatment process and give you a rough estimate of how long it should take for you to receive your Invisalign. A virtual representation of your future and ideal smile will be shown to you.
During your Invisalign treatment, our dentist will examine your teeth and discuss payment options with you. Once we receive your impressions (either in-house or via mail to Invisalign), we will begin creating your series of custom plastic aligners.
Invisalign treatment is a revolutionary approach and one of the most recommended ways to achieve a perfect smile. Nevertheless, it’s essential to know how to take care of it. If you want your investment to last as long as possible, you must be aware of some basic Invisalign dos and don’ts.
Check out these Invisalign tips and tricks to learn more:
- Make a habit of soaking your aligners at least once a day.
- Make sure you brush and floss your teeth after eating and before putting your aligners back in.
- Wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day.
- Cut back on your caffeine intake.
- Keep your aligners in their Invisalign cases when they’re not in use.
- Please don’t leave your aligners in the open air when you are not using them.
- Don’t forget to take your aligners off when eating or drinking.
- Never expose your aligners to heat.
- Never use abrasive cleaning products on your aligners like toothpastes.
Compared to metal braces, which have brackets and wires, Invisalign clear aligners are removable, so there are minimal dietary restrictions. As you can easily remove them to eat, you won’t need to worry about food getting stuck or damaging them while chewing hard food. Furthermore, you can still enjoy eating your favourite foods throughout the entire process! However, to prevent stains from appearing on your natural teeth while wearing clear aligners, you should limit your intake of certain foods and beverages.