Invisalign Clear Braces
A straight smile is certainly beautiful, but having properly aligned teeth goes much further than appearances alone. Overlapping, crowded and unevenly spaced teeth are subject to oral health issues such as gum disease, decay and an uneven bite (malocclusion).
Choosing to straighten your smile may be because you never had a chance for orthodontic treatment as a youth, or because you were not diligent about wearing your retainer and have relapsed.
Either way, many of our adult patients would like the opportunity for orthodontic treatment, but cannot imagine years of brackets and wires fitting into your busy lifestyle. We proudly offer Invisalign clear braces in our Brisbane dental clinic.
How Invisalign Works
Rather than metal or ceramic brackets and an adjustable wire, Invisalign relies on a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually align teeth. Each set of aligners will nudge teeth closer to their ideal position.
A full evaluation will determine if Invisalign is right for you. Invisalign treats most alignment issues including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Uneven spacing
For complex orthodontic and occlusal (bite) issues, traditional orthodontics may be more suitable. Dr Paul Rollason will discuss all of your options and possible outcomes, so you can make a decision that works best for your oral health and appearance.
Benefits of Invisalign
In addition to their discreet appearance, Invisalign aligners offer a number of conveniences over traditional braces.
- Removable for eating and cleaning teeth
- No sharp edges
- Fewer follow-up dental visits
- Barely noticeable
- Visible progress
- Removable for special events
- Smooth and comfortable
Getting Started with Invisalign
If you are a good candidate for clear braces, Dr Rollason will begin by taking x-rays and moulds of the teeth to forward to our Invisalign laboratory. When we receive your first series of aligners, we will have a fitting appointment and go over the instructions for use. In some cases, small tooth-coloured attachments will be placed on the teeth to assist with efficient movement.
Basic Invisalign Guidelines
Your compliance will improve your results, and following Dr Rollason’s instructions for use will keep treatment moving forward.
- Wear aligners for at least 22 hours per day
- Clean teeth after eating, before replacing aligners
- Keep aligners clean using non-abrasive cleansers
- Avoid hot water and drinks
- Protect aligners from pets and kids
- Wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set
How long your treatment lasts depends on your commitment and how far your teeth need to move. Dr Rollason will go over what to expect, the cost of treatment and how long it might take to achieve your new smile.
Are You Ready for Your Ideal Smile?
Contact Absolute Dental Care to book an orthodontic consultation. Dr Rollason will always provide honest feedback along with every option available to help you have the smile you have always wanted.