At Smart Smiles Orthodontics, the most common phrase we hear our patients say after finishing their orthodontic treatment is, “I wish I’d done this years ago!”.
While it’s certainly true that there is commitment involved in having any kind of orthodontic treatment, new advances in orthodontics mean that it’s easier than ever to achieve the straight smile of your dreams. If you’ve been considering Invisalign as an option to straighten your teeth, read on to find out more about this fantastic treatment.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign braces are clear aligners that look a bit like a retainer or mouthguard. They are sometimes referred to as ‘invisible braces’ which is where they get their name from.
The great thing about Invisalign braces is that they are removable, so anytime you are eating and drinking, you can easily take them out. You can also remove them when brushing and flossing your teeth which is an amazing advantage in comparison to fixed braces, as this allows you to easily maintain your oral hygiene throughout the duration of your treatment.
How Does Invisalign Work?
First of all, the friendly team here at Smart Smile Orthodontics will have a full consultation with you to determine if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign treatment. This often involves taking x-rays and a full assessment of your teeth and jaw alignment.
Additionally, the team will use incredible 3D computer imaging to create a digital ‘model’ of your teeth – you can even see the expected end result of your orthodontic treatment which patients (and our orthodontists!) often find really exciting!
The team then create your aligners and begin the process of gradually shifting your teeth. You will receive a new set of aligners every two weeks for the duration of your Invisalign treatment. Treatment time varies between each individual but can anywhere between 9-15 months. Each aligner is slightly different than the last, which allows your teeth to move into the desired position quickly and safely.
Once you have your aligners, you need to wear them for 22 hours each day, only removing them for eating, drinking and looking after your oral hygiene. You also need to ensure you clean the Invisalign aligners frequently to avoid any decay or other oral health issues. Regular check-up appointments are necessary to ensure that your teeth are on the right track.
Overbites, Underbites and Overcrowding
At Smart Smile Orthodontics, we are experts in our field and can straighten and align teeth with all kinds of issues. Our wonderful team will be able to advise you on the very best course of action and treatment plan for your individual needs and can advise whether Invisalign is right for you.
Thankfully, Invisalign works well for an array of dental issues – if you have an overbite or an underbite, or perhaps you have too many teeth and not enough space? Maybe you’ve got a big gap in your teeth that you’d rather be closed? Invisalign might be the perfect solution for you.
Invisalign Braces Brisbane
With two practices in Brisbane – one in Strathpine and our other practice in Ferny Grove – Dr Jude Aarthi and her wonderful team at Smart Smile Orthodontics are the ideal choices for Invisalign treatment in Brisbane.
If you are ready to find out if Invisalign might be the perfect solution for you, please give our friendly team a call on 07 3889 8355 or contact us here to book your consultation.