Invisalign clear aligners are made from transparent, medical-grade plastic.
Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten the teeth without the use of metal braces. The Invisalign treatment can take anywhere from six months to two years and requires patients to wear the aligner for at least 20 hours each day. If you are considering the treatment, you may be wondering what the aligners look like.
The good news is that Invisalign clear aligners are made from a transparent, durable plastic that is virtually invisible but strong enough to correct even severe cases of misalignment. Your treatment plan will be customised for you and designed in accordance with the severity of your case.
Read on to find out more about the treatment and what to expect from the process…
What do clear aligners look like?
One of the main benefits of clear aligners like Invisalign is that they are very discreet. They are made from transparent plastic and designed to fit comfortably on the teeth, which means that they will be barely noticeable to other people.
Because Invisalign aligners are clear, it is important that you keep them clean and free from stains. If you allow then to become dirty and discoloured, this will affect the aesthetic of your smile during treatment. It is advisable that you rinse your aligners before placing them back in your mouth, and that you brush your teeth after each meal or snack. This will help to get rid of plaque and food particles that can get stuck between your teeth and your aligners.
It is also very important that you remove your aligners every time that you eat and drink in order to prevent stains and discolouration, as well as other forms of damage.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Besides the fact that clear aligners are barely visible, there are a number of other benefits to choosing the treatment. Invisalign can be used to resolve a range of issues, including crowded and misaligned teeth, as well as a number of bite-related problems. Certain more complex cases may be better addressed with traditional braces, but your orthodontist will let you know if you are a suitable candidate for treatment.
Invisalign is also a very convenient treatment — the aligners can be removed for eating, drinking and cleaning, and there are no dietary restrictions throughout the course of treatment. In most cases, Invisalign treatment requires less orthodontic appointments when compared to braces, which makes it appealing for many people.
How can we help?
At Smart Smile Orthodontics, we offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic solutions, including Invisalign clear aligners. If you would like to straighten your teeth but are looking for a more discreet alternative to traditional metal braces, we encourage you to come in and see us so that we can get to know you and your particular needs.
If you choose to go ahead with the treatment, we will use 3D computer imaging technology to develop an orthodontic plan using removable clear aligners. You will need to wear your custom-made aligners for around two weeks before switching to a new aligner. Gradually, the position of your teeth will shift over time, and you will begin to notice a straighter, more beautiful smile.
If you would like to find out more about Invisalign and what the process involves at Smart Smile Orthodontics, please have a look here.
If you are not a suitable candidate for Invisalign, you might consider another treatment. Some of the options that we provide include traditional braces, orthodontic appliances and SmileXpress. To see our full offering of services, please have a look here.
If you are ready to arrange a consultation with the Smart Smile Orthodontics team, please give us a call on 02 6686 6705 or get in touch with us here.