Invisalign Clear Braces
Many people associate orthodontic dentistry with wanting to make cosmetic improvements to the smile. A straight, aligned smile is beautiful for sure, but having straight teeth can also improve your oral health and the function of the jaw joints.
Many of our adult patients tell us they simply did not have the opportunity for orthodontics during youth. We know so much more today about the importance of eliminating misalignment at any age. You are never too old for a straight, healthy smile. Because our adult patients often prefer to avoid the hassle of brackets and wires, we offer invisible braces with Invisalign clear aligners.
Invisalign Invisible Braces
Traditional orthodontics requires bonding brackets to the teeth that secure an adjustable wire, which guides the movement of teeth. Orthodontists adjust the wire periodically to move teeth into their ideal positions.
In lieu of bracket-and-wire orthodontics, our dentists opt to use a series of clear, plastic aligners. Each set is designed to move teeth gradually into place. Invisalign aligners are removable throughout treatment, making it easy to clean teeth and to eat an unrestricted diet.
Another benefit of Invisalign includes their undisputed comfort. Patients can avoid the irritation that is common with brackets by using smooth aligners.
How to Get Started with Invisalign
An orthodontic evaluation at our New Lambton or Swansea dental clinics will help our dentists determine if Invisalign will give you the results you want. Clear braces can correct common orthodontic complaints such as overlapping, overcrowded or uneven spacing between teeth.
For complex, bite-related issues, traditional orthodontics may be required.
Invisalign works best for older teen and adult patients.
Once our dentists determine that Invisalign will give you the smile you have always wanted, we will gather the necessary information for our Invisalign laboratory to create your aligners.
- Digital photographs
- Digital dental x-rays
- Digital scans of the teeth
Our dentists use the most modern technology available, Digital Smile Design, to achieve the best results. Digital Smile Design provides predictable results that our patients can see for themselves. Our dentists use Digital Smile Design for predictable treatment planning and an accurate measurement of outcomes.
How to Use Invisalign Clear Braces
Once you receive your aligner trays, compliance is essential. Wear them for at least 22 hours per day, removing them only to eat and clean the teeth. We typically recommend wearing each set of aligners for two to three weeks before moving to the next in the series.
It is also essential to keep aligners out of reach of pets who love to chew on them, and never leave them in the heat.
Interested in Clear Braces?
Our dentists are here to help you find the treatment that works best for your smile. Give us a call to arrange a consultation, and we will present each option available, helping you make an informed choice that works best for you.