Invisalign is a popular treatment for those who want their teeth straightened but would rather avoid traditional orthodontic treatments. Unlike traditional orthodontics that require brackets and wires, Invisalign is a series of custom aligners that move your teeth into position. Every two to three weeks you’ll use a new aligner until the completion of treatment. It will take a day or two to get used to the aligners and this may have a mild effect on your speech.
Being virtually-invisible is not the biggest advantage of Invisalign. Although it something which has drawn millions around the world toward the treatment. The biggest advantage is Invisalign is removable. This means your diet is not affected during treatment. With traditional braces, it will take a week or two for you to adjust to the metal in your mouth. So, a soft food diet is recommended. With Invisalign you can take the aligners out, eat your meal, brush your teeth and place your aligners back.
Have a party to go to? Or an important business meeting? You can take your aligners out and enjoy yourself. Additionally, there are no tightening and hygiene appointments like there are with traditional braces.
While being removable is an advantage, it can also be a hindrance if you do not comply. When you receive your Invisalign aligners you will be advised on how long each day you must wear them. Typically, you will need to wear your aligners for 20 hours a day in order to achieve the best results. Failure to comply results in longer treatment time and generally the results are not as good.
Invisalign is a great treatment for straightening teeth, however, there are cases where Invisalign would not be the best treatment. When you visit Redlands Gentle Dental Care our friendly team can prescribe the best treatment for your individual oral health.
You can arrange an appointment for an Invisalign treatment at one of our two locations across Brisbane at Victoria Point and Alexandra Hills by the following link below.
How much is Invisalign?
Because each of our patients present a unique orthodontic case, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Invisalign prices are determined by the patient’s situation. More complex cases with a longer treatment time will cost more.
Is Invisalign better than braces?
Both braces and Invisalign have their pros and cons. Both are good options depending on your lifestyle and how complex of a treatment is needed. Adults and professionals tend to use Invisalign as they are removable. Braces may be necessary in more complex treatments and require less visits to the dentist for follow up visits.
Can Invisalign fix an overbite?
Yes. But, we encourage you to book an appointment where we can go over realistic expectations of what your results can look like. If the problem is severe, then Invisalign may not be the best option.
How to clean Invisalign?
Proper hygiene is essential to keep Invisalign clean and odour free. Keeping your Invisalign clean is crucial to them staying clear and making sure there is no build-up of bacteria on the tray.
You should rinse your tray daily to help remove saliva and plaque that help breed foul smelling bacteria. You can also use Invisalign cleaning kits and crystals which are available here.