What you need-to-know about Invisalign

Braces are no longer a luxury afforded to a select few for improved oral health and helping to achieve desirable appearance. Braces are the obvious solution for repairing orthodontic issues and achieving straighter teeth and the smile you’ve always wanted. However, they’re not the only option available to you.

Invisalign in Corio, Geelong is an alternative method if you want straight teeth but without having to wear cumbersome and uncomfortable metal braces.

Our dental practice, Healthview, are proud suppliers of Invisalign, or invisible braces. Read on to find out more about this straightening aid that’s fast growing in popularity and why it has evoked such positive responses and results!

What’s Invisalign in Corio, Geelong?

Invisalign or invisible braces are plastic aligners that fit over your gums and teeth. Over time, they help move your teeth slowly into place using a series of aligner trays.

How are invisible braces different from standard straightening aids?

The most obvious differences between the two types of appliances are the materials from which they are composed. Regular braces are made from metal and wires, while Invisalign in Corio, Geelong consists entirely of smooth plastic.

Improved appearance and comfortability

The benefits of wearing a metal-free device include an improved appearance whilst wearing the device and a pleasant and more comfortable user experience. The Invisalign braces are practically invisible and undetectable, and fit like a glove when worn. However, be aware that you may experience some slight discomfort as your mouth adjusts to the foreign device in your mouth. Any tenderness can be remedied with medication and ceases naturally over time.

You can however say goodbye to nicks, cuts and mouth ulcers made by metal, because you’re wearing smooth plastic.

Detachable for the essentials – eating, teeth-cleaning and sports

Additionally, unlike standard metal braces which are a permanent feature in your mouth, Invisalign aligners are detachable, providing welcomed freedom for the wearer. However, to optimise their results, they should be worn 22 hours every day, ideally being removed only to brush your teeth, eat, or play contact sports.

If you don’t want to change your diet with braces drastically, you’re in luck. Thanks to these removable braces, you can continue to enjoy your favourite foods within reason.

Generally, a low-maintenance device

You’ll find that your teeth-cleaning habits won’t need to change, but you will have to pay extra attention to oral hygiene, making sure to brush your teeth twice a day, followed by flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash.

While your aligners don’t need intensive cleans, it’s essential to wash your device so that muck doesn’t accumulate every other day. An unwashed and neglected device will take on a cloudy or murky appearance, obvious to onlookers.

Your progress is continually monitored using advanced technology

Every stage of your treatment is accurately mapped out using 3D imaging. We can even provide you with predicted results before you start to wear your device! This delivers realistic expectations of how your teeth might look after wearing Invisalign in Corio, Geelong and avoids any disappointment. Instead you can feel excited about the projected success of your treatment.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.

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