What is Invisalign?

Invisalign: One Step Closer to Straighter Teeth
For many years, there was only one solution to fixing crooked teeth – wire braces. Now, thanks to technological advancements, you have the option for a more subtle, comfortable and flexible choice for aligning your teeth. That new treatment is called Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?
A modern solution to straightening your teeth, Invisalign removes the needs for wires by creating a clear, smooth and durable plastic mould. Fully digitised to help you get the smile you want, the way you want, Invisaligns custom aligners are mapped out in advance to help show the progress you’re making. Suitable for most people, Invisalign is great for crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites, gap teeth and for general straightening. For severe straightening or re-spacing, traditional braces may still be preferable.

One of the main drawcards for Invisalign is that no one has to know you’re straightening your teeth. Like sleeping with a night guard, Invisaligns transparent aligners are designed to fit comfortably over the top of your teeth. Wearing the clear aligners for 22 hours a day, including while you sleep, Invisalign treatments can be completed in as little as 20 weeks for many patients.

What are the benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces?
Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign is a convenient method to straightening misaligned teeth, requiring minimal lifestyle changes to accommodate for the orthodontic treatment. The benefits of Invisalign actually begin before you even pop the first aligner in your mouth. The procedure for developing your aligners is done by digital scanning, a painless and non-invasive procedure that’s much more comfortable than taking traditional impressions of the teeth, particularly unpleasant for anyone with a strong gag reaction.

One of the major benefits is that Invisalign is a removable aligner only taken out for brushing, flossing, eating, or drinking. No longer will you have avoid hard foods and potentially adjust your diet – simply remove the aligner and enjoy your meal as it should be enjoyed. This also means that your oral hygiene routine does not have to be altered.

In addition to this, because the mouth trays are transparent, Invisalign aligners can straighten teeth without metal brackets and wires taking away from the natural look of your smile. They are also gentle on your cheeks and gums unlike conventional braces, which may have sharp edges that scrape or cut the inside of your mouth.

Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign aligners move teeth into their proper position gradually and gently. Customised for a precise and comfortable fit, the Invisalign treatment process moves your teeth slightly, vertically and horizontally, even rotating them when needed.

Request an Invisalign Assessment
Are you trying to find the best solution to fixing your crooked teeth? Or are you already working to realign your smile with traditional braces and you’re looking to make the switch? Whatever the case, Care Dental Cashmere can help you with a quick Invisalign Eligibility Assessment.

No matter your age, if your adult teeth are fully grown, Invisalign could be your best bet. It’s important however, to ensure it is the best treatment plan for you. The cost could be higher or they may not be as efficient as traditional braces depending on what your goal is. This is why we recommend booking an appointment with a qualified Invisalign specialist.

If you want a brighter, straighter smile and to be more confident without the hassle of wires, get in touch with our team today and see if Invisalign could be the solution for you.

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