Invisalign treatment in Narellan
If you dream of a straighter smile but don’t want to go through traditional orthodontic treatment, Invisalign at Somerset Dental in Narellan may be the option for you.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners are the braces of the future – they straighten your teeth without the wires of traditional braces. With Invisalign being virtually Invisible, it is often a top choice of treatment for teens and adults wishing to straighten their teeth.
The Invisalign treatment includes a series of custom-made clear aligners made for you and your unique smile. These are clear plastic trays which apply gentle pressure to slowly move your teeth. During your treatment, you will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before you switch to the next set. This process will gradually shift your teeth a little closer each time to the position that your dentist has planned.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign aligners are orthodontically moulded trays that look and feel like extremely thin mouthguards. These aligners are specifically designed to fit over your teeth and gradually move your teeth into a straighter position. These aligners are specifically designed for each individual.
Every two to three weeks throughout the course of your treatment, you will be issued with a new set of aligners. Each set builds on the work of the last one, so your teeth continue to move throughout treatment.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers many benefits, these include:
- Better fit: Aligners made from the SmartTrack material are comfortable, fit well, and are easy to put on and take off
- Faster treatment: Depending on your response to treatment, we may consider longer periods between aligner changes. With weekly aligner changes, you’re on your way to the smile you want even faster.
- Proven results: The SmartTrack material is clinically proven to improve control of tooth movement with Invisalign.
- Virtually invisible: Most people will have no clue that you’re undergoing dental treatment, because Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible.
- Effective: Invisalign clear aligners can treat a wide range of teeth-straightening conditions, including crossbites, crowding, open bites, gapped teeth, overbites, and underbites.
- Convenient: Invisalign treatment is ideal for your busy schedule, since you don’t need to visit the office regularly.
- Comfortable: Invisalign clear aligner trays are not only removable but are smooth and comfortable to wear. This allows you to continue doing all the things you would normally do, from brushing and flossing, to eating whatever you like.
Invisalign from Somerset Dental Care
Our priority is your oral health, which means you can rest assured we are providing you with the best possible treatments to correct the form and function of your smile.
If you would like to find out more information about how Invisalign could benefit your smile, book an appointment with Somerset Dental Care today.
Frequently Asked Questions
The length of Invisalign treatment can range from several months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the dental issues and patient compliance. Most patients complete their treatment within 12 to 18 months, but some may finish in as little as six months, whilst others may take up to two years. Patient commitment to wearing the aligners as directed and regular check-ups with the dentist are crucial for successful treatment.
Maintaining proper hygiene and care of your Invisalign aligners is essential to ensure their effectiveness and prolong their lifespan. Here are some steps for maintaining your Invisalign aligners:
● Brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back in. This helps prevent bacteria from being trapped between your teeth and the aligners.
● Clean your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear anti-bacterial soap or mild dish soap. Avoid using hot water, as this can warp the aligners.
● Soak your aligners in a cleaning solution regularly. Invisalign recommends using its own cleaning crystals, but other options include denture cleaners or hydrogen peroxide and water.
● Rinse your aligners thoroughly with cold water after soaking and before putting them back in your mouth.
● Store your aligners in their case when not in use, and avoid leaving them exposed to the open air.
● Avoid eating or drinking anything other than water whilst wearing your aligners to prevent staining and bacteria buildup.
If you have any issues with your aligners or notice any damage, contact your dentist or orthodontist right away.
By following these steps, you can maintain the hygiene and lifespan of your Invisalign aligners, ensuring a successful treatment outcome.
Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day, removing them only for eating and drinking anything other than water, brushing and flossing your teeth, and cleaning the aligners themselves. Consistency in wearing the aligners is crucial to ensure the treatment progresses as planned and achieves the desired results. If the aligners are not worn for the recommended time, the treatment may take longer or be less effective, requiring additional time or adjustments. Therefore, it is important to follow the instructions provided by your dentist or orthodontist regarding the duration and frequency of wearing the aligners.