Do you have crowded or misaligned teeth? Are you interested in getting them straightened but worried about uncomfortable metal braces? Then the answer for you could be Invisalign. Invisalign is a clear, virtually invisible orthodontic aligner system that utilises a number of plastic trays to straighten your teeth and improve your bite. The teeth are moved gradually, with a new set of trays used every fortnight, until your smile is exactly how you like it. The plastic trays are more comfortable to use than traditional braces and can, and should, be worn most of the day. The should only be taken out when eating and drinking. As the trays are almost invisible, most people won’t even realise that you are getting your teeth straightened orthodontically. However, if there is a special occasion where you do not want to even have the plastic trays in your mouth for a few hours, then they can simply be removed and placed safely in a container until you are ready to put them back in.
The removable aligners help you maintain optimal oral health as your oral hygiene routine is not affected by the aligners at all. Further, you can eat and drink as normal without being hindered by braces.
If you have crowded or misaligned teeth, come in for a consult so that we can advice you on whether you would be a suitable candidate for Invisalign. If you are, we can provide you with a guide of what treatment can do to improve your smile and give you more information about Invisalign, if you are not a suitable candidate, we can discuss other treatment options that are available to you, such as traditional metal braces.