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The Perfect Smile - Invisalign: The Modern Approach To Straightening Teeth
Lots of people suffer from crooked teeth which makes them self-conscious when they smile. It can have quite deep=seated psychological affects for many years. People are generally treated when they are teenagers and the traditional treatment has been metal braces. These braces don't look very attractive which further affects the teen's self-consciousness.
Now, there is a much more discreet and attractive cosmetic dental procedure to straightening crooked teeth. It's called Invisalign.
In simple terms, Invisalign are clear, almost invisible, and very hygienic aligners or plastic braces that fit over your teeth, gradually correcting the mis-alignment so you can get that smile you always wanted.
The Procedure for Measuring Invisalign Braces
Invisalign treatment uses sophisticated computer imaging technology to scan your teeth and jaw structure. This means your dentist can determine the specific corrections for your mouth that you need to correct your teeth, and the time needed to do so.
Cosmetic Dental Treatment with Invisalign
The treatment process means that you wear custom-made aligners and retainers made for you by a qualified dentist. For the aligners to work effectively, you will need to wear the aligners for 12 or up to 36 months. Your teeth will gradually adjust themselves back into their ideal positions.
Benefits of Invisalign over Conventional Braces
There are two main differences between Invisalign and conventional braces.
Less visible braces, more self-confidence
For teenagers in particular, probably the biggest benefit is that the aligners and retainers are clear in colour so they are rarely noticeable by other people. Smiling with your teeth covered in metal is both difficult and embarrassing. Invisalign removes both of those problems. Your facial and dental appearance is only slightly changed as the aligners and retainers are made from clear material so people won't even notice that you are wearing braces.
Removable aligners for better oral hygiene
The first is that you can remove the aligners at any given time. This means can brush and floss your teeth as you would normally do but with conventional braces, oral hygiene is not so easy. It also means that you are not restricted to eating certain foods and drinks. Simply take out he aligners, eat your food, clean your teeth and replace the aligners.
Less irritation and easier smile
As Invisalign is made from plastic, it causes less irritation on the gums and also when you smile than with having metallic braces and wires in your mouth.
Less pain, fewer check-ups having Invisalign braces
Pain is also a major concern for many people who want to have their teeth straightened. Fitting and traditional metal braces takes a long-time and is normally a painful for patients. Metal braces also need frequent checkups to adjust the braces and wires or elastic bands and can also be uncomfortable for the patient. .
This is not the case with Invisalign braces. The Invisalign treatment will only cause temporary discomfort during the first few days after fitting. After that, there is very little trouble and torment.
Who Can Have Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment is suitable for both children and adults. Small children with baby teeth are however not recommended for this treatment. A quick consultation with a qualified dentist at Avondale Dental Centre (or Sunnynook Dentist) should determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.
At Avondale Dental Centre, we are approved to apply Invisalign treatment. Call us today on 828-7484 for the best Invisalign treatment in West Auckland.