Avondale Dental Centre
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How Does Invisalign Work?

June 28, 2022
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Posted By: Avondale Dental Centre
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Invisalign in Auckland is a popular orthodontic system made of clear aligners. You change these aligners approximately every two weeks or according to your dentist’s instructions. Finishing your supply marks the end of treatment.

But as the weeks pass, you’ll notice your teeth moving into desirable positions. The movements are slow and subtle for your comfort, but patients have loved their results.

Invisalign with Your Dentist in New Lynn

Your dentist has you into the clinic for a consultation to ensure orthodontic treatment is a suitable option for you. Sometimes, we recommend pretreatments to make you a better candidate. Pretreatments can include extractions if your jaw is overcrowded. These extractions are not noticeable but help ensure a predictable result.

If you’re a suitable candidate for Invisalign, we take impressions of your teeth and forward the results to the Invisalign lab. After they craft your custom aligners, you come in and pick them up. Finally, a member shows you how to place your aligners and care for them.

You wear each aligner according to your dentist’s schedule.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign may be more comfortable than traditional braces because there are no metal or wires. Also, Invisalign is discreet and does not draw attention to treatment.

Unlike traditional braces, you can remove Invisalign during meals and brush and floss your teeth. However, it would be best if you worked to wear your aligner for at least 22 hours per day for the best results.

Invisalign typically means fewer visits to the dentist because there are no wires to adjust, and you can move through your aligners on your own.

Finally, Invisalign may correct the following orthodontic issues:

  • Twisted, overlapping and crooked teeth
  • Gaps or uneven spacing between teeth
  • Bite issues, including overbite

Are You Considering Invisalign in Auckland?

Reach out to your New Lynn dentist for more information about Invisalign or to arrange your consultation.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
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