Invisalign dental braces are known as a revolutionary orthodontics solution that is tailored for adults seeking a discreet option to achieve straighter smiles. Due to its translucent appearance, Invisalign has become a popular alternative to traditional braces, especially among adults who are often in the public eye.

In this article, we will discuss the various features of Invisalign dental braces as an orthodontic treatment for adults, including how they work, how they contribute to oral health, and what you need to consider financially if exploring them as a treatment option.

How does Invisalign work?

First, you have to get your teeth assessed to determine your suitability for Invisalign dental braces. At Geelong West Dental, if you are deemed a suitable candidate, we will then take digital scans of your teeth and use Clincheck, a 3D Invisalign technology, to simulate the orthodontic movement of your teeth during treatment and your final post-treatment teeth position.

Next, we will create sets of custom dental aligners for you to use over a period of time. These trays should simply snap on over your teeth. The first set should be used for one to three weeks, at least 20 to 22 hours a day. After that, your dentist will advise you when to swap them out for a new set. You may need to attend a dental appointment every eight to 10 weeks to monitor your progress.

If you are diligent in observing your treatment, the Invisalign aligners should gradually move your teeth into the desired position within the timeframe specified by your dentist.

Features of Invisalign

There are several reasons why Invisalign presents an attractive option for people who are looking to straighten their teeth. These may include:

Convenience

Invisalign aligners are, in essence, simply clear trays made of medical-grade plastic that you can snap on and off over your teeth.

They are easy to wear and remove and do not present significant disruption to how you eat, drink and practice oral hygiene as you are not wearing them during these activities. This makes them easier to manage, especially for adults who are always on the go.

Appearance

With their translucent material and close fit, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible except up close. As such, they are an ideal option for people who prefer a more discreet approach while they are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Additionally, the removable nature of these aligners means that patients have the option of removing them if necessary – although it is not recommended to do this often as that can interfere with the progress of your treatment.

Comfort

It is natural during orthodontic treatments to experience sensitivity to pressure and temperature in your teeth. That is simply part and parcel of the process, and Invisalign, as one of these treatment options, is no exception.

However, Invisalign dental braces may be more comfortable to wear because the trays are fitted specifically for your teeth and are made of durable but somewhat flexible clear plastic. They are far less likely to cause common oral issues such as cuts or abrasions in the inner cheek.

Diet

There are no major food restrictions that come with undergoing Invisalign treatment. You can still eat and drink as normal provided you remove your Invisalign dental braces first to avoid cracking or staining.

After eating and drinking, it is good practice to brush and floss your teeth, as well as to rinse your aligners before you snap them on. This ensures that the aligners last longer and reduces the risk of food residue staining the clear plastic. You can find more details on how to take care of your Invisalign aligners here.

Oral Health

Since you can simply snap Invisalign aligners on and off your teeth, this means that there should be little to no disruption to your regular oral care routine. You can easily stick to your usual brushing and flossing habits.

However, it is important to still be diligent and meticulous. Thorough teeth cleaning is vital to maintain overall teeth and gum health, which may in turn be instrumental to a smooth treatment process.

Financial Considerations of Invisalign

Cost-wise, Invisalign may involve a higher investment. However, some insurance providers do cover the treatment and many dental providers also offer flexible payment plans to make Invisalign more accessible for people. It is important to consult your dental provider to explore the options available to you.

Explore Invisalign at Geelong West Dental

Invisalign dental braces offer a pragmatic and discreet approach to orthodontic treatment for busy adults. With diligent use and proper care, they can be instrumental in helping you achieve a straighter smile without disrupting your daily routine.

If you are looking to get Invisalign in Geelong, look no further than Geelong West Dental. Our skilled dentists utilise modern dental technology to ensure you receive high-quality dental care for your orthodontic treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our dentists and learn more about how we can help you transform your teeth.

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