Over the years, people have been using traditional braces to improve the appearance of their teeth. These days, you no longer need to wear visible metal braces and be disappointed with your look. You can consider custom-made Invisalign to improve the structure of your teeth. Invisalign is an effective orthodontic treatment to straighten crooked teeth. Whether you have broken or misaligned teeth, count on Sherwood Family Dental for Invisalign aligners in Victoria. Our orthodontists can treat your overbite, underbite and crossbite problems.
For Invisalign treatment, you need to consult with our orthodontist and determine if this is the right option for you. We take impressions, pictures and x-rays of your teeth to create a personalized treatment plan. In your next appointment, we provide you with Invisalign® Clear Aligners to improve your smile. You need to visit our clinic every six weeks for your next set of aligners. Until you are satisfied with the correct positioning, we recommend you to switch to new aligners bi-weekly.
Once you have opted for the Invisalign treatment, the way it works must be clear to you to know what to expect from the procedure. Using the computer-generated images and teeth impressions from your mouth, your orthodontist will create clear aligners that will help the position of your teeth. Invisalign uses several moulds placed across your mouth that force your teeth into their new position over time. At first, the clear aligners will feel tight and your orthodontist will ask you if you’re comfortable or would like to try a different mould. Initially, to begin the realignment process, the aligners will be comfortable tight and strong. There are also some initial changes in your mouth that you will experience, but this is completely normal and will subside after a few days.
Both the Invisalign and braces are used to completely realign your teeth. Though both the procedures have been used by orthodontists all over, there are some differences between them. Let us take a look at the differences:
The Invisalign treatment is shorter when compared to the traditional braces one. Depending on the individual patient’s history, most patients have to wear the Invisalign trays for a duration of 6 to 18 months, whereas the braces treatment lasts for an average time of 2 years.
Discomfort is an issue in traditional braces, whereas Invisalign does not give much discomfort and very soon, you get adjusted to your new set. Also, your clear aligners can be easily removed whenever required. Traditional braces do not offer that kind of convenience.
Traditional braces use metallic or ceramic brackets that are fixed to your teeth which is permanent during the treatment. They are visible and can cause some hindrance to your appearance. On the other hand, Invisalign is completely transparent made from BPA-free plastic that is invisible to other people.
Invisalign does cost more than traditional braces though there is not much of a difference between the end costs. The ceramic braces are usually higher in cost when compared to traditional braces. Your orthodontist will give you a clear idea about the treatment cost.
Invisalign is suitable for patients having overcrowded teeth and gaps between their teeth. This clear aligner is comfortable to wear and fits your teeth perfectly. It helps prevent oral problems and gum diseases.
Some benefits of Invisalign are:
If your metal braces are uncomfortable and you want to switch to Invisalign, visit our clinic. At Sherwood Family Dental, we offer a wide range of dental services including general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. We treat patients of all age groups and provide effective solutions.
You can visit our clinic in case of dental emergencies.
Contact us today for custom Invisalign treatment in Victoria.