Not only do crooked teeth affect your smile and confidence, but they can also bring on a number of dental issues. Worse, they can make your smile unattractive!
At Ria Family Dental, we can help you reinvent your smile! Orthodontic options from your trusted Yeronga dentist can give you the celebrity-worthy smile of your dreams!
And with Invisalign®, it’s possible not to have the “train track” look in your mouth while your teeth straighten!
Read on to learn more.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an orthodontic option that offers convenience and other advantages over traditional braces. The equipment is a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners.
They are nearly impossible to detect when worn, making them a popular option among young adults.
Each Invisalign® tray is custom-made to the unique measurements of the patient and is worn for two weeks.
Each tray is worn for 20-22 hours a day and should never be removed unless during eating, brushing your teeth, or engaging in a sports activity.
The removable trays work discreetly, and slowly move your crooked teeth into place to correct alignment.
Problems Addressed by Invisalign®
The following are dental problems addressed by Invisalign®:
Wide gaps between teeth
Your jawbone may be too large, giving your teeth too much space. The result is wide spaces in between teeth.
This is the opposite of the first situation. The jawbone is too small for your 32 teeth to fill, resulting in the crowding of your teeth.
The lower teeth can protrude past the upper teeth, if the upper jawbone is smaller compared to the lower jawbone.
This is the opposite of underbite. The lower jawbone is smaller compared to the upper jawbone, resulting in your upper teeth protruding past the lower teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® is a popular orthodontic option with several noteworthy benefits.
Take a look at some of these benefits listed below:
- Fixes bite problems (malocclusion)
- Straightens crooked teeth
- Nearly invisible offering more comfort
- Better and easier cleaning
- Does not need constant tightening and adjustment
- More foods are ‘safe’
How Invisalign® works
Once your Yeronga dentist determines the method in correcting your bite, we’ll make a plan for straightening your teeth.
If you get your Invisalign® clear aligners, you’ll be fitted for several series of aligners that make subtle adjustments to move your teeth over your treatment period.
Your aligners are made from a transparent plastic or acrylic material and fit tightly over the teeth, but can be removed when brushing, flossing, and eating.
You’ll get a new clear aligner every few weeks to continue moving the teeth into the desired position.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why use aligners instead of braces?
Unlike braces, invisible aligners are removable, thus easier to brush and floss well; that helps maintain better overall oral health.
Is teeth straightening just about having a beautiful, straight smile?
Straightening crooked or crowded teeth isn’t just about producing a picture-perfect smile. It can also help safeguard the long-term health of your teeth.
What’s the best way to clean my aligners?
You can brush your clear aligners with a toothbrush and toothpaste and wash them in lukewarm water. Never use hot water on your aligners — it could permanently deform the plastic.
Invisalign in Yeronga
Ria Family Dental, where gorgeous and charming smiles are achieved with a twist. Get your straight teeth with Invisalign® today!
#1. Book online now
#2. Call (07) 3892 1331
#3. Visit us at 451 Fairfield Rd in Yeronga
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