How Invisalign Is Changing Smiles One Smile At a Time - Medland Orthodontics

Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic solution to straighter teeth. With the help of clear aligners, you can achieve a healthy smile in no time at all.

One of the most exciting things about the aligners is that they are almost invisible, fitting snugly over your teeth. Each aligner in your treatment set slightly shifts your teeth, moving them as needed.

The aligners are designed to use just the right amount of force in all the right places and at the right time. When you pop in a new set of aligners – usually every week or two – your teeth continue to move into position.

The total length of treatment with Invisalign braces can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months, depending on your needs.

So, how exactly is Invisalign changing smiles? Let’s take a closer look.

Why You Should Change Your Smile with Invisalign Braces

Do you have a favourite celebrity whose smile you adore? Maybe your friend lights up a room when she grins? Perhaps your mum glows when she smiles?

Chances are if you’ve noticed someone’s smile, it’s because they have beautifully straight teeth. The good news is you can achieve a sparkling, unforgettable smile, too, with Invisalign clear aligners. Our Gold Coast orthodontist has already helped countless patients create gorgeous smiles, many with the help of Invisalign.

Invisalign orthodontic treatment offers some outstanding benefits over traditional orthodontic appliances.

Discreet Orthodontic Treatment

Many adults want to improve their smile, but they don’t want to wear noticeable braces. We get it. Braces aren’t subtle, especially if your job requires you to face people regularly.

If you feel self-conscious about your smile now, you’ll probably feel even less comfortable wearing metal braces that draw attention to your mouth, even if they are working on improving your smile.

Many patients get excited about the possibilities with clear aligners. Rather than unsightly wires and brackets, Invisalign makes use of clear plastic aligners, custom-made for your alignment issues.

Once the aligners are placed over your teeth, they blend in with your smile, which is why many adults and teenagers prefer Invisalign orthodontics.

If you’re worried about what other people think, it’s time to consider Invisalign braces.

A Comfortable Orthodontic Solution

Orthodontic care revolves around pushing your teeth into a straighter position. This needs pressure. How you apply that pressure can make a big difference in how you’re prepared to go through treatment.

When it comes to traditional braces, the brackets are bonded to your teeth. The archwire then connects the brackets together. The braces then work to push and pull the teeth into the desired position, and that means you feel the pressure all through your treatment.

What’s more, metal braces can scratch the inside of your mouth. If a wire breaks, it can even pierce your soft tissue in your mouth.

Invisalign is very different. The aligners apply just enough pressure to push your teeth into position. There’s no scratching on the inside of your mouth as the aligners are made with smooth plastic.

A Convenient Solution

If discretion and comfort haven’t yet convinced you that Invisalign is the way to go, there’s another thing to consider, and that’s convenience.

Metal braces, even those that are bonded to the back of your teeth, are stuck on your teeth for your entire treatment. But with Invisalign, you can take out your aligners for a few hours every day.

Since traditional braces remain glued to your teeth, you have to avoid a whole long list of foods, especially those that are too sticky, too chewy and too crunchy. It’s those kinds of foods that get stuck between your braces, loosen the brackets and even break the archwires.

With Invisalign braces, you must move your aligners before you eat, and you can eat whatever you want. After you’ve eaten, simply brush your teeth, clean your aligners and pop them back in.

How Clear Invisalign Braces Really Work

Firstly, your Gold Coast dentist will scan your teeth with a 3D camera. A 3D model of your teeth is then created to show you what your teeth look like now and how they’ll look at the end of your treatment.

Then, a series of virtual models are printed that show your teeth moving fractions of millimeters at a time to create your beautiful new and straight smile.

You’ll then receive your aligners to start treatment. Depending on your unique orthodontic case, your treatment can last from 6 to 18 months, which new aligners needed every 1 to 2 weeks.

It’s that straight forward!

Change Your Smile with Invisalign

Invisalign, as you can see, comes with a long list of incredible benefits. Some may be small, but others are big enough to take patients who are frightened of orthodontic treatment and convert them.

Let’s take a quick look at some more benefits of clear braces.

  • There’s nothing embarrassing about straightening your teeth, but you don’t always want people to know you’re undergoing treatment. Clear braces ensure you keep things on the down-low while you enjoy a comfortable treatment.
  • Speaking of comfort, one of the major pitfalls of braces is just how harsh they can be on the inside of your mouth. They can rub your cheeks and tongue raw. Invisalign’s smooth plastic aligners do not cause abrasions.
  • You can take the aligners out when you want to. You’ll need to keep them in for at least 22 hours a day, but you can still remove them to enjoy your favourite meals and practice optimal oral hygiene.
  • You know what you’re getting. When your Gold Coast orthodontist scans your mouth, we create a map of your orthodontic anatomy. We then create custom aligners for every stage of your treatment. You get to see the end result before you even start!
  • Invisible clear braces mean fewer visits to the office.

Time for Clear Braces

Invisalign clear braces mean you enjoy less treatment time compared to other orthodontic methods. While it doesn’t significantly shorten your treatment time, it can shave months off compared to other methods.

With so many amazing benefits, isn’t it time you changed your smile with Invisalign clear braces?

Book a consultation with the team at Medland Orthodontics today.