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What to Know About Invisalign Braces

There are many orthodontic treatments that are used to straighten teeth and Invisalign is one of these treatments. Traditionally, metal braces were used for teeth straightening and these tend to be very noticeable against the teeth. Also, metal braces cannot be taken off by the wearer.

With Invisalign treatment Yarraville, you will get clear custom made braces and you will be able to take them off when needed. And as these braces are clear, these tend to be less noticeable compared to metal braces. Improving your smile can make a big impact on your appearance but many people are only aware of the traditional methods used. But there are so many options you can consider. If you are worried about the time taken for the braces to correct your teeth, Invisalign is actually faster than metal braces. The time for the treatment will be half that of metal braces. And this is a treatment method that a person of any age can use. Many adults tend to prefer Invisalign treatment due to its convenience and the fact that it is not immediately noticeable. There are many conditions that Invisalign braces can help such as crossbite, overbite, underbite, closing gaps between teeth and correcting overcrowded teeth.

Your dentist will take an X-ray of your teeth to get a better understanding of your natural teeth placement and to see whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. If this method is right for you, a personalised treatment plan will be created for you that will determine how to correct the teeth. Along with the X-ray, a 3D model of your teeth and photos will be sent to the laboratory so that custom aligners can be created. You will go through several sets of aligners to achieve the final result. You will be called to the dental office to see whether the braces fit properly. There will be adjustments made if there are imperfections. You are required to wear the aligners all the time excluding when you are eating or cleaning your tooth by brushing or flossing.

The aligners have to be placed over your normal teeth. And generally, one set of aligners will be worn for two weeks. You can proceed with the next set of aligners after this. These braces will allow your teeth to shift gradually over time and when this has happened, you will feel that the aligners have become a little loose. But it is advised not to proceed to the next set of aligners too early as your teeth and gums need a little time to get used to their new position. You need to stick to your treatment plan as created by your dentist. You will also need to visit the dentist every six weeks to check the progress and they will decide whether any adjustments are required. Most people tend to be hesitant about braces as they feel it can be painful and uncomfortable. But Invisalign is a comfortable option and there will only be some mild discomfort that you will feel when the teeth start to move. 

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