How Does Invisalign Work?

So you’ve probably heard of an invisible form of braces, right? It’s called Invisalign®. Curious to know how this teeth straightening treatment works? Well, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’re exploring just what Invisalign® is, how it works and ultimately, whether it’s the right teeth straightening treatment for you. So, let’s dive in!

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign® is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that has become a worthy alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign® uses a series of clear, custom made soft plastic aligners to gently align teeth into their desired position.

Although Invisalign® has proven to be very effective in treating some very complex orthodontic cases, it’s popularity has grown due to it’s virtually invisible aesthetic. Their clear aligners are difficult to see when worn, which is a significant advantage to this treatment alternative. Add to that, these aligners are also removable, making it easier to eat and clean your teeth.

Invisalign® is now a genuine alternative to braces. Owing to their significant advantages, it’s clear to see why this treatment is growing in popularity.

How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

Invisalign® uses clear aligners, made from a soft plastic, to straighten your teeth. However, when compared to the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces, you could be forgiven for questioning how these soft plastic aligners could possibly straighten your teeth.

The answer has to do with the technology behind their design as well as the sequence in which they’re worn. At The Dental Room, your initial consultation will involve an advanced 3D scan of your mouth. Your dentist will then help plan your treatment journey, and will determine how your aligners need to be constructed to deliver your ideal smile. You will even get to see a preview of how your teeth will look after treatment! Then every few weeks, you will be given a new set of aligners. Each new aligner will be slightly different than the previous one, which will result in the gradual realignment of your teeth.

Invisalign® has now treated millions of clients worldwide, and seen successful results even for some very complex cases. Yet arguably, one of their most appealing benefits is their aesthetic. Thanks to clear aligners being invisible, clients can now straighten their teeth in a subtle and discreet way.

How long will the treatment take?

When it comes to any form of orthodontic treatment, the length of treatment will differ for each individual. Clearly, more complex cases will take a little longer than for other cases that require less teeth movement. For Invisalign®, during your initial consultation at The Dental Room, we will be able to let you know exactly how long your treatment will take. For some, it may be 6 months, while for others it may be 18 months, or longer.

The length of your treatment is definitely a valid question for you to have. It’s for this reason why we offer an initial Invisalign® consultation. Our clients especially like to see the animated preview of exactly how their teeth will move and particularly what their smile will look like once treatment is complete. It’s during this consultation, where you will also see exactly how long your treatment will take.

The other important consideration has to do with compliance. As already mentioned, one of the significant benefits to Invisalign® is that their aligners can be removed. You can remove them to eat, to brush your teeth, and also when you go out for those special occasions. As a result, the temptation is there to avoid wearing them. To achieve your ideal smile within the prescribed time frame, your Invisalign® aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours each day! This means your treatment time can vary depending on how well you adhere to this.

Disclaimer: Treatment results may vary between individuals. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits that should be considered carefully.

Are they as effective as traditional braces?

Invisalign® has gained such popularity mainly due to their aesthetic. However they still need to deliver results, right? The good news is, that for many cases, Invisalign® is just as effective as braces. What this means is that for the majority of people, you truly have a more aesthetically pleasing alternative.

However without professional dental advice, one could not determine which treatment option would be the best one for you. While we know Invisalign® can be just as effective as braces, it may not be the best course of treatment for you. For some people, braces will be the better alternative, while for others, Invisalign® is. 

If you are seriously considering Invisalign®, then why not take advantage of our initial consultation. We will carefully assess your teeth, and advise you which treatment pathway will be best for you. If you would like to see some of our results, our Invisalign® before and after photos are a great point of reference.

Where can I get Invisalign?

If you’re searching for the right dentist to help you with Invisalign®, then it’s important to understand that Invisalign® is a technique and not just a product. Every dentist’s approach to Invisalign® is slightly different. Their cosmetic experience as well as their experience working with Invisalign® are just some factors that can influence its success. Consequently, the dentist that you choose for your Invisalign® treatment will be key to success. 

The Dental Room is a Platinum Invisalign® Provider (2019), and was founded by Dr Shawn Rama who is a leader in aesthetic dentistry. Attracting clients from interstate as well as internationally, it’s safe to say that at The Dental Room, you’re in qualified hands. With over 20 years of industry experience, knowledge and professionalism, it’s no wonder why The Dental Room is leading the way when it comes to Invisalign® treatment. 

So, if you’re in need of a highly experienced, qualified and professional team to provide your Invisalign® treatment, then you’re in great company at The Dental Room. Simply give us a call or send us an email to organise your consultation! This initial consultation will involve a 3D scan of your teeth and a preview of what your teeth will look like after the Invisalign® treatment.