What Is Invisalign®, And Is It Right For You?

Let’s face it. There are more choices than ever before when it comes to clear aligners. However, for anyone who has done some research on the topic, Invisalign® will most likely ring a bell. With widespread recognition as well as celebrity users such as Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber, Serena Williams and Tom Cruise standing behind the brand, it has definitely made a name as the new generation of traditional braces.

Since popularity doesn’t promise a one-size-fits-all solution, it’s important to understand some of its fundamental differences compared to other aligners and whether the teeth-straightening solution will suit you.

Traditional teeth straightening solutions

For over 70 years, dentists have been using metal and plastic braces to move, re-align and straighten teeth. In 1045, Dr. Harold Kesling developed the first device to position teeth; a u-shape tooth positioning shell.

Although this device was proven to work its magic when aligning teeth and achieving ideal smiles, they were far from hassle free. And, the same principle remains true for traditional metal braces. Some of the most common problems encountered by users and dentists alike when using braces include difficulty in cleaning, staining and food restrictions, as well as aesthetics.

Thus, it’s no surprise that individuals are increasingly looking for alternative options when it comes to teeth-straightening solutions. Thanks to an innovative and progressive company called Align Technology, Inc, a new method is now available. And what is that method? Lone and behold, Invisalign®. Using the latest technology whilst employing experienced scientists and engineers to formulate the product, Invisalign® now offers individuals a new and hassle free way to align their teeth and effectively achieve their ideal smile.

Results may vary between individuals. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits.

What is Invisalign® – the clear alternative

So what is Invisalign®? Invisalign® was founded in 1997, and is now one of the most effective methods to straighten teeth.

The main advantage over traditional braces is that transparent plastic mouth trays are used; leaving clients who use Invisalign® aligners with the ability to straighten their teeth without obvious metal brackets and wires. Hence, it’s no surprise that Invisalign® suits an adult lifestyle.

Clients have the flexibility to take out their aligners when needed. Although you have to wear aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day, they are easily removed from the mouth. From brushing your teeth to eating food, everyday tasks are a breeze. Plus, if you’re drinking wine, coffee or tea, your aligners can be left in.

Clear aligners are also gentle on cheeks and gums — unlike traditional metal braces, which contain sharp edges that may scrape or cut the inside of the mouth.

Many worry that orthodontics is painful. However, teeth are gently moved through the Invisalign® process meaning your treatment will lead to minimal discomfort.

How Invisalign® works

Whilst there are multiple dental practices around the world providing Invisalign® to clients, a common question remains, just how does Invisalign® work?

Let’s have a look at The Dental Room process for Invisalign® treatment. 

1. We begin with an Invisalign® consultation

Here we will:

  • Discuss your current concerns
  • Discuss different treatment options, including if Invisalign® will work for you and your needs
  • Take a 3D digital scan of your teeth and their current positioning
  • Your doctor will examine your teeth, and you will also be able to preview what your teeth can look like after Invisalign® treatment

2. Personalised treatment plan

Two weeks after your initial consultation, your personalised treatment plan is ready. You can see a 3D preview of your smile, thanks to Invisalign’s use of digital scans. You will also find out the treatment costs and timeframe.

3. Your aligners are customised for you

Your aligners will be custom made for you in the largest, most advanced mass customisation process in the world, employing advanced technology and science.

4. Your first aligners are ready!

After you’ve decided to go ahead with treatment, we will provide you with three aligners at a time. Once a month has passed, we will see you again to review your teeth and you’ll then pick up your next three aligners.

5. Complimentary Teeth Whitening

Once your Invisalign® treatment is complete, you can enjoy complimentary teeth whitening which is included in the package.

6. Retainers

You will have customised retainers to take home to ensure your teeth remain straight after your Invisalign® treatment. 

Advantages of Invisalign®

1. Invisible Appearance

Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign® and their clear aligners are completely invisible. This allows a much greater peace of mind, especially for those looking for a subtle aesthetic.  

2. Comfort

Unlike traditional metal braces, clear aligners are made from smooth plastic and thus, are without sharp or extruding edges. Invisalign® and their trays are custom made to fit your teeth and mouth for extra comfort.

3. Improved Cleanliness

Invisalign® are easy to take off when it’s time to either brush your teeth, floss or eat food. They’re also super smooth to pop back in again. The trays themselves may be cleaned easily. To make sure there is no build up, users simply need to remove the trays and rinse or brush them with a toothbrush. 

4. Safe and Removable

Whilst metal braces could break and snap, posing unnecessary discomfort and complications, clear aligners focus on security and comfortability. The clear aligner trays are also removable which makes everyday life more convenient.

5. Beautifully Straight Teeth

Last but not least, clear aligners have been proven to effectively deliver countless customers with their ideal smile. It could be said that the results speak for themselves. 

Your next step

If you’re looking for the next steps of action to achieve your ideal smile, then be sure to get in touch with The Dental Room. Founded by Dr Shawn Rama who specialises in aesthetic dentistry, you can book your consultation today. You will be provided with professional and informed advice to determine whether Invisalign® is a suitable solution for you. 

Plus, if you do decide that Invisalign® is right for you, the initial consultation will involve a 3D scan of your teeth and a preview of what your teeth will look like after treatment at no charge. 

As Platinum Invisalign® Providers (2019), it’s no wonder why The Dental Room attracts clients from both interstate and internationally. So, if you’re looking for a highly experienced, qualified and professional team, then contact us today.