What is Invisalign and how does it work?

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If you are suffering from crooked, wonky, protruding, or overcrowded teeth, or gaps in them then you need to speak to your dentist and find out about Invisalign Sydney CBD. Since its development in 1997, Invisalign has helped correct millions of smiles across the world and with continued research and improvement the use of Invisalign has been established worldwide as a successful alternative to traditional orthodontic braces.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses clear thermoplastic aligners which are individually manufactured using modern iTero technology, this helps ensure high accuracy and precision for comfort, discretion and excellent results. Invisalign aligners are ideal for those with mild or moderate misalignment of their teeth who do not want to use fixed dental braces, but would prefer a discreet and easier treatment option. If you have more complex misalignment then Invisalign can be used in combination with traditional orthodontic braces and your dentist will be able to put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you. Depending on your dental requirements and your personal expectations, the treatment can vary from patient to patient. You will undergo a special three-dimensional scan which will help to create a digital image of your mouth, the Invisalign technicians will use this to put together a prescription for you. This prescription will outline how many aligners you will need, how long you will wear each aligner for and how your teeth will look following successful treatment with Invisalign. The prescription will then be sent to your dentist and if you both agree that you are happy with the treatment plan then your dentist will inform the technicians to create the series of aligners for you.

Before you begin the treatment process you may wish to book an appointment with the hygienist for a professional clean of your teeth to make sure there is no excess plaque or tartar that could hinder the treatment process or cause other dental problems in the meantime. You may have invisible attachments fixed to the surface of your teeth for the aligners to be able to attach securely; these are highly discreet and will dissolve naturally over time. Then you are ready to begin the treatment process.

How does it work?


The aligners need to be worn in your mouth for at least 22 hours of the day. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks at a time and is designed to apply pressure on your teeth to move them by approximately 2.5 mm in this time period. Then you move on to the next aligner in the series. This continues until you have reached the end result. During this time we encourage you to visit your dentist after every two or three aligners to make sure that the process is coming along successfully. Speak to your dentist today and find out how Invisalign can help improve the appearance of your smile and promote better dental health at the same time, discreetly and conveniently, creating a smile that you can show off to the world very soon.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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