Braces and Invisalign - Melbourne CBD Dentist
If you have just discovered you need to wear braces to straighten your teeth, the argument for Invisalign vs braces is definitely well worth exploring in more detail.
Braces aren't just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for you.
A new smile can begin today.
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, etc.
The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits and shorten treatment time. Your options may include different types of braces.
During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.
A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it's never too late to improve their smile.
Your Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position.
What are some advantages?
The main advantage is invisibility. People need to wear braces for a long time to get the results they want. The same applies to Invisalign. Teeth don't straighten themselves out overnight, unfortunately! However you'll look a lot better and feel more confident when you're wearing a virtually invisible set of aligners rather than having a mouth full of horrible unsightly metal. Indeed your job situation may simply not be suited to wearing a brace of this kind. Another advantage is that they're very comfortable to wear. They're designed to fit your mouth and no one else's, and this means they're incredibly comfy and very pleasant to wear once you've gotten used to them.
Does Invisalign always work?
It works for plenty of different people for sure. But each individual case is different so you may want to consult with our dentist to see whether you are the right person to wear Invisalign. It's good to know you have other options just in case they wouldn't work as well for you.
For more information on Braces and Invisalign, please call Era Health Dental at 03 9944 6200.