Clear aligners may be the answer to straightening crooked teeth
Teeth straightening with a clear plastic aligner, such as Invisalign, is an ‘invisible’ option when orthodontic treatment is needed to correct crooked teeth and other dental problems.
It is a preferred option because the aligners don’t change your appearance significantly or restrict day-to-day life while you undergo orthodontic treatment to refresh your smile.
The benefits of this form of orthodontic treatment include:
- The aligners are thin and clear so people around you may not even notice that you’re wearing the device that sits snugly over your teeth.
- The treatment does not irritate teeth and gums because Invisalign does not require metal parts.
- They are comfortable to wear and are an effective teeth-straightening treatment, so you can enjoy the benefits of a straight smile.
- The aligners are removable, which allows you to eat, brush and floss as you normally would.
Often referred to as ‘invisible braces’, the Invisalign treatment involves using a series of aligners (similar to mouthguards),which are replaced every two weeks with a new, slightly different set to slowly move your teeth into alignment.
Each sequential aligner is custom made for your individual set of teeth and bite to move your crooked teeth into a straighter position. You will continue with the treatment until your teeth are in their final position, which will be determined by your orthodontist, Dr Nino Gullotta.
More than 2 million people have used Invisalign to correct crooked teeth and bite issues.
While Invisalign can help to correct a range of dental problems, the aligners also work to improve your overall appearance while the treatment takes place. The end result will be a refreshed smile and a new-found confidence.
To speak with Dr Gullotta about the benefits of Invisalign and other invisible braces options, please call the practice to book a consultation today.