Orthodontics focus on aligning and straightening teeth by applying gentle pressure to move teeth into a particular position. The discipline has advanced over decades and today treatment is a lot faster and more comfortable than it was in the past.
A summary of orthodontics:
Patients who have problems with their bite and the alignment of their teeth are good candidates for orthodontic treatment
At the start of treatment, impressions, photos and x-rays are taken to determine the course of action
Good oral hygiene habits are essential during treatment and regular visits are required for check-ups and adjustments
Retainers are required afterwards to ensure the teeth maintain their new position
Straighter teeth are generally healthier teeth, as there are no gaps or overlapping of teeth for plaque to build up in over time
A positive effect on your confidence
Orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health
Thanks to retainers and permanent retention you can be assured that your teeth won't move after treatment is completed
“Invisible orthodontics” - This treatment offers you the choice of wearing a discrete, almost invisible set of retainer like trays custom fitted to move your teeth using state of the art 3D technology.
It is a solution to having straighter teeth without having to wear metal braces especially for adults who have professional careers and don’t feel comfortable wearing ’train track’ braces for months on end.
An overview of Invisalign:
Once your Invisalign dentist confirms that Invisalign treatment is right for you, they will create your unique ClinCheck® 3D treatment plan.
2) WEAR YOUR ALIGNERS
You’ll receive a series of custom-made aligners to wear every day and change at home (on average every 1 to 2 weeks). You’ll see your Invisalign dentist every 6 to 8 weeks to keep on track.
3) NEVER STOP SMILING
Treatment is over – it’s time to discover the difference a new smile makes. To maintain your smile, you’ll take away retainers to wear at night.
Straighter teeth in a generally shortened period of time
Flexibility of braces being ‘hidden’- making you feel less self-conscious when speaking/ socialising in public
Fit around your lifestyle as they’re removable
Straighter teeth are generally easier to maintain as there are less gaps and areas for food/plaque to get trapped
It’s a long term investment in your oral heath.