Invisalign has been a trendy topic in dentistry in recent years and for good reason. Some years ago, it was not possible to think of any teeth-straightening solutions that did not involve metal brackets and wires. Nowadays, thanks to Invisalign, teeth straightening has become almost invisible.
Invisalign in Sydney CBD is recognised as one of the most practical, discreet and comfortable teeth-straightening methods available in Spa Dental Sydney CBD and other dental practices in Sydney CBD. While consulting with an Invisalign dentist is the only way to determine for sure that someone is a good candidate for this treatment, here are some things to consider in advance.
Types of problems Invisalign in Sydney CBD can fix
As expected, Invisalign has limitations. Unfortunately, this treatment cannot fix all teeth-straightening problems. As a matter of fact it has been designed to deal with mild-to-moderate malocclusions and mild-to-moderate bite problems (i.e. crossbites, underbites, and overbites). As long as someone’s teeth are not severely misaligned, Invisalign in Sydney CBD can help.
Does age matter?
Unlike regular braces, Invisalign in Sydney CBD is not ideal for children or young teenagers whose teeth have not fully developed. However, older teenagers can take advantage of Invisalign Teen, a treatment which is specifically designed to target teeth-straightening problems associated with teenagers and young adults.
Dedication to the treatment
Invisalign requires an increased sense of responsibility. Placing the aligners on the teeth is relatively easy. However, the treatment comes with a specific rule – the aligners must only be removed for a few hours every day (usually no more than 4). If this rule is broken, then the treatment can be severely compromised (from adding a few extra weeks to the overall treatment time to having the teeth move to a previous position). Invisalign is not so forgiving to mistakes as regular braces.
What if someone cannot have Invisalign?
Luckily, Invisalign is not the only option available when it comes to discreet teeth straightening. Although in some cases metal braces are unavoidable, a dentist may recommend lingual braces or clear braces to patients who wish to straighten their teeth inconspicuously.