Many adults are self-conscious about their smile. This is usually because their teeth aren’t perfectly straight, with twists, gaps or crooked teeth which can lead to self-consciousness. The problem is that braces, which were the only practical way to straighten teeth, are very visible and can look out of place at work or at social events.

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry solutions which drastically improve your smile, Invisalign is one of the best options around. Just like braces, Invisalign straightens teeth and corrects bite issues, but in a subtle, almost invisible way. Read on to find out more about this innovative way to create the perfect smile.

How Does Invisalign Work?

The Invisalign process begins with digital imaging of your teeth. Invisalign’s software uses these images to create a 3D model of your teeth, as well as calculating exactly how your teeth will shift over time so you can see exactly what your teeth will look after treatment.

Next, a series of clear plastic aligners are created to fit over your teeth, shifting them very gradually into the desired positions. Each aligner is worn for about 2 weeks, followed by new aligners until your teeth have moved fully. Here are some of Invisalign’s most significant advantages.

Invisalign Makes Dental Hygiene Easier

Invisalign is easy to take off when you brush and floss your teeth. This allows you to clean your teeth properly and keep your aligners free of food debris and bacteria.

Invisalign is Gentle on Your Teeth

Made using clear, flexible plastic, Invisalign aligners are less stressful on your teeth than traditional braces. They cause no damage to tooth enamel, no stains and are painless.

Experience a New Level of Convenience

The most significant advantage of Invisalign is that it is removable at a moment’s notice. You can slip them out when you are sitting down to eat, which means you can enjoy your food as you always have. Whether you play an instrument, a sport, or would rather not wear them to that important meeting at work, take the aligners off anytime, anywhere.

It is important to remember that, for the best results, Invisalign retainers should be work for at least 22 hours a day.

Is it Cost Effective?

Invisalign has proven to be extremely effective for a range of cosmetic dentistry issues. The cost of Invisalign is higher than traditional braces, but the advantages and precision of Invisalign has made it very popular. Check with your insurance service provider to find out whether Invisalign is covered by your plan.

Dental Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry in Melbourne

At King Street Dental, we offer convenient and precise Invisalign aligners for children and adults. Visit our clinic to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, or call us now to answer all your questions.