Improve the alignment of your teeth without distinct braces using Invisalign Braces in Sydney and Chatswood from Dr Finkelstein Dentist
People, especially adults, who want teeth-straightening are often wary, due to the undesirable aesthetic look of braces. Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that straightens teeth quickly, does not comprise of metal and is almost undetectable to the human eye.
Invisalign braces are clear dental braces that undetectable to the eye and are commonly used to correct:
- Gaps between teeth
A popular option for those wanting clear ceramic braces, the Invisalign treatment comprises of a number of custom-made and custom-fitted aligning trays that are adjusted and changed every few weeks by Dr. Finkelstein in order to properly coincide with your changing tooth configuration. Additionally, the aligning trays can be taken out temporarily for special occasions.
Bite Problems that Invisalign Treatment can Correct
Invisalign can correct the same problems that are fixed using braces.
The Problems Frequently corrected using Invisalign include:
- Gaps between teeth – these can occur because of missing teeth or because of the irregular growth of the jaw.Crossbite – this occurs when one or more of one’s upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth, resulting in gum disease, abnormal teeth wear and possible erosion of the bone.
- Overcrowding – this happens when there is not enough space in the mouth for the teeth to straighten naturally and can result in tooth decay and increase the chances of gum disease.
- Underbite – this occurs when one’s lower teeth extend further than, or conceal, the upper teeth, resulting in possible TMJ and jaw aches.
- Overbite – this happens when one’s upper teeth extend further than, or conceal, the lower teeths, resulting in possible TMJ and jaw aches.
Advantages of Invisalign over traditional Orthodontics (Braces & Veneers)
When choosing a method to straighten teeth, one must make multiple considerations. Three common methods of teeth-straightening include braces, dental veneers and Invisalign. Each of these methods must be considered and the circumstances must be understood in order to choose the most appropriate method surrounding the situation. Extremely similar results can be obtained by using either braces or Invisalign, however there are differences in the methods. Invisalign requires that the patient is more dedicated as they must manage the removable tray and be committed to the treatment. The other difference is that Invisalign is very comfortable and almost invisible to the naked eye and is thus more aesthetically pleasing.
Invisalign is a preferred method of teeth straightening compared to veneers as Invisalign actually works to visibly straighten teeth. Dental veneers are a thin layer of material permanently placed over teeth. Since the teeth must be etched prior to the veneers being placed on, if one was to remove the veneers, a substitute cover would have to be created. Veneers are also often rather expensive and are susceptible to damage and usually do not last more than 20 years.
The Invisalign Treatment Plan
Initially, an outline of the treatment plan will be devised. Three-dimensional images of the jaw will be taken in order to digitally view the jaw from various angles to determine the plan of action. This technology also enables one to digitally move teeth around and anticipate changes to the structure of the face and jaw line in years to come, displaying the change in facial aesthetics due to Invisalign. Subsequently, the alignment trays will be made and are changed regularly to fit the changing tooth alignment. The amount of trays needed per patient varies, but usually consists of 20-29 trays per arch.
When wearing Invisalign trays
As with all new things, Invisalign may take a few weeks to adjust to, however it is renowned for being extremely comfortable. The tray must be worn continuously but must be taken out during food and beverage consumption, including water, to ensure that no substances are trapped between the tray and the teeth, resulting in tooth decay. New trays will generally be made every 2 weeks and between these appointments progress will be visible through the naked eye.
Invisalign is an extremely effective method of teeth-straightening and has transformed modern orthodontics.
In his general dentistry practice in Chatswood and Sydney CBD, Dr Finkelstein provides Invisalign dental treatment plans for all local Chatswood residents and has a loyal client base from in and around North Sydney.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Dr Michael Finkelstein BDS
Our Sydney Location:
Suite 105, 222 Pitt Street Piccadilly Court, Sydney 2000
Our Chatswood Location:
2/6 McIntosh St, Chatswood NSW 2067