Invisalign is one of the most popular alternatives to traditional metal braces. Their clear aligners are the closest thing straightening your teeth with near-invisible braces. Very different from braces, this type of orthodontic treatment does not use metal brackets or wires but instead works to straighten your teeth through a series of custom, clear and removable plastic aligners.
This orthodontic treatment is suitable for those with crooked, crowded teeth or teeth with obvious gaps between them. Invisalign is also suitable for those who have had braces in the past, yet their teeth have shifted over time and re-alignment is needed.
There are many differences between Invisalign treatment and the regular braces. To start off, Invisalign is removable, which means you are free to eat whatever you want without worrying about a bracket falling off. Plus, it’s easy to clean!
Invisalign braces or invisible braces does not use metal brackets or wires but instead comes in the form of clear, custom-made plastic aligners. Once you have decided to start your Invisalign journey with us at Keilor East Dental Smiles, our dentist will take photos, X-ray and scans of your teeth. Such data will be used to create the 3D treatment plan for the custom-made Invisalign aligners.
Your custom-made Invisalign braces will be produced and then shipped to us. When you come in for an appointment every 4 to 6 week, we will provide you with 3 to 4 sets of new aligners to use. You will replace each one approximately every 2 weeks until you have finished your treatment and your teeth are aligned.
Patients with crooked teeth or have gaps between them are a more suitable candidate for Invisible braces.
As mentioned above, Invisalign straightens teeth just like regular braces. The beauty of these invisible braces is that your teeth will be corrected without the burden of brackets and wires.