Invisible braces such as Invisalign have changed the face of orthodontics. Instead of wires and brackets attached to your teeth, your teeth can now be straightened invisibly.
Invisible aligners are clear. You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Invisible aligners are removable. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
Invisible aligners are comfortable. No metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation, and less time in the dentist’s chair getting adjustments.
The Invisible aligners process has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. However, only a certified dentist like ours can undertake this procedure.
We straighten your teeth using a custom-made series of computer-generated aligners created especially for you. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with very little disturbance to your daily life.
The aligners are made through a combination of our dentists’ expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology provided by the Invisible aligners company.
Because the aligners are thin and clear this means nobody but you will know you are having your teeth straightened and you don’t have to worry about breaking a wire or bracket. And because you are in charge of changing your aligners this means fewer visits to the office to get adjustments, which saves you time and the inconvenience of coming more frequently which you would experience with traditional braces.
The aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they’re virtually invisible, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional check-ups with your doctor, usually only every eight weeks or so. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment. At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.
When you reach the end of treatment you will be smiling more than ever. To protect the beautiful new smile you have invested in ask your doctor if you will need retainers to keep your teeth in their new position. Retainers are custom made using the same state-of-the-art technology as your aligners to lock in your beautiful smile.
Invisible braces can often be finished in less time than traditional braces so you can be on your way to the smile you’ve always dreamed of quickly and comfortably without everyone knowing you are wearing braces to have your smile enhanced.
Contact us today to book your invisible braces smile makeover consultation.
Dental braces, or orthodontic cases, are devices used by dental professionals to straighten crooked teeth or correct a misaligned bite. They help to reposition the teeth with an aim to adjust the bite and result in a beautifully straight smile.
Braces work by placing constant pressure on each tooth to move them to the desired position. They are tightened at each returning visit, applying slightly more pressure to the teeth to continue to move them into their proper position.
The cost of braces will vary depending on your individual circumstances. The cost of ceramic braces can range from $5,000 to $8,500 for a standard 18-month treatment. Traditional metal braces can cost up to $8,000. Clear braces like Clear Correct and Invisalign tend to cost between $2,000 and $9,000 depending on the type of aligners you get and your individual circumstances.
People of all ages require braces for a variety of reasons. They may need to fix orthodontic problems or they may simply desire a perfectly straight smile if they were not blessed with naturally straight teeth. You might consider getting braces if you have:
Whether you are looking to correct a structural issue or you are considering getting braces purely for cosmetic purposes, they can not only correct the positioning of your teeth but also improve your overall oral health.
The main types of braces – metal, ceramic, and Invisalign/Clear Correct or invisible braces.
Metal braces consist of metal brackets and wires. Modern metal wired braces are much smaller and less noticeable than they used to be, and even feature heat-activated archwires that use your body heat to assist in moving teeth faster and less painfully.
This style is the most affordable, and the option of fun coloured bands allow you to personalise them with your favourite colours. Traditional, metal braces are the most noticeable type.
While these are the same size and shape as metal braces, they feature tooth-coloured or clear brackets to blend in with the teeth for a less noticeable appearance. Some even have the option of tooth-coloured wires for further subtlety.
Ceramic braces are a great option for those who desire the fast results of metal without standing out so much on the teeth. This style can stain easily if not looked after correctly.
Invisible Braces – Invisalign and Clear Correct
Invisible braces are clear braces- 18 to 30 customised clear plastic removable aligners that are replaced every two weeks. These allow you to eat and drink whatever you want and are virtually invisible. They are also the most expensive option, are only available for teenagers and adults, and may have slower results than traditional braces.
Orthodontic treatment gives you more than just an aesthetically pleasing smile. You can also enjoy other benefits such as:
Teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of plaque build-up, gum disease and tooth decay
Orthodontic problems can lead to more serious health issues, so if you are concerned about your oral health, it is always best to visit us at Evolve Dental Kenmore dentist as soon as possible to discuss your options and get a treatment plan.
Generally, patients are seen every 4-8 weeks, but this can change for each individual. Regular monitoring is required by your dentist to review the treatment progress.
Some health insurance plans provide benefits for orthodontic treatments, but usually have long waiting periods and benefit limits. We will help you to maximise any benefits available through your health fund and can also help with payment plans so you can start getting straighter teeth today and pay for your treatment as you go.
Depending on your orthodontic issue, there are alternative treatments available. For example, if you are looking to correct a small gap in your front teeth, you might consider dental bonding or dental veneers instead of braces. Your Kenmore dentist can discuss your options with you and discuss whether or not braces are necessary for you to achieve the smile you desire and deserve.