Invisalign is modern dentistry’s answer to straighter, better-looking teeth — with none of the social awkwardness created by traditional wire and metal braces. Invisalign uses a customised series of completely transparent aligners that can be removed. Worn and replaced every two weeks with a new set of aligners, this method aims to gently and steadily position your teeth into place.
Before choosing to go with this method of cosmetic dentistry, seek advice from a dentist who is an experienced Invisalign provider. Greenwood Dental is a Platimum Provider of Invisalign in Sydney. Find out if Invisalign is the perfect option for you or someone in your family. And try to ask these four essential questions about Invisalign.
1. What dental problems can Invisalign correct, other than gapped teeth?
Invisalign providers treat wide ranging dental problems, namely overbites, underbites, cross-bites, and overcrowding. The shifting (also known as relapse) that happens after traditional braces are removed can also, in some cases, be corrected by Invisalign.
2. Are there any restrictions with age and dental conditions that exclude anyone from getting Invisalign?
Generally, Invisalign can be used as a treatment option for most adults and teens looking to get straighter teeth and correct other dental problems. However, each case will vary and it is up to your dentist to decide whether or not you can actually make a good candidate for the treatment.
For instance, some people suffering from TMJ or temporomandibular joint might aggravate their condition by using Invisalign and others might see an improvement. It is best to inform and be thorough with your dentist so that an accurate assessment will be made on your suitability for Invisalign.
3. Can crowns and bridges factor into Invisalign treatment?
Crowns do not usually factor into Invisalign treatment but certain tooth-coloured composites bonded to the teeth for achieving specific movements may mean careful evaluation of the location of the crown. Meanwhile, bridges may present substantial resistance to tooth movement. Your dentist should be able to resolve whether such dental work may have bearing on your Invisalign treatment.
4. Do I need to consider long term retention options to prevent my teeth from moving, after my Invisalign treatment is complete?
The dental condition of every person will be different, which means the post-treatment care options will also vary. Some people might have to wear clear plastic retainers or conventional ones to maintain the ideal position of their teeth. Your dentist may advise that you wear one form of retainer in order to keep stable results, which is true for most orthodontic treatments. Ask your dentist about the best retention option for you.