If you’re looking for a discreet way to straighten your teeth, Invisalign might be the right choice for you. Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to move your teeth into place gradually. The process is simple and effective, and it can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Read on to learn more about how Invisalign works and what you can expect during this orthodontic treatment.


Do you need orthodontic treatment?  

Orthodontic treatment is the perfect solution for you if you have teeth that are crooked or misaligned. This treatment gives you straighter teeth with the help of metal braces or clear trays.


What exactly is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment method that provides an alternative to traditional metal braces.

Wearing your customised Invisalign aligners is more comfortable than traditional metal braces; the lack of metal wires or brackets helps to reduce friction in your mouth as your teeth gradually move into their new position.


Difference between Invisalign trays and traditional metal braces

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment method that provides an alternative to traditional metal braces.

invisalign clear aligners burwoodUnlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, clear plastic and are practically invisible when worn.

Wearing your Invisalign trays is also much more comfortable than traditional metal braces; the lack of metal wires or brackets helps to reduce friction in your mouth as your teeth gradually move into their desired position.

Invisalign trays are custom-made, and replicas are changed every few weeks to support continued realignment.

Invisalign gives you straighter, healthier teeth with only minimal identifiable evidence.


What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign clear trays come with numerous benefits, and unless you have severe malocclusion or are at an age where your jaw is still developing, it may be the best option to get a straight, even smile for the following reasons:


Invisalign aligners are discreet

Invisalign trays offer a great way to get your teeth straightened without anyone being the wiser.

Not only are they discreetly made of clear plastic, but they also fit snugly over your teeth like an invisible shell and gradually shift them into the desired position.

In other words, Invisalign trays provide the perfect solution for you if you are looking for an effective way to straighten your teeth and get a beautiful smile – these trays can do it all invisibly.


Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional braces

One of the greatest advantages of wearing your aligners is how much more comfortable they are than traditional metal braces.

Comparing feedback from our patients who have gotten either of these orthodontic treatments, those who got clear trays report significantly reduced discomfort from the sleek and light plastic aligners than those who got the heavier metal brackets and wires that make up metal braces.

Additionally, the plastic material doesn’t cut or poke into your gums or soft tissues like the sharp braces can, so you don’t have to worry about any cuts to your mouth or lips like you would be wearing traditional brackets.

While dental care isn’t usually considered a luxurious experience, with Invisalign, you can be sure that your teeth will be carefully straightened without sacrificing comfort.


Invisalign braces are removable

One of the major advantages of Invisalign trays is that they are removable. This means there is no need to avoid certain foods. This includes those foods that are sticky, crunchy, and hard.

You can remove your Invisalign aligner while eating and put it back on once you have finished your meal and given your teeth a good cleaning. With Invisalign treatment eating your favourite foods is incredibly easy and stress-free, allowing you to enjoy eating what you want when you want.


Invisalign treatment allows for a better dental cleaning

One of Invisalign’s major advantages is that it allows for a better dental cleaning than metal braces.

With these clear aligners, you don’t have to worry about food and bacteria getting stuck between awkward loops and wires like you would with traditional braces. Instead, you simply pop out your aligner to brush, floss, and scrub away anything left in your teeth – no extra work required.

In addition, dentists recommend brushing your aligners regularly to keep them clean, which can lead to much healthier teeth overall.


The Invisalign process requires fewer visits to the dentist

Another advantage of the Invisalign treatment plan is that it typically requires fewer dental visits than traditional orthodontics. You may prefer this because you have a busy schedule and can only make it to in-frequent appointments.

Instead, our experienced dentists can track progress with digital impressions taken before the first fitting and then every few weeks after that through check-ins and short office visits.

So if you’re seeking a great way to correct your teeth without taking up too much of your time in the dentist’s chair, Invisalign is a fantastic option.



How does Invisalign treatment work?

Invisalign clear trays straighten teeth by slowly shifting them into the desired positions. The trays are made of a smooth, comfortable, virtually invisible plastic that is custom-made for you.

This treatment is commonly used for adults and teens whose jaws have fully developed and who want to straighten their teeth with the help of treatment other than traditional metal braces.


Beginning the treatment

When beginning Invisalign clear tray treatment, you will first have a consultation with our highly experienced and qualified dentists.

During this appointment, the doctor will discuss your goals and overall health history before taking x-rays and impressions of your mouth. These images will then be sent to the Invisalign laboratory, where they create 3-D computer models that show how your teeth should move during treatment.

The process takes about one to two weeks before you receive your Invisalign aligners.


Using the aligners

Invisalign aligners fit snugly against your teeth and should be worn all day (22 hours) except when eating meals or drinking anything other than water.

You will need to switch out your aligners every two weeks for progressively tighter ones that continue shifting teeth into place until goals are met.

Each aligner set is replaced by the next set in the series at the end of these two weeks. It’s important you wear them as prescribed, or else progress will be less effective and could prolong treatment time.


Check-up appointments

invisalign process burwoodEvery few weeks or so, your preferred My Local Dentists clinic will schedule an appointment with your dentist to check in on progress and receive new sets of trays if necessary.

At these appointments, our qualified dentists will ensure everything is going according to plan and make any adjustments if needed.

Adjusting pressure on certain areas may help shift teeth faster while making sure not too much pressure is applied, which can cause discomfort and possible damage to gums, lips, and soft tissue around teeth.

During each appointment, you are encouraged to ask questions about treatment progress and Invisalign products if needed. 


Completion of treatment

At the end of treatment, you will no longer need to wear Invisalign aligners. However, you will still need regular check-ups with our caring dentist every six months or so as part of routine dental care maintenance procedures — just like you would without braces or any oral appliance corrective treatments.

You may also need additional treatments, such as retainers, after completing Invisalign treatments to keep your teeth in their new position.

Additionally, we may suggest whitening treatments so your newly aligned teeth look even brighter and more aesthetically pleasing.


Why choose My Local Dentists for Invisalign?

My Local Dentists offers a unique combination of convenience and expertise for those considering Invisalign. With multiple locations throughout the city, you can easily access our dentists no matter where you live.

All our dentists have years of experience with Invisalign, so customers can be confident that their treatment plan is in the best hands. To accommodate busy schedules, we have extended hours on certain days of the week so people can find a time slot that works best for them.

With unparalleled convenience, skill, and availability, My Local Dentists is the perfect solution for those considering Invisalign! Book your appointment now! 






What Is Invisalign? – Forbes Health