Invisalign in Paddington

Woman smiling | Dentist Paddington NSWEveryone deserves a beautiful smile they love to show. If yours is not as straight as you’d like, but you are turned off by the idea of traditional orthodontics, consider Invisalign. Invisalign invisible braces provides older teens and adults with a discreet way to straighten teeth with conventional brackets and wires.

The Invisalign system uses customised clear plastic aligners to gently move your teeth into the desired alignment. Patients wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours each day, and the aligners should only be removed for eating and cleaning your teeth. Because they are virtually invisible, most people around you will be unaware you are wearing them.

We invite you to contact our Paddington, NSW dental clinic to find out if Invisalign is your answer to a straighter smile.

Why Opt for Invisalign?

Patients enjoy Invisalign’s advantages over metal wire and bracket orthodontics, including:

  • Fewer dental appointments. Your dentist will provide you with several sets of aligners at each appointment to be switched out every few weeks according to your treatment plan. You won’t have to make frequent trips to the dentist for adjustments as you do with traditional braces.
  • No food restrictions. Food can get caught in traditional braces or even damage the wires and brackets. Since you remove your Invisalign aligners for eating, you can enjoy all of your favourite foods.
  • Comfort. The smooth plastic aligners that come with Invisalign don’t break off and irritate the soft tissues of your mouth as sometimes happens with traditional metal braces.

Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

If your teeth are crooked or if you have an underbite or overbite, you might be a good candidate for Invisalign.

Invisalign can also treat the following dental issues:

  • Crossbite
  • Crowding
  • Open bite
  • Protruding teeth
  • Unusual spacing
  • Wide gaps

If you have more severe or complicated orthodontic issues, you might require more traditional orthodontic treatment. The best way to find out for sure if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule a consult with your dentist.

What Else Should I Know about Invisalign?

Compliance is crucial with Invisalign, and if you don’t wear the plastic aligners for the required minimum number of hours each day, you will not achieve the desired results. Most dentists recommend that patients wear their plastic aligners for 22 hours every day.

Practising good oral hygiene habits with Invisalign is easy since you will remove the aligners for brushing and flossing. Be sure to brush your aligner with a soft brush and rinse with warm water daily. Always brush after eating and before putting the aligners back in.

Please contact Paddington Dentistry to find out more information about invisible braces and Invisalign. We welcome a call to arrange an orthodontic consultation so you can find out whether Invisalign might be right for you.