Are you looking to swap from your old metal braces to Invisalign?
If you prefer to see a local Forster dentist, then Forster Dental Centre can certainly help you in making the decision between clear aligners and other teeth straightening options to find the best treatment for you.
Metal, Clear or Invisible Braces – Which Option to Choose
When it comes to choosing braces, there are a couple of different options out there on the market – metal, clear or invisible.
While metal braces are the traditional style and still used in many circumstances, many of the patients here at Forster Dental Centre are turning to invisible and clear braces as their first choice.
Metal braces are still regularly used in dental treatments, however these can become difficult if you have sensitives to metal or have trouble cleaning around the braces. As they are stuck on the teeth, they can often catch food and can stop you being able to clean the whole tooth and gum area.
Clear and invisible braces are a popular option simply because no one knows you are straightening your teeth and it makes it much easier to clean your teeth daily. These types of braces are almost invisible once they are on your teeth so people are not likely to notice, unlike when using traditional metal braces.
What You Need to Know About Invisalign
If you haven’t heard of Invisalign before, you may be wondering why our Forster dentists choose this option over many of the others available. Simply, Invisalign are a comfortable aligner made of plastic which is virtually invisible once on your teeth.
The aligners will gently and slowly move your teeth to where they are meant to be, which is all based on the movements that your dentist plans. With no need to attach metal brackets or wires to tighten, the aligners will do all the work without the pain attached to using traditional metal braces.
Similarly to traditional metal braces, clear bracesand aligners can be used to treat many dental issues including overbite, under bite, gapped teeth and crowded teeth. The best part about using aligners to straighten your teeth are that they can be removed when you eat or brush your teeth, which means still being able to enjoy a range of foods and no food getting caught in your braces.
Clear and invisible braces are suitable for use in adults, teens and children and is a safe and effective (as well as pain free option) when compared to traditional metal braces.
Of course, aligners aren’t for everyone; depending on your requirements, your dentist may recommend other treatments. Make an appointment with Dr Richard Oxenbould and the team at Forster Dental Centre to see if you are eligible for clear braces.
How Do Dentists Prepare Invisalign Clear Braces for Use
After the initial consultation, the dentist will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth; these allow the dentist to create a 3D image to help them plan out the best treatment plan including the movement of your teeth. Once they have done this, they will be able to explain how long your treatment will be and show you the changes in your teeth through the various stages of the treatment.
The set of custom made clear braces that are then created will be made from a smooth plastic that doesn’t irritate your mouth the same way that metal braces do. Our Forster dentists are experienced in straightening teeth using clear braces and can ensure that your invisible braces are sitting where they need to be to do their job. Our team will guide you through the whole process which will see you coming out with a straight, beautiful smile.
Invisalign treatments are often not all that much more expensive than traditional metal or ceramic braces which is making them a more popular option amongst those who need to have their teeth straightened. Your dentist will be able to explain the costs of the treatments and work with you to find an effective, pain free option.
With dentists experienced in the use of Invisalign, call Forster Dental Centre on (02) 6555 5554 to find out what options are available to you.