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Invisalign: What is it and How it Works

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For decades now, the only Othodontic Treatment for mal-aligned teeth has been the conventional method of putting on metal braces. Although, this has turned out to be a largely effective treatment, there are now options that can help you align your teeth, with the most famous and recent ones being known as clear aligners. Although there are a number of clear aligners available, the best one yet by stats and results go by the name Invisalign. Here at Align Dentistry, we are going to tell you a little about these new aligners, how they work and what is different about them compared to conventional Metal Braces.

How It Works

The treatment is more or less similar to how metal braces work. The process can be broken down into a few steps.

1. First, you should look for a dental clinic that offers Invisalign as these require special training on behalf of the dentist. If you’re in Sydney, pay us a visit at Align Dentistry for your first consultation where you can inquire about the costs and any other information regarding Invisalign.

2. A tailor-made treatment plan will be designed, which will also enable the patient to see how their teeth will move over time, and how long would the treatment be. The advanced technology generates a virtual treatment plan, which also allows you to preview your smile at the end of the treatment.
The dentist/orthodontist will use a scanning system to create 3D impressions of your teeth, although some doctors might prefer physical impressions.

3. As per the metrics gathered from the scans of your teeth, an aligner will be designed for you. These aligners are made of SmartTrack material by Invisalign. These aligners are clear so most people won’t even notice that you’ve got teeth aligners. Moreover, these aligners are not like Metal Braces. These are comfortable to wear, and can be removed at will. Although it is advised to keep them on for about 20 to 22 hours a day.

4. You will be given a new set of aligners, typically every 2 weeks. Gradually, this will move your teeth into its actual position but with much less discomfort as compared to metal braces.

The cost for Invisalign is approximately the same as conventional braces, depending on the complexity of your case. Invisalign is the best path to that smile you’ve always wanted. If you are in Sydney, ‘Align Dentistry’ can offer you free consultation to see if Invisalign is the right choice for you. Call us at 02 9723 5757 to book a FREE CONSULT with us.

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