Technological developments have advanced the modern world at an unprecedented speed over the past few decades. Orthodontics is no exception and recently we have seen our profession develop new, innovative and highly effective treatments which we are proud to be offering to our patients today. One of the most popular and well-known modern technique is Invisalign, available since 2000. These invisible plates broke the mould when they first appeared and have been getting better, more efficient and more affordable ever since. Discover why Invisalign is the world’s number one choice for invisible aligners.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatments consist of a number of custom-made moulds, which are swapped out by the patient every few weeks. Each mould is a slightly different shape, gently coaxing misaligned teeth into their correct spacing. The best part? The plastic used to make Invisalign Aligners is invisible, making this one of the most discrete forms of orthodontic treatment available on the market today.
In addition to this benefit, Invisalign is a comfortable alternative to traditional braces. Using a combination of 3D scanners and printers, moulds are created which perfectly fit your mouth. Invisalign’s advanced technology also allows your orthodontist to more accurately map out your complete treatment plan and results from day one. Plus, they can give you several aligners at once which means fewer check-up appointments too.
Invisalign Aligners are removable, so they don’t affect your day to day life. Take them out to eat whatever you wish, brush your teeth and play contact sports to avoid all of the traditional inconveniences associated with orthodontic work. But always remember to put your plate in a safe place. We recommend you wear your aligner 22 hours per day as prolonged absence can lead to the teeth moving back surprisingly quickly.
Introducing Invisalign Lite
Created to deliver fast results, Invisalign Lite is a treatment available for patients with minor orthodontic problems and can create your perfect smile in just six months. A set of approximately 12 plates can be used to guide your teeth into place in time for that special occasion, be it your wedding, graduation ceremony or another celebration. Whatever your reason for wanting a straight smile, Invisalign Lite can get results, fast.
After Invisalign Comes Vivera
Just like traditional braces, it is important to wear a retainer after you complete your Invisalign Aligners. It takes approximately one to two years for your jawbones and gums to strengthen around your teeth’s new positions and until this happens, a retainer must be worn to prevent a relapse. Invisalign now produce their own retainers using their advanced technology called Vivera. We are pleased to be offering Vivera retainers at Orthodontic Specialists of Melbourne to complete your treatment with comfort and discretion.
Invisalign isn’t suitable for everyone but here at Orthodontic Specialists of Melbourne, we take your preference into account when planning your treatment. For mild to moderate malocclusions, you may be able to be fitted with Invisalign. To find out if this is the right treatment for you, make a complimentary appointment with one of our specialists today and take the first, invisible step towards that perfect smile.