“Invisalign can be a great way to straighten your smile discreetly. The aligners are invisible and removable, which makes this treatment suitable for a variety of our patients. ”
— Dr Craig Duval
At Sherwood Dental in Sherwood we treat patients from Indooroopilly, Graceville, Chelmer and Oxley who are wishing to achieve a straighter smile. Not only can you avoid wearing metal braces but the clear plastic aligners fit discreetly over your teeth for a virtually invisible orthodontic solution.
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that your friends will not even know you’re wearing. This means, you can smile more during treatment and definitely after. The Invisalign aligners are made with 3-D computer imaging technology and have been proven to be highly effective and accurate, especially for adults. The clear aligners are beneficial for the following reasons:
Not only are the aligners invisible, they are also removable, which means you can eat and drink what you want while undergoing treatment. Also, brushing and flossing are not affected during this treatment, as you can remove your aligners while you clean your teeth.
The aligners are comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. With the 3-D technology you have access to, in order to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, you will be able to see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
You wear each set of aligners for approximately 2 weeks (depending on your progression), removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move until they have straightened to the position we have prescribed. You will visit our Sherwood dental practice approximately once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time is generally between 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
During your Invisalign consultation we will take images of your teeth and with 3D imaging technology, your aligners will then be constructed and our treatment plan assembled. Every patient’s treatment is unique to their dental needs and your Invisalign treatment may require more or less aligners and adjustment appointments. Invisalign requires patients wear their aligners on a consistent basis which is why it is not suited for everyone.
During your consultation we will discuss the importance of wearing your aligners and your commitment to the treatment here at our Sherwood dental practice.