Want a straighter smile but can’t bear the thought of wearing braces? Invisalign® maybe the solution you have been looking for. Invisalign® Braces is a method used to straighten teeth, similar to braces.
Unlike braces, Invisalign® Invisible Braces are removable. Removing the aligner is actually required before eating, drinking, chewing gum and brushing and flossing your teeth. Because of this, there are no dietary restrictions and you can eat and drink as usual. There are no wires or brackets involved, so there is no risk of breaking any parts. Invisalign® carries no known health risk and will fit in to your lifestyle. Virtually no pain is felt while using it. After each visit to your dentist you may experience some pressure on your teeth, but it only lasts a few days. It may be difficult to talk clearly after each treatment as well, but it only lasts a day or two.
Benefits of Invisalign®:
- Virtually Invisible
Teenagers and adults who care about their physical appearance can be hesitant or refuse to get braces because metallic braces are very noticeable. Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible so no one will know that you’re wearing them unless you tell them.
- Less Pain
The usual process of compressing braces can be painful for patients. It takes a more time to get used to metal braces. Special medication may be needed to treat these symptoms. Invisalign® technology provides a way to avoid all these problems.
Hygiene is one of the biggest factor in the decision-making process. Comparing standard braces with Invisalign® Aligners, the latter is removed while eating. Braces and brackets leave many channels and routes and this can cause plaque, which is difficult to remove causing teeth to decay or discolour. In order to maintain good oral hygiene with braces, the wearer must use a special toothbrush, an oral irrigator, and a fluoride mouth rinse to strengthen the enamel and repair microscopic cavities. In the case of the Invisalign® aligners, the wearer must merely brush and floss after eating prior to putting the aligners back in.
- Great for sports people.
Wearing metal braces can be hazardous for sports people. Contact sports players must at all times wear protective gear such as mouth guards. If there is an accident to the mouth area, it can cause severe injuries to the lips and gums, and even cause irreparable damage to the teeth.
Does private health cover Invisalign or Orthodontics?
Invisalign falls under the category of Orthodontics. If you have “extras” or “majory” cover, your private health insurance may cover a percentage of the cost. Please consult with your private health insurance provider to clarify the extent of your dental cover. Some “extras” or “majory” cover may be restricted to annual or lifetime limits.
Book a Free Initial Consult for a Quote with one of our Invisalign Dentists
Come into one of our clinics so that we can provide a thorough examination on what you require for braces. Visit a clinic near you > Invisalign® Dentist Gold Coast, Logan, Jimboomba, Strathpine