Things To Know Before Getting Invisalign: It’s More Than Just Looks!

Did you know that 55% of Australians feel self-conscious about their teeth, and 62% of us would actually like to do something to fix this? In this blog, we’ll be talking about five things to know before getting Invisalign – the widespread solution to straightening crooked teeth.

While it’s true that Invisalign is mostly about vanity and improving one’s physical smile, this treatment can offer a plethora of other benefits. By straightening your teeth with Invisalign treatment, it can be a convenient, near-invisible solution that fixes your bite, improves speech and pronunciation, and can even be the remedy for facial or jaw pain.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a cosmetic alternative to fixed, metal braces. It is a great option for adults who dream of having straighter teeth but are put off by the appearance of conventional braces.

The general process involves multiple consultations where a 3D digital scan is taken and your dentist will listen to your goals and concerns relating to your teeth. With this assessment, the dentist can determine the length of treatment, the number of aligners needed, and the cost.

Things To Know Before Getting Invisalign

1.  Length of treatment may vary

One of the most commonly asked questions is how long Invisalign treatment takes, and our answer is “it depends.” But to keep it simple, 6 to 12 months is the typical timeframe to expect. However, patients with crowded teeth may require a longer treatment time, potentially up to 24 months. The example on the left shows just how quickly these small corrections can happen, these pearly whites were transformed in a matter of 6 short months!

2. Invisalign allows for easier digestion

Since the mouth is involved in the first step of digestion, having a proper bite (with the help of Invisalign) will lead to more efficient chewing and therefore better food breakdown before it is absorbed in the body.

3. Invisalign assists with speech and phonetics

Did you know that having straight teeth can improve your pronunciation? When a speech disorder is caused by misaligned or crooked teeth, procedures including Invisalign can be a solution to consider. The correction of gaps, crowded teeth, underbite, and overbite with Invisalign can be what it takes to help someone with a lisp or stutter. Bring this up with your dentist at your consultation to find out how this works!

4. Invisalign helps improve oral health

Misaligned teeth allow for bacteria and food to get trapped in between, which can cause harm to teeth and gums if not removed. Proper teeth positioning promotes easier and more effective brushing and flossing, and therefore, improved oral health in the long run!

Want To Find Out More About Invisalign?

With state-of-the-art Invisalign technology and years of experience, our team at Blue Tooth Dental in Newtown will provide you with the best ways to get the most out of your Invisalign treatment. At your initial consultations at Blue Tooth Dental, we aim to answer questions such as the following:

  • Would you recommend Invisalign to fix my specific concerns?
  • How long do you expect my treatment to be?
  • How often do you need to see me?
  • Do you think my treatment will be as effective as traditional metal braces?
  • What happens following the treatment?

If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, speak to Blue Tooth Dental today. Our experienced team provide you with all the information you need before you embark on the journey to achieving straighter teeth. Blue Tooth Dental is now offering free Invisalign assessments – take advantage of our limited time offer by calling our friendly team on (02) 9519 2691 now!

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