When we are unhappy with the alignment of our teeth and are considering orthodontic treatment, it’s easy to fixate on metal train tracks, a restricted diet, and difficulty keeping your teeth (and braces) clean. I’ve been there and can completely relate to all of these concerns.
Due to the advances in dentistry over the years, there are other orthodontic options available. I had train tracks in my late 20s and wish that I’d explored all the options available to correct my smile.
At Christchurch we are an ‘Invisalign Full’ provider and have been providing Invisalign to the people of Ipswich since 2011. Invisalign is a series of clear, removable trays which guide the teeth into new positions. They are changed every couple of weeks as the teeth gradually move into the desired location.
Invisalign is a popular choice as the trays are comfortable to wear as well as transparent so they are not noticeable like train tracks. Metal braces can cause intense pain, however Invisalign shifts the teeth gradually, so you should only feel slight discomfort. They are removable so they do not restrict your diet as you remove them to eat and drink. You can remove your Invisalign aligners for special events such as weddings or a job interview. Your compliance in wearing the trays will determine the length of time to get the required result, however it is recommended that you wear them for 22 hours a day for maximum results.
We now have methods of monitoring your teeth here at Christchurch by providing you with a scanning box that scans your teeth at intervals throughout the treatment using just your mobile phone. This means many of the required treatment reviews can take place at your convenience and from the comfort of your own home.
In order to see if Invisalign is the correct treatment option for you, why not book in for a complimentary virtual consultation with one of our friendly treatment coordinators? You can discuss your smile concerns, and they can explain more about Invisalign treatment.
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