This is the process of a clear, near invisible, aligner being placed onto your teeth so they can gradually move to the positions they’re meant to be in.
28 February 2022
Teeth whitening has become a relatively commonplace practice in today’s world. Inspired by the smiles of Hollywood celebrities, many of us desire a shade (or a few) lighter than what we see in the mirror. But what about the positioning of the teeth themselves? A nice white smile can be let down by a row of teeth that’s far from straight. The straightness of our teeth is a valid concern for many people, affecting confidence and mental well-being. There are a variety of methods available to straighten your teeth, and, naturally, concerns with undertaking any commitment like this. Questions you may ask yourself include:
What’s best for me?
A popular choice is Invisalign. This is the process of a clear, near invisible, aligner being placed onto your teeth so they can gradually move to the positions they’re meant to be in. Giving you your straightened smile with minimal inconvenience to you. The length of this process all depends on the individual but can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months to achieve the desired result.
Alternatively, there are more traditional orthodontic measures available. These include metal braces and permanent structures affixed to the teeth as they are permanent fixtures that cannot be removed or adjusted by you. They are, however, a more invasive form of dental alignment but are a tried and tested method of cosmetic dentistry
I’m not that worried about my smile
It’s not just about looks! While it surely is a cosmetic decision for most people, it’s important to remember the health benefits from dental alignment too. This is a form of cosmetic dentistry but there are also significant medical benefits to alignment. These can include
- Prevention of long-term gum disease.
- Improved mouth and jaw comfort when chewing food.
- A significantly reduced risk of tooth damage.
- Improved self-esteem.
- Improve oral hygiene which will lead to better general health.
The placement of your teeth when performing actions like biting and chewing places considerable pressure on your mouth. If this stress is not dispersed appropriately, you risk damaging healthy teeth.
Isn’t Invisalign expensive?
An investment in your smile, Invisalign is the more expensive option. As is the case for many things in life, a more pleasant process typically comes at a higher price. The use of innovative 3D technology results in a premium product for your mouth. Traditional orthodontics (such as braces) is a considerably cheaper option.
If you are looking to straighten your teeth and want to know what the best options are available for you, call Innovative Dental Moonee Ponds at (03) 9346 8333 or visit us at innovativedental.com.au to make your booking online. For every full comprehensive Invisalign or clear aligner treatment get white teeth for life for free.