Invisalign and Braces
At Ashfield Family Dental, we provide treatments like braces or Invisalign for people who are experiencing discomfort and have become aware that their teeth are not growing in an aligned manner. Invisalign braces are highly beneficial, they immediately begin to work on aligning your smile to ensure your teeth grow straighter. Our team love transforming smiles and giving confidence back to those who are otherwise self-conscious about their teeth. We can help you straighten your smile permanently.
While braces are considered to be one of the more traditional solutions, we can offer newer treatment options today which is becoming increasingly popular known as Invisalign. Rather than using traditional wires and braces, these are clear aligners that can improve the growth of your teeth.
Invisalign vs braces
Our dentist can help assess you for Invisalign or braces. While braces are the more traditional method that can be used for improving the alignment of teeth, Invisalign is a popular option for many people given they are less obvious in appearance.
Invisalign clear aligners work by slowly moving teeth into position using a series of clear aligners. The clear aligners are adjusted according to computer models based on your requirements and are regularly changed to ensure they are working perfectly. Invisalign typically works much faster than braces and offers added flexibility such as the chance to take the aligners out to eat and brush your teeth.
Braces are a more affordable and traditional option for straightening teeth. By choosing braces it is possible to have a permanent appliance that’s attached to teeth that will gradually adjust them into place. The braces are adjusted by dentist over time to gradually move teeth into position so that you can eventually enjoy a permanent smile enhancement. Braces are a bit more of a lifestyle adjustment but they can improve your smile in a permanent manner with plenty of options for customisation.
Are you a good candidate for Invisalign?
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign, you can come to our dental practice for an assessment. We will complete advanced modelling on our computer which allows us to gain a greater understanding of your jaw and teeth. We can see if the aligners can be a benefit for your case or if there is a way that we can prepare you for aligners with early cosmetic surgery.
With the use of advanced computer models, we can simulate the way that Invisalign will adjust your smile over time. This way, you can get an indication of your finished smile after the clear aligners have finished their work.
How long does it take to get braces or Invisalign?
The process of installing braces usually takes between one to two hours during an appointment with our dentists. You will likely have to come in for a consultation first in order to see if you are a suitable candidate for braces or Invisalign.
The treatment process for mapping out your mouth for Invisalign is much shorter and will take just a quick computer simulation followed by the first aligners being made for you.
The benefits of braces and Invisalign
Getting braces or invisalign is an investment in your future. Going to see our dentists in Ashfield for braces or Invisalign can help you see some of these top benefits:
- Improvements for your confidence
- Improvements to digestion
- Improvements with speech
- Improvements related to tooth decay and oral cleaning.