Sometimes patients, even those who have healthy smiles and visit their dentist regularly, are not happy with the appearance of their teeth. Typically, this unhappiness has to do with teeth that are crooked, overlapping or twisted. In some cases, they avoid orthodontics because they do not want metal or wire braces.
Fortunately, we offer clear braces in Kew East, VIC through Invisalign clear aligners. This therapy means no metal or wires. Instead, the treatment relies on clear and discreet aligners to gradually improve your smile.
Aside from improving the appearance of your smile, invisible braces improve your bite alignment, which can save you undue enamel wear. Enamel wear may lead to future cavities and even tooth fractures.
At General and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want you to enjoy healthy teeth and a smile that meets your aesthetic goals.
Clear braces may correct mild to moderate:
- Twisted teeth
- Overlapping teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
The Benefits of Clear Braces
Our patients who opt for clear braces enjoy the ease of aligner removal when eating, brushing and flossing. They also comment on the discretion because their aligners are virtually invisible.
Additional benefits include an aligned bite following Invisalign therapy, which may contribute to better oral health. Also, straight teeth may be easier to brush and floss adequately.
The Process for Invisible Braces
If you’re looking for an orthodontist, but prefer the convenience of a general dentist, we may be able to help. Our dentists are trained in Invisalign and have helped patients just like you enjoy straight teeth through clear orthodontics.
It starts with an exam and consult chat in our dental surgery. Your dentist will determine through a check-up and x-rays whether Invisalign is the best option for you. We also encourage your input and invite your questions and concerns.
If you’re a candidate for clear braces, your dentist takes an impression of your smile. The resulting model is used to create your aligners.
You wear your aligners for approximately 22 hours every day, but you may remove them while enjoying a meal and when you’re brushing and flossing your teeth. Your dentist will tell you how long your therapy will last and how often to change out your aligner to the next one in the series.
Following therapy with clear braces, your dentist provides you with a retainer to help prevent orthodontic relapse. Orthodontic relapse means your teeth shift back to the state they were in before therapy. Your dentist does not want this to happen.
For Clear Braces in Kew East, VIC, We Welcome Your Call
At General and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to help you achieve the smile you’ve been looking for. If you would like to schedule an exam for invisible braces with one of our dentists, we encourage your call.
We proudly welcome patients from Melbourne, Kew East, the Hawthorne communities and all points beyond.